Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 59
I am va gold tier and will be travelling with a guest in economy on va. It is interesting to find va allows guest access to the lounge but not to the priority boarding. I used to travel solo and have no experience of this. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
They won’t turn your travelling companion away - just board together in the priority lane.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Had the same experience travelling with a colleague. Boarding together was fine.
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 182
Business Class ticket holders and High end Velocity Members have the earned privilege of using the Priority Lane. Why would anyone expect someone who has neither qualifications to use the lane.
Member since 12 Jul 2013
Total posts 28
As long as you are on same PNR, I believe it is only right to board together. Wife does 1/2 travel a year, I do 2 a week. When we travel together I get her to board with me or it may get very uncomfortable :P
Member since 24 Oct 2018
Total posts 16
My partner and I check in and board together using priority we are usually booked on the same reservation but not always and it’s never been an issue.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,109
Staff are trained at VA to allow travelling companions to board with those who are entitled to priority boarding, when boarding together.
Thx all. My little worry goes away. Hope VA could list this perk online. I actually once got an email reply saying the companion guest is not able to access priority boarding lane. I guess he/she just read the website as I did.
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 148
Technically, that's correct. Your companion cannot access that lane on their own, even on the same booking. They can only do so when boarding with you.
Member since 01 Dec 2018
Total posts 1
I have been gold for some time now and my husband is only red. We fly with Virgin every 6-8 weeks and he has never been asked to leave the priority boarding. In fact, they have always been very welcoming.
Member since 18 Jan 2017
Total posts 8
No one has thought to mention 'pooling', as long as it is your pooling partner, no problem! I've never been questioned in years.
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