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Old Mar 16, 12, 8:24 am   #1
 
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Business Class Lounge guests

So in July I'm travelling SYD-MEL-PER-SYD.

I am travelling all on business, but a colleague of mine is not. However, are business class customers allowed a guest in the lounge with them? i.e. so my colleague can join me before the flight.

I couldn't see anything on the virgin website, only that Velocity Gold and Platinum members are allowed guests due to their status, which I am neither of.

*EDIT*

Just found this on the virgin website,

"c) Each Member may invite one Guest, and two children aged 2 – 12 years inclusive to accompany the Member to the Virgin Australia lounge at no charge. Additional guests (adults and children over 2 years) will be charged the Single Entry Fee. Guests must be accompanied by a Member at all times while in the Virgin Australia lounge, but need not be travelling."

So would this mean that even a standard red member, if he had purchased membership to the lounge, would be able to invite 1 guest in free of charge? Does it apply to business class?


Cheers,

Michael

Last edited by Syphanx; Mar 16, 12 at 8:39 am.
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Old Mar 17, 12, 10:55 am   #2
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You will have access to the lounge as part of your business fare, however your friend will have to pay $65 at each lounge to allow access.

Velocity Gold (can take a plus 1) or Velocity Platinum (can take plus 3) and if you reach Silver, you get 2 comp lounge passes per year which cannot be transferred to anyone else.
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Old Mar 17, 12, 2:44 pm   #3
 
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I would give it a go though. I have found the Virgin staff to be very accommodating in the lounges. Actually, other than a few grumpy flight attendants (maybe they have been taking lessons from Qantas) recently I have found all of the Virgin staff to be very accommodating.
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Old Mar 18, 12, 5:38 pm   #4
 
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Just for everyone's reference I received this email from the Virgin lounge this morning.



Hi Michael

Thanks for your e-mail

Business class guests have free lounge access for themselves only, before their flight. As we no longer sell one-off entry passes, this means that unfortunately there is no option for you to bring in a guest.

Please contact me if you have any further queries.

Kind regards

Kerry
Virgin Australia Lounge
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