"Join me in the airline lounge" Thread (Offers only - no requests)

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  1. Cryogenic

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    Today in adelaide from 930, then in melbourne from 1330.
     
  2. Dre_

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    Mel -> Singapore
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    19th April, Wednesday night
    12:05am 20th April flight
     
  3. Dre_

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    3rd May - Adelaide - 6:30am flight, will be at airport at 5:30am
    4th May - Perth - 7:15am flight, will be at the airport from 6am
    5th May - Brisbane - 8:55pm flight, will be at the airport from about 7pm

    Virgin
     
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  4. The Brad

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    Peeps, I made Platinum QFF last year and I've really been meaning to post here, I'm sorry I haven't!

    So here goes:

    Sunday May 14th, Qantas F lounge (International)
    My flight departs at 7am, so I should be there from about 5am.

    Maybe a slim chance of someone flying on oneWorld that morning but the First lounge is pretty nice :)
     
  5. wwwww

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    Congrats on reaching WP!
     
  6. The Brad

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    Cheers, I'm going to clock 2400 before the year is out, so that is something at least ;)
     
  7. millsy_c

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    Back to gold again finally:

    09-05-17 - BNE, ~5am (6:10 flight), Virgin Aus domestic flight. +1
     
  8. tobes

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    I just moved back down to Gold on Virgin after 4 years as Platinum. All my international travel is now on Qantas and its very hard to get to Platinum on Domestic travel only especially with the tight arse fairs my employer purchases.
     
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    Zee

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    OK, next trip...

    SYD. 27/5

    Singapore Air lounge, any Star Alliance airline flight, from about 10:30am-1pm.

    Z...
     
  10. The Brad

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    Qantas Gold should be relatively easy and is better than Virgin Platinum anyway. I clocked Plat this year in 3 months so considered a run at keeping Plat on both alliances but after speaking to some people who have done both the lounge situation for Virgin flyers is a bit shit.
     
  11. tobes

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    Actually, Im Qantas Platinum this year. First year and loving it. Need to clock up a few more international trips to retain it. (Refer to previous post about tight arse employer..)
     
  12. The Brad

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    To be honest the #1 game for status is buying flights when the promotions are on...

    I'm self employed so I can buy full flex economy and upgrade with points, so I'm fortunate in that regard.
     
  13. tobes

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    I queued up 6 trips when they had double status credits promotion. With changes for work etc. I only got credit on half of them. If I was with my old employer I'd be booking flexi-fares/premium economy and getting to the status much much quicker.
     
  14. The Brad

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    I might be getting in a bit early:

    Monday 12th June
    6am-9am
    Qantas First Lounge, Melbourne
    Departing on QF93
     
  15. Dre_

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    Real frequent fliers slug it out on the getaway fares.
    Managed platinum velocity after five months.
     
  16. millsy_c

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    Sidenote, those new Virgin Gold cards look great, much nicer than the old ones. I did not realise they were so new, they have that new branding they're using with the line and a plane.

    Yeah you're usually either flying more than anybody would be happy with or you're gonna be doing a trip or two on your own dime. I don't see a massive value for platinum with Virgin unless you're flying internationally anyway and get the good lounge in AUH (which I missed out on when I was a Plat :()

    What makes it better out of curiosity? Just the lounge itself?

    Fucking hell that's a lot of flying, do not want lol...
     
  17. The Brad

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    Virgin lounges themselves in major capitals are kind of the same as Qantas lounges in lesser cities.

    Virgin's access to overseas lounges is completely full of holes, people on AFF complaining all the time about rules changing and not getting into Star Alliance lounges even when they are there. Oneworld has no such issues.

    For me so far this year:

    Trips 5
    Days 44
    Distance 93,854 km
    Cities 16
    Countries 6
     
  18. millsy_c

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    Ah okay, yeah if I was flying as much as that and international I'd be going for QANTAS as well. Domestically for me I stick to major cities so Virgin is fine and easier to obtain and hold. I wonder how many of those regional lounges will stay open if the orange jacket brigade slows down?

    Personally for me flying internationally I've only ever gone Etihad/Singapore Airlines/Virgin Atlantic so I've not had any issues with lounge access. My biggest issue was Etihad being a prick once and not honouring the international baggage allowance I had as a FF member.
     
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  19. tobes

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    What are you using for your read out? I used to use Trip It for it but now have all access to Trip Case but Trip Case doesn't give details like that.
     
  20. The Brad

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    Considering that QFF is running at an outrageous profit at the moment I'm not too worried!

    Tripit Pro - absolutely indispensable for someone who flies a lot.
     

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