Welcome home Kevin, The Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3
Fall fun in the Windy City
In this adventure:
- Still trying to keep it different
- Great. A Broken Down Coach…
- Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3
- AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare
- Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Night-Time fun with the iPhone 14 Pro
- Trying a different Deep Dish Pizza (Pequods)
- Return to O’Hare Terminal 5
- BA296 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow
- Where’s the coach?
- Not the end, for 2022… maybe.
Yes. I’ve covered this lounge around four times this year. No, I’m not giving up on my favourite lounge at Heathrow. Besides, would you prefer to see inside the AA or BA lounge? Thought not…
I arrived at the lounge and was welcomed. With a beep of my boarding card, I was allowed into the lounge.
With time being a precious thing, I put in my noodle order immediately.
And I might have stopped to get a glass of bubbles too.
Patience is a virtue.
Trust me – I needed something at that point – and bubbles seemed to be a good start.
With the adrenaline still rushing through my veins, I needed to calm down. And bubble, noodles and a sausage roll seemed like the best way to do that.
Wonton Noodle soup (top), with Dan Dan noodles (bottom)
There might be other ways, but 1) I don’t fly with a yoga mat and 2) I don’t do yoga. However, a centring exercise or two never helps between slurps of noodles.
As well as the noodle bar, there was a help-you-self section too. At this time of day, breakfast items were on the menu.
Cold items and cereals.
The lounge was a lot quieter than previous visits – something a little off there, I thought for a few seconds, but no more of it.
I could deal with this level of “quiet”.
With my earbuds now charged to a point and everything almost ready for travel, a call was made for boarding.
Hmm. 55 minutes vanished in a heartbeat there didn’t it? Not even a moment to grab some outside pictures
Even though it was dark as heck.
I gathered my stuff and headed for the exit of the lounge.
Arriving downstairs, I checked the gate (and prayed we would not be busing it). We would not be (thankfully) – but we would be going from Gate 30.
Hmm. This a new one for me – as this is the first satellite of the Gate 23 complex.
And for those who want a plain time, the American Airlines lounge has reopened at last.
Ho hum. I headed off, with a little pep in my step (blame that adrenaline still) and arrived in good time at Gate 30, where premium boarding was in full swing.
I miss the bouncy ones of Terminal 4.
The gate area was reasonably busy – it looked like a full flight heading to the Windy City, with the usual mix of business, leisure travellers and a sports team patiently waiting.
I only had a few minutes to hang around, before my group was called. I could not have planned that much better (although I probably could have squeezed another bacon roll in the lounge… no matter).
With my boarding pass scanned, I was accepted for travel.
With that, I headed down the jetbridge to a seat in one of my favourite places in the world – the sky.
Next: AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare.
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