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Transport : Airport Lounges

In this trip report, I review the United Club Lounge at Hong Kong Airport (HKG), which I got access to before boarding my flight on the new United Polaris Business Class On Boeing 777-300ER.

This lounge can be found in the northwest concourse of Terminal 1. It is reached by the lift and there are a number of airline lounges on the same floor including the Emirates Lounge, Thai Royal Orchid Lounge, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and the two Plaza Premium Lounges which you can access with your Priority Pass and pay to enter.

The United Club Hong Kong can be accessed by those travelling in First or Business Class on United or Star Alliance partner flights. If you are a Star Alliance Gold member or a United Club pass member you can also get into this lounge.

Interestingly, like the Plaza Premium lounges at Hong Kong airport, you can also pay to get into this lounge if you so wish.

The lounge itself is quite small or boutique and looks down on the boarding gates, and the rest of the terminal including the runway as it is elevated above the main floor of the Terminal. It is a super view as you can watch the planes.

Within the lounge, you can use the business area with printers etc or sit on one of the sofas or bar stool tables which are higher.

The food on offer included a breakfast with hot options of scrambled egg, beans, bacon and sausages as well as cereals and breads like croissants. The lunch service included cold sandwiches and salads and hot soup, pasta, chicken and potatoes. There were also “make your own noodle” areas which I didn’t try. For drinks, you could choose between a limited choice of soft drinks, sodas, wines, spirits and beers.

What we liked about this lounge was the plant spotting because of the view over the runway. I wish all airport lounges had this kind of view!

You may also be interested in my review of the best executive or club lounges in Hong Kong hotels and the pick of the best club lounges at Hong Kong airport.

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