Virgin Australia has announced some good news for passengers travelling with infants: they can now check in one additional 23kg bag free of charge on Virgin-operated domestic and international flights.

Families can also check in two special infant items like prams or car seats, plus take an additional 7kg in carry-on baggage.

Virgin Australia is the first airline in the country to offer this generous allowance. General Manager of Ground Operations, Paul Woosnam said: “We know travelling with an infant can be incredibly stressful and we’re pleased to make that journey a little more effortless by introducing an infant baggage allowance on domestic and international flights.

“We want to be the airline of choice for travelling families and we’re proud to be the only carrier in Australia to recognise that travelling with an infant sometimes means packing far more than usual. We think parents will be pleased too, as they can now pack a little extra for themselves on their next.”

Virgin Australia’s website has more information about checked baggage allowances and flying with infants.

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