Virgin Australia have today made quite an interesting announcement which will be extremely positive news for anyone travelling as a family or travelling with small children.

The new enhancement will enable you to check in an extra bag up to 23kg’s for free on top of two infant items you can check in (Pram, Car Seat ect). The new baggage allowance applies to all Domestic, Short-Haul International and Long-Haul International Virgin Australia services.

Virgin Australia 737 Economy Cabin

Per Paul Woosnam/Virgin Australia,

We want to be the airline of choice for travelling families and we’re proud to be the only carrier in Australia to recognise that travelling with an infant can sometimes mean packing far more than usual. We think parents will be please too, as they can now pack a little extra for themselves

As well as the added 23kg checked baggage allowance, passengers with infants will also be able to bring onboard an extra 7kg’s of hand luggage.

Virgin Australia now gives infants an extra baggage allowance

To be eligible for the extra baggage allowances, your infant has to be 23 months or younger, if your young child is older than 23 months, unfortunately you won’t qualify.

The new added baggage allowance is for travel in all classes and no fares are excluded from this.