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Postby Martin » 15 Jun 2010, 17:31

I'm flying to Cairo with BMI in November. I'm a Virgin FC Gold member so I believe I'll get BMI lounge access at LHR. The big question is can I take my wife in as well? Thanks.




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Postby Nottingham Nick » 15 Jun 2010, 23:00

Hi Martin

Welcome to V-Flyer.

The perk for entry to the BMI lounge at LHR is a perk for gold card holders flying internationally with BMI.

There is no mention on the VS website, about being able to take a guest and I am sure that, if you could, it would tell you.

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Postby Martin » 17 Jun 2010, 11:08

Thanks for the reply Nick. I have checked the VS site too and as you say there is no mention.
I think it will be worth me contacting BMI to see if they can be accommodating. My wife would be none too amused to be left outside! And having become accustomed to the UC lounge I'm not keen on spending time in the public area with the masses v(




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Postby chefknife » 17 Jun 2010, 11:12

they allowed my missus in this past week, same circumstance


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Postby Martin » 17 Jun 2010, 11:52

Thanks Chef
chefknife wrote:they allowed my missus in this past week, same circumstance


I also had a look on their info on flybmi.com and they do allow other scheme's gold card holders to take in a guest. Strange there is no mention of Virgin FC though.

* Diamond Club Gold card members - plus 1 guest
* Diamond Club Silver card members - plus 1 guest
* bmi Business Class passengers - no guest
* Flexible Economy (BD shorthaul) - no guest
* Star Alliance Gold card holders - plus 1 guest
* Star Alliance 1st passengers - plus 1 guest
* Star Alliance Business passengers - no guest




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Postby seanpep » 17 Jun 2010, 12:23

One of my trips with BMI was very disappointing, I was flying Y on a low bucket and they had to phone someone about lounge access then said something like even though you are on one of our lowest fares it seems you can use the lounge". As if they were in shock. Didn't seem to realize how much flying I must do to get AU if all I book is the lowest fares! Oh nobody else was allowed in and I did try.


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Postby Martin » 24 Jun 2010, 17:19

Oh nobody else was allowed in and I did try.


Thanks Sean

I have dropped BMI an email. From the conflicting reports, it seems they don't know the answer themselves! ?| I'll post the response here when I get it.

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Postby hat » 24 Jun 2010, 18:37

shame they don't offer the same on domestic connecting flights through heathrow

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Postby seanpep » 13 Jul 2010, 23:04

Martin,

Any update on this?

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Postby Martin » 14 Jul 2010, 09:35

Nothing yet - I sent my question via their website about 2 weeks ago. Not a word out of them yet.

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Postby Martin » 29 Jul 2010, 11:02

seanpep wrote:Martin,

Any update on this?

Sean


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I gave up waiting for a reply from BMI via email so I called them. Got through to "Brian" who sounded like he was in a call centre in Bangalore. After waiting 10 minutes he said he did not know - and could not find out - so please could I contact VS FC. I called the Au line and after holding while they checked with the support team, the answer came back as "just the cardholder".

Question. Do you think it would impact my holiday if I went in on my own and drank champagne while my wife sat outside with the masses at Starbucks? ?| :D

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Postby honey lamb » 29 Jul 2010, 11:45

Martin wrote:Question. Do you think it would impact my holiday if I went in on my own and drank champagne while my wife sat outside with the masses at Starbucks? ?| :D

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Do you know a good divorce lawyer? :o)



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Postby PeterStansfield » 25 Aug 2010, 18:36

Hi

I've discovered a new potential 'wrinkle' in Gold card use of the BMI Lounges. Yesterday I went from LHR to Frankfurt, and bought the ticket through BMI. Being an Au, I went to the lounge, where they told me I couldn't be admitted as I had to be on a 'BMI Flight'. I said I'd bought a BMI ticket, but it was for a codeshare (flight actually run by Lufty) - and that didn't count

Were they right to evict me?


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Postby slinky09 » 25 Aug 2010, 19:33

Martin wrote:Question. Do you think it would impact my holiday if I went in on my own and drank champagne while my wife sat outside with the masses at Starbucks? ?| :D


Your marriage maybe.
There's a plane at JFK, to fly you back from far away
all those dark and frantic transatlantic miles


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Postby tontybear » 25 Aug 2010, 19:54

slinky09 wrote:
Martin wrote:Question. Do you think it would impact my holiday if I went in on my own and drank champagne while my wife sat outside with the masses at Starbucks? ?| :D


Your marriage maybe.


possibly. but Martin asked about his holiday not his marriage!
Huzzah for International Jet-setting !


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Postby rich1664 » 25 Aug 2010, 19:56

tontybear wrote:
possibly. but Martin asked about his holiday not his marriage!


One in the same.

They seem like a really good idea, and for the most part they are, but every now and then you wonder what on earth you are doing there....


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Postby Martin » 26 Aug 2010, 00:09

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Thanks for the laughs guys. I just hope Mrs H never signs up to v-flyer!!!

The reality is that I'll attempt to get us both in, ii) the official on the door will reject me v( as they did to poor Peter :( , so me and my wife will go and buy some champagne and oysters at the Caviar House :D




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Postby slinky09 » 26 Aug 2010, 06:43

Martin wrote:.
Thanks for the laughs guys. I just hope Mrs H never signs up to v-flyer!!!

The reality is that I'll attempt to get us both in, ii) the official on the door will reject me v( as they did to poor Peter :( , so me and my wife will go and buy some champagne and oysters at the Caviar House :D


That sounds like a sound plan y) .
There's a plane at JFK, to fly you back from far away
all those dark and frantic transatlantic miles


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Postby worc0670 » 06 Feb 2011, 00:35

Just to pick this thread up again. Is it true that as an FC Gold member I can only get access when flying internationally, but not when flying domestically?

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Postby GHM197 » 06 Feb 2011, 10:32

Can't you just go in the Virgin Clubhouse rather than the BMI lounge? I'm pretty sure as a Gold card holder you (and one guest) can go there, irrespective of which airline you're flying with, or whether you're flying domestically or internationally.

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