Cathay F recommendations - hkg to jfk

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LoveToFly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 May 2012

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Hi all,flying Sydney to hkg business and then onto jfk 4 hrs later in first. Iv not done Cathay first so wanted to see if people had tips for the trip. Leaving Sydney in the evening and have 4 hrs in Hong Kong before a morning flight to jfk. Qantas platinum so fly outa SYDNEY allot ans will be in the F lounge but haven’t done Cathay allot or F with Cathay so any friendly tips would be great. Super excited as this is airline #6 in first. Thanks LTF

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

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Cannot comment on the actual in flight experience, however the Pier lounge in HKG is my favorite. Has a few different rooms to check out, great shower suites and generally a very impressive lounge. Enjoy!

jwak

Member since 15 Jul 2016

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My favourite F class. When you arrive go to the Wing and request a cabana, enjoy the bath and a snooze. Then head to the Pier for the restaurant (don't eat too much) and a massage. For the flight definitely have the caviar service and if there is a spare seat ask them to make up your bed there. Otherwise enjoy it. P.S they are not pushy so feel free to press the call bell whenever you need something.

blingwad

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Member since 04 Jun 2015

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I have done CX F to Zurich, great experience. Mid flight cheese burger was one of my highlights, seemed fresh of the grill.


My flight was at midnight so i ate and went straight to sleep, caviar is a must, but i stuffed up a little as sleeping straight away ruined me getting onto Europe time, i needed to stay up for a few more hours so plan this for your flight.

I'm doing MEL-HKG J then JFK F later in the year but on the 4pm flight to JFK so id be interested to hear how you found it.

I'm probably in for some down votes but i personally don't see what all the fuss is about the Pier F, if its near your gate then fine otherwise the Wing/Deck/QF are fine. But i like to see the planes coming and going so maybe thats where my bias is.

DrSK

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jul 2014

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It is interesting how different the CX F lounges are in HKG. I agree with jwak - the cabanas in the Wing provide a haven of peaceful solitude in an otherwise reasonably 'exposed' lounge, while the Pier has a more serene, residential feel overall, with a superb restaurant. Onboard, CX F is effortlessly enjoyable - personable service, dining on demand, and a very comfortable bed, with what I find to be the perfect balance between privacy and claustrophobia. And as jwak implied, expect to be left alone unless you hit the call bell. I hope you enjoy your flight as much as I do mine.

LoveToFly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 May 2012

Total posts 102

Hi everyone, thanks so much for the comments and tips. Super excited about this now and will pop back with a comment on how the trip went. Enjoy the long weekend. LTF

PaulST

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Member since 30 May 2014

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I'm probably in for some down votes but i personally don't see what all the fuss is about the Pier F, if its near your gate then fine otherwise the Wing/Deck/QF are fine. But i like to see the planes coming and going so maybe thats where my bias is.

While I'm a fan of The Pier, I can totally understand your comment about enjoying the planes coming and going. The view is one real highlights of the QF Flounge at SYD and the lack of a view is probably my only criticism of The Pier.
I've done the lounge crawl at HKG and I'd recommend you ask politely at the Wing (if that's where you go first) if they can call ahead and book a massage before you get to the Pier. By the time I wandered up there last time (this was on a Sunday morning I might add), the massage spots were all taken.

I'm yet to try CX F, though, and am thoroughly looking forward to checking it out to LHR in May. :D

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