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Great offer from the Irish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

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Old Jul 24, 14, 7:06 am
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Great offer from the Irish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

http://www.irishchamber.hk/

One return flight HKG-LHR CW for BA Gold.
I think membership to the Chamber is around HKD600 and I do not think there are restrictions on joining.

Hopefully of use to someone.
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Old Jul 24, 14, 8:41 am
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Only 400 HKD for overseas members. I wonder if you could do LHR HKG LHR instead of the other way around. That would make for a pretty good mileage run.
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Old Jul 24, 14, 8:49 am
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Blurb doesn't actually say it is a HKG-LHR return.

So could you do Avios out to HKG one way and return before the cut-off on a paid HKG-LHR. Then use the "return" part of the paid ticket six months later? (and come back on avios?)
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Old Jul 24, 14, 9:34 am
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Old Jul 24, 14, 10:22 am
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Only a "chance", meaning probably some lottery.
The 'free" flight is just the normal award you can get on HKG-SIN from all the avios you will have collected on HKG-LHR-HKG in J.
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Old Jul 24, 14, 10:33 am
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I would strike a different tone to the previous posters; admittedly the phrase is used such that it sounds as if receiving status is not guaranteed, but I would *not* actually interpret it as being meant quite as rigidly as that.

(I don't know if this is unique to Hiberno-English, but if I said, as a member of the HK Irish CoC, "I'm giving you a chance for claiming BAEC Gold, and here is how you get it", I wouldn't necessarily mean that you may not get the status even if you do what is prescribed for getting the status, but rather: that you may or may not get, only dependent on whether you decide to do what is prescribed. Or stated another way - a chance is provided - and the only uncertainty is whether you actually take that chance.).

But before someone joins the CoC and buys their Club World flight from HKG to LHR before 31.10.2014 - I would advise you to verify this with the CoC.
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Old Jul 24, 14, 1:26 pm
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At what point will someone email to ask if a flight booked with Avios qualifies...
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Old Jul 24, 14, 1:31 pm
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is this offer too good to be true ? Me thinks I will stay away !
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Old Jul 24, 14, 1:54 pm
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is this offer too good to be true ? Me thinks I will stay away !
Would be a long way to travel for someone in ORD or LON alright! But HKD600 is not even $80 - if you're in the neighbourhood and were planning a trip that's a pretty attractive punt
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Old Jul 24, 14, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by lorcancoyle View Post
Would be a long way to travel for someone in ORD or LON alright! But HKD600 is not even $80 - if you're in the neighbourhood and were planning a trip that's a pretty attractive punt
and it's not even HKD600 if you live in ORD or LON. it's only HKD400.
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Old Jul 24, 14, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by lorcancoyle View Post
Would be a long way to travel for someone in ORD or LON alright! But HKD600 is not even $80 - if you're in the neighbourhood and were planning a trip that's a pretty attractive punt
Originally Posted by BenSenise View Post
and it's not even HKD600 if you live in ORD or LON. it's only HKD400.
Repositioning to HKG is not a problem for some of us who travel in that region.

The offer as it was interpreted first was just " to be too good to be true" .
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Old Jul 26, 14, 1:06 am
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Clarified with the chamber.
One CW return before the date for BA gold.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 12:06 am
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Someone reported on a separate thread that this CW flight was 29800 HKD per agreement with the Irish Chamber of Commerce. Anyone able to substantiate that? Also is it clear that this must be a return. The wording in the announce says "Fly to London" though later in the add it refers to a round trip HKG-LHR-HKG earning enough for a return to Singapore or BKK.

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Old Aug 7, 14, 12:28 am
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Originally Posted by globalentry57 View Post
Someone reported on a separate thread that this CW flight was 29800 HKD per agreement with the Irish Chamber of Commerce. Anyone able to substantiate that? Also is it clear that this must be a return. The wording in the announce says "Fly to London" though later in the add it refers to a round trip HKG-LHR-HKG earning enough for a return to Singapore or BKK.
It is a return.
Your best bet it to contact them.
The 29800HKD is to anywhere in Europe with no stopover in London allowed.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by MickV View Post
It is a return.
Your best bet it to contact them.
The 29800HKD is to anywhere in Europe with no stopover in London allowed.
Thanks Mick. I'll do that, and I have a decent reason to join anyway, which helps.
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