Booking The Trip: A (slightly crazier) Southeast Asian Path to India
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The Cathay Pacific Lounge in Hong Kong is located in the G concourse on level 3, which is one level down from where most of the walking is done to get to the gate. I quite like the airport’s layout and all the lounges are separate and far away from where all the foot traffic is at the airport.
Here is who all can access this lounge:
- Business class travelers on One World Airlines prior to their flight
- First class travelers on One World Airlines prior to their flight + 1 guest but that guest also has to be traveling on any OneWorld flight
- Economy Class/Premium Economy travelers on One World Airlines with OneWorld Sapphire or Emerald Status + 1 guest but that guest also has to be traveling on any OneWorld flight
I was accessing this lounge with a Malaysia Airlines Business class ticket. Keep in mind many OneWorld airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, contract their passengers to the Miracle Lounges that Bangkok has, but as a OneWorld Airline flyer, you can use any of the Oneworld lounges as well, including the Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge which wasn’t open at the time I was traveling. Anyways, onto this lounge now.
The outside of this lounge is simple, yet at the same time, I like the simple entrance.
Here is a look at the entrance of the lounge.
Walking forward you see a bunch of standing tables which nobody was using and I certainly wouldn’t ever use either.
There were also newspapers for the day.
There was a table facing the airport with high top seating if you wanted and there were power ports under the seats for usage.
This is also where the buffet section was so let me show you that.
I had picked out some kind of pudding from the fridge which didn’t have a label on it. I think it was pistachio but it was delicious.
Now just looking at those food options alone, I would’ve been really disappointed, but that wasn’t the only food. In that buffet, you’ll only find the cold options.
Now we will explore the left side of the lounge which is where Cathay’s signature noodle bar is.
There was the noodle bar on one side.
And then there were lots of seats on the other side.
Here is all what they had on their menu made to order.
Once you place an order they give you a buzzer like what restaurants give you when you are in line and your table isn’t ready yet.
Once you got your food, there were several other condiments you could dress your food with.
The nice thing about all these seats is that each side had power ports under the table so you could charge up while eating.
Here is the food we had. 2 bowls of Dan Dan Noodles and some Dim sum.
The Dan Dan noodles were absolutely phenomenal. It was rich, tasty, had a nice kick, and overall very delicious.
We had some Shu Mai and they were also good.
There was also a mini fridge with some beers and soft drinks along with hot drinks and water.
And then more seating in the rest of this section.
While I can see all the booths being used especially during peak time, I can’t really see any of the center tables being used. There’s just so many better seats, and I doubt any parties that large would occupy the whole table. I guess it was nice to have the option at least.
Now going back to the entrace we will explore the right side of the lounge, which is where pretty much all the normal relaxed seating is including a bar, business center, etc.
The right side opens up into one long room with a few different sections.
There were many different kinds of seating too based on what you might be wanting to do.
There was some nice seating for 4 around a small table.
And then there were some more seats closer to the window.
Beyond some pillars, there was another section of seating.
Likewise similar seats here.
One thing I value very highly in a lounge is power ports. This lounge had them in some seats but not a lot of other seats which I thought Cathay would have covered when redoing this lounge.
If you like tarmac views like I do, then here’s another nice seating option where you can even rest your legs while enjoying the views, though don’t expect to be charging anything here.
Like the first section, there were more central seats here. I think this kind of seating works great for families or groups of 3 or 4 traveling together.
There was also a bar where you could have different drinks made.
And here is the menu for that bar.
There was wifi as well and it was fast enough for my liking.
There was a bathroom right before the bar, however, I didn’t end up taking any pictures in there.
And finally some more seating at the end of the room.
There were also some computers if you needed to get any work done. I think these are highly underrated features of a lounge. I didn’t really realize the need that much at first. But after last year’s fiasco of my laptop being fried and unusable, I used all the computers I could in lounges in my return journey to store my flight photos online otherwise I would’ve run out of storage honestly and would not have been able to make any videos or posts from last summer’s India trip.
Some of the furniture did seem a little worn and aged, but they were all still comfortable to sit in.
Again, power ports were not readily available at all seats throughout the lounge.
Overall, this was quite a decent lounge, a good large space, and a nice way to spend some time before a OneWorld Flight. You have cold foods, hot foods, a bar, wifi, and lots of seating options which is all what I really need in a lounge. I only wish there were more power ports readily available throughout the main lounge and not just the dining area, but otherwise this is a pretty good lounge for an outstation airline and would be glad to be back here before a OneWorld Flight.