• Star Alliance eyes new lounge, airline co-location at Hong Kong T2

    Star Alliance hopes to bring all of its member airlines together into a single terminal at Hong Kong and could open its own Star-branded lounge similar to those at Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires. The alliance’s preference will be to take a ‘clean sheet’ approach with the n...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 2 Comments

  • How to skip the queues at Hong Kong Airport passport control

    Australian passport holders, selected frequent flyers and other regular visitors to Hong Kong can bypass the queues at the country’s passport checkpoints in favour of automated e-Channel lanes, after completing a quick registration process. Once registered, you’ll be able to come and...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2017 12 Comments

  • Photos: Hong Kong Airport plans massive SkyCity mall

    Hong Kong International Airport will become part of a lively 24-hour district under ambitious plans for a new retail and entertainment hub called SkyCity. Located on a 25 hectare parcel of land adjacent to the airport's Terminal 2, SkyCity will boast up to 930,000 square meters of commercial d...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2017 1 Comment

  • Cathay Pacific in no hurry to upgrade Hong Kong Arrivals lounge

    Cathay Pacific's rolling roster of new and revamped lounges doesn't include its crowded Hong Kong Airport arrivals lounge, which has long been bursting at the seams with business travellers. Outside from very early morning arrivals – including the overnight CX138 service from Sydney, ...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2016 2 Comments

  • Hong Kong Airport: Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Oneworld lounge transit guide

    Hong Kong International Airport boasts a wealth of Oneworld lounges, thanks mostly to being the home port of Cathay Pacific in addition to the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge. Many travellers in transit at Hong Kong airport like to sample several of these lounges, especially the newest ones, between the...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2016 12 Comments

  • Travel tip: drop your bags at Hong Kong's CBD airline check-in desks

    Most travellers lug their own baggage to the airport and drag it to an airline’s check-in desk, but in Hong Kong, why not take advantage of the free in-town check-in counters for Airport Express passengers? Offered by most airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and m...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2016 14 Comments

  • Photos: Cathay Pacific's new The Pier Business Class Lounge

    Cathay Pacific will re-open its flagship The Pier Business Class lounge at Hong Kong on Satuday June 18 after an almost year-long make-over, with the new lounge taking the crown as the largest in the worldwide CX network. Although not due to open until early June, Australian Business Traveller c...

    POSTED 19 May, 2016 5 Comments

  • Hong Kong Airport lounges for Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Oneworld

    Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Oneworld passengers have plenty of lounges to choose from at Hong Kong Airport... so many, in fact, that it's worth knowing all your options and then deciding which to visit. For starters, you're not limited to a lounge operated by the airline you're flying on. Qantas...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2015 22 Comments

  • First class dining at Cathay Pacific's The Pier lounge, Hong Kong

    There's plenty to like about Cathay Pacific's new The Pier First Class lounge at Hong Kong, which I'd rate as among the world's best first class airport lounges. You can start with the lounge's elegant and thoughtful design... ... or single out the bar where you can enjoy a pre-flight tipple ...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2015 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific reveals details of new The Pier First Class lounge

    UPDATE | Cathay Pacific's The Pier First Class lounge will re-open on June 19 2015 – click here for full details PREVIOUS | Cathay Pacific has a full roster of lounges lined up for 2015 – with new and refreshed lounges in Manila, Bangkok, Taipei and Vancouver on the cards – but...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2015 13 Comments

  • Friday's frequent flyer wrap-up

    If you’re saving a stack of US Airways Dividend Miles for a rainy day, you’ll soon find these merged with your American Airlines AAdvantage balance – we’ve got what you need to know in this week’s wrap. Speaking of points, we’ve got five good reasons for busin...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qantas Hong Kong Lounge ups the ante

    The new Qantas Hong Kong Lounge is now open, and it's an impressive addition to the Flying Kangaroo's international lounge network. Read our review of the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge. Rather than adopt an identikit approach where each lounge looks the same, the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge plays ...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2014 43 Comments

  • How frequent flyers can get fast-lane access at Hong Kong airport

    Hong Kong is one of our favourite cities. The arrivals queues at Hong Kong International Airport? Not so much – especially when we’re travelling with carry-on only luggage and desire nothing more than to sprightly step out of the airport, hop onto the Airport Express and zip into town...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2014 8 Comments

  • Photos: Inside Plaza Premium's new flagship Hong Kong lounge

    Hong Kong airport gains another amazing lounge this week with the opening of the new Plaza Premium Lounge. Open 24 hours a day, the lounge is located near Gate 40 along the airport's West Concourse, where the automated 'people mover' train from the main hall arrives and where the conco...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2013 9 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong lounge The Bridge opens this week

    Update | Cathay Pacific's new The Bridge lounge at Hong Kong opens tomorrow, and we've got the first photos – click here to check it out! Previous | Cathay Pacific will open The Bridge, its newest lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, on Wednesday October 30, having delayed the o...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2013 9 Comments

  • Qantas considers Singapore-style

    Update | Australian Business Traveller has confirmed that Qantas will close its first class lounge at Hong Kong airport in favour of a single integrated lounge for first and business class passengers, modelled along the same lines as the Qantas SIngapore Lounge. Click here for fiirst photos ...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2013 19 Comments

  • Qantas: revised flight timetable for Hong Kong detailed

    Qantas has pared back its flights between Australia and Hong Kong as part of a ‘realignment’ of its Asian timetable following the launch of the Qantas-Emirates alliance. Here’s how the new schedule sits. Sydney-Hong Kong flights have been downgraded to a single d...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2013 22 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific to open new 'The Bridge' lounge at Hong Kong Airport

    Update | Cathay Pacific's new The Bridge lounge at Hong Kong opens tomorrow, and we've got the first photos – click here to check it out! Previous | Cathay Pacific will open an all-new lounge at Hong Kong International Airport in September this year. Dubbed The Bridge, it w...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2013 4 Comments

  • First look: New Cathay Pacific Wing First Class Lounge, Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific’s flagship First Class lounge at The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport is now open, after an overhaul so extensive that it’s the next best thing to an all-new lounge. Architectural firm Foster + Partners have created another world-class haven for Cathay Pacific&r...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2013 19 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's Wing First Class lounge reopens next week

    Cathay Pacific will reopen its flagship The Wing First Class lounge next Wednesday, February 6th. The airline will hold an invitation-only media preview of Hong Kong airport's luxe lounge from noon, with public entry available later that evening. The Wing has undergone an extensive refurbishmen...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2013 6 Comments

  • Qantas: new Singapore, Hong Kong lounges next year, LAX by 2014

    Qantas is pushing back the opening of new lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong airports to sometime next year, with Los Angeles not due for completion until 2014. Although both lounges were previously slated to lay down the welcome mat by the end of this year, a Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Aus...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2012 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific to re-open The Wing First Class lounge in February

    Cathay Pacific will reveal a five-star makeover for the first class section of The Wing lounge at Hong Kong airport when the flagship lounge re-opens in February next year. New features will include a champagne bar and cocktail bar overlooking the airport’s atrium and with views to the run...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2012 4 Comments

  • Typhoon Vicente: Cathay Pacific suspends all Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific has suspended all its flights from Hong Kong as Severe Typhoon Vicente lashes south China, and is advising all passengers travelling on Tuesday not to proceed to the airport until they have confirmed their flight will run. The airline will reassess the situation at 0800 local time...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Cathay opens The Atrium First Class annexe at Hong Kong Airport

    Cathay Pacific has opened a new first class annexe of its The Wing Business Lounge at Hong Kong Airport to accommodate travellers during renovation of The Wing First Class lounge. Christened The Atrium, it's a dedicated section of The Wing for the sole use of First Class gues...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2012 1 Comment


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