Updated on January 20, 2016
Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific “The Arrival” Arrivals Lounge
The pleasant 5 1/2 hour flight from Colombo pulled up to a gate in Terminal 1 and we were ready to get our day started!
Trip so far:
First stop was obviously to “The Arrival” lounge to get a shower and some breakfast before starting our 1-day adventure in Hong Kong!
We disembarked the plane and were in the lounge in 20 minutes! I was amazed how quickly we were able to grab our bags (literally first ones off the carousel) and make it to the lounge, which helped us make up a little time after the flight was delayed.
Upon walking into the lounge, we were greeted and asked for our boarding passes. The kind woman at the front desk welcomed us and gave us a brief run through of what the lounge had to offer.
We were told about the shower rooms, breakfast, and computer/business services.
One of the lounge attendants came to pick up our luggage and store it, and gave us our bag tag number. It came in a fancy little envelope.
First stop for me was to get a shower and change. Another attendant showed me to the shower room and then escorted Jaime to a table to eat.
After a quick shower, I joined Jaime for breakfast.
The food/beverage table had a little bit of hot food, but mostly beverages and fruits and breads.
The good news, that I was legitimately surprised about, was that they had a menu you could order off of!
I ordered the eggs with sausage and ham. It also came with some toast and hash browns – a great breakfast! Took about 10 minutes to cook it up, so we munched on some fruit and drank our coffee in the mean time.
This was a fantastic little arrivals lounge. It’s not some huge lounge as you’re used to abroad, but actually smaller than I thought it’d be. We arrived at about 9:00 and it was maybe 1/3 full at max. I’m assuming a few hours earlier in the morning it was busier.
The service in the lounge is absolutely fantastic. Since we were spending the day in the city, I had looked up baggage storage areas to leave our luggage for the day. When we went to leave the lounge, they actually told us they would hold whatever we wanted all day for us! It was a great surprise and saved us probably $15-$20 not having to get lockers.
After a day in the city, we headed back to the lounge and retrieved our bags – easy day!
If you have a extended layover in HKG, or just land from a long flight, I highly suggest hitting up “The Arrival”!