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Sports equipment

Planning an active break? Good news - you can bring sports equipment onto your Virgin Atlantic flight, as part of your checked baggage allowance*.

If your sports equipment meets all the requirements set out below, just head to the airport, you don't need to contact us to give us any warning. If it's bigger than that, you won't be able to check it in as baggage - but our friends in Virgin Atlantic Cargo may be able to offer assistance to help you out.

There's also a few restrictions specific to certain items - see below for all the details.

If you're travelling on one of our partner airlines, their baggage allowance may apply. Please check with the operating carrier before you travel.

*As part of your checked baggage allowance you can take sports equipment in place of a standard bag. Fees apply to carry sports equipment in addition to your allowance.