Virgin America Announces Fee Changes

Airline Introduces $15 per Bag Fee; Reduces Web Change/Cancellation Fee SAN FRANCISCO , March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today announced changes to the airline's baggage fee structure, as well as its online change and cancellation...

*Overweight bag policy: Virgin America maintains one of the most generous first bag weight limits in the industry - up to 70 lbs. For the second through tenth checked bags weighing from 51-70 lbs, the airline charges an additional $50 per bag. For all overweight bags weighing from 71-100 lbs, the airline charges an additional $100 per bag.

**Virgin America's Main Cabin Select and Fully Refundable Fare guests will not be charged for a first bag and First Class guests will not be charged for a first or second bag, but overweight and oversized bag fees are applicable. The airline's checked baggage policy allows guests to check a first bag for $15 that can weigh up to a generous 70 lbs, and a second through tenth bag weighing up to 50 lbs for a $15 fee.

*** Elevate members may change or cancel reservations made with Points via the call center for a $50 redeposit fee, instead of the previously charged $75 fee.

About Virgin America: Launched in August 2007 , Virgin America is a California -based airline that offers guests attractive fares and innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In its first year flying, the airline captured a list of travel industry awards including "Best Domestic Airline" in Conde Nast Traveler's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. The airline's Red(TM) system features a touch-screen food menu, 25 on-demand films, seat-to-seat chat, thousands of MP3s, videogames, and live TV. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seats with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, Virgin America's First Class features international-grade amenities, including seats with lumbar massagers. The carrier's Main Cabin Select service offers 38-inches of seat pitch, complimentary food and cocktails, an all-access pass to Red(TM) and priority check-in and boarding. To learn more:

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