Back in October 2018 Cathay Pacific opened up a trial in which Marco Polo Club members flying with Cathay Pacific (in any cabin) could pay to enter three of the Business Class lounges in its worldwide network. This trial is still in progress and was set to end on 31 March this year but, according to recent reports, Cathay Pacific has just announced and extension to the trial and added more lounges to it.
Cathay Pacific offers a First and a Business Class lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3 and both are less than 18 months old thanks to a significant renovation project which ended in November 2016. I reviewed the First Class lounge in an earlier blog post (I liked it) so, on my latest visit to Heathrow Terminal 3, I decided to see just how good (or bad) the Cathay Pacific T3 Business Class lounge is.
The Cabin was first Cathay Pacific lounge to offer the modern, sleek look we have come to expect when we walk through the doors on one of the airline's renovated spaces but, a little over seven years after it first opened, the lounge is set to close at the end of April this year. In its place comes "The Deck" and we finally have our first look at what the latest Cathay Pacific lounge will offer.
After flying in to Paris from Doha on Qatar Airways I had a few hours to kill before my connecting flight on to London. I had done my research before getting to Paris so I knew that the Cathay Pacific First & Business Class lounge would be the best place to spend some time. The Cathay Pacific lounge is in Terminal 2 at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport and, more specifically, it’s airside in the connector building between Terminals 2A & 2C and one level up from the gates.
I recently spent quite a few hours in Kuala Lumpur International airport and, as the Malaysia Airlines lounges in the satellite terminal are both currently closed for refurbishment, I took a look around to see what other options are currently available. I’ve already posted details of the Malaysia Airlines C.I.P Lounge in the satellite terminal, which is where some Malaysia Airlines passengers are being sent but, as that facility is (a) temporary, (b) small and (c) not exactly impressive, you may want to know what the Cathay Pacific Lounge is like.
After a very nice few days exploring Tokyo it was time for the next leg of our trip - it was on to Hong Kong in Business Class with Cathay Pacific. I'll be reviewing our flight on a Cathay Pacific A330 in the next few days but first I thought I'd take a look at the First & Business Class Lounge the airline offers its customers at Tokyo Narita's Terminal 2.
The refurbishment of the Cathay Pacific lounges at Heathrow T3 was completed late last year but, thanks to the fact that I've been seriously cutting down on my travel with American Airlines (with whom I used to fly from Heathrow T3 quite a bit), I haven't had an opportunity to visit them until just recently. The opportunity to visit the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge arose thanks to a rare trip I took with American Airlines a couple of weeks ago and, as my upgrade out of Economy Class was looking more and more doubtful as the departure day grew closer, the opportunity to check out the new lounge was keeping me smiling :)
Flyers have been without a Cathay Pacific lounge at London Heathrow for over 12 months and it was only a month ago that the airline confirmed that the lounge opening had been delayed yet again. Well, after numerous delays, Cathay Pacific has finally announced the reopening of its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 and provided us with a sneak peek at what lies inside.
Cathay Pacific does airport departure lounges very well (I'm not so keen on its arrivals lounge) but it's been a long time since I've had the chance to try out one of the airline's First Class lounges....so I was very keen to see what the Pier First Class lounge had to offer.
As a very regular visitor to Heathrow Terminal 3 I've been looking forward to Cathay Pacific opening its new lounge in the terminal but it looks like I'm going to have to wait a little bit longer. When Cathay first announced the refurbishment the plan was to have the new facility open for flyers in the first quater of 2016...but that was always ambitious given that the old lounge didn't actually close until November 2015. Since then various updates have suggested the new Cathay Pacific lounge would open in June, July, August and then September but nothing has materialised so far.
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