Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse SFO
During the holidays, I was flying Virgin America during the time that Virgin Atlantic operates it’s flights to London. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is only open during the flight times which creates very limited hours for being able to use it. Virgin America allows all Elevate members, Main Cabin Select and First Class guests to purchase a lounge pass. The lounge pass was $40 for a single use. The AMEX Centurion Lounge is my favorite lounge at SFO but I wanted to try a new lounge that offers cooked to order meal options.
Details from Virgin America: https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/fly-with-us/vx-lounges/sfo
Purchasing the lounge pass was offered during my online checkin for my Virgin America flight. I was able to prepay and upon checkin the agent printed out a paper ticket and wrote “Purchased Clubhouse VX” on the ticket. The lounge is located in the International Terminal but prior to security which made it easy to access. Walking from Terminal 2 to the lounge took about 12 minutes although I could have taken the AirTrain to get there faster but I was in no rush.
The lounge agent greeted me upon my arrival and checked me in. Shortly after I was given an escorted tour of the lounge. I tried to get a table near the windows but all were taken so I settled for the table height bar. The service was very good and they always made sure my drink was full.
I tried the Potstickers (very fresh & tasty), Ravioli (poor choice), Chicken sandwich (very good) and Anchor Porter cheesecake (amazing) for 3 course dinner.
This lounge offers a bit more personalized service than the AMEX Centurion lounge but I’ll stick with the free access with my AMEX Platinum rather than paying $40 per visit for the Virgin Clubhouse.
I’d highly recommend trying it out if you are going to have dinner and a few drinks.