The Wing by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport

I love airline lounges and regularly spend four or more hours at a time working from them. This series explores some of my favorites from around the world.

I travel through Hong Kong at least six times a year. Most of the time I’m flying on OneWorld, and I always look forward to a visit at The Wing, Cathay Pacific’s original lounge.

More than once I’ve had to spend the night on the floor of Hong Kong airport, and fortunately, The Wing opens up at the crack of 5:30am.

The Wing recently completed a year-long “refresh” and opened with an improved layout and all-new furnishings.

The Wing Sign
Image Credit: Fab Flyer

Lounge highlights:

Visiting The Wing is all about the cabanas. Whether arriving off a long-haul flight or straggling in at dawn after sleeping on the floor, I always head straight for the cabana section. Check out the new bathtubs!

The Wing Cabana
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When you’re ready to eat there’s a full restaurant, offering a buffet and several à la carte items.

The Wing Food
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For a change of scene, head over to the Business Class side for a noodle bar. It’s sometimes even better than the First Class restaurant.

The Wing Noodle Bar
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Back on the first class side, check out the Champagne bar…

The Wing Champagne
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…or the Long Bar.

The Wing LongBar
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If caffeine is more your thing, grab a coffee and pastry at the Coffee Loft.

The Wing Coffee Loft
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Or just grab a seat in the lounge and relax before your flight.

The Wing Seating
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How to Get In: The Wing has two sides: one for First Class and one for Business Class. If you have OneWorld Emerald status, the highest in the alliance, you can visit the First Class lounge regardless of your class of service.

If you have OneWorld Sapphire status, the mid-tier one, you can visit the Business Class lounge, one level down on the main departures area. You can also gain admittance to the respective lounges by traveling in First or Business Class—and yes, award flights count!

Cathay Pacific tends to have good availability when booking with American Airlines miles or British Airways Avios points. Neither airline imposes a surcharge.

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