Transfer at HKG

Old Jun 14, 11, 4:54 am
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Transfer at HKG

Can anybody help me?
I'm flying to HKG with KL and need to transfer to another airline to fly to RMQ.

1. Do I need to clear customs in HKG when transferring?
2. How much time do I need for transfer?

Your help is very much appreciated!
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Old Jun 14, 11, 5:15 am
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If you need to re check your bag you will need to clear customs and immigration. If you are booked right through you will not.
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Old Jun 14, 11, 5:25 am
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I will be traveling with hand luggage only so I don't need to collect any bags.But because it's another airline (UO) KL can not check me in from AMS.
Can I go straight to the UO transfer desk in Terminal 2?

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Old Jun 14, 11, 8:25 am
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I am very familiar with HKIA as I live in HK, but have never done that connection. However, it should be a breeze. UO is a semi-LCC but a good airline (even nice lounge). You can do internet checkin and get your BP 36 hours before the flight. When arriving in HK, just go through a transit point (e.g. E1) to access the departure level. They are a couple of them and are indicated. You will need to show your UO BP (the eticket will probably be sufficient). Then go to the gate.
Terminal 2 is only a checkin terminal, all flights depart/arrive from T1. It would be stupid to exit T1 , then go to T2 then go back to T1. BTW, UO is moving its checkin operations to T1 as of June 28. But that should not be relevant to you as you will not need to clear immigrations and go landside.
From the moment you debark 45min should be amply sufficient. The only risk you have is if the KL flight is delayed as you are on two different tickets.
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Old Jun 14, 11, 9:50 am
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Thanks Brunos for the GREAT info!! This will make my transfer a lot smoother.
(if KL is not delayed, but that's a risk I have to take)
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