Airport Lounges

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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Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

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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Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok Dining Area

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Turkish Airlines is well-known for its flagship lounge in Istanbul. However, it also operates smaller outstation lounges at some of its destinations. In early 2019, it opened one of those – its fourth one after Moscow, Washington D.C., and Nairobi – at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. Last week, I had a chance to pay the lounge …

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JAL Sakura Lounge Okayama Sofas

Review: JAL Sakura Lounge at Okayama Momotaro Airport

There are only a dozen daily domestic departures from Okayama airport in the west of Japan split equally between Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. In spite of that, there are three lounges available – one operated by each of the two airlines, and one credit card lounge. Prior to my departure from Okayama back …

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Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Bar

Review: The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Hong Kong airport is well-known, at least among oneworld frequent flyers, for its excellent Cathay Pacific lounges. Especially so for The Pier and The Wing first class lounges. However, there is also another oneworld airline – Qantas – that operates an excellent lounge at the airport. Having really enjoyed my visit to The Qantas London …

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Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge at Changi Airport

Review: Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport

There are three Star Alliance business class lounges at Singapore Changi airport – two Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounges (one in terminal 2 and terminal 3 each) and a Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge. During my recent overnight transit at the airport, after visiting one of the SilverKris lounges, I had a chance to spend some …

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