Bag fees going up on Virgin America


Virgin America increased its baggage fees for all bookings made on or after February 12, 2010, for travel on or after March 1, 2010. The airline has changed its baggage fee to a flat US$25 rate for all checked items (excluding the first and second bag for First Class travelers and the first bag for Main Cabin Select and Main Cabin Refundable Fare travelers). Previously, the airline’s fee was US$20 for these checked items. Weight limit on the first bag may go as high as 70 lbs.

Beginning today, any Main Cabin guest who books a non-refundable ticket for travel on or after March 1, 2010, will be charged a flat rate of $25 for each checked bag ($25 for a first checked bag and $25 for the second through the tenth checked bag). Guests who purchased Virgin America tickets before today or who book and travel before March 1, 2010, will be charged per the airline’s previous bag fee rate. Guests can pay checked bag charges when they check in at airport kiosks, on-line, or at any airport ticket counter. The fee changes are as follows:

New Fee –
New Fee – Main Cabin Select New Fee –
Fee Changes Main Cabin and Refundable Fares First Class
———– ———- ——————– ———–
bag, up to
70 pounds $25 (previously No fee No fee
bag $25 (previously $25 (previously No fee
$20) $20)
bag $25 (previously $25 (previously $25 (previously
$20) $20) $20)

Under the new fee rules, First Class guests will continue to receive up to two checked bags for free. Guests in the carrier’s premium Main Cabin Select service or those who purchase Fully Refundable Main Cabin fares will also continue to receive one checked bag for free. All weight and size policies remain the same, and the airline’s carry-on baggage policy has not changed.