Trip Report: Australia (part 5) Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Wing’ First Class Lounge

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Introduction
British Airways First Class Lounge O’Hare
Cathay Pacific First Class ORD-HKG
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui
Cathay Pacific’s The Wing First Class Lounge HKG
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class HKG-KUL
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Around Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge KUL
Malaysia Airlines Business Class KUL-MEL
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
Australia Open Day One (2nd round of tourney)
Around Melbourne
Great Ocean Road Excursion
Australian Open Day Two (4th round of tourney)
Park Hyatt Sydney
Sydney Opera House Tour
Bondi Beach
Qantas Domestic Business Lounge SYD
Qantas Domestic Business Class SYD-BNE
Qantas Business Class BNE-LAX
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Cathay Pacific’s The Wing First Class Lounge Hong Kong

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Cathay Pacific’s The Wing lounge entrance

We stopped at Cathay Pacific’s largest lounge, The Wing, before our flight to Kuala Lumpur.  We visited this lounge in 2013 as well before our flight to Bali.  We figured we would grab some breakfast and relax just a bit to start our day.  We entered downstairs and they checked our boarding passes and confirmed we had access to the upstairs first class lounge.

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The upstairs checkin desk at The Wing first class lounge

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The Wing first class lounge seating

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The Wing first class hallway

We immediately went over to the lounge’s primary eating area, Haven, to get our breakfast.  Haven has an A La Carte menu and buffet option.

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The Haven dining area (sorry for the blurry pic was walking while taking the pic)

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The Haven breakfast menu in The Wing first class lounge

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Breakfast buffet at Haven

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Breakfast buffet at Haven

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Breakfast buffet at Haven

The lounge wasn’t very crowded and we were seated right away.  My wife ordered an omelet and I walked over to the buffet for my breakfast selection.  The breakfast was good and I got some Hong Kong style milk tea to wash it down.

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My buffet plate with a cup of Hong Style milk tea

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My wife had the omelet from the A La Carte menu

After breakfast we went over to the main seating area.  We connected to the lounge’s wifi and my wife went through her emails and I deleted the millions of spam messages pending in moderation for this blog and started uploading some pictures.

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The Wing first class lounge seating area

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View from the lounge

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My wife relaxing in the lounge chairs

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More lounge seating

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Plenty of magazines and papers to read

I did stop over at the cabana’s to see if any were available at the time but they were all full and the lounge attendant offered to put me on the list and give me a pager for when a cabana became available.  I declined as I just wanted to photo the cabana again and our flight was leaving soon.  I instead decided to walk over to the lounge’s champagne bar and pour a glass of Veuve Cliqot.

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This way to the amazing first class cabana’s

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The Wing first class champaign bar

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The Wing lounge Champagne selection

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The Wing first class lounge champagne selection

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I had the Veuve of course

After a quick stop at the restroom we were told we could start making our way to our gate which was quite far away.  When we checked the board for our flight it said “last call”!!!  I guess we enjoyed the lounge a bit too long and almost missed our flight!

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The Wing first class lounge restroom

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The Wing first class lounge restroom

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The Wing first class lounge bar

This is the best lounge that I have personally been to. Complimentary everything!  I guess there are a few lounges that offer massages or cigar bars but Cathay’s The Wing hits it out of the park in our view.  Aesthetically pleasing, tasty food and a good selection of food as well.  Very solid champagne selections and tons of liquor on offer.  Strong wifi and the killer Cabana’s are the cherry on the Sunday.   Even if you only have access to the business class section of the lounge it as well is great with its own noodle station with made to order noodle selections.

-pointspinnacle


 

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