Cricketers heading abroad this winter or going on tour would do well to take advantage of Virgin Atlantic's offer of free check-in of sports luggage on its Little Red service.
Bulky, heavy cricket bags can end up costing you extra money to get to your destination but Virgin will allow an extra 23 kg of baggage allowance for sports equipment.
Virgin Atlantic’s free sports luggage policy is available on its domestic Little Red service as well as on international routes all over the globe.
On each flight, Little Red offers a taste of the customer service Virgin Atlantic is world-renowned for with pre-assigned seats, complimentary snacks and drinks and even hot breakfasts on early morning flights.
Tyrrells have created special Little Red 'Plane crisps' made from miniature potatoes, Bacardi Martini offer a variety of exclusive miniature spirits and Scotland’s favourite drink, Irn Bru is available on the on the Scottish services.
Bringing a splash of red to the skies, Sir Richard Branson’s Little Red service flies from London Heathrow and six times daily to Edinburgh, three times daily to Aberdeen as well as and four daily round-trips between Manchester and Heathrow.
Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic and ultimate kite surfer said: "How can we hold back our nation of sports-lovers by charging them to travel with their equipment?
"Our free sports luggage policy is just another way Virgin Atlantic is shaking things up, bringing our pioneering spirit to the skies and continuing to deliver exceptional customer service, and thoughtful little extras that have never been available on domestic flights before."
However, it is advised to check the policy in detail before travelling as items heavier than 23 kg may incur extra costs and some length and height restrictions also apply.
For more information: www.virgin-atlantic.com/us/en/travel-information/baggage/sports-equipment
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