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Nov 23, 20, 5:28 pm
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Posted By littlevoices

So the SCMP reports that Cathay had sold out all...

So the SCMP reports that Cathay had sold out all the flights, and was going to be getting 6% of its revenue from the bubble, they won't miss my cheap I class ticket for sure......
Nov 22, 20, 8:02 am
Replies: 172
Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

Yep, cancellation is the obvious conclusion -...

Yep, cancellation is the obvious conclusion - I've been too spoiled by Qatar Airways who do offer this (when they cancel a flight) along with all their other very generous flexible offers such as...
Nov 21, 20, 8:44 pm
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Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

Having given them a call today they are enforcing...

Having given them a call today they are enforcing the "same booking class or pay an upgraded fee" concept, as such they wanted to charge me another 10k per person (original ticket was only 12k), and...
Nov 21, 20, 3:13 am
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Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

Choices available now to me (flight was on 3...

Choices available now to me (flight was on 3 December).... Immediately rebook online and pay an increased fee of another 4k HKD (no I class seats available) and get a seat, or wait for a Cathay...
Nov 16, 20, 11:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,421
Posted By littlevoices

MLE is a surprise, with the post COVID world of...

MLE is a surprise, with the post COVID world of travel likely to be more tourism related in 2021/22 rather than business travel - but surprised the route was losing money as there wasn't a huge...
Nov 16, 20, 11:07 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

Yes, the HK government announced this recently:...

Yes, the HK government announced this recently: https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/
It is unclear on whether you need to activate the as part of the travel bubble or not, nor how widely used the...
Nov 12, 20, 7:04 am
Replies: 172
Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

As a PS, this infographic is hugely simplistic...

As a PS, this infographic is hugely simplistic and ignores the fact that there are many more steps and procedures, for example it doesn't include the SG pre-approval step (7 to 30 days in advance) or...
Nov 11, 20, 4:10 am
Replies: 172
Views: 17,143
Posted By littlevoices

Well in the end I booked the moment they...

Well in the end I booked the moment they announced the flights that were in the bubble, before the restrictions, for a long weekend in early December for a "bargain" 13k HKD a person in business.......
Oct 24, 20, 8:37 pm
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Views: 120,763
Posted By littlevoices

So I've finally finished my visits to all the...

So I've finally finished my visits to all the Marriott branded Hong Kong hotels in 2020 with a short staycation at the Hong Kong Island Hotel | Courtyard Hong Kong in Sai Ying Pun. I've already...
Oct 18, 20, 2:29 am
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Posted By littlevoices

My views (note I didn't quarantine in a hotel,...

My views (note I didn't quarantine in a hotel, but had a back-up plan). Cyberport has more space to live in but few delivery options, SYP has better deliveroo/restaurant choices but is naturally...
Oct 16, 20, 7:52 pm
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Posted By littlevoices

I tend to choose the hotels I prefer as all of...

I tend to choose the hotels I prefer as all of them have deals, a quick google will give you an idea. There is a HK government website, but I'd use google:...
Oct 16, 20, 6:34 pm
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Posted By littlevoices

Noting that after a year of very limited travel...

Noting that after a year of very limited travel most people wouldn't be very price sensitive. Whilst I probably couldn't stomach a first class ticket I am very willing to be gouged on a business...
Oct 5, 20, 5:54 pm
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Posted By littlevoices

I’m now a single hotel away from completing my...

I’m now a single hotel away from completing my Hong Kong Marriott flush (14 hotels, 15 if you include the Towers) for this year. Hotels are now getting a lot busier, which has led to two things for...
Sep 28, 20, 6:26 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,363
Posted By littlevoices

Another person saying six nights for a lifetime...

Another person saying six nights for a lifetime status "gaurantee" is a good bet to lock it in now whilst you can. Due to COVID I presume you can get fairly low cost locations to get in the mattress...
Sep 21, 20, 12:37 am
Replies: 147
Views: 38,833
Posted By littlevoices

Thanks for the update, seems all of HK wants a...

Thanks for the update, seems all of HK wants a staycation now, I almost stayed at the RC this weekend too, but in the end skipped as they were only able to offer my lunchtime brunch reservations in...
Sep 15, 20, 3:32 am
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Views: 152,271
Posted By littlevoices

Just popular as a nice place to stay at the...

Just popular as a nice place to stay at the weekend, you can see my post from a recent stay here (multiple HK threads and I am trying to avoid double posting), there were a few replies too drilling...
Sep 9, 20, 7:48 am
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Views: 120,763
Posted By littlevoices

Please see details here:...

Please see details here: https://www.americanexpress.com/hk/en/campaigns/travel/open-for-travel/index.html

Seems to be most cards, but only the first 10k to register, one time use only. The Hilton...
Sep 8, 20, 7:23 am
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Views: 120,763
Posted By littlevoices

Wrong question really (don't you know I love the...

Wrong question really (don't you know I love the Courtyard in Sha Tin.... a consistent bargain!). Plus the Ritz has been excellent on upgrades and quality but it is really pricey (spent 20k HKD/2.5k...
Sep 8, 20, 6:50 am
Replies: 781
Views: 120,763
Posted By littlevoices

Well, when I was staying in March thru May...

Well, when I was staying in March thru May (admittedly not many people doing it) a suite was "de rigour" and occurred in 7 of 8 stays (I'm looking at you Sheraton TST who gave me room 1444..!). The W...
Sep 6, 20, 2:41 am
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Views: 120,763
Posted By littlevoices

Thought I'd provide a brief update as it seems...

Thought I'd provide a brief update as it seems like a lot of others are following in my footsteps from earlier in the year and booking staycations now in HK. I've stayed at both the JW Mariott and...
Sep 6, 20, 2:34 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,363
Posted By littlevoices

I agree with others in terms of not hurrying, you...

I agree with others in terms of not hurrying, you may as well just let it happen naturally, or not. Unless you are in a situation where you are close to retirement and about to stay a lot (in which...
Sep 6, 20, 2:29 am
Replies: 147
Views: 38,833
Posted By littlevoices

Having just returned from the W for a Saturday...

Having just returned from the W for a Saturday night stay a few minutes ago, I would observe the following:
No real upgrade (got a nice harbour view, but one level upgrade from the lower room), pool...
Sep 2, 20, 5:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By littlevoices

It's a bit unfair on CX as they have no way of...

It's a bit unfair on CX as they have no way of really knowing if the OP isn't a New Zealand citizen and therefore would be able to take the flight. Cathay have also been, in my experience, very good...
Aug 28, 20, 6:50 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 26,279
Posted By littlevoices

The Marriott website reflects the move (it is...

The Marriott website reflects the move (it is hidden quite well), in the top left on the Marriott website is the official branding of "Marriott.com / Marriott Hotels & Resorts / Hong Kong / Resort"....
Aug 28, 20, 3:59 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,306
Posted By littlevoices

Indeed. Yes, my point here would be, with good...

Indeed. Yes, my point here would be, with good timing, one HKG-LHR-DUB-LHR-HKG flight could use 2 of the 5 slots a day you need (as I think they're based on landing times, not a location). Do this...
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