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WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: Virgin Australia

20 Feb

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In September 2011, The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) – which WAM is a part of – and Virgin Australia announced a new initiative aimed at addressing the ongoing problems musicians face when travelling with musical equipment, offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists – with an additional 32kg able to be purchased in advance for just $15.

To be eligible for this special offer, you will need to have your WAM Membership number (if unsure, email [email protected]).

Booking Process:
For all bookings of less than 10 guests please process via one of the following booking methods. Virgin Australia encourages eligible members to book flights via their current travel provider or travel agent. For members who do not have a regular travel provider, we encourage you to book with one of the following music industry specialist travel agencies: Show Group, Moves Travel Group, Stage & Screen, Travel Beyond.

In the event that booking through one of these agencies is not an option, then bookings should be made via www.virginaustralia.com. Once your booking is completed please email [email protected] and advise your itinerary reference, the number of bags and weight you will be carrying, details of the Australian Music Industry body you are a member of plus the membership number, and your contact details.

If you require further assistance, please contact Virgin Australia Business Events and Groups on 136700, between 0730 and 1500 ADT, Monday to Friday.

Please Note: Any booking of 10 or more guests should be done through our normal Business Events and Groups bookings process, and will not be subject to the guidelines above, but rather will be subject to our Entertainment Terms and Conditions to which reference must be made. Group bookings should be directed through your current travel provider, travel agent, one of the suggested specialist agencies list above or direct with Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia cannot guarantee that Checked Baggage or excess baggage will be uplifted as this is subject to aircraft loads. Please refer to the Virgin Australia Baggage Policy – www.virginaustralia.com/baggage

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.