My Cathay Pacific first class experience last month started with a visit to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in Bangkok prior to my departure to Hong Kong.
While my flight was departing from gate D7 in the central part of the terminal, the lounge was located in Concourse G. Still, no big deal given that it was just a bit more than a five minute walk away.
The Cathay Pacific lounge is located on the third floor – one floor below the main departures level. It is fairly well sign posted, and so it was easy to find.
On a side note, if you are planning to use the lounge while flying with a different oneworld airline, keep in mind that the lounge’s opening hours are 4AM to 6:20PM.
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After presenting my invitation at the reception, I was let into the lounge.
Right behind the entrance, there was a magazine rack. Behind that was a snack area with some quick bites to eat. There were also some high-top tables without seats, as well as counter-height seats along the counter set next to the window.
To the left of the entrance, there was “The Noodle Bar.” It featured some stools along the bar counter, a communal table in the middle and a number of booths. As for the food offering, more on that will follow in the next section.
Going back, to the right of the reception, there were the restrooms.
Then, there was “The Bar.”
Throughout the remaining area of the lounge, there was a series of lounging areas with a variety of seating suitable for both individual travelers and groups.
Finally, in a narrow hallway towards the end of the lounge, there were three workstations with iMacs.
It is also worth noting that the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in Bangkok does not feature showers.
Food and Drinks Selection
Before getting to what could have been found at “The Bar” and “The Noodle Bar,” I will look at the self-service snack area first.
There was a counter with some sandwiches and cookies, as well as a kitchen island with a selection of fruits and salads.
Separately, there was a counter with the coffee machine and tea, canned soft drinks and beer, as well as some yoghurts and desserts. There was a similar counter in “The Noodle Bar” area as well.
And, speaking about “The Noodle Bar.” There was an a la carte selection of noodles and other meals. The full menu is pictured below.
I decided to try the “five spices chicken in soup noodles” which was quite tasty. I was also surprised by the volume. I was looking to try two or three dishes as I thought the portions would be small, but one portion of noodles was enough to fill me up for the time being.
As for “The Bar,” one could get a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks including mocktails and cocktails as pictured on the menu below. Separately, there were also some snacks available to go with the drinks.
During my stay in the lounge, I had a couple of “Cathay Delight” signature Cathay Airways mocktails.
Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Summary
The Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge has been renovated and reopened in mid-2015. While I didn’t have the chance to visit it before the renovation, all I can say is that they have done an excellent job.
The lounge offered comfortable seating in a layout that made it feel more like a living room than a lounge. There was also plenty of space even with the fairly large amount of Cathay Pacific flights departing from the airport. Finally, the full service bar and noodle bar were a nice bonus.
While I didn’t have a chance to visit other oneworld lounges (especially the recently renovated JAL Sakura Lounge) at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, I can fully recommend this lounge if you are a oneworld status holder or are flying in oneworld airline’s first or business class out of the airport.
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