Member since 05 Oct 2011
Total posts 117
Can someone give me a definitive answer regarding lounge access in the US on DOMESTIC (not connecting Internationally same day) for VA Platinum members. Is access permitted? Is this at all lounges?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
While no first hand experience. Web page suggests it is not as generous as Qantas access via oneworld or Qantas Club
Delta - Requirement is Virgin Australia codeshare services on Delta Air Lines so unlikely that you are able to book the codeshare without a connecting flight.
Virgin America - (LAX Loft only) - Virgin Australia codeshare services on Virgin America, so similar
Awaiting moderation, but the Virgin lounge page says that you need to be on the Virgin Australia codeshare for both Delta and Virgin America.
That said it says the same thing for Virgin Atlantic and I have been successfully allowed into the Koru Club SYD and Virgin Atlantic HK lounge when on a VS ticket
Page on the Velocity website however says the following which suggests no problems
Delta -- (34 lounges) - You and a guest on presentation of membership card and boarding pass for same day departure on a Virgin Australia International Long Haul flight or a Delta Air Lines flight.
Virgin America -- (LAX Loft) - You and a guest on presentation of membership card and boarding pass for same day departure with Virgin America.
Link for post #3 - https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Status/InternationalLoungeAccess/index.htm
Hi moa999 Thanks for that. I did read that but could not decide if the term "Delta Air Lines flight" meant any Delta flight or had the 'international" rider. It would seem that there is no restriction on Virgin America. This is why i was seeking some clarification.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Jan 2014
Total posts 57
I have never had a problem accessing lounges even when travelling only domestically with delta or virgin america. Surprisingly even jacksonville airport had seen the platinum card before.
Thanks for that. I have spent most of my travelling life as QF (ONE WORLD EMERALD) so used to using AA lounges.
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 177
Every Delta Lounge, on any Delta Flight, you're allowed to use your VA Platinum Card. You may have to be extra insistent at some lounges -- SkyTeam rules are a lot less liberal than the arrangement Virgin has with Delta -- and some of the lounge staff haven't been trained properly.
I've used Delta lounges all around the US, even when I'm not flying VA the same day.
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 55
Virgin America is fine, but Delta can be a struggle. Had issues last week in Seattle, so be insistent (without being rude) and you should be ok.
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