Prior to my short flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Virgin Australia, I had access to the Virgin Australia Lounge, which was pretty easy to locate with the signages.
Entry was swift and I was warmly invited in after a quick scan of my boarding pass.
The main seating area had sweeping views of the tarmac. Aviation enthusiasts will enjoy all the ground activity just beyond the lounge’s glass facade.
The seating arrangements catered mostly to travelling parties of 2, and seating availability was deemed to be adequate at the time of my visit.
If you’d prefer somewhere quieter and more private, you could choose to seat yourself along the high chairs at the end of the lounge, which was equipped with charging points and cell phone chargers.
The lounge was also stocked with newspapers and other literature.
The seating next to the food area appeared more busy than the rest. However, the staff were quick to clear the tables for other guests to seat themselves.
A good mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were on offer, as well as a salad bar and some snacks.
A separate exit allowed for passengers to access all gates after using the lounge, although exiting through the main entrance was also possible.
For a domestic terminal lounge, the Virgin Australia Lounge at Sydney Airport more than serves its function to keep passengers well fed and connected. Its modern design and interior lighting create an ambience that would suit business and leisure travellers alike. The large glass facade also offers unparalleled views of the tarmac, creating a sense of openness and space, which may be much appreciated when it gets busy in the lounge.