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.
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:
There were two food stations.
The main food station was in the middle of the lounge.
There were many drink choices- bottled water, soda and alcoholic drinks.
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.
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.
Index: (rest of series)
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