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Air Vanuatu Lounge - Port Vila

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Welsh-Kiwi

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I note the rules for guest access to the lounge for an SGs is 1 guest only. Children count as a guest. I'm traveling with Mrs W-K and Miss W-K who is 5. Has anyone managed to get 2 guests into this lounge? Thanks.
 

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Yes, we got one child in with us in 2010. Don't bother though - the lounge is a waste of time.
 

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Yes, we got one child in with us in 2010. Don't bother though - the lounge is a waste of time.
Thanks. We fly back to Auckland on a Sunday morning. Most airside vendors are closed as they are at church! A rubbish lounge is better than nothing!!
 

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In 2010 it could literally only seat 5 people and served water and fruit juice. We couldn't get a seat so we sat in the (terrible) terminal.
 

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Was there in July 2013 and didn't see a lounge. As WP I didn't get an invitation either when checking-in at the Air Vanuatu business class counter. There is a bar/restaurant that some pax used.
 

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Its more fun going to the smoking/outside area once you are at the gate - we got good views of arriving and departing 737s
 

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It must be Harry Bauer's Airport Club Lounge that the OP refers to.

At least it has air conditioning!

Here is a picture:

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Harry Bauer Club Lounge, Port Vila Bauerfield International (VLI) - BusinessClass.se

The link says access is for "business class and status passengers" and "a hand written invitation is given out at check-in". The reviewer actually liked the lounge!

Maybe QFFers with status get access but that was not mentioned to me (WP) at Air Vanuatu's business class check-in last year (July 2013).
Edit: One AFF who flys regularly on Air Vanuatu said in May 2013 "In regards to lounge access, never any problems as a WP on QF ticketing accessing the QF F lounge in SYD or QF J lounge in BNE. In VLI on the other hand you will be enjoying the Y lounge with everyone else": http://www.australianfrequentflyer....program/vanuatu-qf375-50632-2.html#post828462
Maybe it's changed?

And from late last year, the lounge even joined Priority Pass: http://www.australianfrequentflyer....nges/priority-pass-changes-oct-nov-55478.html

 
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Seriously, don't bother.

Or, do for the lols :)

In several trips Ive never seen anyone 'police' lounge access, nor staff to restock the .... errr, nothing (peanuts or taro crisps maybe).
 

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I'm transiting through there this afternoon, I promise I'll leave at least 1 packet of chips behind.

But as others have said, it's really not worth it.....

At least there is free internet here at NOU airport. VLI on the other hand.....
 

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You cannot get a grander entrance than that!

Before you jump to any conclusions that not a lounge dragon, but rather a snoozy stall holder.

I've left half a pack of out of date macadamia nuts and a bottle of tap water.
 
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What were the entry requirements? Is QFF status enough?
 

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Not sure about QFF requirements but I'm hoping to get in there using my Air NZ SG status. I'll find out on the 20th if it works.
 

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There is nobody on the door and nobody checked at any stage who was in there. So for access eligibility then I'd say it's "good"
 

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It must be Harry Bauer's Airport Club Lounge that the OP refers to.

At least it has air conditioning!

Here is a picture:

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Harry Bauer Club Lounge, Port Vila Bauerfield International (VLI) - BusinessClass.se

The link says access is for "business class and status passengers" and "a hand written invitation is given out at check-in". The reviewer actually liked the lounge!

Looks like a lounge I visited in South America, except this one has windows. :cool:

Matt
 

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I was in the lounge last Sunday. The lounge assistant requested the invite on entry. Small selection of drinks and meager food offering - see below. Lounge had free wifi and AC both of which we're not available in the terminal.

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