All posts tagged: Airport Lounge

Cathay Pacific to close three Hong Kong lounges temporarily

Customers will still have access to two business class and one first class lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific has taken yet another measure in the face of Covid-19: lounge closure of half its lounges at Hong Kong International Airport. This came not too long after it announced that it will be reducing flights worldwide. The lounges that will be closed until further notice are: The Deck (near Gate 6) The Bridge (near Gate 35) The Pier First Class Lounge (near Gate 63) Customers, Marco Polo Silver members and above, as well as oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members can still access the remaining three lounges: The Wing business and first class lounges (near Gate 2) The Pier business class lounge (near Gate 65) First Class passengers now have only one lounge – The Wing, located near Gate 2. This is directly accessible right after immigration, on the left side. Cathay Pacific is one of the few airlines that offer an excellent lounge experience in their home port. For First Class passengers and Oneworld …

LOUNGE REVIEW: Plaza Premium Lounge, Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, Terminal 3

I had a late night flight out of Rome’s Fiumicino airport, and after spending an entire week in the city I was pretty happy to head to the airport early for a leisurely check-in, and then check out the lounges. As I was travelling with friends, it was not possible for me to use the airline’s lounge, given that I could only guest one other person. That would have been rather anti-social (and I don’t really want to have to choose my favourite friend). So instead, we all went to the Plaza Premium lounge, since most of us had a Priority Pass card. Plaza Premium is a very familiar name to many seasoned travellers. With a network of over 100 lounges across 44 airports, you will be bound to find one everywhere. A little more about the Rome Plaza Premium lounge. This is a relatively new lounge, having opened back in April 2018. With a capacity to hold over 300 people, the 100 square metres lounge is also a pay-per-use lounge that any travelling passenger …

Cathay Pacific reopens lounge at Shanghai Pudong Airport

The lounge reopens after nine months of upgrading works. Cathay Pacific has reopened its lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport earlier this week (18 July), offering an upgraded lounge experience for its customers. The new space, located near gate D69 in Terminal 2, can seat up to 305 customers. Opened from 0530H to 2100H, it primarily caters to the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, although eligible frequent flyer members of other oneworld carriers may also use it. This is what the PR promises out of the new lounge: Cathay Pacific is “moving beyond” for its customers with a superior experience at every stage of their journey. The new Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge will be another reason for customers to arrive early, rest and recharge in the welcoming atmosphere of comfort and wellbeing before their flight. Cathay Pacific press release What can you expect out of the new lounge? The marketing photos honestly look amazing, and one should expect no less from a Cathay Pacific lounge. This is what you can expect from the …

LOUNGE REVIEW: TGM (formerly known as The Green Market), Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2

Plaza Premium operates a wide suite of lounges and airport transit hotel offerings around the world, and have been aggressively expanding in the last couple of years. Its footprint at Changi Airport is not small: it operates two lounges (one at Terminal 1 and 4 each), the Aerotel in Terminal 1 as well as a restaurant-lounge concept TGM at Terminal 2. TGM, formerly known as The Green Market, has been around at Changi Airport for several years now. Located in Changi Airport Terminal 2, the space is on the third floor after immigration, right next to the food court. In the strictest sense, TGM is not exactly a lounge, but rather a restaurant. As such, the restaurant-lounge outlet also accepts walk-in guests who may be there for a meal, so this place tends to get a little busy during meal times. Given that it operates more like a restaurant rather than a lounge, TGM doesn’t have a large footprint. The restaurant only has booth and dining table seating, and you will be hard-pressed to look …

LOUNGE REVIEW: Ryurin Lounge, Naha International Airport, Okinawa

On my way home to Singapore from Okinawa with Cathay Pacific today, I had the chance to check out the Ryurin Lounge at the airport. One good perk of having Marco Polo Club status – even just with Silver – is that you will get access to a lounge as long as you are flying with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon. Naha International Airport is largely a domestic airport with a small international terminal. The last time I was here, the international check-in area was a tiny two-row space, but it has since been moved to a larger hall on the third floor of the terminal to accommodate the growth in international air traffic. Despite the number of international flights coming into Okinawa, there is still only one lounge: the Ryurin Lounge which effectively serves all airlines and their premium customers. At the time of writing, the lounge serves customers of the following airlines: China Airlines Hong Kong Airlines Asiana Airlines Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon Air China Korean Air EVA Air China Eastern The …