We arrived at Changi’s Terminal 4 at 8AM for our 9:50AM flight to Hong Kong. We were initially hoping to be able to check out the other terminals, given Changi’s notoriety for having a “city within an airport”. Alas, inter-terminal transfers are not allowed if one has a flight within three hours (the staff does check your boarding pass before they let you in to the transfer bus). We decided to go to the lounge instead.
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It was in recent years that Cathay Pacific relocated to Terminal 4 of Singapore’s Changi Airport, along with a new lounge. This lounge is located on the second floor of the concourse. There is no dedicated First Class area, but the lounge is decently sized with plenty of seating areas throughout.
Food is buffet style, but as is the case with most Cathay lounges, there is a noodle bar to satisfy your pre-flight cravings.
In my two times flying on Cathay Pacific out of Singapore, both flights boarded from gate G21, which is the farthest gate in the concourse. I recall the walk from the lounge to the gate took upward of 15 minutes. Something to keep in mind if you prefer to stay in the lounge longer prior to boarding your flight.
Boarding completed in an efficient manner, and following a short taxi, we were airborne towards Hong Kong International Airport.
The offering for today’s lunch were as follows:
Prawn and cucumber rice paper rolls with ginger chilli sauce
Mesclun salad, miso dressing
Steamed chicken, Chinese ham, pak choy, carrot, baby corns and chicken rice
Braised veal cheek, barley and vegetable orzotto
Mee siam with prawn, fish cake and boiled egg in spicy turmeric soup
AND TO FINISH
Fresh seasonal fruits
Haagen-Dazs Ice cream
Assorted bread and butter
(Illy) Freshly brewed coffee and (JING) a selection of teas
The rolls were tough and borderline inedible. I chose the steamed chicken for lunch, and while it was edible, the rice was notably tough and dry.
Cheese plate was adequate, followed by a cup of Haagen-Dazs Macademia Nut-flavored ice cream.
Descent into Hong Kong was rather uneventful. We landed and docked to a single-digit gate (gate 3). Those who are frequent visitors of Hong Kong Airport can probably appreciate my sigh of relief, slash excitement, after finding out our arrival gate.
All-in-all, uneventful flight, but nothing too memorable about it.