Visiting Cathay Pacific's The Pier business class lounge, HKG

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Jamesflyer

Iberia Airlines - Iberia Plus

Member since 14 Jan 2018

Total posts 12

Hi all,


I have oneworld sapphire status and I was wondering if it is worth it to walk to the pier business class lounge? I am flying QF118 and was thinking of just staying at the qantas lounge and the deck. Spending 3 hours at HKG.

koji

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

sanj747

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.

silentiger86

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.

blingwad

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.


Que downvotes from the pier fan club.

David

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.

Rkwm

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.

lionelhutz

Member since 20 Jun 2014

Total posts 38

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.

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?

Nick Sydney 2

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.

Pallydou

Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club

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.

blingwad

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Jun 2015

Total posts 72

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.

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?

I don't find that much light gets in, certainly not like deck/qf/wing.


I've actually only been into the Pier J lounge once. However I've visited the Pier F lounge many times when my gate is near so i'm assuming they both have the same musky darkness posing as "residential".

074061

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. :)

Ian_from_HKG

CX

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.


Getting back is harder as the train isn't signposted for those trying to go "backwards" through the airport, but if you go back to the "junction" at the base of the "Y", near The Bridge, take the lifts which are on the opposite side of the junction from The Pier. Alternatively, there are travelators in both directions down the length of the main concourse.

I am surprised there hasn't been much comment in favour of The Bridge, which is quite interesting. It has a number of different zones, and is probably unique amongst airport lounges in having an onsite bakery. I am told the pizzas are good!

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