We just returned from an international trip to Tokyo, Taipei, and Okinawa. Thanks to American Airlines AAdvantage miles, we were able to fly home on Cathay Pacific’s first class. Here is our experience flying Cathay Pacific first class.
Even before boarding the plane, we got to check out The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International airport. This was hands-down the best airport lounge that we have ever been to. The furniture was extremely stylish and comfortable. Servers are constantly walking around serving you free drinks like champagne, wine, hard alcohol, water, and various juices.
We had dinner in the large dining area, which is serviced and catered by The Peninsula Hotel.
As usual with airport lounges, there was a buffet with various hot foods, salads, and desserts. I was impressed to see a carving station with freshly sliced hot turkey. This being said, we found the buffet food to be very lacking in taste.
The dining area also offers an a la carte menu, which really is the way to go for freshly prepared food.
I ordered the sautéed king prawns with spinach cream, blackcurrant chutney and prawn butter. Definitely high-end restaurant quality. I enjoyed the prawns so much that I ordered it a second time.
My wife ordered the braised marinated beef cheek with red wine sauce and potato gratin. Also high-end restaurant quality. Her beef cheek was extremely tender and flavorful.
After we ate we went to check out one of the Wing’s 5 cabana rooms. The room was very spacious, and included everything a hotel room would have: showers, bathtub, sink, private bathroom, daybed, desk, toiletries, fresh towels, and robes.
The cabana room was almost as big as our hotel room at the Sheraton Miyako hotel in Tokyo. We took a nap on the bed and then freshened up afterwards. Because there are only 5 cabana rooms, they kindly ask that you stay no longer than 1.5 hours, so that other guests can use the facilities.
After freshening up in the cabana room, we were ready for our flight!