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Velocity Gold Lounge Access in Abu Dhabi

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sm1996

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 22 Nov 2017

Total posts 1

AusBT Team and Community- first time poster, long time lurker!

I am a VA Gold member flying through Abu Dhabi to Europe in about two weeks (very excited!!).
Just got off the phone with Etihad to clarify some seating arrangements and asked the Etihad assistant about lounge access privileges in Abu Dhabi as a VA Gold Member.

They informed me that recent changes in October has essentially seen VA Gold membership privileges now mirror Etihad Guest Gold arrangements, including Lounge Access privileges in Terminal 3. The lady - who was very helpful - said we are entitled to use the Etihad Business Lounge in Terminal 3.

This is surprising as there is no clarification of this on the VA lounge website, in forums or reported here on AusBT. Would someone be able to check this out and ensure that this information is correct? I hope so- it would would make many frequent flyer's lives much easier!

Thanks!!

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

Good luck and let us know. If flying Business then yes you’ll have access being gold but mainly due to the J ticket.. if flying Y and Gold I didn’t have any luck last time getting in...

ChrisCh

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,024

I asked Virgin Australia about this when Etihad introduced the changes for its own Etihad Guest Gold members, but Velocity advised that Etihad decided to make this a benefit for Etihad Guest Gold members only, and that VA Gold members would continue to have access to the Al Reem lounge only.

Let us know how you go, however!

mhotchin

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards - Platinum

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 33

For your sake I hope she’s correct! You find ‘classy’ people in the Al Reem Lounge .....

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

No you don't.... Rolls Eyes Emoji.

markathome

Member since 05 Jul 2017

Total posts 8

I was there in September with no luck, but that does fit with the timeline of October changes. Huge news if true, let us know how it goes.

mutley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 11 Nov 2017

Total posts 3

I'm interested too. Flying LHR - AUH - SYD mid-January.

manutd88

Member since 11 Jan 2018

Total posts 4

Any confirmation that VA gold provided same lounge privileges as Etihad gold ?

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