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So. I was browsing the Velocity website and noticed a very interesting update for status pax flying through AUH... couldn't find any other posts on the topic, so thought I'd ...
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    AUH lounge update

    So. I was browsing the Velocity website and noticed a very interesting update for status pax flying through AUH... couldn't find any other posts on the topic, so thought I'd kick off a new thread. In summary:

    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Global Lounge Access page
    Al Reem Lounge, Abu Dhabi
    Gold members plus a guest when flighting in whY on EY or whY / whY+ on VA

    Pearl Business Class, Abu Dhabi
    Platinum members plus a guest when flighting in whY on EY or whY / whY+ on VA
    ref: https://www.velocityrewards.com.au/c...cess/index.htm

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    Re: AUH lounge update

    Can someone confirm this for me:

    When I flew last month VA domestic, looking through the in flight mag, it said something like this:
    "as a premium economy international guest, you get access to Virgin lounges and that of our partners on the day of travel".

    Does this mean as a Velocity bronze, flying Premium economy with VA, I will get lounge access in AUH?

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    Re: AUH lounge update

    Would suggest that that was poor wording in the magazine - no lounge access offered to whY+ pax as far as I know.

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    Re: AUH lounge update

    Here's a photo of whats in the mag..

    Screen Shot 2012-03-17 at 11.37.40 AM.jpg

    "International Long Haul
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    As a Premium Economy Guest, stretch out and relax with 95cm (38 inches) of legroom and enjoy the all-inclusive food, beverages and in-flight entertainment available. Premium Economy Guests can also enjoy access to Virgin Australia lounges and those of our airline partners of the day of travel."

    May have to give them a call and ask who their partner airlines are... and then get my lounge access!

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    Re: AUH lounge update

    Quote Originally Posted by notzac View Post
    I'm pleased to see this has been sorted for Platinum members travelling in economy. Swapping terminals in AUH transfer sounded a bit of a pain especially for a lounge of lesser quality than business lounge.
    Appropriate benefit for VA top tier flyers.

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    Re: AUH lounge update

    Very pleased to read this.

    I'll be flying BNE->SYD->AUH->CDG return in a month in Y+ and am delighted to read I'll have a decent lounge to access during the AUH layover. Unfortunately, I'm travelling with my mother and sister, so someone will have to miss out and languish in the terminal. Better than everyone missing out however. I would like to know if there is an etiquette among family pax when someone has to miss out on lounge access... rock paper scissors? No, surely mother pulls rank.

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    It was also in todays monthly newsletter sent to WP.
    International Lounge access for Platinum members
    When departing Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways in Coral Economy Class, or a Virgin Australia international long haul flight in Economy or Premium Economy, you and a guest can now access the Etihad Pearl Business Class lounge on presentation of your membership card and boarding pass for same day travel.

    Find out more about International Lounge access.
    (This part was not in the email send to SG)

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