I do love an airline lounge namely for its free crisps and wine. Sadly I’m rarely flying business class and I only get access through husband’s airline loyalty cards. Hong Kong International Airport is cluttered with many lounges from the sleek new Cathay flagship to the more funky Virgin lounge. However, there are also Pay-In lounges which you can also access with a Priority Pass (you get sent one with a Cathay Amex) or my Airport Angel card. I have written about this before, if you travel regularly, do look into such a card. It means you save yourself money – if I wasn’t drinking and eating the free food and reading the free magazines, I would have spent an aimless fortune!
The Traveler’s Lounge is accessible to various cardholders and you can also pay to enter. Click here for a price list. There is no extra charge to take your kids in.
It is very relaxing with its low lights and also extremely big. The bar offers snacks and alcoholic beverages for purchase. There is a bank of about 10 computers (very useful for sticking the kids in front of a movie). There are lots of seating areas and the lounge snakes round to the back where there’s a buffet area with salad and noodle bar. Whilst you don’t have the free range of alcoholic drinks that some of the airline lounges have, there are beers, soft drinks, coffees etc.
I rate the Travelers’ Lounge (East Hall) highly although I don’t think the one at the West Hall in Hong Kong Airport is as good.
Bar area (some hot snacks available here)
As everyone travels with their own laptop/ipad now, there are always computers available. I found a Barbie movie on YouTube that happily occupied my daughter for 40 minutes
Salad and noodle bar
Coffee / cake buffet