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Virgin Increase Baggage Allowance For Musicians

7 September 2011 | 12:23 pm | Staff Writer

Virgin Australia and The Australian Music Industry Network announce plans to make touring easier and cost effective for Australian artists

Virgin Australia have teamed up with The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) to announce their plans to make touring much easier and cost effective for Australian artists.  The initiative aims to tackle the issue of unreasonable baggage policies that have plagued any musicians that carries more than a set of maracas. 

The announcement was made at the Big Sound music conference opening last night where Virgin Australia’s Group Executive (People) Richard Tanner made an offer exclusively to the music industry that includes a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists – with an additional 32kg able to be purchased in advance for just $15. Bands will also now be able to ‘pool’ their baggage allowance across their travelling group.

The deal offered by Virgin Australia will be made available only to members of music industry organisations that elect to partner with the airline – the complete list of organisations will be announced over the coming weeks.

Keep an eye out on the AMIN site for updates:

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