Flying With Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is the country's second largest airline behind Qantas. VA is based out of Brisbane, but it also has hubs in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney.

Virgin Australia flies to 58 destinations, covering many of the popular spots in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. VA has a codeshare agreement with a dozen other airlines to extend its reach across the world, including Air New Zealand, Etihad and Singapore Airlines.

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Why Fly Virgin Australia?

Ways To Check-In

Virgin Australia allows passengers to check in online or at the airport.

For domestic flights, online check-in opens 48 hours before the flight is scheduled to leave. For international flights this opens 24 hours prior to take off.

Baggage Allowances And Fees

Your baggage allowance depends on the type of fare you buy, your Velocity membership level and the type of flight you book.

Those without a frequent flyer membership who are booking the most basic fare type are granted:

• Domestic flight: 1 item of checked luggage up to 23kg
• Short-haul international flight: No checked baggage
• Long-haul international flight: 2 items of checked luggage up to 23kg each

Extra baggage allowance can be paid for at the time of booking.

All flights allow passengers to take onboard one bag and one personal item (e.g. handbag, laptop bag). Neither can weigh more than 7kg.


When booking a flight with Virgin Australia, you'll be given the option to choose your seat at no extra cost. An upgrade to Economy X grants you priority boarding and extra leg room on your flight.

Some seats are held back from general booking and are released as the departure date gets closer. These seats are made available to frequent fliers first.

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Please note: all information is correct as of April, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.