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Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport

I like the concept of arrivals lounges, it’s nice to have a place to freshen up before leaving the airport. Cathay Pacific provides this with their Arrivals Lounge at Hong Kong Airport.

The lounge is outside the main airport its actually under the Airport Express station. You can get access to the lounge if you have flown Cathay Pacific or Dragonair in business / first class, or have Oneworld Emerald status.

The lounge itself is really quite small its essentially one room divided up with showers on one side and the lounge part with separated dining area and there is no natural light inside therefore a bit dark. Most people myself included just have a shower and grab a quick bite to eat then leave.  The food/beverages on hand are limited just some salads, fruit, pastries along with the Asian selection comprising of wontons & rice. Its nothing like you would find in Cathays other lounges inside the airport. There are only a few places to sit either on some lounge chairs or on a long bench with stools that’s about it.

The food/beverages on hand are limited just some salads, fruit, pastries along with the Asian selection comprising of wontons & rice. Its nothing like you would find in Cathays other lounges inside the airport. There are only a few places to sit either on some lounge chairs or on a long bench with stools that’s about it. The shower rooms have plenty of space and are fitted out very nicely.

To sum up a nice all be it a small lounge, good place to have a shower after a long flight.  Not a place you would hang around for a long time.

 

Lounge Entrance

Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Shower Rooms

Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Small lounge area

Food selection

Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Coffee machine

Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport

 

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong

 

Take a look at Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong airport. It does not feel like you are in an airport at all it has a real homely vibe to it. Food wise there is a ‘pantry’ fully stocked with pastries, cheese crackers, tea/coffee, snacks etc. There is also a restaurant with a la carte menu.

One of the coolest things in this lounge are they ‘day suites’ which is a small room with a couch/bed in it that you can relax in with a nice view over the airport or close the curtains and have a sleep.

This is definitely one of the nicest lounges I have been to.

Bar

Food spread in the pantry

Hallway to the day suites

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong – Day suites

Nice view over the airport

Resturant area

Fruit plate with mango sorbet

Chicken Karrage

Shower room

Office area

 

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong

 

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Star Alliance Business Class Lounge – Los Angeles Airport LAX

 

Before getting on my Virgin Australia flight to Sydney I headed to the Star Alliance lounge wich Virgin Business class passengers have access to. The lounge is located on level 6 of the Tom Bradley International Terminal .The lounge itself is really big spread out of different areas there is even and outdoor roof terrace with a view over the tarmac which is really cool. Throughout the lounge there are LA quotes on them like “there was more good acting at Hollywood parties then ever appeared on screen – Bette Davis” a fun addition to the space.   Everywhere you sit down there is power point not too far away which is always good.

The buffet is a Western Asian mix I was there at night so it was all dinner type options , the food was OK good for a pre-flight snack if I wanted a full meal I would be a bit disappointed. There is also bar with a large selection of wines and other drinks both alcoholic and not.

Overall a really nice Lounge , I especially liked the outdoor roof terrace its great to get some fresh air before a long flight.

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Star Alliance Business Class Lounge LAX – Entrance

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Seating

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Dining area

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Star Alliance Business Class Lounge LAX  – Teriyaki Chicken

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Rice and vegies

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Fruit and desserts

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Noodles and soup

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Wine selection

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Seating area

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Indoor balcony looking over the rest of the terminal

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LA quotes

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Tv Room

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Star Alliance Business Class Lounge LAX  – Outdoor roof terrace

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Fire bar

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View from the roof terrace

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Entrance to the showers

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Shower room

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Small food and drinks buffet

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More lounge seating

Star Alliance Business Class Lounge LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

www.staralliance.com/LAX