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21 Hours in Vancouver: Cathay Pacific Biz Class Lounge Vancouver Airport

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There was no First Class availability when I was booking our return flight on Cathay Pacific, but I figured for a 4 hour flight, we could be perfectly happy in Business Class. But it was still a little sad to be checking in at Business Class. 🙂

Wishful thinking

Wishful thinking

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Invitation

Security wasn’t terrible, though my boots which make it through TSA pre-check all the time had to be taken off. We then took a left out of security and headed straight to the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge to warm up after our time at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and nibble on some food.

Vancouver Airport Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Elevator

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Entrance

When we arrived at 7PM for the 9:50 flight it was completely empty, giving me a rare chance to take a bunch of pictures.

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge seating

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge dining

The food wasn’t fancy but varied and good. There were sandwiches.

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge good center

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge sandwiches

Cut vegetables and soda

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Salad

Cookies and cake.

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Pastries

Dim sum options of shumai and BBQ pork buns (which were not particularly great).

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Dim Sum

Savory tarts and egg rolls.

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Hot Options

Beverage options included a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a red from Mission Hill, a local Canadian winery.

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Wine

YVR Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Beverages

The bathroom was basic but clean, though I was surprised the hand lotion provided was a bottle of Aveeno.

About an hour before the flight was due to leave the lounge began filling up, one passenger finally inhabiting the First Class room. 🙂

Vancouver airport holiday decorations

We wanted to wander around the airport a little bit before we boarded so we left before the boarding announcement was made. A mistake since, the flight was 50 minutes late boarding. But we at least took in the Christmas decorations before they were taken down.

More from this trip:

Cathay Pacific JFK Check In and British Airways Galleries Lounge
Cathay Pacific First Class New York to Vancouver
One Rainy Snowy Day in Vancouver
Review of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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1 Comment

  1. James ferguson

    September 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    “But still it is a little sad to be checking in at business class.” You’re a spoiled and over privileged woman.

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