Singapore - Hong Kong travel bubble

Old Oct 15, 20, 6:55 am
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Singapore - Hong Kong travel bubble

Singapore and HK just agreed in principle on a reciprocal travel bubble. Should see some capacity restoration from SIN soon
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Old Oct 15, 20, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by CXFlyerBoy View Post
Singapore and HK just agreed in principle on a reciprocal travel bubble. Should see some capacity restoration from SIN soon
It seems the flights will be special bubble flights not allowing any transit pax... Wonder if CX will treat them as special charter flights instead of regularly scheduled ones...
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Old Oct 15, 20, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by CXFlyerBoy View Post
Singapore and HK just agreed in principle on a reciprocal travel bubble. Should see some capacity restoration from SIN soon
Originally Posted by tfung View Post
It seems the flights will be special bubble flights not allowing any transit pax... Wonder if CX will treat them as special charter flights instead of regularly scheduled ones...
Neither airline has announced which flights yet ???? i-CABLE - ?????????????????????????????????

Didnt stop my mother from making me add to the speculative CNY flight ticket collection I am collating (all Business Flex, fully refundable)
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Old Oct 15, 20, 7:56 pm
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How does lounge access work? Will transit passengers share the same lounges as bubble passengers?
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How does lounge access work? Will transit passengers share the same lounges as bubble passengers?
Maybe CX can open another lounge just for SIN pax.
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I had heard about this a little while ago and it has been frustrating waiting for the announcement, only to find it is still in a preliminary stage, as I have some business in Singapore.

For me the key points are:

1. Negative test in advance
2. While people may travel for any purpose there will be controls over the numbers which can be adjusted according to circumstances
3. There is no set date, or target date, for implementation, as details still need to be organised and agreed.

I am looking forward to hearing more good news.

Now what about other places? Especially China. I have a backlog of meetings there, well for those willing to meet.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave510 View Post
How does lounge access work? Will transit passengers share the same lounges as bubble passengers?
transit pax in SG cant use the lounge. Seem like transit paxes in HK can use the HK lounge. So this might change.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 10:42 pm
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Now what about other places? Especially China. I have a backlog of meetings there, well for those willing to meet.
Unless Hong Kong can do what China did back then, there is no way for bubble between Hong Kong and China.

China sure can't afford another lockdown because of imported cases.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 11:23 pm
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Probably BAU. The fact you already interact with other transit pax and airport stuff does not necessitate specific facilities for the air bubble at the airport
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Originally Posted by CXFlyerBoy View Post
Probably BAU. The fact you already interact with other transit pax and airport stuff does not necessitate specific facilities for the air bubble at the airport
But it seems airplane transmission is even more unlikely than regular indoor transmission, yet bubble flights are being implemented, so it seems natural to reduce as many points of transmission as possible.

Also seems like separating the two types of passengers will make it easier to add more regions in the future, as certain airports (like TPE) separates transit passengers on the ground as well, and would likely want any bubble partners to do the same.
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Old Oct 16, 20, 1:04 am
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Interesting to see how it pans out.

availability is zeroed out in nov now
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Old Oct 16, 20, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
Maybe CX can open another lounge just for SIN pax.
In HKG, am sure CX can repurpose one of their many lounges if volume justifies.

But in SIN, suspect the Changi management would cordon off one area of the departure gate and call it a "lounge".
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Old Oct 16, 20, 1:41 am
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Lots of questions yet unanswered:
​​​​​​https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...-travel-bubble

Does one need to do one or two PCR tests per journey - meaning if SIN-HKG, does one do it once before departure at SIN and a second time shortly after arrival at HKG? Seems the obsession to test is key to not having quarantine.
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Lots of questions yet unanswered:
​​​​​​https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...-travel-bubble

Does one need to do one or two PCR tests per journey - meaning if SIN-HKG, does one do it once before departure at SIN and a second time shortly after arrival at HKG? Seems the obsession to test is key to not having quarantine.
most likely 2 tests per direction. beats 14-day quarantine both ways.
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Old Oct 16, 20, 2:20 am
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IMHO - everything is basically BS when Hong Kong can't convince Macau and/or the Mainland to open their door and Singapore is still limiting Malaysia traffic.
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