Will Etihad Gold grants me access for Virgin international flights to NZ?

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featheast

Member since 22 Mar 2013

Total posts 13

Will Etihad Gold grants me access for Virgin international flights to NZ? The flight will be on VA code and VA metal.

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

Yes

featheast

Member since 22 Mar 2013

Total posts 13

Thanks, but looks like there is no Virgin lounge for international departure. So which lounge will I be eligible?

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

You will be accessing the Air New Zealand lounges at all ports departing to and from New Zealand with exception to the Gold Coast where a Virgin Australia lounge is provided. Just present your card at the lounge desk.

featheast

Member since 22 Mar 2013

Total posts 13

Thanks mate, time to check out the Koru lounge I guess.

Amjid

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2012

Total posts 34

I believe they use the Air New Zealand Lounge at MEL.

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

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

You cannot access anz lounge if flying va if you have etihad status only. I tried in mel and was told no. This is also stipulated on etihad website. Sorry!

featheast

Member since 22 Mar 2013

Total posts 13

Well, that's exactly the thing I worried about. Would you be able to point me out where in the etihad website is it stipulated?

BTW, do you get any extra baggage allowance?

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