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Lounges in HKG airport
I have a trip coming up to Hong Kong on CX Business Class, first time there. I will have enough time to check out may be -23 lounges (arrival and departure), Any recommendations on which lounges are best to spend some time in? I have priority pass, centurion, and CX Business Class options to choose from. Thanks.
do you have status with any One World airline? If you are One World Emerald (OWE) you can access the the first class lounge at The Wing. If you are not OWE, you can still access The Wing’s business class lounge. I love the noodle bar at The Wing.
CX has other lounges in HK as well. The Wing is closest to security, and gates 1-4. There are also The Deck, The Bridge and The Pier lounges. The Pier also has a first class section, which has private suites overlooking the runway that you can use to nap, read, etc…
Check out: [URL]https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/travel-information/flying-with-us/all-lounges/hong-kong-international-airport-lounges.html[/URL]
I have not visited the Centurion lounge nor the PP lounge – though I may check out the PP lounge in a couple of weeks to see how it compares to the CX lounges.
Hope this helps.
Brad at Travel Codex recently wrote a guide to all the CX lounges in HKG:
Thanks a lot for the replies. I will read over the guide. The Wing sounds like a good place to start, and looking forward to trying the noodle bar!
Amex Centurion is decent, but small. I wasnt a fan of the PP lounge there (by Gate 40) On arrival, there’s a PP lounge located in the passageway between T1 and T2 but unless you have time and youre heading to the city, I wouldnt go out of my way to go there. If you’re just transiting, it’s definitely better to just go thru transit security and into a Cathay lounge. Qantas has a lounge at HKG as well and seems decent.
Thanks David. Did not think of Qantas lounge, looks like it’s gotten good reviews. I have a long layover and wanted to head into the city. I did not realize that the CX business class lounges are airside and after clearing security. Since their arrivals lounge closed, is there another option to freshen up before heading to the city, aside from the Priority Pass lounge?
Nope, just that PP lounge. If youre taking the Airport Express into the city, they’re not too far apart, from what I remember. Last September, I headed there after landing in the morning, showered and then headed into the city. The Airport Express has a same day return ticket for the same price as a one way ticket! It’s fast and super convenient.
That’s really helpful to know. Much appreciated!
[QUOTE=”Tahsin, post: 62698, member: 4989″]Thanks a lot for the replies. I will read over the guide. The Wing sounds like a good place to start, and looking forward to trying the noodle bar![/QUOTE]
Just back from Hong Kong. I visited The Wing and The Pier. Last trip I also visited the Bridge (which was OK, or “fine” by Cathay standards.) . Also entered the PP lounge to look around. It was fine. But I’ll stick with Cathay’s lounges.
First went to Wing First Class and sampled the champaign before heading to the Haven to sit down and order some food. The Haven has a buffet as well. Noodle wonton soup was merely OK: Sichuan fish hot pot was quite good. The first class lounge was nearly empty, and quiet. Which I enjoy. More than 75% of the people in the First Class section were eating in Haven. So lots of comfy chairs were available.
After some last minute shopping for my kids, I went to the Pier, which was located right next to the gate from which AA126 was departing. First class Pier was much more crowded. Had some noodles in the restaurant (same noodle dishes available in the Haven). Had both a decent Pinot Noir from NZ and a good Bordeaux.
Literally waited until the last minute to leave the Pier and I think I was the last Group 2 passenger to board at the gate. I continue to enjoy Cathay’s Lounges over others (did not sample the Centurion Lounge). Though on my way to HKG, I used the Qantas First Class lounge at LAX. Not as good as I remembered it to be (I was there in 2014 – or was that Cathay’s own lounge back then? I think Qantas.) but still quite good. Ala carte menu was very good.