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May 1, 2014 / oneworld82

Cathay Pacific Lounge at SFO

After landing at Terminal 1 I walked about 5 minutes to reach the International terminal. Compared to many US airports, SFO is clean, modern, well laid-out. Terminal 2 is by far my favorite, but the international terminal isn’t bad either. After locating aisle 7 I proceeded to the Cathay Pacific check in desk, which features a dedicated lane for First Class customers.

After a quick wait an agent, Cecilia, promptly checked me in. She was all smiles and very attentive – exactly what I was expecting. She asked me whether I had ever used CX lounge at this airport, and after ¬†Iresponded negatively she proceeded to give me directions. Boarding passes for my two segments and two lounge invitations were issued. While the security line wasn’t long, my boarding pass was stamped as “priority”, which gives you access to a preferential lane.

This way!

This way!

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After quickly going through security I went up to the 4th floor, where the Cathay Pacific lounge is located. The entrance is just as sleek as the lounges in Hong Kong – white Carrara marble coupled with black Chinese granite for a sleek, luxurious feel.

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After being promptly checked in by a nice lady, I took a look around. The lounge is rather big for an airport with only 2 daily flights to Hong Kong, although it did feel a bit crowded when I visited. The layout features a working area to the leftmost part of the lounge (from the entrance), a seating area right by the entrance desk, a dining area in the middle, another seating area after that, and finally restrooms and showers at the very end of the area.

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After grabbing a table I then went to the noodle bar – one of the most prominent features of CX lounges – and ordered a cup of Dan Dan noodles – think thick noodles similar to udon in a peanut-based sauce. While they lacked some salty flavor, they were decent overall.

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After washing the soup down with half a Tsingtao beer, I asked for a shower room to refresh myself before the long flight. The room was big and well appointed, with two towels and a mat provided (plus razor and comb). The shower was open and featured both rain and “traditional” faucets.

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After showering I made my way back to the seating area and started blogging for about 15 minutes, before noticing that it was fifteen past midnight; as the flight was supposed to leave at 1am, I decided to leave the lounge and to make my way to gate A3 (only a short walk away), where people were already lining up to board the plane.

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  1. Skip / May 23 2017 1:08 am

    Gee wiielklrs, that’s such a great post!

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