Out of hkg

Old Dec 14, 18, 2:01 am
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Out of hkg

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I will be flying to HKG in mid April (on the premium J fare from lon-HKG with Philippine airline) and since I'll be there for a week i want to fly on wards possibly Australia or New Zealand any good runs on OW available ?
I don't mind positioning myself elsewhere in Asia I've got plenty of avios

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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:06 am
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What have you found when you checked the usual flight websites? What is ‘good’ to you? Perhaps check out the mileage run thread.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:10 am
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I've checked pretty much all airports in Aus & in NZ but everything way over 2k
I'm looking for anything between 1k-1500 and 6-700 tp's and above
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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:33 am
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It's been a few years, but as I recall HKG is not a great place to start a run. Fares on legacy carriers (especially CX) are pretty high despite LCC competition. If you've got the stomach for it, you can try starting a run in BKK or TPE and then sort out positioning flights. Depending on how "mid" in April you're talking, you'll also run into a problem with the Easter holiday, April 21 next year, which is a big travel period because it's a long weekend in HK.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:58 am
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Keep an eye out for MH J class fares to Australia and NZ. Can often be had to Australia for £1400. Which is cheap for HK.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:02 am
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Originally Posted by CrazyJ82 View Post
It's been a few years, but as I recall HKG is not a great place to start a run. Fares on legacy carriers (especially CX) are pretty high despite LCC competition. If you've got the stomach for it, you can try starting a run in BKK or TPE and then sort out positioning flights. Depending on how "mid" in April you're talking, you'll also run into a problem with the Easter holiday, April 21 next year, which is a big travel period because it's a long weekend in HK.
I don't mind starting in BKK or even in TPE and yeah it's the week of easter that's when I'm looking for
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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:03 am
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Keep an eye out for MH J class fares to Australia and NZ. Can often be had to Australia for £1400. Which is cheap for HK.
thanks will do
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If this is for BAEC credit, then beware of the zero tier points on MH I-class fares.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:45 am
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If this is for BAEC credit, then beware of the zero tier points on MH I-class fares.
did not know that so thanks for that
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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:51 am
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did not know that so thanks for that
do you have a Chinese visa?
MH ex CAN to AUS sometimes have great promos.
Of course you need to reposition from HKG to CAN
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Old Dec 14, 18, 4:03 am
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do you have a Chinese visa?
MH ex CAN to AUS sometimes have great promos.
Of course you need to reposition from HKG to CAN
I do not have one but I believe I can get one easy right?
and thanks for the tip will be on the look out for anything from CAN
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Old Dec 14, 18, 4:23 am
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I do not have one but I believe I can get one easy right?
and thanks for the tip will be on the look out for anything from CAN
We got our visa in about a week,
I had to change my occupation on the form, (being a photographer, I was told to state that I had another occupation)
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Old Dec 14, 18, 4:25 am
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We got our visa in about a week,
I had to change my occupation on the form, (being a photographer, I was told to state that I had another occupation)
oh a week that's quick
and lol looks like in China being a photographer just doesn't do it for them
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Old Dec 14, 18, 4:28 am
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oh a week that's quick
and lol looks like in China being a photographer just doesn't do it for them
so true, here in Atlanta, there is a contractor that works for the Chinese Embassy, went Monday, called on Friday to pick up
The nice thing is that they gave us a 10 year visa without us even asking.. guess China wants us to keep coming back
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Old Dec 14, 18, 11:35 am
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Often see some good Qantas premium economy fares from HKG to New Zealand cities. The Aust-NZ flight when available books into business class bumping up the tier point haul.
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