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Cathay Pacific Business lounge in HK

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Rizzo

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Will be in HK for 20 hours stopover as a Cathay Pacific business class passenger, and have access to the Wing or Pier again.
I want to go into HK for the day and have a look around, but do not want to carry by cabin bag and laptop around HK. I would like to leave my carry on cabin bag and laptop in the storage area near the entrance to the Wing or Pier (small room + shelves + camera as security). Has this area changed in the last year, I was in HK about 18 months ago. Asking for advice on how risky is this, I can stick the laptop bag inside the carry on bag so the laptop is not obvious. Comments please
 

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I wouldn't do it at any lounge in any airport in the world.

I suggest that you check your bags at one of the storage areas at the airport.
 

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You've also got an issue of having to go from departures out through customs if you choose the store method in the lounge.

I believe the Cathay staff can give you a "passout" to reverse through security to arrivals or maybe they'll escort you but it could be fairly tricky.

Are you sure you don't want to get a hotel room and base yourself out of there for your day trip? The F lounges have nice relaxing areas (day room etc) but the J lounges don't if I recall correctly. 20 hours is a long time!!
 

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HKG airport has a reasonably priced baggage storeage facility that is located in the main land-side part of the terminal on the arrivals level. After going through customs and exiting, turn left and its among the shops there.

Note that they charge piece, so if you have multiple pieces, try to combine them into one. We purchased a large canvas bag from the chemist store next to the stored baggage service and places multiple smaller carry-on bags into that one. Save us quite a bit.

Much safer than leaving bags at a lounge. And You will have problems getting from the airside lounge area back out through immigration.
 

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Sure it's not "Turn Right"?

I used this facility in August and the facility is to the South of the arrival hall.
 

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serfty said:
Sure it's not "Turn Right"?

I used this facility in August and the facility is to the South of the arrival hall.
Was definitely turn left when I was last there. Perhaps there is more than one exit point? Anyway, just look around or ask one of the very helpful information people as you exit the customs/baggage hall.
 

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NM said:
Was definitely turn left when I was last there. ...
I used this facility two months ago and it's right down to the south end of arrivals, part of "Hall B".

Here's a link to the HKIA baggage Page: Baggage.

Here's a link to the terminal maps: Interactive Map. Click the link, select "Arrivals" then "Left Luggage".
 

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serfty said:
I used this facility two months ago and it's right down to the south end of arrivals, part of "Hall B".

Here's a link to the HKIA baggage Page: Baggage.

Here's a link to the terminal maps: Interactive Map. Click the link, select "Arrivals" then "Left Luggage".
Definitely moved then. It used to be where the shops are indicated between Hall A and Hall B. It was right next to a Chemist shop where I purchased a large canvas bag! But I am sure anyone will be able to find it. The staff at the information booths are very helpful at HKG.
 

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Thanks for the info all. As an added question to this. Should I and can I just go out through immigration at arrivals. Have a shower at the CX lounge (the Wing) and then get on the airport express to town after going the left baggage shop.
 

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Rizzo said:
Thanks for the info all. As an added question to this. Should I and can I just go out through immigration at arrivals. Have a shower at the CX lounge (the Wing) and then get on the airport express to town after going the left baggage shop.
The wing (and the pier) are both airside lounges. Thus you need departing same day boarding pass to get to them through either transit or immigration.
 

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All,

Just for future users. Did this with no problem. Shower and snack at the Pier, then a pass out by the CX staff. Had minor problem finding the exit at level 5 but no major problem. Plan on 30 minutes to exit the airport to the train station. Tourist kiosk at the airport/train is very good. Good english skills. Good help on HK for me on a one day look around. Overall, I recomend for a long stop over between flights > 12 hours, go into HK.
 
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