Member since 11 Aug 2015
Total posts 22
Just wondering on anyones thoughts on why cathay don't have their own lounge in Sydney and if and when they could start one up? Yes there might be a lack of space and they can divert their pax to their affiliate airlines but surely 4 daily flights to a single destination is enough pax to start up their own fully serviceable lounge?
Member since 10 Aug 2015
Total posts 29
I wonder if it is a lack of space at KSA to allow Cathay Pacific to create a lounge suitable for their service offering? Also Cathay Pacific is having financial challenges at the moment so expect not much cash to pay for it.
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Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
interesting, as they do have a small lounge in melbourne. however J lounge in melb is worse than sydney
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
It always surprises me OW members open their own lounge rather than taking advantage of QF lounges. Same with QF having its own lounge in places like HK. Understand (for QF) that having its own lounge helps with the value proposition for Qantas Club, but otherwise why go to the expense?
Member since 05 Jun 2012
Total posts 58
I suspect it is revenue-driven - cheaper to pay QF for use of their lounges than to build their own, particularly since they would presumably be unlikely to accrue much additional revenue from other-airline traffic into their own lounges given the competition from QF's lounges.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I guess CX does not see much value in it - pax can go in good enough QF lounge. In general lounges in Australia are crap. Main reason that we do not have much transit here - just few kiwis. And without transit with few hours of layover lounges do not have that much appealing. So it places like SIN, HKG or BKK lounges will flourish while in AUS they will survive.
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