A survey conducted by the airline carrier Virgin Atlantic revealed that if Indian students studying abroad are given an offer to carry extra baggage, then home made food and fashion would be their first choice. While 35 percent would opt to carry more food items, 32 percent would take all their shoes.
After food, clothing and shoes, sports equipment and music instruments figure on their priority list as they relocate to another country. The findings also reveal that 40 percent of the students booking their air tickets much ahead of their schedule often change their travel plans, with around 32 percent of them ending up paying a date change fee.
Taking these trends into account, Virgin Atlantic has introduced customised offers in a bid to make travelling more comfortable for students. Henceforth, students who travel with Virgin Atlantic are eligible for the special check in luggage leeway in Economy class, which lets them carry three bags of 23 kg each, besides 10 kg of hand baggage and one item of sports apparatus free of cost. As per this offer, students would be allowed to change their date once without any charge.
Virgin Atlantic Airways, Head of India and Middle East, Nick Parker was quoted by travel trendstoday.in as saying that their airline gives priority to customers first. They were glad to be making available to students flying to the UK and US a large baggage allowance and date change without any fee. In addition, at their contact centre, they also have in place student travel advisers to aid them by answering all their journey related enquiries.
Virgin Atlantic India Marketing and Communications Manager, Shivani Singh Deo, said that they are handing out this offer to students to let them travel conveniently.
If you are a student who wants to pursue higher education abroad, come to Y-Axis at one of their 17 offices across India and get assistance and advice on how to file for a visa or other relocation queries.