LHR-HKG Special flights

Old Apr 8, 21, 6:47 am
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LHR-HKG Special flights

So accordingly to CX, all 600 tickets for the 2 special flights CX2252 from LHR to HKG have been sold out within 2 hours.

But there are some complains that many canít even access to the booking system and some are complaining that CX is charging high price.
£900 for one way Y seat. £3212 for one way business class.

https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/202...00822_001.html
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Old Apr 8, 21, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
So accordingly to CX, all 600 tickets for the 2 special flights CX2252 from LHR to HKG have been sold out within 2 hours.

But there are some complains that many canít even access to the booking system and some are complaining that CX is charging high price.
£900 for one way Y seat. £3212 for one way business class.

https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/202...00822_001.html
The one who cry and sit there doing nothing and cry for handouts will always be there.
While others with a high drive and resilience found many legal avenues to fly back and are back in HK.

Not for a moment can I believe ther HKPRs stuck in UK visiting family or student does not have the resources to detour back to HK.
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The one who cry and sit there doing nothing and cry for handouts will always be there.
While others with a high drive and resilience found many legal avenues to fly back and are back in HK.

Not for a moment can I believe ther HKPRs stuck in UK visiting family or student does not have the resources to detour back to HK.
Honestly speaking I don't see why the government still bans the UK flights. The 21-day hotel quarantine scheme could be the most strict quarantine system in the world, and it is even stricter than the quarantine scheme in Mainland China. The risk brought by UK arrivals is not higher than other passengers. Besides, the UK variant has already been the mainstream variant in Europe, US and some Southeast Asia countries. It is not reasonable that only UK flights are banned.
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Old Apr 9, 21, 8:43 am
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Considering most of these people flying back to Hong Kong wouldíve had return ticketsÖ and many of them would be on CX. Then itís a bit harsh if they have to buy new tickets to fly back home.
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Originally Posted by Reply1984 View Post
Honestly speaking I don't see why the government still bans the UK flights. The 21-day hotel quarantine scheme could be the most strict quarantine system in the world, and it is even stricter than the quarantine scheme in Mainland China. The risk brought by UK arrivals is not higher than other passengers. Besides, the UK variant has already been the mainstream variant in Europe, US and some Southeast Asia countries. It is not reasonable that only UK flights are banned.

Thatís rightÖ The UK variant is what is predominant in Europe and the USA. Therefore the UK ban makes no sense whatsoever unless they ban people flying from the US and Europe too. It stinks of politics.
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Old Apr 9, 21, 10:46 pm
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Considering most of these people flying back to Hong Kong wouldíve had return ticketsÖ and many of them would be on CX. Then itís a bit harsh if they have to buy new tickets to fly back home.
why is it harsh? they chose to travel in time of a mess. they have price to pay for risk they took. i got zero sympathy for stranded ppl. disclaimer: comes from me who have all financial resources to travel if i wanted, but chose not to
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Old Apr 10, 21, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Reply1984 View Post
Honestly speaking I don't see why the government still bans the UK flights. The 21-day hotel quarantine scheme could be the most strict quarantine system in the world, and it is even stricter than the quarantine scheme in Mainland China. The risk brought by UK arrivals is not higher than other passengers. Besides, the UK variant has already been the mainstream variant in Europe, US and some Southeast Asia countries. It is not reasonable that only UK flights are banned.
Maybe just realize, the UK government does make itself currently far from popular with the HK-China-oriented leaders (be it in itself right or wrong). So would you expect the HK leaders to be willing to do the people arriving from UK a favor ?

Oh, that's called politics ......

Stop whining, it's all unfair at your viewing level, though overall understandable. That's how the world works.
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Old Apr 10, 21, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
why is it harsh? they chose to travel in time of a mess. they have price to pay for risk they took. i got zero sympathy for stranded ppl. disclaimer: comes from me who have all financial resources to travel if i wanted, but chose not to

Itís harsh if they already have tickets on Cathay Pacific as part of their return tickets.
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Old Apr 10, 21, 2:47 am
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Originally Posted by Cambo View Post
Maybe just realize, the UK government does make itself currently far from popular with the HK-China-oriented leaders (be it in itself right or wrong). So would you expect the HK leaders to be willing to do the people arriving from UK a favor ?

Oh, that's called politics ......

Stop whining, it's all unfair at your viewing level, though overall understandable. That's how the world works.
So youíre saying itís fine that HK is banning U.K. flights due to politics and at the same time making it difficult for hk people to return?

Itís difficult to criticise people who have gone back to the U.KÖ.. it may have been necessary
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Old Apr 10, 21, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by Cambo View Post
Maybe just realize, the UK government does make itself currently far from popular with the HK-China-oriented leaders (be it in itself right or wrong). So would you expect the HK leaders to be willing to do the people arriving from UK a favor ?

Oh, that's called politics ......

Stop whining, it's all unfair at your viewing level, though overall understandable. That's how the world works.
Actually it is not. If it is really about politics, the HKSARG will make 100% efforts to take all the stranded HK residents in UK as soon as possible. Probably they will hang a banner on the plane 走,咱們回家 "Let's go home".
https://www.hk01.com/%E6%94%BF%E6%83...9B%9E%E5%AE%B6

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0022300055.htm
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Actually it is not. If it is really about politics, the HKSARG will make 100% efforts to take all the stranded HK residents in UK as soon as possible. Probably they will hang a banner on the plane 走,咱們回家 "Let's go home".
https://www.hk01.com/%E6%94%BF%E6%83...9B%9E%E5%AE%B6

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0022300055.htm
That's the detailed/individual level. The UK/HK governments are dealing with an overall "who caves in first". Given Bojo's behavior around Brexit and the China oriented HK government, it's unlikely either of them is going to cave in soon.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 4:57 am
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A350 to LHR just leaving HK - 18.55 local -same aircraft that arrived from LHR yesterday
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Old Apr 12, 21, 5:00 am
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The HKSARG announced that the ban on UK flights will end in May. No need for any special flights.
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There have been BA flights arriving from LHR to HK and vv every day for at least the past couple of weeks and Cathay 777 flights to UK every couple of days (possibly freight only). The only reason that CX is not flying a regular schedule is that there are not passengers and due to gov virus related temporary regulations Cathay were short of available pilots.
That changed yesterday which allowed Cathay to increase flights today and going forward.
All the trash political talk on this thread has little or no substance in fact.
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Old Apr 16, 21, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by oldchinahand View Post
There have been BA flights arriving from LHR to HK and vv every day for at least the past couple of weeks and Cathay 777 flights to UK every couple of days (possibly freight only). The only reason that CX is not flying a regular schedule is that there are not passengers and due to gov virus related temporary regulations Cathay were short of available pilots.
That changed yesterday which allowed Cathay to increase flights today and going forward.
All the trash political talk on this thread has little or no substance in fact.
BA LHR-HKG flights are cargo-only passenger flights.
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