Member since 23 Sep 2014
Total posts 2
I am travelling up to HK later this month. As CX has closed their arrivals lounge I was thinking of trying something new as a work around. I am arriving on CX178. I need to go to China for the day and I fly out on CX to BKK later that evening. I was thinking as I am checking my bag from MEL to BKK and will have my BKK boarding pass, upon arriving at HKIA, can I go through the transit process, go to one of the first class lounges using my diamond status. Once refreshed exit the airport to catch my ferry to China from the HK China Ferry terminal.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 627
You will need a boarding pass for the next leg, to go through security to get to the departures level. From there leaving would not be easy even if you had a boarding pass for the onward connection.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 13 Jul 2012
Total posts 151
Exiting from the lounge back into the immigration/arrivals area is possible.I had a Cathay Pacific representative escort me to immigration from the lounge once upon a time.I am sure they will be happy to please a Diamond member.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 58
It is only possible. That’s it.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 347
Definitely possible. You need the airline lounge member escort you via immigration. It is not straight forward. Have done this twice before.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,003
It wouldn't hurt to ask Cathay Pacific if this can be done, but I'd not pin my hopes on it happening. As a Plan B there's the Plaza Premium arrivals lounge, which is directly opposite the old CX arrivals lounge – our review has more info on this: https://www.ausbt.com.au/plaza-premium-arrivals-lounge-review-hong-kong-airport
Member since 10 Apr 2012
Total posts 178
It is possible, but again usually only when Operationally required... not usually done just for your convenience.
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