Infants now get checked baggage allowance

Flying with baby checked in luggage

We all know flying with a baby means hauling a lot of extra stuff, which, until now, had to go into parents’ bags. But in a travel game-changer for parents, babies under 23-months-old now get their own checked baggage allowance of 23kg when flying with Virgin Australia.

The airline is the first in Australia to give its youngest high flyers a checked baggage allowance and is available for parents and babies flying on domestic, international short-haul and international long-haul routes.

Babies can now have check-in luggage and a carry-on bag, when flying with Virgin Australia

It means mums and dads flying with an infant under 23-months on Virgin Australia-operated flights can check-in additional 23kg bag free of charge, as well as two special infant items, like a pram, cot, car seat or baby capsule (as long as each item doesn’t exceed 23kg).

Parents travelling with an infant are also able to bring an additional seven-kilogram carry-on bag for essential baby products.

The changes are the latest in a rollout of initiatives by Virgin Australia to make flying easier for families, including inflight parenting advice, and approving on-board sleeping devices for kids.

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