Airport Lounges

Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Besides a pair of domestic business class lounges, JAL also operates a pair of business class lounges for its international passengers at Tokyo Haneda airport. In fact, the airline is currently in the process of refurbishing the latter. More specifically, it’s now working on the lounge in the central part of Haneda’s international terminal. The …

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Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Haneda Seating Area

Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Cathay Pacific operates two lounges in Japan – one at Tokyo Narita airport and the other one at Haneda. While the older Narita lounge is mediocre at best from what I’ve heard, the Haneda lounge was opened in 2014 and follows the same concept as the airline’s Pier lounge in Hong Kong. Earlier this month, …

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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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