About Virgin Australia (VA) Flights
Virgin Australia was established as Virgin Blue Airlines in the year 1999. The airline that had a humble beginning with one route, two aircrafts and a team of only 200 people looking after its operations, is Australia’s second-largest airline today. The airline is headquartered in Bowen Hills, Brisbane and has its hubs at Auckland Airport, Brisbane Airport, Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport. First Virgin Australia flight was from Brisbane to Sydney on 31 August, 2000.
Velocity Frequent Flyer is Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program. Members of the frequent flyer program get Velocity Points for flying with Virgin Australia and its partner airlines. These velocity points can be redeemed for flight tickets, upgrades, accommodation, vouchers and a lot more.
Connectivity & Fleet Size
Virgin Australia flies to 58 destinations. Make Virgin Australia reservations to fly to popular destinations like Los Angeles, Mackay, Perth, Queenstown, Rockhampton and Wellington. As per official figures, the current fleet of Virgin Australia consists of 130 aircrafts. The airline boasts of one of the world’s most advanced and modern fleet of aircraft.
Services and Amenities
Book Virgin Australia tickets to enjoy a wide array of in-flight services and amenities.
Passengers flying on all Virgin Australia domestic flights are served complimentary food and a selection of beverages. Flyers have the option of drinks such as cider, wine, beer and soft drinks on all Australian domestic flights. The meals and drinks menu might differ based on fare type, cabin class and route booked.
The airline serves complimentary food and selected beverages on all international short-haul and long-haul flights. The meals and drinks menu differs on the basis of fare type, cabin class and route booked.
Travelers don’t get a chance to feel bored onboard a Virgin Australia flight. Get access to hundreds of TV shows, music and movies through a state-of-the-art entertainment system on-board all domestic and international short-haul flights. Access the system on Wi-Fi-enabled iPad, iPhone, Android devices and laptops with Microsoft Silverlight. Also, the business class flyers will get in-flight Entertainment Tablets for complimentary use.
Virgin Australia provides all international long haul flyers with award-winning in-flight seatback entertainment system. A touch-screen and a handset-controlled entertainment system entertains flyers of all ages with a wide range of movies, TV shows, music and games. Also, the business class passengers on international long- haul flights get power outlets that are located between seats.
Flyers flying on board Virgin Australia flights are permitted to carry a maximum of 15 lbs. of carry-on baggage. They can carry a maximum of two pieces of baggage, the combined weight of which should not exceed 15 lbs. The maximum linear dimensions in case of a small bag or briefcase should not exceed 41 inches and that in case of one small bag plus a suit-pack or garment bag should not exceed 72 inches.
Passengers flying with Virgin Australia are allocated checked baggage allowance on basis of fare type and membership level of the frequent flyer program. The maximum weight permitted per piece of checked baggage is 71 lbs. Its linear dimension should not be more than 55 inches.
We suggest you check their baggage policy on Virgin Australia’s official website or get in touch with the airline directly to know everything about the checked baggage allowance.