Virgin Australia increase baggage allowance for domestic flying musicians
Fine news for musicians we heard at the official opening of BIGSOUND 2016 was that Virgin Australia has increased their baggage allowance for musicians on domestic flights, allowing 64kg across four pieces of checked luggage.
The Virgin Australia baggage discounts were enacted by WAM’s industry partner, Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and Virgin Australia in 2011 as part of an initiative aimed at addressing the ongoing problems musicians face when traveling with musical equipment.
Following discussions led by AMIN, Virgin Australia implemented the discount, offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage), which has now been doubled to 64kg (across four pieces of checked luggage). The allowance is available to individual artists who are members of their local AMIN body (yes, WAM members!)or of one of the additional approved Australian music bodies including APRA and AIR and ARIA.
In addition to the baggage allowance, AMIN has a Virgin Australia travel offers available to members of the national AMIN network that include a wider selection of discounted through the Travel Beyond Group booking portal. Discounts include up to 7% off on all domestic fares – excluding sale fares*. AMIN/WAM members traveling on Virgin Australia flights within Australia will also be able to make one free date change to their booking.