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You want a separate section for Plats just walled off with some plants and a screen? Geeze - imagine how that would go down in Oz. In AUH Etihad maintained a reserved area for the 'higher-ups' during the period while rebuilding their First lounge. You can get away with that in the Middle-East,...
Mar 08, 2018, 12.18 PM / Qantas vs Virgin Australia: who has the best airport lounge breakfast?
Been a while since I've been at a QP but VA's Grinders coffee beats the Vittoria I recall at Q. VA's recent decision to close the second espresso location at SYD was dud one. Q's Bircher was always pretty good but I've copped maybe one too many Cardomom pods.
Mar 08, 2018, 10.00 AM / Qantas vs Virgin Australia: who has the best airport lounge breakfast?
Yep, Joisey definitely.
Feb 22, 2018, 08.24 AM / New York hotels now slugging travellers "urban destination fees"
I don't often check baggage, but certainly at SYD it's often quicker to check a bag at the counter and then walk back out for the premium entry. The distance is about the same and you avoid an often very congested general security area. Of course you'll have to run the gauntlet of the smokers a...
Feb 15, 2018, 12.50 PM / Who can use Virgin Australia Premium Entry in Sydney, Brisbane?
I really can't agree. VA do a good job so unsure of how much more pampering and jollies you expect should be handed out. One think I enjoy about VA compared to QF is less 'uppity' types in general and guaranteed points upgrades, rather than the QF lottery. As for the GC lounge, I always find t...
Oct 18, 2017, 11.38 AM / Virgin Australia Gold Coast Airport lounge
Thanks Jorge, a definite win for VA Platinums and at least Golds are now accommodated as well. But it is interesting Qantas Frequent Flyers can't access this lounge themselves despite being an Emirates partner. Slightly amusing I guess.
Mar 22, 2017, 11.59 PM / Virgin Australia Platinum flying Business. LAX Lounge options
I dropped by The Wing and wasn't overly impressed. Crowded. Posting this from The Pier now - worth it if you have time to get here, it's a significant walk. Very impressive lounge.
Feb 28, 2017, 09.34 AM / Cathay Pacific business class lounge, Hong Kong