TAM Economy Class New York JFK – Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
LAN Economy Class Santiago – Sao Paulo
TAM Economy Class Sao Paulo – New York JFK
United BusinessFirst Denver to
Tokyo Seattle (Emergency Landing)
United BusinessFirst on the 787 Seattle to Tokyo
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Tokyo Narita – Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific “The Wing” Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Business Class Hong Kong – Dubai
Dubai, Day 1 (Traiteur Brunch, Park Hyatt Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Atlantis Palm Islands)
Dubai, Day 2 (Shark Dive at Dubai Aquarium, Burj Al Arab, 360)
Cathay Pacific Business Class Dubai – Hong Kong – Tokyo Haneda
Upon arrival in Hong Kong, I cleared transfer security and decided to trek back towards gates 1-4 to try out the newly renovated Cathay Pacific Lounge, The Wing. There are so many options of things to do in Hong Kong’s airport, but I’d heard good things about this place, so I wanted to check it out.
The lounge is visibly brand new, and is very appealing to the eye. It spans two levels, and the top level is by far the better of the two. As I arrived, I asked about taking a shower, and I was whisked away to a shower attendant who arranged a nicely appointed shower room for me. This was especially refreshing considering I’d been in transit from Seattle for well over 24 hours at that point.
I grabbed a drink from the downstairs portion of the lounge and checked by email.
Afterwards, I decided to head upstairs. If you find yourself in The Wing, forget the downstairs altogether – the upstairs is where to be. Up here, there is plenty of seating space, the Long Bar (one of the longest airport bars in the world) with sweeping terminal and tarmac views, a Noodle Bar that serves up a variety of delicious noodle dishes and dim sum, and a coffee bar. I had some dim sum, noodles, and a BBQ Pork Bao from the noodle bar, and it was delicious.
Afterwards, I shut down the Long Bar with a couple beers, as I had one of the latest departures of the night at 1:40am.
The Wing is one of the best business class lounges I’ve seen, anywhere. I’d probably rank it a little behind the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge in Istanbul, but it’s not far behind. Hong Kong is probably my favorite airport in the world, and The Wing is just another awesome addition to it.