Virgin Australia to allow babies to bring their own luggage

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Parents travelling with babies on Virgin Australia are now allowed to check-in a bag on behalf of your infant.

Virgin Australia is the first Australian airline to allow mini-travellers their own baggage allowance on all domestic and international flights.

Currently Air New Zealand and Qantas allow just carry-on luggage for infants, but no check-in baggage except for items such as car seats.

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Parents with a child under 23-months-old can check-in one additional bag weighing up to 23 kilograms on top of any infant items such as prams, cots, car seats or baby capsules.

The airline says they are going through a process of making the airline more attractive to families.

"We know travelling with an infant can be incredibly stressful and we’re pleased to make that journey a little more effortless.

"We want to be the airline of choice for travelling families. We think parents will be pleased too, as they can now pack a little extra for themselves on their next trip," Virgin Australia's Paul Woosnam said.

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