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Transportation options from HGH to Hangzhou city center or PVG. Please add your name and your itinerary if you are interested in meeting other fellow FTers.
1) Taxi to Hangzhou city center, about 100 RMB ($15) for the entire party, not per person, walking from international terminal to domestic terminal (i.e., right turn after you get outside of the international terminal building), you will see taxi queue.
2) Shuttle bus, 20 RMB ($3), to Wulinmen CAAC Ticket Office or East Railway Station Line (two most popular options). The waiting hall for the shuttle bus is at Gate 10 (you can purchase ticket at Gate 14, too) Arrival Hall, on the first floor of the terminal building. Further details, see https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cit...ation.htm#hang
3) Shuttle from Hangzhou city center to PVG, 110 RMB, 3.5 hours: a) Wulinmen Ticket Office Central Hangzhou to PVG: (5:30, 6:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00)
b) Hangzhou Dragon Sports Center to PVG, 110 RMB, (7:00, 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:00
). Further details, see https://traveladept.com/bus-pudong-hangzhou/
4) Train from Hangzhou East station to Shanghai Hongqiao; less than 100 RMB (~1 hr); then you can take Subway Line #2 to PVG, ~10 RMB and 2 hrs; or shuttle bus (Airport Line #1), about 1 hr, 30 RMB ($4.5), every 15 - 25 minutes. The Hangzhou East ticketing windows are located on 1st Floor, EAST Area of the station. Please allow 20-30 minutes for walking to 2nd floor departure, and security check. The frequency of Hangzhou-Hongqiao trains is as good as that of subways in many US cities.
5) Getting cash at HGH The international terminal at HGH (where you arrive) only has an exchange vendor with hefty fees that is open limited hours. However, the adjacent domestic terminal has a bank ATM. To get to the entrance of the domestic terminal, exit the international terminal and keep walking right, past the taxi stand. Then enter and take the escalator to the second floor. The bank ATM will be on your left, next to the escalator.
6 Getting TWOV without issues The advice is to print out your itinerary, hotel reservation, etc., to speed up the procedure at the entry point in China. At SFO, the check-in agents were clueless, so be prepared to get there very early and fight for your boarding passes. Please read the last few pages on this thread for first-hand experiences. Good luck. There is a thread on FT for further details. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/china...hread-231.html

ATM To get to the entrance of the domestic terminal, exit the international terminal and keep walking right, past the taxi stand. Then enter and take the escalator to the second floor. The bank ATM will be on your left, next to the escalator.

Who are going? When for outbound and inbound? Routing from major hubs:
July

August
Quinlanty: Aug 3, ORD-HKG-HGH; Aug 7, PVG-LAX-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ (see post #284 for a brief report on TWOV procedure at HGH).

September
Kmxu: 1 Sept, IAD-HNL-GUM-, 3 Sept, GUM-PVG; 4 Sept, PVG-SFO-ORD
Quinlanty; Sep 1, IAD-HNL-GUM; Sept 3, GUM-PVG, Sep 4, PVG-SFO-ORD-YYZ
pushmyredbutton: Sept 1; SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG Sept 3rd: HKG-HGH, Sept 4th: PVG-SFO
X31: 8 Sept BTV-EWR-SFO-HKG-HGH; 11 Sept PVG-NRT; 12 Sept HND-SFO-IAH-EWR; 13 Sept EWR-YUL
Kmxu + 3: 9 Sept, IAD-SFO-HKG-HGH; 12 Sept, PVG-SFO-IAD
techdarko: 12 Sept, SFO-HKG; 14 Sept, HKG-HGH; 16 Sept, PVG-SFO
Quinlanty: Sep 14; SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 18, PVG-SFO-YVR
bencanfly: Sep 14, SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 18, PVG-SFO-IAD
tde211: Sept 17, SFO-HKG-HGH; Oct 18 - PVG-SFO-YVR
Fishleafer: Sep 20, SFO-HKG-HGH; Sep 26, PVG-SFO-YVR
X31: 21 Sept BTV-EWR-HNL-GUM-HKG; 23 Sept HKG-HGH; 25 Sept PVG-SFO-IAH-EWR; 26 Sept EWR-YUL
985X: Sept 22, LAX-SFO-HKG; Sept 23, HKG-HGH; Sept 25, PVG-LAX; Sept 26, LAX-YVR
flyingstudent: Sept 23: SFO-HGH
netoreisinger: 30 Sept, BOS-EWR-HKG-HGH; 4 Oct, PVG-SFO-ORD-YUL

October
gba: Oct 22, SFO-HKG-HGH; Oct 29: PVG-NRT-SEA-YVR
beyounged: Oct 24, SAN-SFO-HKG, Oct 26, HKG-HGH, Nov 8, PVG-HND-YVR
as219: Oct 26, LGA-ORD-HKG (+1); Oct 30: HKG-SFO-EWR-YUL (+1)
X31: 26 Oct BTV-ORD-HKG; 28 Oct HKG-HGH; 30 Oct PVG-SFO; 31 Oct SFO-ORD-YUL
riphamilton +1: Oct 27, BOS-EWR-HNL-GUM-HKG (+1); Oct 30: HKG-GUM-NRT; Oct 31: NRT-ORD-YUL

November
Quinlanty: Nov 3, BOS-EWR-HKG-HGH; Nov 6, HGH-SFO-IAH-ORD-YYZ
pushmyredbutton: Nov 19: BDL-ORD-HKG-HGH, Nov 27 HGH HKG-SFO-(YVR)

December
Kmxu: Dec 1, IAH-HNL-GUM-HKG; Dec 3, HKG-HGH, Dec 4, PVG-SFO-IAD
X31: Dec 1, YUL-IAD-IAH; Dec 2, IAH-LAX-PVG; Dec 4, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL; Dec 4, HNL-EWR-BTV.

January
Kewldude21: Jan 14 IAH-EWR-HKG Jan 16 HKG-HGH Jan 22 PVG-SFO-IAH
mpiotrow: Jan 21, ORD-SFO-KIX; Jan 23, KIX-HGH; Jan 24, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL-DEN-YYZ

February

March
flyer777lr: Mar 20, DEN-HNL-GUM; Mar 23, GUM-KIX (NH)-HGH; Mar 26, HGH-HKG-GUM-HNL; Mar 27, HNL-EWR-YYZ
Kewldude21: Mar 22 IAH-EWR-HKG Mar 24 HKG-HGH Mar 28 HGH-PEK-SFO-IAH
flyme2: Mar 28, BTV-ORD-HKG; Mar 29: HKG-HGH; Apr 17: HKG-EWR-YUL
JetSetDave: Mar 29, EUG-SFO-HKG-HGH; April 3, PVG-SFO-EUG
Coeur 05: March 31, bos-sfo-hkg-pvg; April 5, PVG-lax-ord-yow

April
ttyl: Apr 01 BTV-IAD-EWR-HKG; Apr 02 HKG-HGH; Apr 04 PVG-SFO-IAD-LGA-YUL
Toronto1970: April 6, EWR-ORD-HKG-HGH; April 13, CTU-SFO-EWR-YYZ
Exiled in Express: April 18, ORD-HKG-HGH; April 30, WUH-NRT-SEA-YVR
X31: Apr. 28 : BTV-EWR-HKG-HGH; May 1st : PVG-KIX; May 15th : ITM-HND-YVR-YYJ

May
Kewldude21: May 3 IAH-SFO-HKG May 13 PEK-SFO-IAH


October
KMXU, Oct. 18, IAD-SFO-HKG-HGH, Oct. 25, PVG-SFO-IAD

November
KMXU, Nov. 14, ORD-HKG-XIY, Nov. 19, PEK-ORD
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Old Sep 4, 18, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by FamTaYul View Post
I'm not an expert on this deal but I've been following it almost since the beginning and since no one has ventured a reply yet, let me offer you my two cents:

I think you are going to have to read the thread from the beginning and take notes. I know, the thread is long and it's getting old so some information will be outdated but there are still opportunities available, not as good as it was but still... The best was when you could go to HGH but (someone correct me if I'm wrong) United has stopped going there last fall. Try at first a departure from a United hub (SFO, LAX, DEN, IAH, IAD, ORD or EWR) to PEK, PVG, HKG then return with a final swing (that you will drop) to a Canadian city like YUL, YOW, YYC, YYZ, YVR, etc. Then, when you find something interesting, try adding a leg from DFW.
Make sure you follow the flights in the order it has been mentioned. Anything outside of that will offer heart attacking giving rates .

In other news:

If I purchase E+ for UA155, and if I ask them to separate into segments, what happens to my E+? It applies just for the first leg?
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Old Sep 4, 18, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Redwood839 View Post
If I purchase E+ for UA155, and if I ask them to separate into segments, what happens to my E+? It applies just for the first leg?
You lose your E+ and only will get a refund on the day after the flight has been flown. E+ on the whole UA155 flight is much cheaper than E+ on more than two individual segments. I did exactly that and ended up booking E+ for only two segments. Still gotta wait until March next year for the original E+ refund as the splitting into segments was a voluntary change.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 3:34 pm
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This is still kind of alive, but airports seem more limited than in the past.

EWR-NRT-CGK/PVG-SFO-YVR priced out at $542
SJC-NRT-CGK/PEK-SFO-YYZ priced at $464

Forcing routings through GUM, when possible, seems to lower the cost a bit. Has anyone been able to ticket this on anything other than 016 stock?
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Old Sep 21, 18, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
EWR-NRT-CGK/PVG-SFO-YVR priced out at $542
Here's an example. Lowest priced departure days from EWR seem to be M,T,W. You can fly to YYZ, instead of YVR, and jump off in EWR where you started for not too much more.

https://www.google.com/flights/?f=0#f=0&flt=EWR.CGK.2018-11-14.EWRNRT0UA79~NRTCGK1NH835*PVG.YVR.2018-11-19.PVGSFO0UA858~SFOYVR0UA5818;c:USD;e:1;sd:1;t:f;t t:m;sp:.USD.54141*.USD.54141

Required CGK - PVG adds $100
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Old Sep 22, 18, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by edsh View Post
Here's an example. Lowest priced departure days from EWR seem to be M,T,W. You can fly to YYZ, instead of YVR, and jump off in EWR where you started for not too much more.

https://www.google.com/flights/?f=0#...141*.USD.54141

Required CGK - PVG adds $100

Found this for a cheaper price. Around $465 instead and it is EWR-CGK, PEK-EWR-YYZ

https://goo.gl/flights/puosv
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Old Sep 23, 18, 1:14 am
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$442 USD if you terminate in YUL instead of YYZ.

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Old Sep 23, 18, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by qplazm1982 View Post
Found this for a cheaper price. Around $465 instead and it is EWR-CGK, PEK-EWR-YYZ

https://goo.gl/flights/puosv
Nice. KUL can be substituted for CGK for the same price. HKG can be substituted reducing to $365 .

Both would reduce the time spent repositioning to PEK for the return journey.

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Old Sep 24, 18, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by edsh View Post
Nice. KUL can be substituted for CGK for the same price. HKG can be substituted reducing to $365 .

Both would reduce the time spent repositioning to PEK for the return journey.
Originally Posted by FamTaYul View Post
$442 USD if you terminate in YUL instead of YYZ.

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Originally Posted by qplazm1982 View Post
Found this for a cheaper price. Around $465 instead and it is EWR-CGK, PEK-EWR-YYZ

https://goo.gl/flights/puosv
Great stuff! Thanks for posting!
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Old Sep 26, 18, 8:05 pm
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are these only good through this year or are there dates it is good in 2019?
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Old Sep 27, 18, 4:50 pm
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SFO-NRT-KUL, PEK-SFO-YYZ $430

https://www.google.com/flights#flt=S...;sd:1;t:f;tt:m
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Old Oct 4, 18, 3:32 am
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UA schedule changed on my YEG-DEN-SFO-HKG/PEK-NRT-GUM-HNL-SFO-DEN-YEG routing, dropped a segment entirely!! Id babysit my reservations if I booked one of these, no email I would not have known otherwise!!
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Old Oct 4, 18, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by whitethunder View Post
UA schedule changed on my YEG-DEN-SFO-HKG/PEK-NRT-GUM-HNL-SFO-DEN-YEG routing, dropped a segment entirely!! Id babysit my reservations if I booked one of these, no email I would not have known otherwise!!
Out of curiosity, what segment did they drop?

As for the notification email when a schedule changes, is there a way to sign up for that? I have 2 upcoming reservations, and each of them has had at least 1 arrival/departure time change, but they only way I know about it is when I randomly decide to login to view my reservation, and I see the info there.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Out of curiosity, what segment did they drop?

As for the notification email when a schedule changes, is there a way to sign up for that? I have 2 upcoming reservations, and each of them has had at least 1 arrival/departure time change, but they only way I know about it is when I randomly decide to login to view my reservation, and I see the info there.
I didn't do anything and I get the emails. UA has changed my itinerary 2 times now. Minor flight hour changes though.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Redwood839 View Post
I didn't do anything and I get the emails. UA has changed my itinerary 2 times now. Minor flight hour changes though.
Yeah, my upcoming reservations have had minor flight time changes (one of them is only 5 minutes difference between it and the previous change), but I'm not getting any notifications. I've had multiple reservations in the past that have had minor changes also, and I never get notifications for them either. I wonder if I've somehow opted-out of the notifications, or if there's something I need to enable again in my profile settings.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Yeah, my upcoming reservations have had minor flight time changes (one of them is only 5 minutes difference between it and the previous change), but I'm not getting any notifications. I've had multiple reservations in the past that have had minor changes also, and I never get notifications for them either. I wonder if I've somehow opted-out of the notifications, or if there's something I need to enable again in my profile settings.
5 minute difference on the Air Canada flight to YYZ?
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