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Was in the VB Lounge in Melbourne on Thursday and overheard staffer telling a passenger that Virgin are ending Priorty Pass access with the new lounge changes. I hope this ...
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    Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending Aug 1 2011

    Was in the VB Lounge in Melbourne on Thursday and overheard staffer telling a passenger that Virgin are ending Priorty Pass access with the new lounge changes. I hope this is not correct if anyone has any further details would be glad to hear.

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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    That sucks (if true).

    Also interested in knowing further details (if available).

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    Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access to End

    Quote Originally Posted by magnum View Post
    Was in the VB Lounge in Melbourne on Thursday and overheard staffer telling a passenger that Virgin are ending Priorty Pass access with the new lounge changes. I hope this is not correct if anyone has any further details would be glad to hear.
    Hmmm (if true) wonder why, their lounges are hardly bustling with customers...?

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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    I do hope not. I love using the DJ lounge in BNE through PP when flying QF!

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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    A shame but it makes sense really, it won't be possible to deploy a new J offering which includes lounge access worth at most $35. Will be interesting to see what changes are on the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yohy?! View Post
    A shame but it makes sense really, it won't be possible to deploy a new J offering which includes lounge access worth at most $35. Will be interesting to see what changes are on the way.
    Actually that's a good point maybe they are putting in special J areas inside the Lounges! Therefore reducing space in the general lounge - so they bin the PP 'free loaders'

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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    With DJ being more focused at getting new business and redoing the lounges, I would expect they see PP as competition to their own lounge membership sales, especially as its likely the cost of the lounge updates will mean a rise in membership dues and I doubt the PP payments for its membership using lounge facilities provides much profit in the first place.

    I also think the recent airline alliances offer improved value for Lounge members as well when it comes to global access.

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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    It would be disappointing news if it is true. Maybe we will need Amex to step up to the plate with an offer to help us out
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    re: Virgin Blue & Priority Pass Lounge Access Ending July 14th 2011

    Well I used the DJ lounge in PER on Friday and personally it wouldn't be a loss there.. wasn't overly impressed with it.

    OTH I do hope it is wrong as it will limit the PP lounges in Australia. not that I really need it here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum View Post
    Was in the VB Lounge in Melbourne on Thursday and overheard staffer telling a passenger that Virgin are ending Priorty Pass access with the new lounge changes. I hope this is not correct if anyone has any further details would be glad to hear.
    Is it possible they may have meant that they will end the access DURING the changes (ie. are they just not allowing PP access while the renovations are happening, possibly due to the more limited capacity?)


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