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Originally Posted by readosunnycoast
Just the Trans Tasman flights...
In Australia (they should be able to use existing arrangements from Pacific flights)
Brisbane - Most likely the Plaza Premium Lounge (already used by VA for flights to the Pacific)
Gold Coast - The Virgin Lounge (nothing will change here)
Melbourne - Most likely the Plaza Premium Lounge (already used by VA for flights to the Nadi)
Sydney - Maybe the Singapore Airlines or Etihad lounge.
Obviously, they could use the Etihad lounge in both Sydney and Melbourne (I guess they've got several options in both Sydney and Melbourne)
In New Zealand
Auckland - Most likely the Strata Lounge (already used by VA for flights to the Pacific).
Christchurch and Queenstown - Maybe the Manaia Lounge (it's run by Ground handler PlaneBiz who VA currently don't use). Qantas currently uses them but it's possible to buy access at the door for $40 meaning PlaneBiz might be open to a deal with other airlines.
Dunedin - Doubt they'll strike a deal with NZ the only lounge operator (so you'll most likely be lounge less)
Wellington - Again only QF and VA have lounges (so you'll again most likely be lounge less)
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