Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Sep 2012
Total posts 1
And I was just about to move to Virgin... QF Lifetime Gold, mostly Platinum.. Full fare. carry one regulation size cabin bag which weighs 8.5kg, but had to check in. Could have wasted space with 2 x 7kg. But no, macbook air, 1 change of clothes, board papers, shorts tee and runners with washbag...which I had on yesterday's flight. Irrational, less weight and time-wasting. Bugger Qantas and now ignore Virgin..
Member since 02 Jan 2015
Total posts 20
For goodness sake they really need to increase the weight to 10kg across all airlines. If it's OK for low cost Jetstar to offer 10kg carry on for a fee you would think anything FF silver and above or Business fare should be 10kg.
Member since 14 Sep 2012
Total posts 16
Do the VA crew still take up all the biz class bins with their bags?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
They didn't seem to be weighing the priority line a couple of weeks ago. Will be testing this out again in J before Xmas.
Member since 15 Apr 2016
Total posts 36
AT - yarp. No bin space in row 2 Adl to Syd on Tuesday. Plus EconomyX gets filled by those from further down the plane on the way past.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 762
While I agree with you that an increase to 10kg would be sensible, past behaviour tends to suggest people would push the rules and just say "I only had 11kg and they made me check it"
Member since 05 Mar 2015
Total posts 22
Besides the quite transparent lie that this is about operational performance (if it were, they wouldn't have needed QF to do it first), does anyone know if this is being implemented for J and status passengers? Loyalty is a two way street, and I would think that VA would be doing all it could to stop elites from jumping ship right now.
Member since 29 Nov 2018
Total posts 14
I don't get the complaining? I wish they would enforce the limits. Although business and gold/plat should get more.
Member since 16 Jan 2015
Total posts 23
so you were 20% over the bag limit and think the rules shouldn't apply to you?
Member since 15 Mar 2017
Total posts 18
Always was amused how crew fill row 2 or around row 3 with their bags. Row 3 being a bulk head and passengers actually have to use the bins. Was on a flight to LST yesterday with empty J and they made a song a dance about using business class bins for a guy who was late because of a connector
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,093
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
May I ask if you can bring 2x Carry On bags on domestic if I am travelling on Virgin Z Class and connecting to International Long Haul?
Member since 27 May 2017
Total posts 13
A few months ago I travelled on a VA domestic flight (in economy) from Melbourne to Perth and I had 3 carry on pieces (backpack,laptop bag and duty free shopping bag which I ha just bought stuff from) and the FA's and gate agents didn't bat an eyelid (that being said none of it was really heavy and I mostly just carried it in my hand its worse if you have actual wheely suitcases)
Member since 23 Jun 2014
Total posts 15
In the USA there seems to be no limit on weight in the cabin. They can't be very safety conscious there!
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