I’m in the same boat.Certainly, nothing has been announced by VA yet.
The lounges were closed due to government restrictions, but it seems they now remain closed because of VA's financial situation. I suspect we'll hear a further announcement about VA lounges after the creditors' meeting in August.
I thought Virgin (VA) and Velocity were 2 different companies. ie Virgin (VA) is in administration and Velocity is not.The company is in administration, they will not provide any more than basics until the process is complete.
Virgin operates lounges. Velocity run ff programI thought Virgin (VA) and Velocity were 2 different companies. ie Virgin (VA) is in administration and Velocity is not.
Quote from Docter Google...." Although Velocity Frequent Flyer is owned by the Virgin Australia Group, it is a separate company and it is not in administration."
"Our initial focus will be on investing in the core Virgin Australia domestic and short-haul international operation alongside our 10-million-member strong Velocity Frequent Flyer program, continuing to offer an extensive network of destinations, a domestic lounge network and value for money for customers. ...
... Virgin Australia will also maintain a network of lounges in key domestic locations with a plan to re-open when demand returns. ...
So probably not this year then :-(Velocity has also sent an email update this afternoon with a consistent message:
The airline plans to re-open lounges once travel demand increases.
I haven't noticed this? Unless you mean if you're trying to book very close to when you want to fly in which case everything changes..Elevate fares have hone up astronomically.