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1 hour and 15 minute connection time, is it enough?

Old Sep 28, 18, 3:55 pm
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1 hour and 15 minute connection time, is it enough?

I will be flying to HKG on CX on CX841 from JFK, then I want to transfer to a Malindo Air flight to KUL.
CX841 will be arriving at 14:00 and the Malindo Air flight will depart at 15:15, I will be flying business class on the CX flight so I will get of the plane pretty quickly.
My guess is that the CX flight will arrive at Terminal 1 and the Malindo Air flight will depart from Terminal 2 (LCC).

I have been to HKG a couple of times before but never had a connecting flight, do you guys think this connection is doable?


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Old Sep 28, 18, 4:06 pm
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It is do-able, providing you arrive on time.
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Old Sep 28, 18, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
It is do-able, providing you arrive on time.
I checked CX841s arrival times from last week and that looks pretty good.

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Old Sep 28, 18, 6:36 pm
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If you’ve got a separate ticket you won’t make it.

If your gate is in the 40s or 60s you’re in even more strife on a separate ticket.

This particularly applies if you have checked baggage as CX won’t tag to KUL when you’d next flight is Malindo Air and a separate ticket
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Old Sep 29, 18, 3:06 am
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I don't see how the separate ticket is relevant. Malindo has an online check-in capability from 48 to 4 hours before your flight. If you have your onward boarding pass before arrival at HKG then there's no problem just going straight through transit security to the departure gate.

Checked baggage would obviously be a problem since you will have to go through immigration to collect your bags and recheck them (because Malindo's short list of interline partners doesn't include CX). For that I would recommend a connecting time of 3 hours minimum.

Terminal 2 is just a separate check-in area, not a separate terminal, but since you should have your onward boarding pass through online check-in then you won't need to check-in again at HKG unless you have checked bags.
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Old Sep 29, 18, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by christep View Post
I don't see how the separate ticket is relevant. Malindo has an online check-in capability from 48 to 4 hours before your flight. If you have your onward boarding pass before arrival at HKG then there's no problem just going straight through transit security to the departure gate.

Checked baggage would obviously be a problem since you will have to go through immigration to collect your bags and recheck them (because Malindo's short list of interline partners doesn't include CX). For that I would recommend a connecting time of 3 hours minimum.

Terminal 2 is just a separate check-in area, not a separate terminal, but since you should have your onward boarding pass through online check-in then you won't need to check-in again at HKG unless you have checked bags.
Yes I will do OLCI and use a mobile boarding pass (if Malindo has them), and I wont be checking in any bags.
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Old Sep 29, 18, 7:24 am
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In that case (and I have no experience with Malindo online check-in) then my guess is that you should be fine if the arriving flight is on time. If you have the option of printing a boarding pass as well as getting a phone-based one then I recommend doing that to maximise your chances of getting through transit security smoothly.
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Old Sep 30, 18, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by christep View Post
In that case (and I have no experience with Malindo online check-in) then my guess is that you should be fine if the arriving flight is on time. If you have the option of printing a boarding pass as well as getting a phone-based one then I recommend doing that to maximise your chances of getting through transit security smoothly.
Thanks for your advice
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