Joining VA lounge

Nat Z

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Apologies if this has already been posted here but I've searched and not found the answer to this question.

Is VA currently accepting new members to join the VA lounge? Last time I checked they weren't. This time I can't seem to find an answer. I have Qantas Platinum membership however I will need to fly VA several times this year with stopovers included, and would prefer to join the lounge rather than pay the one off fee

Thanks!
 

eric2011

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Apologies if this has already been posted here but I've searched and not found the answer to this question.

Is VA currently accepting new members to join the VA lounge? Last time I checked they weren't. This time I can't seem to find an answer. I have Qantas Platinum membership however I will need to fly VA several times this year with stopovers included, and would prefer to join the lounge rather than pay the one off fee

Thanks!
This from the website:

Lounge membership

We have temporarily paused the sale and renewal of Lounge memberships until further notice.

Existing Lounge members have been granted a complimentary 12-month extension from the expiry date of their membership.

For queries regarding your membership, please contact
 

Daver6

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If you're willing to pay for membership then perhaps it's worth investigating whether an Amex Platinum Charge card works for you. Significantly more expensive than lounge membership, but it does come with a bunch of other benefits.
 

Nat Z

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I've not seen if it's still active, but you could apply for a Status Match (they'll give you Gold) and use that?
Thanks so much for the suggestion - I had thought that the status match promo expired a while ago but I’ll look into it again.
 

Nat Z

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I've not seen if it's still active, but you could apply for a Status Match (they'll give you Gold) and use that?
Hmm, according to their website, the status match offer expired in Jan 21. Do these kind of offers pop up from time to time? Say twice a year?
 

TMP

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Hi Nat, you could also try emailing Velocity Frequent Flyer to enquire about a status challenge (as opposed to a match). They'll ask for proof of status and history and then maybe set a challenge of flights or status credits in a certain time. Always worth a try. Otherwise, I'm sure there will be status matches promoted at some point again.
 

Nat Z

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Hi Nat, you could also try emailing Velocity Frequent Flyer to enquire about a status challenge (as opposed to a match). They'll ask for proof of status and history and then maybe set a challenge of flights or status credits in a certain time. Always worth a try. Otherwise, I'm sure there will be status matches promoted at some point again.

Thanks for this suggestion TMP. I might give that a go 😊
 
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