Little Red/VS status matching BA on flights?

Old Mar 19, 14, 5:32 am
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Little Red/VS status matching BA on flights?

Has anyone had experience of being invited to be status matched into VS Flying Club as a BA Silver/Gold when flying on Little Red? It does no harm to collect gold cards (if only for other status matches) - just wondering if this is still happening or not...
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Old Mar 19, 14, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by DominicB View Post
Has anyone had experience of being invited to be status matched into VS Flying Club as a BA Silver/Gold when flying on Little Red? It does no harm to collect gold cards (if only for other status matches) - just wondering if this is still happening or not...
Yep I did it last week details all posted in vs forum but I asked rather than was offered

The time to get status matches is usually as you are about to expire somewhere
But I had a transatlantic booked on vs so did it for that reason

It's reasonably instant once you meet the criteria listed on the other thread
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Old Mar 19, 14, 6:00 am
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I asked directly for a Gold > Gold status match, was told I had to have an Upper revenue flight currently booked. Pondered purchasing a fully flex but wasn't worth it, if little Red were to be based out of T3 though...
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Old Mar 19, 14, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by pazza2000 View Post
I asked directly for a Gold > Gold status match, was told I had to have an Upper revenue flight currently booked. Pondered purchasing a fully flex but wasn't worth it, if little Red were to be based out of T3 though...
As well as the fact T3 has no domestic capability I think VS are happy that Little Red operate out of T1 (soon to be T2) so they don't have to give their golds flying domestic (or UC pax arriving and connecting to domestic) Clubhouse access.

BA status pax (particularly gold and above) are lucky that we have access to such good lounges for domestic flights. VS only have one lounge in T3 and it's a good one, some prefer it to the Concorde room and it's certainly miles ahead of other business class lounges. So I can't see VS want people on cheap domestics using it, they'd likely make a loss on most domestic passengers using it. They could have a separate domestic lounge in T3, but as you've seen with the bmi/BA setup in T1 that's not popular. As domestics are in a separate terminal they can easily use a contract lounge and say 'we'd love to give you Clubhouse access, but it's just not possible'.
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