This Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Review is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Japan Airlines Business Class, and luxury hotels and dining in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. We booked this trip using US Airways Dividend Miles, in part earned via the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®.
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Location, Hours and Access to Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific's The Wing Business Class Lounge is located in Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, between Gate 2 and Gate 3. It's open from 5:30am until the last flight's departure; so it's not possible to stay in the lounge overnight or sleep there. For sleeping in Hong Kong Airport, see Sleeping at Hong Kong Airport: Which Lounges?
You can access Cathay Pacific's The Wing Business Class Lounge if you are:
- A Cathay Pacific Business Class or First Class pasenger
- Marco Polo Club Silver member departing on a Cathay Pacific or Dragonair flight only
- Marco Polo Club Gold member departing on a oneworld flight
- Marco Polo Club Diamond member departing on any flight
- Cargo Clan Elite member departing on a oneworld flight
- oneworld Emerald or Sapphire member departing on a oneworld flight
Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Amenities
The Wing is Cathay's flagship lounge, and the business class lounge is spread over two levels. The lower level, Level 6, includes a business center with computer workstations on the right, in addition to WiFi throughout the lounge.
All the way down the hall are the shower rooms, which I took advantage of to refresh. Each cubicle is compact, but features a sink and mirror, toilet, and tall rainshower–no worries about craning your neck if you're a tall passenger.
Amenities are by Murad skincare:
The lounge seating on this level is usually quite crowded, but the curved Cathay Solus chairs provide a nice sense of privacy while enjoying a snack. I'll discuss food options below.
Personally, I prefer the Balcony Level, with its high ceilings, more airy feel, and more seating options which tend to make it less crowded:
Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Food, Drinks and Pre-Flight Dining
Most of the food options downstairs on Level 6 and on the balcony level, Level 7, are identical, with the exception of The Noodle Bar on the balcony level.
You'll find the usual self-service buffet options of sandwiches, cheese, bread, salad, sliced fruit and whole fruit:
There are also some rather mediocre hot dishes, such as stirfried noodles, bok choy (nice at least to have a vegetable other than salad), and dim sum:
And drinks include several wines, juices and milk:
The highlight for me (although not my son, who doesn't care for hot soup) tends to be The Noodle Bar, which after you ascend to the balcony level you reach by going left, all the way to the back.
The Peninsula Hong Kong consulted on in terms of the menu. You place your order and are given a beeper that lights up once your soup or dim sum are ready, usually 3-5 minutes.
The soup bowls are modest in size, so if you're really hungry, you may want to order a couple. I usually select the Dan Dan Mien, a mildly spicy peanut noodle soup:
And my other selection is Won Ton Soup, pure Chinese comfort food:
There's also a cafe section on the other side of The Noodle Bar, where you can select pastries (although these are also available on the self service buffet) and get a coffee drink, although I've never bothered after initially trying these pastries. They're just not that good, in my opinion–save your calories for something better quality.
I do like the airy openness of the balcony level of Cathay Pacific's The Wing Business Class lounge, and as always, I appreciate the shower facilities. Even though there's some renovation currently ongoing, there are still 11-14 shower rooms open, so it's set up better than, say, Asiana's Business Class Lounge in Seoul ICN where there are only around 7 shower rooms.
While the food isn't impressive, that's the case for most business class lounges, and I do give The Wing a slight edge for its noodle bar, which offers simple but pretty satisfying soups.
As with most business class lounges, there's no good place to sleep or even lie down flat, so that could be an issue if you haven't slept well on your inbound flight.
If you've been to Cathay Pacific's The Wing Business Class Lounge, what was your experience?
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