To finish off an around the world trip we travelled from Hong Kong to Australia with Cathay Pacific. After spending a night in Hong Kong we travelled from the city to the airport via bus, which arrives every 15 minutes, you can also get to the airport by train, taxi or your hotel may have an airport shuttle.
At the airport there are 8 check-in desks. Screens near each entrance display the flights and the correct check-in desk. As we had checked in online we were able to drop our bags off and proceed through the airport.
Before we got to security we took a look at the shops and restaurants behind the check-in desks. Here there are fast food options, souvenir shops and pharmacies so you can stock up on everything you need before your flight.
At the airport, there are 2 security options at each end of the check-in gates. It doesn’t matter which one you go through, we found that the one closest to my check-in gate was busier so we walked down to the other one. This also gave us a great opportunity to have a closer look at some of the shops and then walk through security without much of a wait time.
Once through security, you really have your choice of shopping with so many different duty-free options including cosmetics, luxury items, electronics, and alcohol.
There are 2 levels of shopping which are easy to walk around and reach the gates. There were some areas under construction while we were there which were blocked off. It was still easy enough to navigate around however. On the top level, there are multiple different food options as well as an area with chairs and tables. It was quite busy here and not many free tables, if you are travelling in a group I would suggest finding a seat and then looking at the food options.
The duty-free and shopping zone opens onto the gates really easily and the clear signage makes it easy to know where to go. I found that there was a long walk between some of the gates, but there are moving walkways to keep you moving even if you need a rest.
Along the terminal towards the gates, there are smaller duty-free shops, mostly just selling alcohol but some selling cosmetics and toys as well, there was even a barber in case you need a quick trim before your next flight! Here there were also other food options as well that were not with the other shops.
Navigating your way through the Hong Kong airport to my gate is very easy and enjoyable, with a chance to have a look at some luxury shops, have something to eat and then a chance to relax got me ready for your flight.
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