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  • mrgraham 7 posts

    Does anyone have any insight how Skyteam is going to work in practice (from 2 March, apparently)?

    Will I earn VS tier points and VS points flying on a Skyteam airline flight from that date?
    If I’m flying a Skyteam airline from T3 will I be able to use my VS Gold to access the lounge, or will I need to be on VS metal?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,355 posts

    On the lounge it would depend on the other airline

    If it’s Af-KL on a short haul then no.

    If it’s another ST member flying long haul then maybe.

    But it’s my understanding that the CH will remain outwith of the ST lounge system and you would have to be flying VS or DL to access it.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,385 posts

    You won’t be going near the Clubhouse if you’re not on Virgin / Delta. I’m trying to get a meeting next week to run through the exact details.

    Andrew J 780 posts

    The Virgin website says this about lounge access:
    “Virgin Atlantic will officially enrol in SkyTeam in early 2023, at which point we will offer eligible customers, such as SkyTeam Elite Plus customers, access to our Clubhouse lounges, and in return eligible Virgin Atlantic customers can enjoy the lounges of SkyTeam and its member airlines.”

    Richie 1,062 posts

    What do SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers get airside at LCY when flying KL when there’s no lounge?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,355 posts

    The Virgin website says this about lounge access:
    “Virgin Atlantic will officially enrol in SkyTeam in early 2023, at which point we will offer eligible customers, such as SkyTeam Elite Plus customers, access to our Clubhouse lounges, and in return eligible Virgin Atlantic customers can enjoy the lounges of SkyTeam and its member airlines.”

    eligible not currently defined.

    They’ll find a way of defining it to prevent an elite using it for a LHR – AMS/CDG short haul.

    Carlos 758 posts

    Sounds like its just lounge access and not the ability to use companion vouchers on partners which is not one for me!

    jjoohhnn 31 posts

    ll officially enrol in SkyTeam in early 2023, at which point we will offer eligible customers, such as SkyTeam Elite Plus customers, access to our Clubhouse lounges, and in return eligible Virgin Atlantic customers can enjoy the lounges of SkyTeam and its memb

    Yes. It probably means eligible SkyTeam Elite Plus customers flying on Virgin/Delta not flying on any airline.

    Andrew J 780 posts

    What do SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers get airside at LCY when flying KL when there’s no lounge?

    Nothing.

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