I’ve just been denied access to the Air New Zealand lounge in Auckland with my Ethiad gold card.
They stated that since I booked the ticket through Virgin Australia and not Etihad, that I couldn’t use the card to access the lounge. I had no issue accessing the AirNZ lounge in Melbourne on the way out.
This strikes me as very odd, and I couldn’t actually find a definite statement on AirNZ, VAust or Etihad websites to support or deny their claim.
Does anyone know if this is correct, or did I just hit a lounge dragon?