USA domestic lounge access for Virgin Australia Platinums

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readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 114

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?

moa999

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

http://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/experience/at-the-airport/international-lounge-access/

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

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

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

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

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.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Link for post #3 - https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Status/InternationalLoungeAccess/index.htm

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 114

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.

jaredw

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. 

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 114

Thanks for that.   I have spent most of my travelling life as QF (ONE WORLD EMERALD) so used to using AA lounges.

chrisjrn

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.

--Chris

Neil R

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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