Virgin Blue "lounge"

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  1. toowongman

    toowongman Member

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    I just wanted to say that the BNE "lounge" is great. It's 1845h on a Friday night, there's about thirty people in here, the wireless is fast, the Crownies are cold, and my stomach is very full. No queues for food, plenty of space and it's really quiet. Ms Toowongman will belt me for saying this but I hope my flight is delayed! And once more, being a big bludger, I've been upped to 'blue zone' for free. Thank you Virgin Blue!
     

  2. wallacej

    wallacej Active Member

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    As I have said before...shhhhhhh... this is one time we don't want to much word of mouth...:D

    Enjoy... I just got home ex BNE... no delays, but still got the full belly...
     
  3. toowongman

    toowongman Member

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    ok... shhh!
    it's 2100h and I'm delayed out until 2200h! Might as well be my loungeroom with caterers...
     
  4. wallacej

    wallacej Active Member

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    While you are there, if no one else is using the big screen, ask for the foxtel remote and watch what you like.. I tend to find air crash investigations on Nat Geo pretty good to watch before a flight. Sometimes a good way to keep the room to yourself too...:D :D
     
  5. Travel Guru

    Travel Guru Established Member

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    I wish the QP was as quiet at 1845 on any weekday evening as you suggest the blue lounge is.

    Last night in BNE it was standing room only, to the point where it got ridiculous....it's about time Qantas upped the membership fee and/or kicked golds out to keep it a bit less like a zoo and a return it to the quiet sanctuary it was intended to provide.

    TG
     
  6. toowongman

    toowongman Member

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    Yeah... we're watching NQ flog Newcastle...
     
  7. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    I've only ever spent much time in the SYD lounge - what's the food like in the others? I don't think I've ever had any food in SYD, the offerings are so meagre. Now I seem to just get Hot Wok every time.
     
  8. wallacej

    wallacej Active Member

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    It is pretty much the same in each of the lounges.. I figure you have a snack, not a meal... however I tend to find breakfast of toast, yoghurt cereal etc ok. I tend to make a sandwich the rest of the time... would be better with spirits on offer - i hear it is a possibility though.
     
  9. pauly7

    pauly7 Established Member

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    QF are addressing this by building new lounges for J and Plat members in the majors... Should cut the 'cream' LOL out of all the lounges... or some might say the w%$krs :D JOKES!!!!

    Seriously though, anyone take a guess about HM ppl this will take out of QF pub? Won't be a ghost town like the Virgin lounge, but on Flyertalk they were touting about 25% reduction M-F on peak times....?
     
  10. Tooner

    Tooner Active Member

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    That would very much depend on where the new lounges are being built. If they are being built within the existing boundaries, then I would imagine the existing QP will appear just as full (if not more so given duplication of services etc).

    Unless the plan is top convert the CL to the new Business Lounge ;)
     
  11. wallacej

    wallacej Active Member

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    Sitting in the Melb Lounge here on a Sunday night at 7pm. Don't know what the QP qould be like at this time, but rght now there would be about 20-24 ppl. Couple of kids playing pool, a few belting away on their laptops and some watching the big screen.

    Again, priority line worked well, no one waiting, straight through. Loving it.... I will enjoy it while it lasts. This is what a lounge should be like, No hustle and bustle, just quiet relax time before getting the flight.

    Cheers DJ
     
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