This lounge may mostly be of interest to our readers as it is the one used by Cathay Pacific for its flights from Newark to Hong Kong.
The lounge is similar to the one at JFK but feels like a slight step up. The JFK lounge feels a bit frayed around the edges, which this one does not.
After clearing security, you only need to walk a few yards and you’ll see a lift on the right hand side. That goes up to the lounge, so getting there is easy and quick.
The lounge is a good size though not huge. It is mostly appointed with individual armchairs upholstered in a variety of styles. This makes for a colourful and varied look and breaks up the space well.
There is a great view from the side of the lounge out onto the tarmac so in theory there is a good view of the planes, although for Cathay passengers it will usually be dark outside unless they arrive at the lounge well in advance of the scheduled departure time.
There is a sit down dining area in the lounge for the BA departures earlier in the day. But the last BA flight leaves around half past nine, so this is closed by the time most Cathay passengers would arrive in the lounge.
The food selection is similar to what’s on offer at JFK. It’s fair to characterise it more as snacks and nibbles than as substantial food. Indeed, the variety of drinks on offer is much richer than the variety of food.
I thought that it was a good touch that as part of its wide range of ales and beers the lounge includes the local brew made only a dozen miles down the road by the New Jersey Brewing Co.
Guest Blogger: Christopher R.