On this blog, I rarely talk about Domestic travel as it’s nowhere near as exciting and exotic as International travel, however, I get a lot of questions from travellers overseas wanting to see reviews of Australia’s domestic lounges, so I’ve decided to start reviewing them This morning I was flying out of my home airport Brisbane on Virgin Australia so I thought I’d review it.
To enter the lounge you have to be travelling or connecting onto a Business class ticket, Platinum and Gold members, Silver members who have two entry passes, American Express Centurion & Platinum Charge business and personal, American Express Virgin Australia Platinum card and elite members of Virgin’s partner airlines.
To enter the lounge, you can scan your boarding pass on the machine or show an agent.
Virgin’s lounges are bright and colourful; it wakes you up if you haven’t slept much 😉
The lounge is buffet style. Breakfast is basic cold food as well as toasted sandwich and pancakes machines.
The food is fresh and their is an ok variety.
Juices and soda are available; the full bar opens at 12:00.
The highlight of the lounge is the coffee bar, fresh coffee made to order is a wonderful feature, especially for early morning flights.
Fresh hot cappuccino, brilliant!
The lounge has a large amount of seating, and I’ve never actually seen it full.
There are two tables that provide power.
110V and two USB slots.
Entrance to the ‘Club’ VA’s secret lounge.
The lounge is pretty good for a Domestic airport, would I purposely spend hours here? No, but for an early morning flight, the coffee station is fantastic!