CX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6447 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2119 times:
Basically the Airport Authority tries to place airlines near the lounges. There is a Star Alliance lounge in the middle of the 'Y' shape of the terminal, hence where you find airlines like UA, TG , AC and LH. There are CX lounges near Gates 1-4 as you say, and also the 60s also in the 'Y' hence you will find CX's concentrating around there. Some other airlines tend to be scattered elsewhere for reasons I do not really know. The airport is getting busier these days and it is getting to the stage where it is hard to assign the same gates for the same airlines as they will often be occupied. It will only get worse until the next terminal is built.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
Quoting LAX888 (Thread starter): CX seems to have a lot of South East Asian flights going from gates 60-70.
Also fly to Australia as well.
Cathay Pacific that flies to three Australia cities put their aircraft around the neighbour gates - between Gate 68, 69 and 70. It is because of security reasons - the security guards must check all the pax bags to make sure there's no large and heavy bottles inside the bags.