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Transportation options from HGH to Hangzhou city center or PVG. Please add your name and your itinerary if you are interested in meeting other fellow FTers.
1) Taxi to Hangzhou city center, about 100 RMB ($15); walking from international terminal to domestic terminal (i.e., right turn after you get outside of the international terminal building), you will see taxi queue.
2) Shuttle bus, 20 RMB ($3), to Wulinmen CAAC Ticket Office or East Railway Station Line (two most popular options). The waiting hall for the shuttle bus is at Gate 14, Arrival Hall, on the first floor of the terminal building. Further details, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cit...ation.htm#hang
3) Shuttle from Hangzhou city center to PVG, 110 RMB, 3.5 hours: a) Wulinmen Ticket Office Central Hangzhou to PVG: (5:30, 6:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00)
b) Hangzhou Dragon Sports Center to PVG, 110 RMB, (7:00, 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:00
). Further details, see https://traveladept.com/bus-pudong-hangzhou/
4) Train from Hangzhou East station to Shanghai Hongqiao; less than 100 RMB (~1 hr); then you can take Subway Line #2 to PVG, ~10 RMB and 2 hrs; or shuttle bus (Airport Line #1), about 1 hr, 30 RMB ($4.5), every 15 - 25 minutes.

Who are going? When for outbound and inbound? Routing from major hubs:
July

August
Quinlanty: Aug 3, ORD-HKG-HGH; Aug 7, PVG-LAX-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ

September
KMXU: 1 Sept, IAD-HNL-GUM-HKG-HGH; 4 Sept, PVG-SFO-ORD
Quinlanty; Sep 1, IAD-HNL-GUM-HGH; Sep 4, PVG-SFO-ORD-YYZ
KMXU: 9 Sept, IAD-SFO-HKG-HGH; 12 Sept, PVG-SFO-IAD
Quinlanty: Sep 14; SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 18, PVG-SFO-YVR

October

November
Quinlanty: Nov 3, BOS-EWR-HKG-HGH; Nov 6, HGH-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ
December

January

February

March
mtndave47: Mar 29, EUG-SFO-HKG-HGH; April 3, PVG-SFO-YVR (YVR-SFO-EUG)

April
Exiled in Express: April 18, ORD-HKG-HGH; April 30, WUH-NRT-SEA-YVR
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Old Jul 2, 17, 7:07 pm   #1
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UA, USA to China OJ from $303 ai

Some good open Jaw fares with throwaway segments to YVR.

Example routing is EWR-HKG-CAN // PVG-SFO-YVR

Transpacific legs on UA only, but able to route creativity, try adding stopovers in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, or elsewhere in China. Works from East Coast and secondary airports too.

Here is an example. Enter manually on UA.bomb multi city tool for $5-10 lower price than google flights.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...9,SFOYVR0UA316

Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 7:43 pm   #2
  
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Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.[/QUOTE]

Wow.. That's a risky suggestion! I know for sure that trick doesn't work with the US airlines. Do you know for sure that would work with Dragonair?
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Old Jul 2, 17, 8:02 pm   #3
  
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Wow - very interesting. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old Jul 2, 17, 8:06 pm   #4
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Remember that if you arrive at CAN and leave from PVG or VV you can only do the 24 hour TWOV, even if you route through a third country in one direction as in this example.
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Works from SFO too, for $328.
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For a few dollars more choose YUL as the final destination and jump off in EWR; back where you may have started.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 11:56 pm   #7
  
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works for HGH for even less from SFO, got 273 for SFO-HKG-HGH//PEK-SFO-YVR
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If someone needs miles, for $292, https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...0,SFOYVR0UA784 gives you a lot of miles with essentially one day between Hangzhou and Shanghai; an hour ride on high speed rail. Plus China visa fee.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 11:05 am   #9
  
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Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.
I actually wouldn't suggest this? Not appearing for any segment on an itinerary will cancel all downstream segments.

Can we get any commentary from people that have actually done this with DragonAir/UA?
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Old Jul 3, 17, 11:44 am   #10
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I actually wouldn't suggest this? Not appearing for any segment on an itinerary will cancel all downstream segments.

Can we get any commentary from people that have actually done this with DragonAir/UA?
Yes. Basically you want to put as close a connection as possible at HKG. For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight. Then alert UA you missed the connection and are getting 'different transportation' to CAN, HGH, etc, they will delete that segment and not cancel the itinerary. They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.
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.....For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight............They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.
I hope you are joking. Compensation for missing flight on purpose?
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If someone needs miles, for $292, https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...0,SFOYVR0UA784 gives you a lot of miles with essentially one day between Hangzhou and Shanghai; an hour ride on high speed rail. Plus China visa fee.
This good stuff; shorter trip, lower price. If this originated in the NE I would jump on it.
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Any other dates? Anything in August?
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Yes. Basically you want to put as close a connection as possible at HKG. For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight. Then alert UA you missed the connection and are getting 'different transportation' to CAN, HGH, etc, they will delete that segment and not cancel the itinerary. They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.
How do you contact UA at HKG about your "missed" connection, especially with no Hong Kong mobile phone service?
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Old Jul 3, 17, 4:36 pm   #15
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How do you contact UA at HKG about your "missed" connection, especially with no Hong Kong mobile phone service?
Wifi and Twitter.
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