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Virgin Announces Baggage Deal For Bands

Written by Brayden Darke on December 16, 2011

Virgin Australia has announced a baggage deal for travelling bands who are fed up with the excess charges. The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) along with Virgin decided to address the ongoing problems they face.

Following discussions led by national body The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), Virgin Australia is offering the music industry 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.

This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, and Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this special offer, Musicians must be financial or bona fide members of one of the following Australian Music Industry bodies:

– AMIN’s member organisations: Queensland Music Network; Contemporary Music Services Tasmania; Music NSW; Music NT; Music Victoria and The Western Australian Music Industry Association.
– Association of Artist Managers;
– Australian Independent Record Labels Association;
– The Australasian Performing Right Association;
– The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society;
– Live Performance Australia;
– Musicians Union of Australia;
– Country Music Association of Australia;
– Folk Alliance;

Booking Process

For all bookings of less than 10 people, you can use following booking methods.

Travel Agents

Show Group – http://www.showgroup.com.au
Sydney Head Office: 02 9352 9999, Melbourne: 03 9468 2100, Brisbane: 07 3252 7090, Adelaide/Perth: 08 8410 9277; Email: sales@showgroup.com.au

Moves Travel Group – http://www.movestravel.com.au
Luke Sawyer – Business Development Manager; Mobile 0430 362 037 or Phone 02 9217 8999; Email: luke.sawyer@movestravel.com

Stage and Screen – http://www.stageandscreen.travel
Phone: 1300 737 383; Email: Tiz Galipo – National Sales Manager sales@stageandscreen.com.au

Travel Beyond – http://www.travelbeyond.com.au
Phone: 1300 Beyond (1300 239 663); Dave Price – Sales and Marketing Manager; Mobile 0413 849 720; Email: dave@travelbeyond.com.au

If a booking through one of these agencies is not an option, then bookings should be made via http://www.virginaustralia.com.

Once your booking is completed, email music@virginaustralia.com and advise your itinerary reference, the number of bags and weight you will be carrying

Any booking of 10 or more guests should be done through our normal Business Events and Groups bookings process.

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