It was 10 PM in Hong Kong, and my flight just arrived from Shanghai. At this time, I was so tired and had not slept on a real bed for almost two days. Transiting at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) was so much easier and civilized. There was no drama. All I need to do is follow the blue sign that says transfer. I re-cleared the security and made it to the departure hall within minutes.
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
Since most Cathay Pacific Lounges opens until the last flight of the day, I decided to visit The Wing, First Class Lounge, which is located at Terminal 1 near Gate 1 to 4. Why? Because I needed a bath and they have cabanas there. 🙂
Even though I was flying economy, I had access to the lounge, thanks to my Oneworld Emerald status. The friendly agents greeted and stamped my boarding pass. They also reminded me that the lounge would stay open until 1:15 AM. When I checked-in for the cabana, there was a little bit of a wait. The attendant gave me a buzzer that would go off when it’s ready. In the meantime, I relaxed on the lounge chair with a glass of rosé.
Thirty minutes later, the cabana was ready. I grabbed my belongings and entered the suite.
The lounge itself isn’t massive. During peak times, it tends to get crowded, even at late hours. As soon as you enter the main section, you’ll see a champagne bar and a sitting area with red leather chairs.
The next section is adjacent to the Champagne bar, which also has a sitting area with more chairs.
There is also a bar with a bartender where you can request your favorite drinks.
And finally, at the far end of this section, you’ll see more sitting area with hot and cold buffet.
In addition to the buffet in the common area, The Wing also has a proper sit-down restaurant called The Haven.
Here, you have the options for buffet and á la carte dining, which has a similar menu to the restaurant at The Pier, First, though I didn’t partake of the dinner.
Cathay Pacific lounges are among the best in the industry. The Wing, First is no exception. The cabanas are perfect for unwinding and relaxing after a long flight. The haven also offers excellent dining options, though I prefer the restaurant at the Pier, First because it offers a real restaurant-quality dining experience. Since The Wing is open air, you’ll hear some noise from the terminal, which is why I prefer The Pier over The Wing.