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Old Feb 22, 12, 11:11 pm   #1
 
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Cathay Wing Lounge Access at HK

I am flying with Singapore Airlines in J Class from Hong Kong in a few days.

I have heard good things about the Wings Lounge at HK airport.

I hold a Comped Cathay Pacific Diamond Elite Status, can i access the Wings lounge at HK when not flying with a one world carrier?

Newbie to Cathay so all help will be greatly appreciated
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Old Feb 22, 12, 11:26 pm   #2
 
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I am flying with Singapore Airlines in J Class from Hong Kong in a few days.

I have heard good things about the Wings Lounge at HK airport.

I hold a Comped Cathay Pacific Diamond Elite Status, can i access the Wings lounge at HK when not flying with a one world carrier?

Newbie to Cathay so all help will be greatly appreciated
yes you may access any CX business class lounges
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...p/mpo/benefits
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Old Feb 23, 12, 12:49 am   #3
 
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sorry a little OT here, but welcome to the CX board and congrats OP. There are not many people that get comped to DM status right away. Would you mind sharing your flying patterns? Also, when you mention diamond elite status, are you referring to diamond or diamond plus?
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Old Feb 23, 12, 1:04 am   #4
 
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Its through My Amex Plat Charge Card (uk based).

Im Star Alliance Gold and normally only fly with *A or Virgin.

I have Diamond Status comped for one year
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sorry a little OT here, but welcome to the CX board and congrats OP. There are not many people that get comped to DM status right away. Would you mind sharing your flying patterns? Also, when you mention diamond elite status, are you referring to diamond or diamond plus?
actually quite a bit got comped DM through Amex
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Old Feb 23, 12, 4:13 am   #6
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Its through My Amex Plat Charge Card (uk based).

Im Star Alliance Gold and normally only fly with *A or Virgin.

I have Diamond Status comped for one year
Pity that you're comped on one of the most difficult cards to obtain - it takes 240,000 miles to get from zero to Diamond status , and you're not utlising it.

But back to your question - as you're not flying on CX, and even as Diamond, you can only use the Business Class lounge and not the First Class lounges which are the piece de resistance of lounges. You need to fly on a Oneworld flight to fully appreciate the benefits of being Diamond.. and to see the First Class lounges of CX at HKIA and QF lounges in Sydney. BA lounges we can miss.

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Old Feb 23, 12, 4:20 am   #7
 
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Pity that you're comped on one of the most difficult cards to obtain - it takes 240,000 miles to get from zero to Diamond status , and you're not utlising it.
Sorry to be pedantic, but it's 210,000 miles required
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Old Feb 23, 12, 4:22 am   #8
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sorry a little OT here, but welcome to the CX board and congrats OP. There are not many people that get comped to DM status right away. Would you mind sharing your flying patterns? Also, when you mention diamond elite status, are you referring to diamond or diamond plus?
See: CX to offer Amex Centurion Cardholders from Certain Countries MPC Diamond status

And

CX to offer Amex Plat Cardholders from some countries MPC Gold status
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Old Feb 23, 12, 4:30 am   #9
 
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How is the Business Class Lounge?

How does it compare with other Business Class lounges at Hong Kong Airport?

As far as I know Thai have a lounge at HK, I dont think Singapore airlines have one there.

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Pity that you're comped on one of the most difficult cards to obtain - it takes 240,000 miles to get from zero to Diamond status , and you're not utlising it.

But back to your question - as you're not flying on CX, and even as Diamond, you can only use the Business Class lounge and not the First Class lounges which are the piece de resistance of lounges. You need to fly on a Oneworld flight to fully appreciate the benefits of being Diamond.. and to see the First Class lounges of CX at HKIA and QF lounges in Sydney. BA lounges we can miss.
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Old Feb 23, 12, 5:19 pm   #10
 
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When reading I assumed that OP was given the status based on a comp from another program, and the AMEX didn't really cross my mind. Makes a lot more sense now.
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Old Feb 23, 12, 8:09 pm   #11
 
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How is the Business Class Lounge?

How does it compare with other Business Class lounges at Hong Kong Airport?

As far as I know Thai have a lounge at HK, I dont think Singapore airlines have one there.
SQ have a silver kris lounge at HKG.
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Old Feb 25, 12, 4:52 am   #12
 
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SQ have a silver kris lounge at HKG.
And they are not bad...
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Old Feb 25, 12, 4:58 am   #13
 
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Well, the interesting part is that OP mentioned "Amex Plat Charge Card" and "Diamond status" - this combination hasn't been recorded yet. Either the card of OP with GO, OR Centurion with DM... is Amex moving down with their criteria for DM?
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