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Star Gold Flying VA / NZ trans-Tasman Lounge Access
Hi Lucky and all,
I’m a *G on OZ with an upcoming flight operated by NZ but marketed by VA. Some of you may know that they have a special trans-Tasman alliance that codeshares these flights. I’d like to know if I can use the NZ lounge before my flight as it is my understanding that on *A metal matters. As per their lounge access [URL=’http://www.staralliance.com/en/lounge-access-policy’]policy[/URL]: “Customers holding valid proof of their Star Alliance Gold level status and a boarding pass for a Star Alliance member airline [B]operated[/B] flight in any class departing from the local airport.”
Am I wrong to think the wording here implies that I should be able to get access to the lounge as I am flying on NZ metal?
Anyone got experience getting into a lounge under these circumstances?
Should I print out the policy and give it a try?
I would certainly take a print out and try. Can’t hurt!