General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

Bagpuss

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Was at Darwin airport yesterday and thought I’d have a quick walk down to the old lounge and see what has happened to it. It’s still fitted out and it looked liked there was some temporary walling going down the middle. Noticed that due to the layout, that walling could mean that the airport is it’s going to carve up the space to convert into a shop outlet. It also maybe possible to re-open as a much smaller lounge.
Was a bit surprised the ceiling lights were on.
 

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Was a bit surprised the ceiling lights were on.
I've been through Darwin a few times last year and this year. All times the lights in the VA lounge were on, I wonder who's paying the electricity bill (and I doubt it's VA).
 

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In the Canberra Lounge this morning. Had the CBR QR Check in, as well as the usual scan my boarding pass.

The layout and furniture haven't changed. The breakfast options were available at the counter, with yoghurt/muesli, fruit, pastries, fruit and toast options. No QR code system here. And the coffee is up and running. So, not much different before, it's just missing the hot buffet.
 
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Had a late night flight from Perth over the weekend, there were 3 red eye flights operating and when go to Perth airport at 10PM (all flights leaving after 11PM) the lounge was closed.
Not really acceptable, when the website states the lounge is open until the last departure.
Many people on the flight were talking about the lounge being closed and we're too happy.
Seucirty stating it was closed due to lack of flights, though 3 red eye flights is the norm.
 

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First time checking out the new temporary Virgin lounge in Melbourne tonight, having done a few trips through the previous temporary lounge before the split. Food seems to have improved marginally (packet sandwiches still available but there's toastie's and toasted wraps too now). No QR codes in here -- order at the counters.

Beer selection is somewhat lacking -- Hahn light is the only choice so had to settle for a Barossa Shiraz instead.

It's quite small too, being basically an airport restaurant. Plenty of space here at 7:30PM but I could imagine this getting quite busy at peak times. Also, weirdly all the powerpoints seem to be covered over with black plastic. No idea what that's about but there doesn't seem to be anywhere in here to charge your devices, as far as I can see...
 

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