As I began to make my way back home to wrap up this trip, I flew from Tokyo to Taipei on an economy cash fare with China Airlines.
This flight would ultimately bring me to a much more desirable prize, as I was set to finish this trip on a high note by flying China Airlines business class from Taipei to Vancouver.
Prior to my flight, I had the chance to check out the China Airlines Business Class Lounge Taipei in Terminal 2. This particular lounge is just one among multiple China Airlines business class lounges available at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.
China Airlines Business Class Lounge Taipei (Terminal 2) – Access
The lounge is located on the third floor, near Gate D4. Just keep an eye out for relevant signs and directions, which are generally easy to spot. The lounge operates daily from 5:30am–11pm.
To gain access to this lounge, you’ll need to hold a First Class or business class ticket on China Airlines. Alternatively, if you enjoy SkyTeam Elite Plus status, you may access the lounge when travelling in any class of service.
China Airlines Business Class Lounge Taipei (Terminal 2) – Seating
As soon as I walked in, I was struck by the theme of Chinese calligraphy interior décor. The design, highlighted by red plum blossoms and ink-wash artwork, mirrors the aesthetics seen in China Airlines’s new generation cabins.
Whereas many airport lounges are bright, with large windows often overlooking other parts of the airport, this lounge is the opposite. In fact, there are no windows, and instead, rows of LED lighting on the ceiling create the soft glow in the lounge.
Upon checking in, the lounge staff kindly offered a dedicated space to store my carry-on while I enjoyed the lounge, which was a very welcome touch and something not enough lounges do.
The lounge comfortably seats 258 guests, with seating spread out across two levels.
Adjacent to the check-in desks on the right is a seating area for lounge guests, complete with a mini buffet.