• The EY lounge at MEL is too good for me and makes me feel uneasy. I'd prefer SQ's lounge where everything is decent and you still have your personal space to relax.

  • When I had the chance to decide either upgrade to platinum or pool my scores to my wife for her gold status, I chose the later because, indeed, platinum status gives members not too much from a gold status.Because VA used to be a budget carrier, maybe they don't expect many actual platinum member...

  • Thanks!!Sticking to the rules, an int'l or trans-tas flight should count.

  • "after arriving on a Virgin Australia flight"Does it have to be a domestic flight or int'l / trans-tas flights also count?

  • It doesn't worry me too much since the "public lounges" at major Chinese airports don't have too much to expect. The only thing I care is the onward lounge at hkg since the hkg airport isn't transit friendly and the gap is usually more than 3 hours because then relatively infrequently flights ope...

  • Good news! According to VA's website, """Under the second stage of the alliance, Virgin Australia is exploring the introduction of new direct services between Australia and China. The alliance partners also plan to continue to expand their codeshare and interline arrangements to provide...

  • Originally Posted by S : It's such hit and miss. On one arrival into HKG my bag was tagged priority from flying in J, but was the absolute last bag on the carousel! It looks like HKG doesn't have a baggage-processing system that prioritize selected bags. SQ even doesn't bother to give prior...

  • Originally Posted by Livewireshock : That is great news, I'll check out the Urumqi lounge on Monday morning with this news. It hasn't been formally announced so it doesn't seem to work for now.

  • HU has its own lounges at Beijing, Urumqi, Xi'an, Haikou and Guangzhou.HX has its only lounge at HKG.

  • "Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members will be able to access priority check-in, priority boarding and additional baggage allowances. Velocity Gold and Platinum members will also be able to access eligible Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines operated lounges. "An email said, when it came ...