- Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge San Francisco
- Cathay Pacific Business Class San Francisco to Hong Kong
At 12 hours, the flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong in Cathay Pacific Business Class just wasn’t long enough. Time flew and before I knew it, we were landing in Hong Kong. The weather was pretty drab and stepping onto the jet bridge, the heat and humidity were intense. Of course, the weather completely turned around when we returned two weeks later, but at that moment I was glad we were continuing on to Singapore, where the sun was shining and the heat wasn’t quite as bad. None of us had any carry-on luggage, so the long trek to the Dragonair Business Class lounge was a breeze.
The Dragonair Business Class lounge is near Gate 16 and as we approached, the noise from the busy terminal dissipated – despite being an open-air lounge. It was incredibly calm and quiet. Aside from the five of us, there were maybe three other people in the lounge, with the staff nearly outnumbering all of us. I liked the open layout of the club lounge, which gave it a very airy feel, with tons of seating that was well spread out.
Aside from the ample seating, there was a separate area outfitted with five office spaces across from the check-in desk. The Dragonair Business Class Lounge was quiet while we were there, but I can imagine that’s definitely not the case when the gates outside are packed with passengers. During such instances, those seeking a peaceful place to work might appreciate one of the quiet cubicles outfitted with Mac computers.
Past the cubicles were the bathrooms, which were spotlessly clean. From what I recall, they were identical to the ones at the Cathay Pacific lounge in San Francisco, though much more spacious. I was actually able to take a decent photo of this one without having to slide up the wall.
In terms of food offerings, the Dragonair Business Class Lounge was pretty much a mirror image of the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in San Francisco. There was a limited buffet spread, consisting of your basic continental breakfast items (cereal, bread, different spreads, smoked salmon, etc.), along with a separate section offering Asian breakfast foods. A variety of beverages were also available (coffee, tea, sodas, etc.), along with a noodle bar, which offered the same selection as the lounge at SFO. All I had was a latte, but my parents tried a few pastries with their tea while my brother enjoyed a bowl of noodles. Everyone thought the food spread was good overall.
My brother and I had an earlier flight than my parents and sister, so we were only in the Dragonair lounge for around two hours. It was still nice that we all got to spend some time talking about the trip so far and what was to come. Our gate was actually quite a distance away, so we headed out a few minutes before boarding began. Since I was the one who had planned this trip and made all the bookings (some of them on-the-go), I was eager to get to Singapore so I could finalize any outstanding bookings and figure out how to organize the many activities I had planned in each city into a feasible itinerary. It was a bit of work, but I was looking forward to tackling some of these tasks on my way to Singapore, once again sitting in Cathay Pacific Business Class…
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