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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 Oct 14, 18, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Your routing was [Other cites...]-HNL-SFO-DEN-YEG, and they dropped SFO-DEN, so now your routing is HNL-SFO/DEN-YEG, with no connection between SFO and DEN? Seems like you've got quite a case against them if they're making you find your own way from SFO to DEN. Or did they drop DEN-YEG also, and now your routing is HNL-SFO-YEG? I'm confused!
yeah the SFO-DEN segment dropped right out weird eh

Called and got same routing YEG-DEN-SFO-HKG / PEK-NRT-GUM-HNL-SFO-DEN-YEG and will overnight in DEN on way back now)

keep an eye on your UA reservations!!
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:27 pm
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Question to those who have done the hop at least once: How's the load? Are they usually full, empty average or varies?
I flew SFO>HKG and PEK>IAD last month and passengers in main cabin generally could have a row to themselves if they wanted.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:36 pm
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Page not found

Kmxu, I get a "Page not found" when I click on your link.

I want to know the answers to the questions I don't know I have.


Thanks.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FamTaYul View Post
Kmxu, I get a "Page not found" when I click on your link.

I want to know the answers to the questions I don't know I have.


Thanks.
The correct link is UA's Micronesia Island Hopper - consolidated questions, advice, ....
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Old Oct 17, 18, 10:11 am
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I checked in my tomorrow flights from US to HGH. United even printed out the KA flight boarding pass from HKG to HGH. This happened to me for the first time. Cheers!
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Old Oct 17, 18, 7:30 pm
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I scored Nov 2 SFO-HKG-HGH Nov 5 PVG-SFO-YVR randomly for $294 on the last week of September. That's cheaper than what I paid the same weekend last year.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 12:46 pm
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ANA changed my flights from a 763 to a 788 and A320 for my flights HKG-HND back and forth. Happy for the 788 but yuck on the 320.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 2:05 pm
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that one disappeared
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Old Oct 18, 18, 2:11 pm
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that one disappeared
What disappeared? Without quoting another post, it's hard to understand what you are referring to...
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Old Oct 25, 18, 3:37 am
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Well I got in on this deal and am doing the flight to HKG then returning from PEK, decided to get the chinese visa and it was a piece of cake, I applied in person on Oct 18 and not even a week later my passport was in the mail with the visa in it. Im going to have to book another one of these and visit china for more than a day now haha
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Old Oct 25, 18, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by whitethunder View Post
Well I got in on this deal and am doing the flight to HKG then returning from PEK, decided to get the chinese visa and it was a piece of cake, I applied in person on Oct 18 and not even a week later my passport was in the mail with the visa in it. Im going to have to book another one of these and visit china for more than a day now haha
I am guessing you got it for 10 years. My European passport can not get it for 10 years, so no go for me. I flew these past weekend HKG-PEK-NRT (CZ to NH for airlines) without a visa and we overnight in Beijing and visited Tiananmen Square and vicinity. Stayed in hotel and next day headed to PEK airport for the trip to GUM via NRT.
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Old Nov 9, 18, 5:20 pm
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Did SFO-HKG-HGH last weekend. The HKG-HGH leg was on KA, but the entire itinerary was on United ticket. Should I be able to use the United Club in HKG?
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Old Nov 9, 18, 5:59 pm
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Yes. You will have to show both boarding passes (assuming that you have Premier Gold+ status or UC membership).
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Old Nov 9, 18, 6:38 pm
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Yes. You will have to show both boarding passes (assuming that you have Premier Gold+ status or UC membership).
I tried that. Showed the entire itinerary on United App along with Premier Gold and boarding passes. Got denied.
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Old Nov 9, 18, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by BigTallTree View Post
I tried that. Showed the entire itinerary on United App along with Premier Gold and boarding passes. Got denied.
Assuming there was no stopover in HKG and you were on United metal from SFO-HKG (not sure what else it could be!), then you were wrongly denied entry as a United Gold member. You should write United to complain.
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