Current situation in HKG

Old Sep 11, 19, 11:17 am
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Current situation in HKG

Planning to fly via HKG in October, just a layover - no plans to go outside the airport. Should I?
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Old Sep 11, 19, 11:34 am
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Yes..
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Old Sep 11, 19, 2:51 pm
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Absolutely yes.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 4:14 pm
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i have kids bday party... hiking... glocery... life is normal

with due respect i feel safer in hk than any night out on downtown LA to be honest.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 4:31 pm
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Just to be safe, avoid October 1.

Otherwise, you are good to go.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 6:58 pm
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Headed there tomorrow, itís fine
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Old Sep 11, 19, 8:53 pm
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I flew in yesterday, here for a few days. Itís totally fine, just quieter than usual.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 10:45 pm
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Great. Thanks.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 1:15 am
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Just to add to the parade, I was there a few weeks ago and stayed a few days and it was mostly normal. More interesting graffiti.
There are certain elements that think they will benefit from playing things up as much as possible. That said, when actually leaving the airport, it is good to monitor the news because there have been occasional shut downs of the path to the airport and leave extra time, but that's about it.
HKG was really empty when I was there, kind of spooky (though I still couldn't get a shower at the AMEX lounge before my flight).
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Old Sep 12, 19, 4:47 am
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I have a 3 hour connection there in November. Am just a PE passenger on CX. Recommend any place to spend the time? Thanks.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 6:58 am
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The airport is perfectly fine, but you should definitely verify that there are no protests planned for the day you will be arriving if you do plan on venturing to the city, as they can shut down the train to the airport and cause gridlock for the airport buses. So far, most of this activity has been limited to weekends (mostly Sundays), but it could easily cause you to miss your connection if you are caught out by surprise on the wrong day. The food court is a great place to get a taste of Hong Kong without venturing beyond HKG.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by Barrheadlass View Post
I have a 3 hour connection there in November. Am just a PE passenger on CX. Recommend any place to spend the time? Thanks.
That's not really enough time to leave the airport, go somewhere interesting, and return to the airport.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 1:26 pm
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I should clarify...I meant where in the airport would be the best place to spend 3 hours?
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Old Sep 12, 19, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Barrheadlass View Post
I should clarify...I meant where in the airport would be the best place to spend 3 hours?
Lots of choices. With 3 hours, I'd probably with one of the sit down places myself, but the food court is also pretty solid.

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/shop-dine/dining/
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Thank you!
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