We arrived at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport after a quick, 35-minute commute from the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the metro and the maglev. First Class check-in was painless and uneventful, as was the short trek through immigration and security. We made our way directly to the new Air China lounges, located near gate 71 in Shanghai-Pudong’s Terminal 2.
There is one large desk with a ton of Air China agents to direct you to either the First Class or Business Class lounges. Since I was booked in first class for our short flight to Tokyo-Narita, we had access to the First Class Lounge.
I really hadn’t read a whole lot about this lounge, so I was anxious to see what it was all about. I must say, my expectations were quite low for this lounge, but I was very pleasantly surprised.