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  • frustratedflyer
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    I think you can do better on pricing than that. According to ITA Matrix BA to BKK and back from HKG with Cathay in the middle is about £4k on those dates with flights to HKG on the 25,6,7,8,9 Dec available. Another option would be Finnair at about £2400 but you would need to go via Helsinki.


    frustratedflyer
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    I have flown CX PE a few times and it’s good. At the price you quote and the distance you are travelling I would say it is good value and certainly worth it for the extra space. If you have oneworld status their lounges are great in Hong Kong.

    As to where to stay in HKG it depends on where you want to be. No shortage of good hotels but think you need to narrow down the area. For example Causeway Bay, TST etc.

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    frustratedflyer
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    I think the one thing you must also consider is sleep. Flying with Finnair means you get one longer leg than if you fly via Doha so whilst I agree Qatar is better for sleep etc Helsinki and Finnair get my vote. It’s also a smaller airport so very easy to change planes. The Finnair A350 has good seats but the service is not so warm.

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    frustratedflyer
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    A few years ago I remember landing in South Africa with SAA. As we were making our way to the gate I looked out the window and a plane from an airline called One Time passed by. To this day I still think it is the craziest name for an airline. I don’t think they exist any more…..


    frustratedflyer
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    I agree with IanfromHKG. I travel through several times a year. It’s a nice lounge (especially if you like the cold white minimalist scandi look) but…. For me the food selection is pretty limited and not a patch on the Cathay Lounge in Hong Kong or say the Qatar Lounge which is really where the competition is on the routes to Asia. Without wanting to stir it up the BA First Lounge in T5 has greater choice of food and is just as comfortable…


    frustratedflyer
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    In the US if you turn up at the airport early for a domestic flight an American airline will be happy to try and get you on an earlier flight at no cost. In Europe/UK if you are on a British/European Airline they will charge you a fortune even if the earlier flight is empty (unless on a flexible ticket)!!


    frustratedflyer
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    There are the two nearby hotels (JW & Conrad at Pacific Place). The Conrad I personally think is calmer and has bigger rooms as I recall.

    Slightly further afield but still on this side of the harbour the Grand Hyatt which had a refurb about 12 months ago and has a nice pool area. There are of course the two Mandarin Oriental properties but if you want to try something new that has been trailed as something v good there is The Murray which has just opened. I have not seen it myself but am looking forward to my next trip to give it a go.

    Never been in a steam room in Hong Kong so can’t comment whether any of these have them.


    frustratedflyer
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    Well I had two flights last week in WT+ to NYC and from LA (overnight). There were no Magnums to be seen in WT+.

    Going forward until the enhancements, maybe we should rename it from WT+ missing out WT and straight down to WT-


    frustratedflyer
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    I would add the new Cathay Lounge at Changi T4, Qantas in T1 Singapore. I would also agree with the Qantas lounge in Sydney, Qatar in Doha. It’s been a while but I also quite like the Oman lounge in Muscat.


    frustratedflyer
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    I do think LH are being unreasonable especially as their cancelled flight was a key part of the problem.

    As you are based in the UK I would contact the UK office of Lufthansa as well https://www.addressesandpostcodes.co.uk/address/yS243BtE/lufthansa-german-airlines-2-heathrow-boulevard-284-bath-road-sipson-west-drayton-ub7-0dq.html

    Alternatively as you say you could just stop flying them.


    frustratedflyer
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    I think it is a positive move as anything is better than the current shambles. Recently to the US with United I was in the third group but spotted I had SSSS written on my boarding card so presented myself at the gate for my secondary security screening. They were keen to let me through and the security screening was prompt so I was on the plane before most people in group 1. So watch out for SSSS to get ahead of the queue!


    frustratedflyer
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    For me it would contain

    Departing airport: Changi (T1) as not been through T4 yet
    Lounge: Qantas T1
    Aircraft: A350 or B787
    Seat: Qatar Q-suite
    In-flight catering: Cathay Pacific
    Route: Long-haul, night flight
    Cabin crew: Singapore Airlines
    IFE: Emirates or Virgin Atlantic
    Airport arrival: London City (as so quick to get through)

    in reply to: Fantasy airline league

    frustratedflyer
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    Thanks. Maybe I am just unlucky. The last two trips were with BA although I can’t remember who the one before was with. I spoke with a person from my hotel and he said that the handlers (not the airport) are having staffing shortages.


    frustratedflyer
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    Yes that is correct. On Business is also good as sometimes they seem to have extra award flight availability which you cannot find on a personal ba.com account.

    in reply to: BA On Business

    frustratedflyer
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    Yes I understand it will be opening soon but I have not heard a date. I hear it will be another flagship one like Hong Kong & Singapore. Fingers crossed.

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