Mct hkg -> sgn

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Old Apr 17, 18, 3:34 pm
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Mct hkg -> sgn

Hello. I will be flying in from SFO and landing in HKG approx 18:55. I want to purchase a flight to SGN via VietJet Air, scheduled to depart at 20:15. Any advice into whether or not I'd be able to make this flight with 1:20 to spare in-between flights?
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Old Apr 17, 18, 3:37 pm
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Not practical, certainly if you have to go through immigration, collect your luggage and check in.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 4:43 pm
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Agree with 889 - If cannot interline, which is probably the case, try:
* Cathay Pacific (SFO-HKG) connecting to Cathay Pacific (HKG-SGN, in which case you can check through your luggage and get your onward BP at SFO) or Hong Kong Airlines, or;
* Hong Kong Airlines (SFO-HKG) - this is a new flight. I don't know much about the on-time performance.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 10:13 am
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I will say no for almost certain.

Regardless of airlines, 6-8 pm is usually the busiest arrival time for HKG.

FWIW - before UA cancels the HKG-SGN, that segment was frequently experienced delay because of transit passengers.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 12:45 am
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I plan on having carry-on only, hoping to get out as quickly as possible. Trying to avoid having to sit in the airport for another 4 hours before the next flight available after the VietJet flight. I did notice that this VietJet flight is about 30+ minutes late departing daily.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 12:48 am
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What if your flight is late? You'll be on the hook for a new ticket at walk-up rates.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 1:00 am
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"I did notice that this VietJet flight is about 30+ minutes late departing daily."

So what. The check-in desk closing time will be determined per the originally scheduled departure time.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 3:13 am
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If you have no checked bags and can get a mobile BP for the VietJet flight (apparently possible according to their website) there is a reasonable but not great chance of making it.

The chance increases if you have an HKID or other means of using the e-gates in case the transit security has long queues.

Depending on the prices, I might just book both the 2015 and midnight(?) VietJet flights, unless I was willing to overnight in HK or pay the fare for booking 2 hours before flying.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 4:18 am
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I don't know about VietJet, but some airlines to some destinations even if you print-out a boarding pass you still have to first head to a counter for a document check, to see that you've a valid visa for entry.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 10:42 am
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sounds like my plans may be a bit ambitious, but if Im going to have to stay in HK overnight and return the the airport the next morning, it would be more worthwhile for me to get both tickets. Same sh..t
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Old Apr 19, 18, 1:38 pm
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sounds like my plans may be a bit ambitious, but if Im going to have to stay in HK overnight and return the the airport the next morning, it would be more worthwhile for me to get both tickets. Same sh..t
Why can't you take CX? They can give you both boarding passes in SFO.
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Old Apr 21, 18, 11:17 pm
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sounds like my plans may be a bit ambitious, but if Im going to have to stay in HK overnight and return the the airport the next morning, it would be more worthwhile for me to get both tickets. Same sh..t
You seem to anticipate the negative answer, and yet you insist. Then why ask?
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Old Apr 21, 18, 11:20 pm
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Vietjet and HK Air are $200 flights where as Cathay Dragon is $800....
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Old Apr 21, 18, 11:42 pm
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Needed to confirm since I have no experience at HKG. I was hoping to hear a yes.
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Old Apr 21, 18, 11:58 pm
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Hearing a yes from us wont help you if you no show on your SGN flight because CX was late.
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