October 27, 2015

Review: Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge, HKIA (HKG)

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacfic First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.


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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
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Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
ANA Suite Lounge Satellite 5 T1 Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
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Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
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Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
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Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge, Hongkong Airport

Date of visit: July 14, 2015

Location:  Level 6 & 7, entrance near gates 2-3 at Level 6
Access:  Cathay Pacific or Dragon Air First Class/Business Class passengers; Marco Polo Club Diamond/Gold/Silver members; Cargo Clan Elite members; One World Emerald/Sapphire members on a One World operated flight 
Opening hours:  Daily from 5:30am to last departure

Reception


Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge reception located at Level 6

Seating

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge seating

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge seating

Workstations

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge workstations with iMacs

Dining

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge hot buffet

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge chilled salad & sliced fruit

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Noodle Bar

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge café

CONCLUSION

On my way to the The Wing First Class Lounge, I thought I'd first visit the Business Class section which occupies two floors, level 6 and 7. I did not have the time to visit level 6 (except for the reception) where the business centre and the shower suites are located, according to other bloggers reviews. Here at Level 7 you can find the famous "Noodle Bar" although I did not have time to order from their menu. I presume they were the same as the ones being offered at the newly opened Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge in Manila. The food selection on the buffet looked good specially the hot buffet. The lounge seating included the signature Solus chairs and there were also a few iMacs in the workstations. Wifi is complimentary throughout the lounge, as is in the whole terminal. I thought this part of the lounge is much better than the one at level 6 since if feels more spacious due to the high ceilings. Overall, I thought the lounge was very nice as a business class lounge and probably in par with that of Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge at Changi Airport.