Virgin Australia is following the playbook of other airlines and is launching a new “family” of economy fares.
You now book Economy Flex and Economy Choice fares that come with the standard set of benefits. However, the new Economic Lite, available next month, comes with no checked luggage allowance and won’t count as an eligible sector for status qualification purposes.
You can access Virgin Australia here.
You can assume that today’s lowest fares become Economy Lite, and if you wish to check in a bag or choose a seat, you’ll pay more. This is what usually happens with every airline that introduces these fare families.
Economy Lite works great if you travel only with your briefcase. However, my computer bag with laptops and all related gear is 12 kilos by itself.