After checking into our American Airlines first class flight from Shanghai Pudong to Chicago O’Hare, we were given access to the Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge.

Our first impression was that the lounge was pretty spacious.

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Free wi-fi was available, however, accessing the network required a few more steps than usual.  You must enter your full name, flight number and a unique code in order to sign in.  The multi-digit code is retrieved by pressing a button near the magazine rack.  You have 1 minute to enter the code correctly before it resets.  The process seemed straight out of Mission: Impossible.

The large business center was equipped with many computers – it is highly unlikely they would all be taken:

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There were two food stations.

Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong reviews

The main food station was in the middle of the lounge.

Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong review

Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong reviews

There were many drink choices- bottled water, soda and alcoholic drinks.

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reviews Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong

A decent variety of food was available: four types of wrapped sandwiches, hot meals, fruit, croissants, danish, muffins.  There were also small packaged snacks you could grab on your way out.

reviews Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong

reviews Dragonair Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong

Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong review

reviews Dragonair Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong airport

reviews Dragonair Cathay Pacific Lounge Shanghai Pudong airport

Overall, the Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge was a comfortable lounge.  The well-equipped business center was a plus but the steps to access wi-fi were a bit silly.  We did appreciate that the lounge offered food but also packaged snacks for those without much time to linger.

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Index: (rest of series)
Introduction
American Airlines Flagship Lounge – Chicago
American Airlines – First Class – Chicago to Tokyo Narita
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
Tokyo – Devils and Sumo
Asiana Business Class Lounge – Seoul, Korea
Asiana Airlines – Business Class – Seoul Incheon to Chengdu
Fraser Suites – Chengdu, China
Chengdu, China: Pandas, Pandas and Pandas
Air China (Star Alliance) First Class Lounge – Chengdu, China
Air China – Business Class – Chengdu to Taipei
Forte Orange Hotel Kaifong (Taipei, Taiwan)
Eva Air Lounge – Taipei Taoyuan
Eva Airlines – Business Class – Taipei Taoyuan to Shanghai Pudong
Marriott Executive Apartments, Shanghai, Tomorrow Square
Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge – Shanghai Pudong (this post)
American Airlines – First Class – Shanghai Pudong to Chicago

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