Virgin America Announces New Checked Baggage Policy

As expected, it didn’t take long for an LCC to join the $25 2nd bag club (First Class exempt).

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Virgin America today announced it has updated its checked baggage policy to allow passengers to check one bag for free, and a second bag for a $25 fee. The new policy applies to travel to all of Virgin America’s destinations and becomes effective for travel beginning on May 5, 2008. The airline’s previous second bag fee was $10.

Full article can be found here. Something I learned from this article which I didn’t know before is that the first checked bag can weigh up to 70 pounds, which is very generous.

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