Airport Lounges

KAL Lounge Prestige West Incheon

Review: KAL Lounge Prestige Class West at Seoul Incheon Airport

When Korean Air moved from terminal 1 to terminal 2 at Seoul Incheon airport, it opened four new lounges in the new terminal. Besides a first class lounge and a “Miler Club Lounge” for its own elite members flying in business or first class, it also opened a pair of business class lounges. Prior to …

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Lounge Review

Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a few different lounges at its hub in Hong Kong including a pair of excellent first class ones. I visited the two first class lounges for the first time back in 2017, and recently, I had a chance to re-visit both of them during my trip to New York. About a month …

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American Airlines Flagship First Dining at JFK Overview

Review: American Airlines Flagship First Dining at New York JFK Airport

Unlike some other airlines, American Airlines doesn’t operate dedicated first class lounges at its hubs. Instead, it invites both business and first class passengers into its Flagship Lounges. However, at some airports, it operates invitation-only dining rooms – Flagship First Dining – within those lounges. These are currently available at Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, …

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American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Seating

Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge at New York JFK Airport

Having extensive operations out of New York JFK, American Airlines operates a Flagship Lounge – as well as an Admirals Club and a Flagship First Dining restaurant – at terminal 8, its home at the airport. Prior to catching a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, I had a chance to briefly visit the lounge. …

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Cathay Pacific Lounge Vancouver

Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge at Vancouver International Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a number of great lounges both at its base in Hong Kong as well as at some of its destinations like Bangkok. In 2006, it also opened a new lounge at Vancouver airport where it operates multiple flights a day. I visited the Cathay Pacific Vancouver lounge back in September when making …

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Cathay Pacific The Wing First Lounge Champagne Bar

Review: Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

“The Wing” is the older of the two first class lounges that Cathay Pacific operates at its hub, Hong Kong airport. While it’s been around for quite a while, the airline most recently opened it in 2013 after an extensive renovation. This review was originally published in 2017 after my first visit to the lounge. …

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CIP Orchid Lounge.

Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Da Nang Airport is the third busiest one in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. With its new domestic terminal having opened in 2011 and its international terminal in 2017, the airport boasts new and modern facilities. While Vietnam Airlines operates some international flights out of the airport, it doesn’t operate its own lounge …

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Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Club Lounge Business Center

Review: Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (International) at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Airways offers two types of lounges at airports around Thailand, as well as in Cambodia and Laos. The first of those are “Boutique Lounges” that provide simple refreshments to all of its passengers including those traveling in economy class. The second are slightly higher-end “Blue Ribbon Club Lounges.” Prior to taking a flight from …

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Air France-KLM Lounge Bangkok Dining Area

Review: Air France-KLM Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

In 2017, shortly after my first visit to the lounge, the Air France-KLM Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnahumi airport went through renovation. The lounge was reopened by the end of the same year, but it wasn’t until earlier this month that I finally got to revisit it. While the changes in the lounge were nothing drastic …

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