Virgin Australia domestic business class guests can now access Virgin Australia lounges after their flight, joining the pre-flight lounge privileges already offered to high flyers.
It’s a particular win for the airline’s ‘The Business’ passengers jetting overnight from Perth to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, who can maximise their sleep in the air, and once on the ground, can visit the lounge for a hot shower, a barista-made coffee and a bite of breakfast.
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You won’t be rushed for time, either, with those overnight flights landing between 5am and 6am – giving you a few hours to recoup before your 9am meeting in the city or before returning home after a productive business trip.
While most beneficial after those red-eye flights, lounge access ‘on arrival’ is also now offered to Virgin Australia business class passengers travelling across the airline’s domestic network, including after shorter business class hops like Sydney to Melbourne or Brisbane to Sydney.
Previously a perk reserved for the airline’s Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers, a Virgin Australia spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that all domestic business class flyers are now welcome in the lounges after their flight, regardless of their frequent flyer status.
However, there’s no lounge access on arrival after international flights with Virgin Australia or its web of partners including Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines, unless travelling onwards that day aboard a Virgin Australia flight.
Post-flight lounge access is also a privilege enjoyed by Qantas’ business class passengers arriving on the Roo’s overnight flights from Perth to the east coast, although not by business class flyers on other routes, except for those with Qantas Platinum or Platinum One status.
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