VA baggage allowance (2) this bloomin' stinks!

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by Obi Wan Kenobi, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,885
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6,021
    EXCEPTIONS:
    - Passengers travelling in Economy between the USA and India - one additional bag at 23 kilos.

    so by the looks of it we still get 2 bags each when going to orlando in economy
     
  4. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,885
    Not unless you are departing from Mubai in india Orange Tiggs!

    Between the USA and India
     
  5. ALBA

    ALBA Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    286
    I can't say I'm surprised, I kind of expected this would happen as the recent changes meant there was no difference between PE & Economy.

    Alba
     
  6. paulh

    paulh <font color=blue>likes to have a beer<br><font col

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1999
    Messages:
    5,512
    sadly no its one bag, the route your looking at is between USA and India,not USA and England
    All the hot air generated by branson regarding BA doing this would fill one of his balloons.like sheep he has followed the rest
    Paul
     
  7. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6,021
    oh didnt read it like that! might make us think twice about booking with them for net year now! I only fly virgin but need more than 1 bag esp when the twins come along
     
  8. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6,021
    i wonder if you book before 25th nov you still get th 2 pieces in economy?
     
  9. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,885
    If it follows the reduction for pE and UC, then yes, you will
     
  10. ALBA

    ALBA Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    286
    It does state that infants now get 1 x 23kg, which is better than before as it used to be 1 x 10kg.

    Alba
    :)
     
  11. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    12,425
    1 bag!! wow! :eek: I suppose quite a few people would pay the extra.:confused3

    Looks like PE is unchanged from the last changes?

    I was told I would get the larger allowance with PE next year as I booked before they announced the changes.
     
  12. anthony2k7

    anthony2k7 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,038
    yeah makes more sense now - I wonder if they noticed a sudden drop in people booking PE?!
     
  13. DCLMan

    DCLMan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    648
    I'm glad I booked our next trip to Florida before this kicked in.

    I bet the money VA save on fuel won't be reflected in lower ticket prices.
     
  14. Grumpy John

    Grumpy John DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    831
    Considering Virgin prices are as competitive as any other carrier not sure what the point it

    At the end of the day if people dont like the luggage allowance then the easy thing to do is fly with another carrier who does give you 2x23kg luggage allowance

    And those carriers are?
     
  15. eeyorefanuk

    eeyorefanuk DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,277
    So are you saying that if you booked before 25th nov this year for flight next summer you still get 23kg x 2 but if you book after 25th november you only get 23kg????
     
  16. DCLMan

    DCLMan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    648
    The way I read is that if you book before 25 November then yes you get 2 bags.

    As you have booked before that date you have agreed to VA's terms and conditions and they are changing them for bookings after that date, effectively changing their T's and C's.
     
  17. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,885
    Only Grumpy John could justify a Ryanair style extra tax.
    The whole point was that Virgin put themselves above the Charters and the other scheduled airlines with their "superior service" and many (obviously not you Grumpy) went for Virgin because of their generous baggage allowance in UC/PE and Economy.

    Other airlines?

    Icelandair
    BMI
    Lufthansa
    Northworst/KLM
    US Airways
    Air Canada
    to name a few
     
  18. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,885
    from further down the page:

    *Any passenger holding a ticket, booked and ticketed before 25 November 2009, will be entitled to Virgin Atlantic's existing baggage allowance.

    Emphasis on "holding a ticket booked and ticketed", not booked and not paid
     
  19. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,797
    DTD check-in still trumps large baggage allowance for me. :cool: Although BA's on-demand entertainment system is coming up fast on the outside.
     
  20. Steve and Sarah

    Steve and Sarah Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    256
    There is now simply nothing to make you chose VS over a charter.

    Virgin should have been brave and used the present situation to disitnugish themselves from the rest. Instead they have chosen to cheapen their product and we will have think twice about going with them again.

    If we are thinking this (Previously proud to fly the Virgin flag - travelling 3 or 4 times a year, every year to the US and back for the last 7 years) then the casual traveller will certainly think twice.

    Argh......Rant over now.
     
  21. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    12,425
    For me it is the direct flight from Man to MCO that makes us book with them. I want to fly to MCO so they are our only option.
     

Share This Page