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Member since 03 May 2017
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Flying BNE>HKG>VIE in a couple of weeks with CX to Hong Kong, but then Austrian to Vienna.
I'm guessing Cathay won't allow entry into the Wing lounge on transit with another carrier, which leaves one of the Austrian associated options: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Thai Royal Orchid Lounge; or United Club Lounge
I've only used the Wing lounge at HKG - does anyone have suggestions as to which one of the above is the better choice?
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I'd head for the Singapore Airlines lounge, which has been upgraded to the same style as the Sydney and London lounges. No harm in checking out the Thai and United options though, if they're close together and time permits.
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OK thanks for the tips. I was concerned the SIA lounge was a bit closed in with nothing to look at other than a TV, but I've got a few hours to burn so will probably do a tour through all of them.
Member since 14 Feb 2017
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Well... here we are. Not sure it still fits under the banner of CX category, but here goes none the less. For anyone choosing a Cathay/LH Group (e.g. Austrian) mix to get to Vienna via Hong Kong here's my experience (sor far). Departed Brisbane on schedule but unfortunately they were not able to issue boarding passes for OS flights on departure. This meant that after arriving at about 7:30am, the issue I faced was that no transit desk or check-in counter was open. Flight on the Airbus 350 was otherwise very pleasant I have to say though. The newer seat design gives a little more storage and leg space and the larger monitor and more modern IFE system is a definite improvement over the A330 .
Right, next in our live HK lounge tour is Thai Airways. Upper section at the end of Terminal 2, its at the opposite side of the terminal to the SIA option. Far less busy in here compared to the SilverKris lounge I just left. It's very open and airy but that goes against it in terms of climate comfort since it cops the midday heat from the roof of the terminal. It is an open deck layout with a quiet room as well as balcony area. Whether you want to watch people, planes or just relax, you'll find a spot that suits here. Food looks very average however - not anywhere as good as the Singapore lounge. Far fewer options for drinks and food.
OK - final stop in our live lounge tour of today is the United Club. A short hop across from where the Thai lounge sits.
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