Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
Hi All, reasonably sure the answer is yes but asking anyway.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Feb 2017
Total posts 10
Yes. Owe is admitted but no guest
Terrific, thanks :)
Member since 08 Jun 2017
Total posts 29
Yes. There are some pics for your refs. It is very basic and small. Only good if you have to wait to checking in to your out bound or a quick shower before heading to town.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,002
Just 'decoding' for readers who are not familiar with the jargon: QFP = Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum status and OWE = Oneworld Emerald status (and PE = premium economy). And as indicated above, yes: if you are on a Cathay Pacific flight even in premium economy or economy class but have Qantas Platinum (or Platinum One) status you can use the Arrivals lounge :)
Thanks folks - perfect. my business partner arrives two hours after me on a different flight so just looking for somewhere to “hang out” until he arrives.
Haha - yes - sorry David - lots of short hand in that sentence!!
Steve: no worries, I totally get that it's second-nature to many people including very frequent flyers! We just like to have AusBT accessible to a broader and more mainstream audience, so every now and again when there's a bit of alphabet soup happening in a thread where the topic would be very useful for many people, we'll duck in and decipher :)
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
Tha arrivals lounge is very small and crowded and the wait for a shower is often nearly an hour. That said, it is invaluable when arriving on CX178 at 7am. Nothing like a shower to start the day, and they'll iron your shirt too. Also, no one in my office starts until 9:30am so I can wait for a shower and still get in on time!
But it is frustrating to think that there are probably dozens of shower cubicles free in the Cathay departure lounges at that time.
About a year ago we asked Cathay Pacific if it had plans to give The Arrivals lounge a much-needed make-over, but there were no firm plans at that stage.
I'm given to believe that CX is aware of and concerned with crowding issues, especially for showers, but the problem is lack of available space in the public area of the terminal... if a suitably-sized area came up for grabs and the price wasn't insane, I have the feeling CX would eagerly pounce and be happy to roll out a new Arrivals lounge with Ilse Crawford design.
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 81
Ive used it several times as a QFP on CX138 flight just as David has and agree it is invaluable, perfect thing when getting off a night flight and while waiting for the Airport Express.
Dragonair - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 10 May 2015
Total posts 1
The lack of plans could be due to upcoming works at Hong Kong airport. The Arrival is situated between T1 and T2.
Member since 05 Sep 2013
Total posts 28
As others have said its a small lounge, I would also add dark with no natural lighting.
Member since 13 Sep 2016
If you are in business class and travelling carry-on only then yes, you can be among the first off the plane at HKG and through immigration and not have to queue for the showers. But anything which slows you down means taking a number and waiting.
Member since 24 Aug 2017
Total posts 21
When I went to the arrival lounge in HKG, it had a 1+hr wait for lines and it was so crowded that there wasn't even anywhere to sit. It was also incredibly hot inside.
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