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Virgin America first class

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Virgin America first class

I am still weighing some options to fly roundtrip between San Diego and San Francisco. And I'm trying to maximize my experience. Does Virgin America offer priority baggage handling for first class passengers like other airlines? I will be on a tight schedule upon arrival in SFO

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1. Re: Virgin America first class

There is nothing on their website that mentions priority baggage but even if they do I have found from my experience with other carriers that it doesn't always work - you are reliant of the baggage handling agents who are not normally airline employees.

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2. Re: Virgin America first class

Virgin America is part of Alaska Airlines. Alaska has a 20 minute bag guarentee, but I don't know if it is in effect on Virgin or not.

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Cannot help with VX/AS, but Priority Baggage works so,etime, but not others. As an example, last week UA LAX-PHX, our first bag was about #3 onto the carousel, while our second was 4th from the last. To quote Chief Dan George, "sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't'."

For sometime now, we refer to the tags, as "the dreaded Priority stickers."

Now, if they offer, say X bags free, or similar, that would be different.

Also, with the VX-AS merger, not sure how this might/might not apply: https://www.cnbc.com/id/47905842

Good luck,


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4. Re: Virgin America first class

It is a one hour flight and many short haul flights into sfo get delayed due to weather in Summer and Winter so don't plan a fixed time event soon after in SF

Given the nature of these flights unless it is Summer or vacation time most folks will have cabin baggage so for a small plane your bags will all come out within a few minutes of each other

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