General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

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Does anyone know if the Melbourne lounges are open this week? I assume they are as I haven't read anything to suggest they aren't. Although few are flying at the moment.
 

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This is the current state of the CNS lounge:

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All the furniture is still there and the airport staff seemed to think it might open again soon, but weren’t sure when that might be.

I personally can’t understand why it isn’t open now.
 

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Just checked in at VA in Adelaide and told the lounge is closed. First I knew of it! Not sure if Virgin have communicated the closure. I guess it makes sense with the reduction of flights, but would have been nice to know before I arrived at the airport. Did anyone get notification from VA about any lounge closures?
 

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Just checked in at VA in Adelaide and told the lounge is closed. First I knew of it! Not sure if Virgin have communicated the closure. I guess it makes sense with the reduction of flights, but would have been nice to know before I arrived at the airport. Did anyone get notification from VA about any lounge closures?

The lounges normally close for a week or two if there are lockdowns or other government restrictions. But since the lockdown in SA has ended, I would've thought the lounge would be reopened?

I can't see any mention on the VA website that the ADL lounge is currently closed.

Edit: Looks like there is a notice on the old website, under "locations".
 
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Back in June when in Cairns, it was interesting to see that the lounge signage was still up upstairs where you enter the lounges.

Perhaps I'm being too optimistic about a reopening, it could just be the airport hasn't bothered to replace it with blank signage.
 

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Interesting that "operational requirements" are now also listed as a reason for closure. Gives VA more wriggle room to delay opening. Reckon they might try and hold off reopening Melbourne until the newly upgraded lounge is ready.
 

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Reckon they might try and hold off reopening Melbourne until the newly upgraded lounge is ready.
And more flights reinstated with current border restrictions...
 
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I transitted through Brisbane on my way to Darwin on Monday. Lounge was open but takeaway only. Minimal options. I was able to get a barista coffee and only food I think was pots of “fresh” fruit (did not taste good), banana or raspberry muffins, apples and regular toast but no toasties. Didn’t bother me too much on the way because I only had 30 mins until boarding but on the way back I have a few hours wait. Things could be worse I guess. At least I can grab a free coffee ☕️😏
 

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I transitted through Brisbane on my way to Darwin on Monday. Lounge was open but takeaway only. Minimal options. I was able to get a barista coffee and only food I think was pots of “fresh” fruit (did not taste good), banana or raspberry muffins, apples and regular toast but no toasties. Didn’t bother me too much on the way because I only had 30 mins until boarding but on the way back I have a few hours wait. Things could be worse I guess. At least I can grab a free coffee ☕️😏
Thats the way its been in BNE everytime there is lockdown, and QF close their lounge all together.
 

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Thats the way its been in BNE everytime there is lockdown, and QF close their lounge all together.
Ohhh really. Makes sense I guess. This was my first time having that experience. I have to transit via Melbourne and Brisbane on my way home and Melbourne lounge is closed so at least I can still get a coffee and muffin in Brisbane lounge.
 
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