Virgin Australia: priority boarding with one guest

By koji | Mar 18, 2019, 12:15 AM
I am va gold tier and will be travelling with a guest in economy on va. It is interesting to find va allows guest access to the lounge but not to the priority boarding. I used to travel solo and have no experience of this. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
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By Mjkcan | Mar 18, 2019, 12:25 AM
They won’t turn your travelling companion away - just board together in the priority lane.
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By jch | Mar 18, 2019, 06:46 AM
Had the same experience travelling with a colleague. Boarding together was fine.
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By Rod H | Mar 18, 2019, 09:35 AM
Business Class ticket holders and High end Velocity Members have the earned privilege of using the Priority Lane. Why would anyone expect someone who has neither qualifications to use the lane.
We pay quite a lot for this and I feel it would be unfair to allow someone use this privilege without being entitled to. I have also seen Platinum and Gold passengers flying Economy whinge about Business Class passengers being asked to board first.
Surely paying so much for a seat should give first priority to these pax.
“ You pays for what you get” as the saying goes so if you want Priority Boarding then earn it , not expect it for free.

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By ap_spd | Mar 18, 2019, 09:57 AM
As long as you are on same PNR, I believe it is only right to board together. Wife does 1/2 travel a year, I do 2 a week. When we travel together I get her to board with me or it may get very uncomfortable :P
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By GB18 | Mar 18, 2019, 10:03 AM
My partner and I check in and board together using priority we are usually booked on the same reservation but not always and it’s never been an issue.
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By ChrisCh | Mar 18, 2019, 10:16 AM
Staff are trained at VA to allow travelling companions to board with those who are entitled to priority boarding, when boarding together.
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By koji | Mar 18, 2019, 10:45 AM
Thx all. My little worry goes away. Hope VA could list this perk online. I actually once got an email reply saying the companion guest is not able to access priority boarding lane. I guess he/she just read the website as I did.
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By xtfer | Mar 18, 2019, 01:16 PM
Thx all. My little worry goes away. Hope VA could list this perk online. I actually once got an email reply saying the companion guest is not able to access priority boarding lane. I guess he/she just read the website as I did.

Technically, that's correct. Your companion cannot access that lane on their own, even on the same booking. They can only do so when boarding with you.
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By shellbell | Mar 20, 2019, 04:20 PM
I have been gold for some time now and my husband is only red. We fly with Virgin every 6-8 weeks and he has never been asked to leave the priority boarding. In fact, they have always been very welcoming.
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By Pointsman | Mar 22, 2019, 04:01 PM
No one has thought to mention 'pooling', as long as it is your pooling partner, no problem! I've never been questioned in years.
But nowadays they give gold away like there's no tomorrow. Personally I am not bothered when I board because we are all going to the same place at the same time. Just in Business people like to get on early for their chambers!
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By ChrisCh | Mar 29, 2019, 04:22 PM
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