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Report from scmpc.com tells of transport disruption in Hong Kong tomorrow (August 5)4 Aug 2019
RTHK is saying that over 100 Cathay and HK Airlines flights are likely to be cancelled today and to check with the airlines prior to going to the airport.
However a number of flights are getting away and looking at flight radar incoming aircraft look to be unaffected at this time-8am HKT.5 Aug 2019
Thank you Cathay for sending me an email confirming todays flight cancelation into HKG and rebooking information. The multi sector ticket was issued through BA – who despite asking me to ensure my contact details were updated and correct, still haven’t been bothered to contact me to advise that 3 further BA flights have also been cancelled/changed.
1 user thanked author for this post.5 Aug 2019
I was talking with a couple of groundside friends who work at CX last night, coincidently on skype while on a CX flight to LHR! I was lucky to be out Sunday evening. The carrier anticipated a lot of groundside no-shows. Part of the issue as well is not the protests but actually getting to work or home dues to transportation shutdown. I note this morning most of the MTR is shut down as well. I got caught up in the protests on Saturday, popped down to Langham place in the late afternoon and noticed shops shuttering by 4pm so got the hell out of dodge and back to ETST, a little later going out to dinner I walked strait into it all, they had walked from MK to TST, which is no mean feat in HK weather. I was in the 2014 protests and it had almost a party atmosphere, but these ones have more of a poll tax riot feeling to them! Noting the RMB dropping below the psychological 7 RMB today is a bad thing. On the plus side I had no problem getting a table anywhere to eat at p.m. on a Saturday night
Anyway, to keep this on a travel related topic. I wonder if airlines or insurers that didn’t cancel flights would pay out in the case that you could not get transport to the airport in time due to the demonstrations5 Aug 2019
Both short and long hauls getting away and landing with both runways open.
Looks like traffic reduced by close to 50% though.
Best stay away from HK for a few days if possible until thing improve (or not).
My home attacked on Saturday evening with a mob trying to break down our gates. In my quiet residential street brick pavements ripped up and railing dismantled and sharpened to throw at police.
I make no political comment here and only to say it is all very unpleasant and perhaps not the best time to come to Hong Kong.5 Aug 2019