Homemade food and fashion top the list of things students love to carry – Virgin Atlantic study National, June 16, 2016: A survey conducted in June this year by Virgin Atlantic has revealed the essential items that students want to pack when they study abroad – with home food and fashion topping the list. The study reveals that if students were allowed to carry extra baggage, 35 per cent would pack more food items while 32 per cent said they would take all their shoes.
In addition to food, apparel and shoes students also love to carry sports equipment and music instruments as they shift their base to another country for a few years. Additionally, as per the findings 40 per cent of the students who book their airline tickets in advance usually end up changing their date of travel and about 32 per cent of them have to incur a date change fee.
Having factored these trends amongst students who travel abroad, Virgin Atlantic being a student friendly airline has created customised offers to make travel more convenient for students. Students travelling with Virgin Atlantic can avail the special check in baggage allowance of up to 69kg in Economy – three bags of 23kg each in addition to 10kg of hand baggage and one piece of sports equipment at no extra charge. This offer will allow students one date change free of charge.