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Parents rejoice: Virgin Australia introduces 23 kg baggage rule for infants

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 25, 2019  /  08:00 pm
Parents rejoice: Virgin Australia introduces 23 kg baggage rule for infants

Virgin Australia airplanes sit at a Sydney airport on April 3, 2014. (Shutterstock/Peter Gudella)

Traveling with children is not easy, as many parents can attest. Knowing this, Virgin Australia is providing an additional 23 kilograms of checked baggage for all parents who bring a child under 23 months old.

The new policy, which is free of charge, applies to the airline's domestic and international short-haul and long-haul flights.

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Virgin Australia ground operations general manager Paul Woosnam told news.com.au that the airline aimed to become the first choice for family travelers. "We’re proud to be the only carrier in Australia to recognize that traveling 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 trip.”

According to the report, parents will also be allowed to bring an additional bag for infant belongings, so long as it does not exceed 7 kilograms. (ran/kes)