After my adventure getting through the immigration at Shanghai Airport (PVG), I made my way up to the departure hall. I cleared the security and exited the country. I wasn’t aware that Cathay Pacific has its own lounge at this airport until I re-checked in and got a new boarding pass and a lounge invitation. Cathay Pacific Lounge is located in Terminal 2, near gate D69 on the upper level.
In this series:
- Alaska Airlines Economy Class A320 Washington to Los Angeles
- Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Qantas First Lounge at Los Angeles International (LAX)
- American Airlines Flagship Lounge at Los Angeles International (LAX)
- American Airlines Business Class 787-9 Los Angeles to Shanghai
- Cathay Pacific Lounge at Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
- Cathay Dragon Economy Class A321 Shanghai to Hong Kong
- Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International (HKG)
- Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International (HKG)
- Cathay Pacific Economy Class 777-300 Hong Kong to Manila
- Cebu Pacific Economy Class ATR72 Manila to Busuanga (Round-Trip)
- Al Faro Cosmio Hotel Coron
- Island Adventure: Coron, Palawan
- Turkish Airlines Business Class 777-300ER Manila to Istanbul
- Touristanbul – Free Istanbul City Tour Sponsored by Turkish Airlines
- Turkish Airlines Business Class 777-300ER Istanbul to Los Angeles
The entrance looks similar to other Cathay Pacific lounges around the world. It’s open from 5:45 AM to 9 PM daily. As usual, access is available for those traveling in Business or First Class on Oneworld carriers as well as those with Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald regardless of their ticketed Cabin.
The lounge consists of four different sections. As soon as you enter the lounge, there is an open sitting area with a couple of dozens of chairs and sofas — it was a bit crowded at the time.
The next section is a communal dining room where you can share a dining area or bar-height counter space with your fellow travelers.
There is also a self-serve bar as well as a hot and cold buffet.
Towards the back, you’ll find a proper dining area where you can sit at a dining table to have your meal.
This lounge also features a noodle bar where you can get made-to-order noodles, dumplings, and a variety of dim sum — Yum!
Next to the dining room, there is an indoor terrace and more seats, overlooking the main terminal.
Little that I know, apparently, this lounge just opened a few months ago after undergoing a 9-month renovation. The lounge is beautiful and reminds me a lot of the Cathay’s signature lounge design. What I love about this lounge is that it features the famous made-to-order noodle bar.
The lounge was a bit crowded, but it wasn’t at all that bad. I thought it was the nicest thing this airport has, especially after going through a big hassle at immigration.