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Is 1 hour 35 minutes enough time between flights at Hong Kong

Old May 25, 19, 7:03 am
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Hi, sorry not checked my posting for a few days as think we had decided to opt for the VN flights even though we did now want to arrive into Da Nang at 10.20 pm and knew it would be well after midnight when we got to Hoi An. I appreciate so much all the advice and information you have helped us with.

Cathay did have a few earlier flights from Beijing to HK we could consider but until I check not sure how many there were to Da Nang. The one we had looked at would arrive late afternoon and it would be a lot better option providing there were no flight problems at to and from HK. We would be travelling in August so not sure if the weather could cause delays. I`m going to check Cathay times again and see what else is available.

The prices of business class between Cathay and VN are very similar, please would anyone know how long approximately it would take in HK to get from one gate to the other the second flight is with Cathay Dragon.

Our holiday is: Manchester - Beijing with Emirates / Beijing - Da Nang with ?? (stay in Hoi An) / Da Nang to Chiang Mai with Air Asia / Chiang Mai to Bangkok with Thai?? and then we fly back to Manchester with Emirates. We don`t like to make our life easy!!

I`m very grateful, thank you
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Old May 25, 19, 9:17 am
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KA flight to DAD is on a small plane. It may depart from the North Satellite Concourse, which means (i) you get through transit security, (ii) get to the main concourse Gates 501-510 to board bus to the concourse, (iii) walk to the gate in the concourse. If I remember correctly, minimum connection time between CX/KA and CX/KA flights in HKG is 50 or 60 min. I suggest the two flights on the same itinerary. If you can check through to DAD from PEK on CX/KA with a valid MCT in HKG and the connection time is tight, CX usually has an agent escorting you through to the departure gate. However, having said that, I usually allow a few hours of connection in HKG anyway as PEK-HKG flights are quite prone to air traffic control delays especially in the afternoon.
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Old May 25, 19, 9:54 am
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Thank you cxfan1960 and again to everyone who has taken the time to help us.

I have just looked at flights from Beijing to HK with Cathay and there is one at 7.25 am with a 4hr 35 min connection or one at 8am (4 hours) or 9.30 am (2hr 35min) There is only one flight to Da Nang at 15.40. So thinking maybe the 8 am one and we can spend a bit of time sitting in the Cathay lounge, if there is one near to the Cathay Dragon terminal, had a look on the airport website but there seem to be quite a few lounges and its a little confusing as to where they all are.

This afternoon I have looked at every other flight combination and unless we want an overnight flight then these do seem to be the best option getting us to Da Nang at 16.40, which is a lot more reasonable than the VN flight.
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Old May 25, 19, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by katiesmum View Post
Thank you cxfan1960 and again to everyone who has taken the time to help us.

I have just looked at flights from Beijing to HK with Cathay and there is one at 7.25 am with a 4hr 35 min connection or one at 8am (4 hours) or 9.30 am (2hr 35min) There is only one flight to Da Nang at 15.40. So thinking maybe the 8 am one and we can spend a bit of time sitting in the Cathay lounge, if there is one near to the Cathay Dragon terminal, had a look on the airport website but there seem to be quite a few lounges and its a little confusing as to where they all are.

This afternoon I have looked at every other flight combination and unless we want an overnight flight then these do seem to be the best option getting us to Da Nang at 16.40, which is a lot more reasonable than the VN flight.
We don't know where you gate will be, but that should be a good plan. However, I don't think there is any lounge in the North Satellite Concourse. Just stay in a main terminal lounge until 50-60 min before departure. You need extra time to get to the departure gate if in the North Satellite Concourse.

By the way, you may also get request a re-entry stamp when you enter/exit lounge if you are not planning to spend a few hours in a lounge.
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Old May 25, 19, 10:19 am
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Thanks for the quick reply. sorry not sure what you mean by `request a re-entry stamp`
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Old May 25, 19, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by katiesmum View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. sorry not sure what you mean by `request a re-entry stamp`
Hi,

When you first enter a lounge they may stamp your boarding pass with a 'reentry stamp' so that you can leave the lounge and when you reenter they do not have to scan the boarding pass again..


With several hours to kill and a number of very good lounges in HKG you can lounge hop quite easily if you want to ( and it is good exercise walking between the lounges)

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Old May 25, 19, 4:22 pm
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Sounds good, thank you
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Old May 25, 19, 10:23 pm
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Strange, I never got a reentry stamp on a J or F BP.
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Old May 26, 19, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Strange, I never got a reentry stamp on a J or F BP.
IME, they've only ever stamped non-status/non-J/F companions' boarding passes.
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Old May 26, 19, 3:23 am
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Hi,

I have been stamped on most boarding passes when using the lounges passing through HKG ( OWE (BA) and J boarding passes) ( Pier/Wing F lounge . I always thought that was usual.

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Old May 26, 19, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

I have been stamped on most boarding passes when using the lounges passing through HKG ( OWE (BA) and J boarding passes) ( Pier/Wing F lounge . I always thought that was usual.

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I am OWE BA and never got stamped on CX flights. Maybe you were flying other airlines? Being based in HK, I use the lounges a lot of times.
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Old May 26, 19, 7:33 am
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I am OWE BA and never got stamped on CX flights. Maybe you were flying other airlines? Being based in HK, I use the lounges a lot of times.
Hi,

No, this was CX all the way (frm TYO heading back to DUB on my latest flights and also on most of my previous CX flights)

I'll see if it happens next time (probably at the end of the year)

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Old May 26, 19, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by katiesmum View Post
Thank you cxfan1960 and again to everyone who has taken the time to help us.

I have just looked at flights from Beijing to HK with Cathay and there is one at 7.25 am with a 4hr 35 min connection or one at 8am (4 hours) or 9.30 am (2hr 35min) There is only one flight to Da Nang at 15.40. So thinking maybe the 8 am one and we can spend a bit of time sitting in the Cathay lounge, if there is one near to the Cathay Dragon terminal, had a look on the airport website but there seem to be quite a few lounges and its a little confusing as to where they all are.

This afternoon I have looked at every other flight combination and unless we want an overnight flight then these do seem to be the best option getting us to Da Nang at 16.40, which is a lot more reasonable than the VN flight.
Cathay Dragon flights usually depart in North Satellite Concourse. The nearest lounge would be The Deck but I think Qantas lounge nearby is a better choice if you are flying J or is a OW elite
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Old May 26, 19, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Strange, I never got a reentry stamp on a J or F BP.
I always got a re-entry stamp when I entered the second lounge.
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Old May 26, 19, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by SuloL View Post
IME, they've only ever stamped non-status/non-J/F companions' boarding passes.
They always stamp my BP upon request even when I was DM, and even when I travel J.
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