First photos: Virgin Australia's all-new Brisbane international lounge

By David Flynn, October 17 2018

Virgin Australia will open its own lounge at Brisbane Airport's international terminal for business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers.

Dubbed My Lounge and operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which will also take over Etihad's Sydney and Melbourne lounges, and open these to Virgin passengers – it will be located adjacent to Gate 77, towards the end of the terminal's northern concourse.

A spokesperson for Virgin Australia tells Australian Business Traveller that the new lounge is "due to open towards the end of November" in what was "previously a gate lounge that wasn’t utilised."

The lounge will be "specifically designed in the style of a loft apartment"...

... presented as a "relaxed contemporary environment... with seating for more than 100 guests."

Travellers can look forward to a dining area with a 'grazing menu of healthy and indulgent choices'...

... plus barista-pulled coffee and a bar.

There will also be a small working area...

... plus a games room, although it appears this will be more of a nook.

The lounge will be open to Virgin's business class passengers, Platinum and Gold members of the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme plus members of the Virgin Australia Lounge program on Virgin flights to New Zealand, Los Angeles, Bali and the Pacific islands including Fiji.

The spokesman said that "Virgin Australia will have priority access to the lounge," implying that lounge operator No1 Lounges may also allow pay-in entry to travellers on other airlines. Australian Business Traveller has approached No1 Lounges for comment.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

AwaywithMike

AwaywithMike

23 Jun 2011

Total posts 88

Sounds great! Can't wait to check it out...

though, the photos appear to be of a ready and completed lounge.. though the opening is still a month + away?

Any ideas as to why the wait?

John Phelan

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Oct 2011

Total posts 323

Because it's not actually there yet! These are dummy pics that VA would have provided - like the hotels that show you the rooms before they're built!

sven

sven

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

09 May 2013

Total posts 6

They're photos of the No1's My Lounge in Gatwick.

https://no1lounges.com/service/airport-lounges/my-lounge/london-gatwick#

Seems the My Lounge brand has been around since about 2014/15 over there. So these photos are more an indication of the expected style for Brisbane.

Mightyreds

Mightyreds

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Feb 2015

Total posts 266

Sounds good for VA passengers, but I am struggling to picture an area big enough near gate 77 to put a lounge.

henrus

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Oct 2013

Total posts 714

Is it under the Emirates lounge on the side wall the faces out towards the carpark/rail line (just to the left of the big TV with ABC on it)?

Otherwise my guess is as good as yours.

ryansanger

ryansanger

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

17 Oct 2018

Total posts 1

im traveling from bris to wellington on 26/11 any idea if the lounge will be open by then?

yybne

yybne

19 Sep 2017

Total posts 9

The location of the lounge near gate 77 might be on level two where the unused escalator is. Edihad prefers to stay with airnz lounge in BNE, which means and explains a lot! No expection on MY LOUNGE TBH.

Greg84

Greg84

03 Nov 2014

Total posts 89

I wonder if Amex Platinum Charge cardholders will get access to the international lounges...? I guess it doesn’t really matter due to access to Priority Pass lounges though anyway.

MEL Traveller

MEL Traveller

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Dec 2014

Total posts 55

Looks good - I’m not overly impressed by the current Plaza Premium lounge. My usual VA flight to POM departs from Gate 26 - I hope they’ll be shuffling those around if the lounge is at Gate 77.

MEL Traveller

MEL Traveller

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Dec 2014

Total posts 55

Actually ignore that - I’ve checked a map and the lounge is near the departure gate. Which is better than today.

aklrunway

aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 May 2011

Total posts 335

"and the Pacific islands including Fiji". Yes, Fiji is a Pacific Island - why the need to single it out here?

Joandjamiebaker

Joandjamiebaker

Etihad - Etihad Guest

03 Feb 2019

Total posts 1

Any update on this as I am due to fly in March???

David

David

24 Oct 2010

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No, when there's a revised opening date we'll report that.

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