|A drink with a view at The Long Bar|
A note on HKG departures generally if you're planning on coming to the airport especially early- check ahead to make sure your departure airline's desk is open. American doesn't open until 3 hrs prior to first departure, and many other airlines are similar. If this will be an issue, remember that you can check in at the Central or Kowloon airport express stations!! This will save you time, and they're open early!
The full list of lounges includes: The Cabin, The Bridge, The Pier & The Wing, as well as the Qantas Lounge, which opened last year.
First thing's first, let's talk about the first lounge you're likely to stumble upon after getting through passport control- The Wing.
|Amenities at The Wing|
There are a couple other features worth a visit if you have the time. The additional benefit of the layout of this lounge is that the business and first sides are just connected by a hallway/gap with a welcome desk, so you can walk freely between them if you have access to both. Just have you boarding pass or Oneworld elite card with you in case anyone asks.
On the business class side, there's a noodle bar that serves made to order soups, as well as 'The Long Bar" that is arguably the best place to sit and watch airport ops. It solves my one complaint about this lounge, which is that the views of the ramp are somewhat obstructed by the opaque railing
along the edge of the lounge when you're in most of the seating.
|First Class Lounge Seating|
In any case, you can (and should) easily enjoy several hours here before or between flights. Check ahead to see where your departure gate will be, since some may require taking the train connection. Even though HKG is a very large airport, it's well laid out and easy to navigate. The agents at the lounge are always very helpful, and will make sure you know where you're going next!
Enjoy your visit,
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Also in this review series, check out Lounge Destinations: The Red Suite