General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

AIRwin

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All Virgin Australia domestic lounges are now open for business with CBR reopening today...
 

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I know the VA site can be a bit behind the times so can someone confirm the if the SYD lounge still only opens at 7:30am on Mon-Friday or it's reverted to an earlier time like the rest of the network?
 

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When I was in the temporary lounge in MEL a couple of weeks ago (the old Club), the desk agent indeed said they were renovating the main lounge in the same style as ADL.

Oh well, hope that that desk agent is about as accurate about the reno as they are about calling flight boarding times in MEL (ie wildly wrong most of the time!)
 

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I know the VA site can be a bit behind the times so can someone confirm the if the SYD lounge still only opens at 7:30am on Mon-Friday or it's reverted to an earlier time like the rest of the network?
I can't comment on SYD for weekdays specifically, but by way of parallel a couple of weeks ago the website said MEL opened 08:00 Sundays and when I arrived at 06:50 for my 08:00 flight, they were open and a few other people were present.
 

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I know the VA site can be a bit behind the times so can someone confirm the if the SYD lounge still only opens at 7:30am on Mon-Friday or it's reverted to an earlier time like the rest of the network?

Was in SYD lounge last week, can confirm was open 6am
 

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When I was in the temporary lounge in MEL a couple of weeks ago (the old Club), the desk agent indeed said they were renovating the main lounge in the same style as ADL.
I don’t mind what they do to the decor, I just want the view of the runway! I love the Melbourne lounge for its ace views. The temporary lounge is so dark and stuffy - it’s like the MEL SQ lounge.
 

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Is MEL still "The Club" lounge or has the regular one opened yet? I've not flown for probably a year now. I do want to check out The Club, but to be honest, I actually really liked the regular Virgin lounge at MEL, super spacious and bright (which I find helps me wake up before my morning flights, haha!).
 

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Is MEL still "The Club" lounge or has the regular one opened yet? I've not flown for probably a year now. I do want to check out The Club, but to be honest, I actually really liked the regular Virgin lounge at MEL, super spacious and bright (which I find helps me wake up before my morning flights, haha!).

Yes, it's still the temporary old "The Club" lounge. (See posts #179-183 of this thread.)
 

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Running low on the sandwiches in Brisbane tonight, and they were different to the usual ones. Perhaps a sign that they’re getting ready to roll out the new lounge catering?
 

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Perhaps a sign that they’re getting ready to roll out the new lounge catering?
Same timing as the new business class inflight catering on Thursday?
 
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First time in the new Adelaide lounge and can say it's layout is refreshing (especially compared to what were used to in Adelaide). Can't say im a fan of the qr order system as it's a bit slow over getting it yourself, but just one of those covid sacrifices. Food is alot better that what i got in Brisbane over the Christmas break with some familiar items resurfacing from VA1 days except my favourite beer. Yeah the sign behind customer service is a tad tacky but VA is supposed to be the fun and youthful airline so it fits in with the image. I noticed that one of the areas i saw in the drawings sits behind a plain door in the bathroom hallway with no sign of life
 

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I noticed that one of the areas i saw in the drawings sits behind a plain door in the bathroom hallway with no sign of life

If that’s the room I’m thinking of, I *think* it’s being used as a crew meal/break room or something similar.
 

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Has anyone been in the BNE lounge in the past week that can provide updates on the current state of food and beverage offerings? Is it still all pre-packaged?

Have a morning flight on Sunday and was wondering whether it was worth using one of my spare lounge passes or if I am better off saving for my next flights in a months time that depart in the evening so at least I can enjoy a drink.
 

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