Iberia Airlines - Iberia Plus
Member since 14 Jan 2018
Total posts 12
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 59
The Pier would be a wholy different experience if you have 3 hours to spend in transit
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 140
Would definitely recommend the Pier if you have the time. I would start at the Pier and then head to the Qantas lounge which is close to the QF departure gates.
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
3 hours? Definitely go to the Pier - its a wonderful place to chill out. Head back to QF lounge about an hour prior to boarding so that will give you ample time to sample both.
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 72
That will be 3 hours of your life you wont ever get back. The pier is a dark dungeon with average food. If your going to spend 9 hours in darkness on a plane enjoy the natural light of the QF lounge and the Deck. Plus the deck has the best water pressure in their showers that I've ever experienced at an airport.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
Three hours is rather a lot to spend at HKG, but if you want to sample The Pier business class lounge (which I rate very highly for a business class lounge) then by all means so do. The Tea Room's especially lovely and quite unique for any airport lounge.
Member since 23 Mar 2012
Total posts 39
The Pier was always my go to lounge however recently CX changed the catering management company and the quality and service has deteriorated considerably . I have been a regular at both the Pier and The Bridge over the years but the diminished experience since the change is palpable. It is disappointing the airline made the change as both lounges offer a very pleasant environment. I was at the Pier for over 6 hours last week due to a delayed flight connection and overheard many guests complainting about the F&B changes , unfortunately I agree.
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
What? The Pier has floor to ceiling windows along the whole of its length and glass walls to get that light into the interior. Are you sure you are thinking of the right lounge?
Member since 22 Jul 2015
Total posts 82
The CX lounges are great as is QF. HK is just one big airport and so pairing the Pier with QF is a soiund move. One thing with the QF lounge: its west facing, huge windows overlooking and so it tends to stay warm.
Member since 02 Jul 2018
Total posts 22
Applying Singlish, you die die must try the Pier Business. Try noodle bar and tea corner. Tried a few times and they are superb. Now I go next door.
I don't find that much light gets in, certainly not like deck/qf/wing.
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
Jamesflyer, as you see people here have differing opinions on The Pier. Having been there 3-4 times myself I for one believe it’s absolutely worth it — I enjoy the spaciousness, the food, the variety of things to do, the variety of seating and the sheer number of amenities. I think that it’s at least worth a trek there to see what you personally think of it, given that you have three hours to burn at the airport. Be sure to report back on how it is. :)
Member since 05 Jun 2012
Total posts 55
No need to walk all the way, follow signs to Gates 33-80 and take the internal train.
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