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A HongKong Air flight from Vancouver to Manila stopovers in HK. I got questions

A HongKong Air flight from Vancouver to Manila stopovers in HK. I got questions

Old Aug 22, 19, 11:27 pm
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A HongKong Air flight from Vancouver to Manila stopovers in HK. I got questions

I'm looking at cheapest one-way fares from Vancouver to Manila, using http://www.itasoftware.com/. I'm open to any date. It appears that the cheapest is flying with Hong Kong Airlines on Mondays & Wednesdays, for $408 (Canadian)

The next cheapest flight is about $150 (CAD) more pricey. Take Wed Sept 25, for instance. China Airlines is $558 CAD.


I've recently came upon news of large protests in Hong Kong.

Is this why there's such a huge difference in fare between HK Air and the next cheapest (whether it's China Air in our example, or other airlines on other $408 days?)?

What happens if a person flys to/through Hong Kong these days? Do you think their flight will be cancelled altogether? Will they get a refund?

Thanks.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 8:27 am
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I'm looking at cheapest one-way fares from Vancouver to Manila, using http://www.itasoftware.com/. I'm open to any date. It appears that the cheapest is flying with Hong Kong Airlines on Mondays & Wednesdays, for $408 (Canadian)

The next cheapest flight is about $150 (CAD) more pricey. Take Wed Sept 25, for instance. China Airlines is $558 CAD.


I've recently came upon news of large protests in Hong Kong.

Is this why there's such a huge difference in fare between HK Air and the next cheapest (whether it's China Air in our example, or other airlines on other $408 days?)?

What happens if a person flys to/through Hong Kong these days? Do you think their flight will be cancelled altogether? Will they get a refund?

Thanks.
I don't think that's the reason. HK Airlines is relatively new for Canada as far as I know.

That said, the last few weekends where there was a shutdown, there was confusion, but if you were transitting, your flight was either redirected to a nearby airport or if you made it to HKG, eventually the flights did go through but only carried the transitting passengers and anyone who made it through security before the shutdown.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 9:41 am
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Old Aug 24, 19, 11:22 pm
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Have you looked at Philippine Airlines on their new A350?
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Old Aug 25, 19, 4:12 am
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//What happens if a person flys to/through Hong Kong these days?

Nothing. The checks are all outside

//Do you think their flight will be cancelled altogether?

Due to protests, I think the odds are low. The protesters are not dicking around with the airport now.
Also the Airport Authority has committed hari kari with the airport by imposing strict user search procedures, which has delayed passengers entering and exiting the airport
(But you're just passing thru the airport)

However, I'd be more scared that HK Airlines doesn't have the wherewithal to run this route
If your planned trip is within two months, they're good for that.
The YVR-HKG route is on the chopping board for HK Airlines though.

//Will they get a refund?

Yes, especially if you pay by credit card
But if you have other non-cancellable commitments then they are not going to reimburse you for them.
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