First Lounge Options in Shanghai

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Old Apr 23, 19, 1:58 am
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First Lounge Options in Shanghai

Flying home in first from Shanghai on BA on the 1st of June.

What lounges would you recommend?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 2:01 am
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Cathay, but it's a different league to LHR T3 and not worth a long visit. Best arrive 90 minutes before departure (or less if HBO) and just have a few drinks there. Your First treatment really starts onboard the aircraft rather than in the lounge. The lounge options are showing in the Asia lounge guide in the BA Forum Dashboard.
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Did you review the lounge thread:

BA Lounge Database | Far East

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Cathay, but it's a different league to LHR T3 and not worth a long visit. Best arrive 90 minutes before departure (or less if HBO) and just have a few drinks there. Your First treatment really starts onboard the aircraft rather than in the lounge. The lounge options are showing in the Asia lounge guide in the BA Forum Dashboard.
As I mentioned in another thread:

PVG - BA Passenger Escort Services

The First experience might start at check-in - although its still unclear to me if this benefit is directed at either (1) First or (2) GGL or a combination of (1) and (2). I've asked for it every time I have departed PVG on BA since last November and I have received it.

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Originally Posted by DoctorCopper View Post
As I mentioned in another thread:

PVG - BA Passenger Escort Services

The First experience might start at check-in - although its still unclear to me if this benefit is directed at either (1) First or (2) GGL or a combination of (1) and (2). I've asked for it every time I have departed PVG on BA since last November and I have received it.

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Interesting, this was not my experience on 5th November, no personal escort and a very long immigration line! (traveling in F as a Gold)

As CWS said the lounge basic but fine for a few drinks before the flight.
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I travelled in CW as a GGL last summer and had no such treatment either! I don't remember security or immigration as particularly onerous but the only airport where I have consistently received an escort when travelling in F has been at ICN.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by DoctorCopper View Post
As I mentioned in another thread:

PVG - BA Passenger Escort Services

The First experience might start at check-in - although its still unclear to me if this benefit is directed at either (1) First or (2) GGL or a combination of (1) and (2). I've asked for it every time I have departed PVG on BA since last November and I have received it.

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Thanks for that.
May I ask when/where do you ask for it?
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Isnít the Cathay lounge closed until late this year? I thought it was due to close for refurbishment in November 2018 (until mid-late 2019), but havenít been through PVG since then so donít have first-hand knowledge.
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Flew back in First on the 168 yesterday with family. We were directed to the (adequate, but very busy) China Eastern Lounge 77. Reasonable selection of food, but wouldn't aim to spend more than an hour in there if you want something to eat or drink prior to the flight. No sign of a passenger escort being offered to us or any of the other F pax, but it didn't take more than 10 mins to get through immigration and security in any case.
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Originally Posted by Knickam View Post
Thanks for that.
May I ask when/where do you ask for it?
At the check-in desk. However, the service seems to be for GGL and above; class of travel may not be a determinant.

The CX lounge is closed until November 2019, and eligible BA passengers use lounge #77 .

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Flew back in First on the 168 yesterday with family. We were directed to the (adequate, but very busy) China Eastern Lounge 77. Reasonable selection of food, but wouldn't aim to spend more than an hour in there if you want something to eat or drink prior to the flight. No sign of a passenger escort being offered to us or any of the other F pax, but it didn't take more than 10 mins to get through immigration and security in any case.
Having spent 7 hours in there last week due to a 6 hour SQ delay, I can confirm that it's not worth an extended visit...
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Old Apr 23, 19, 8:24 am
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What lounges would you recommend?
None of them to be honest.

Arrive with minimal time, and head straight to the gate for boarding.
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Myself and my better half will be going to be using the China Eastern Lounge 77 in a few weeks. We are traveling In F on a 2 for 1
are we allowed to take in any guests?
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Not a single lounge at PVG warrants carving out any time at all on purpose. I only use them during delays.
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Old May 16, 19, 4:31 am
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From past experience special services seem only to be offered when GGL and travelling in F.
Nice to have though as you are taken right to the front of the (usually long) immigration queue...
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