5 Ways to Make Your Flight Smoother Than Ever

Does the idea of airports at rush hour when loaded with luggage make you nervous prior to taking a flight? To limit any pre-flight turbulence before you take off, here’s our top tips for making your next flight smoother than ever.

Know your allowance

Whether it’s carry on, checked baggage, oversize or fragile, you can familiarise yourself with our baggage allowance via our website or in our handy video below, to ensure you’re within your allowance. If you’re flying with an infant, extra allowances are available for items such as car seats, prams and portacots to make your journey hassle free. You can find out more about flying with infants on our website.

Entry and checking in

Flying domestically with us? Check in online to glide your way straight through security to your departure gate. If you’re flying Business Class or are a Gold or Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyer, you can enjoy the options of our Valet services and streamlined security screening points at selected ports to allow you more time in the comfort of our Virgin Australia Lounges.


Want to select your seat before departure? When flying domestically, it’s easy to do this by checking in online. As part of the check-in process, you’ll be able to select preferred seat for the flight. Visit our website to find out more about online check-in and managing your booking.

Applying for upgrades Give yourself the chance to stretch out and enjoy the perks of our Premium Economy and Business Class cabins. If you wish to upgrade your ticket, you can do so via our Upgrade Me Premium Bid, or using your Velocity Points.


Whether jet-setting to Los Angeles, or just up the coast to Port Macquarie, we have a range of snacks and meals available to satisfy your appetite. We offer complimentary food & beverages on all domestic flights, as well as a range of a range of on board items available for purchase.

We hope these top tips will make your next flight as smooth as possible. Happy flying!

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