Old Apr 30, 09, 2:58 am
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afterDawn
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MEL, Australia
Programs: QF PS, EK SkyWards Blue, SQ Krisflyer
Posts: 256
Journey to the Pearl of the Orient; MEL-HKG w/ QF and CX

Part 0 - Shameless plug for past trip report:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...-cju-pics.html


Part I - Introduction

My uncle and aunty recently relocated to Hong Kong, and with my grandparents on an extended holiday there too, my university easter break presented me with the perfect opportunity to visit them. As my sister's school holidays ran for longer than this, the trip was planned such that she would leave first, stay for 10 days and then return with me after my 4 day stay.

All tickets were Qantas Frequent Flyer Award tickets booked via the telephone service centre as they included flights other than QF metal. My flights were as follows:
10 April CX134 MEL-HKG
16 April QF86 HKG-MEL
All up the cost was some 82,000 points and approx AUD$200 in taxes. There was an option of flying QF on the outbound via BNE but i turned this down for reasons that will become clearer as the TR progresses.

So with one week out i was busy at university and work, meeting deadlines in both realms and keeping myself alive with the mantra '... not long now 'til you're out of here ...'.
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