Virgin lounge question- I am traveling a virgin J class flight and missus is in the back in Y.

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bigkev

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Aug 2015

Total posts 7

Virgin lounge question- I am traveling a virgin J class flight and missus is in the back in Y. Will she be granted lounge access if with me? Or are virgin pretty strict on that.

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

Assuming you are non VA Gold or Platinum and planning to access a VA domestic lounge, the answer to your question is unfortunately, no. She will not be granted lounge access. Business class guest on VA are not entitled to any guest allowance with the exception of infants under the age of 2. She is welcome to purchase a day pass at the lounge for a 2 hour maximum visit, but that is subject to space. I have found that they are particularly strict in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane where the lounges can get very busy! I've even tried to exceed my Platinum guest allowance a few times by asking very nicely. Its never worked. I've been told that they need to pay as that was the whole point why they introduced the day pass scheme for these situations. One person tried to buy a day pass at the Perth lounge in the late evening where its quite busy due to all the red eye eastbound flights and she was turned away. You may however have some luck getting her in at a more regional based lounge such as Mackay, Cairns, and Alice Springs.

If you would be inclined to buy a day pass for her, you should consider first upgrading her ticket to J if the price isnt too far off from the Y ticket. That way, she'd have all the Business benefits etc and increased points & status credits. Yet if she holds a saver fare, then it may not be worthwhile especially on short flights.

Best of luck!

Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 179

I don't know how you remain married with you sitting in Business and your poor wife in cattle class.If I had tried that I would have ended up as a boy soprano !!!!!!!!!

Propofol88

QF Platinum

Member since 24 Jan 2013

Total posts 85

Yes! It's either we're both in J or both slumming it in Y. Not the best feeling knowing your significant other is living it up, while you are packed like a sardine. 

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