Lounge Access

Old Aug 31, 18, 11:43 pm
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Lounge Access

Hello!
I'm going to book these flights:
TPE > HKG 21:35 > 23:35 Cathay Pacific A333
HKG > REP 08:20 > 10:05 Cathay Dragon A320

I need 2 seats... I can find two award seats in Business on the first flight, but just one on the second flight. In case I book both flights in J for my girlfriend, and Business+Economy for me, can I get lounge access airside for the long layover in HKG?
I have no elite status.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 1, 18, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by SPiKA85 View Post
Hello!
I'm going to book these flights:
TPE > HKG 21:35 > 23:35 Cathay Pacific A333
HKG > REP 08:20 > 10:05 Cathay Dragon A320

I need 2 seats... I can find two award seats in Business on the first flight, but just one on the second flight. In case I book both flights in J for my girlfriend, and Business+Economy for me, can I get lounge access airside for the long layover in HKG?
I have no elite status.

Thanks!
AFAIK, no lounge access as it's not a same-day transfer. J tickets without status don't allow guesting either.

There's also an extensive FAQ/Wiki on lounge access, in which I presumed this has been covered in-depth. Lounge Access and Other Lounge FAQs

Last edited by SuloL; Sep 1, 18 at 12:31 am Reason: Added FAQ
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Old Sep 1, 18, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by SPiKA85 View Post
Hello!
I'm going to book these flights:
TPE > HKG 21:35 > 23:35 Cathay Pacific A333
HKG > REP 08:20 > 10:05 Cathay Dragon A320

I need 2 seats... I can find two award seats in Business on the first flight, but just one on the second flight. In case I book both flights in J for my girlfriend, and Business+Economy for me, can I get lounge access airside for the long layover in HKG?
I have no elite status.

Thanks!
And just so you know, unless there's IRROPS or else the lounge does not stay open the entire night.
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Old Sep 5, 18, 6:47 pm
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For 8+ hours get a hotel. Marriott Sky City is a few minutes away.
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Old Sep 6, 18, 10:09 pm
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You can also try post on the Lounge meet up thread. There are alot of flyers with access to the F or J class lounges at HK that are willing to help you guest into the lounge!
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Old Sep 6, 18, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ricktoronto View Post
For 8+ hours get a hotel. Marriott Sky City is a few minutes away.
Excellent point.The Regal Airport Hotel could be another option. If the reason OP is considering booking J award tickets for lounge access, I would recommend going with an economy award (assuming the standard award is available) instead. As other FTers have mentioned, no CX lounges are open for 24 hours.
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Old Sep 10, 18, 10:42 am
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After reading the comments, decided that 9hs overnight in HKG was too much... so I finally bought two revenue J tix via KUL with a shorter connection.
Thank you very much to everyone!
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