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Old Feb 23, 16, 9:05 am
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WilcoRoger
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Just an update - tell at the checkin, that you have a separate ticket on Cathay (Dragonair), then they can check you and the luggage thru. Before I said "Cathay" the agent already started to say that I'll need to do everything in HKG, but upon hearing "Cathay" everything went nicely.

I did a bit of lounge hopping, what can I say - avoid G16. The Cathay F lounge at Gate 1 is nice but weird with all the black glass everywhere. If you can, keep to the normal F lounge with the footmassage service (I can't remember the name, either Pier or Wing)

I you plan to visit China on TWOV don't take a tight connection in HKG - the transfer desk ladies took 20 minutes to sort it all out.

On KA I got a bottle of water and was offered newspapers as OWE in Y

At CAN everything went easily - just have EVERYTHING printed out. Next flight e-ticket, hotel reservation at least. It took 2-3 minutes for the border guard (booth 19 - special lane!) to check everything and stamp my passport. Crazy - in China with no visa!
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