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Yesterday, 12:55 am
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Posted By hkskyline

Not sure whether the outports are able to handle...

Not sure whether the outports are able to handle this properly or mess it up like EK did. The passenger will argue he made it out the same way and why not do the same route back?
Aug 13, 20, 12:31 am
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Views: 43,984
Posted By hkskyline

I was comparing redemption cost vs. purchasing a...

I was comparing redemption cost vs. purchasing a ticket. CAD$1000 is typically the discounted fare for HKG-YYZ direct before taxes. The alternative is to redeem 75,000 Aeroplan miles, so each mile is...
Aug 12, 20, 5:47 am
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Views: 43,984
Posted By hkskyline

I've done a quick analysis of ex-HKG redemptions...

I've done a quick analysis of ex-HKG redemptions to some of our favourite short haul long weekend destinations. The rates have come down significantly for the likes of TPE, NRT, ICN, and SIN, so...
Aug 12, 20, 5:37 am
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Posted By hkskyline

75,000 miles for a transpacific ticket that costs...

75,000 miles for a transpacific ticket that costs $1000 easily roundtrip isn't too bad. 1.3 cents a mile. The added flexibility of booking one-way also increases the value, as I toggle between...
Aug 11, 20, 8:05 pm
Replies: 416
Views: 43,984
Posted By hkskyline

Using the Points Predictor Tool, it is a major...

Using the Points Predictor Tool, it is a major devaluation for long-haul. Ex-HKG, YYZ will become 50-90k and YVR will become 45-80k vs 37.5k now in Y.
Jul 30, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 63
Views: 7,447
Posted By hkskyline

There is a recent news report of a Fedex pilot...

There is a recent news report of a Fedex pilot seen on the Peak Tram boasting his test results are pending. But shouldn't the inbound person be waiting at the airport hotel or test centre for the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 30, 20, 6:31 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,809
Posted By hkskyline

After a few days in Nizwa, I budgeted a full day...

After a few days in Nizwa, I budgeted a full day to drive east all the way to Sur. The 300km drive have a few worthwhile stops along the way. First stop is Ibra, about 1.5 hours into the drive. Ibra...
Forum: Asia
Jul 17, 20, 4:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By hkskyline

The Maldives is now open to all global tourists....

The Maldives is now open to all global tourists. Here's how they're doing ithttps://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-reopens-tourism/index.html
Jul 14, 20, 1:11 am
Replies: 63
Views: 9,160
Posted By hkskyline

https://www.smh.com.au/national/high-flyers-line-u...

https://www.smh.com.au/national/high-flyers-line-up-to-farewell-boeing-747-20200713-p55bp3.html
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 4, 20, 11:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,745
Posted By hkskyline

This short getaway to Japan was designed to...

This short getaway to Japan was designed to explore the smaller towns and not the big city. Located mid-way between Tokyo and Nagoya, Shizuoka is a reprieve from the megacity and is a good base to...
Jul 2, 20, 8:09 am
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Views: 3,909
Posted By hkskyline

They're going back to Dubai after quarantine. ...

They're going back to Dubai after quarantine.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3091492/emirates-send-back-transit-passengers-stranded
Jun 26, 20, 7:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,909
Posted By hkskyline

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1534328-...

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1534328-20200626.htm
Jun 24, 20, 10:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,909
Posted By hkskyline

Were these passengers on 1 thru-ticket, which...

Were these passengers on 1 thru-ticket, which should have been stopped by the system? Or they purchased 2 one-ways so EK could not see and stop them in DXB?
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 21, 20, 8:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,528
Posted By hkskyline

After the last part, it was time for a lunch...

After the last part, it was time for a lunch break. After filling up, it was time to visit the Dalsnibba viewpoint, a key scenic spot of the surrounding mountains and Geirangerfjord from 1500m above...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 16, 20, 12:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,809
Posted By hkskyline

Oman is a vast country although the typical...

Oman is a vast country although the typical tourist itinerary for a week encompasses a small circular route in the north and eastern part of the country. Wheels are essential here as public transport...
Jun 11, 20, 8:38 pm
Replies: 515
Views: 50,765
Posted By hkskyline

Thanks. I ended up moving a token amount of hotel...

Thanks. I ended up moving a token amount of hotel points to bump my AAdvantage balance.
Jun 11, 20, 3:22 am
Replies: 515
Views: 50,765
Posted By hkskyline

My miles are coming due soon but unfortunately,...

My miles are coming due soon but unfortunately, my options to fly out for a vacation are quite limited due to quarantine requirements. Is there anything on expiry extensions?
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 9, 20, 10:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By hkskyline

Part 2 : Andermatt - Reichenau-Tamins Plan...

Part 2 : Andermatt - Reichenau-Tamins

Plan to arrive at Andermatt at around the lunch hour if you want to reach St. Moritz by sunset, but do your research beforehand on the exact sunset time. The...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 9, 20, 7:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,397
Posted By hkskyline

I've always enjoyed the morning departures out of...

I've always enjoyed the morning departures out of HKG to Europe. I didn't have to worry about not sleeping during the red-eye, arrive in Europe in the afternoon with some time left for sightseeing,...
Jun 6, 20, 10:01 am
Replies: 93
Views: 11,536
Posted By hkskyline

For HK, prying a pilot from Cathay is going to be...

For HK, prying a pilot from Cathay is going to be very expensive, but flight attendant salaries are very low. To highlight how extreme this disparity can get, minimum wage here is under USD $5 an...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 2, 20, 5:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By hkskyline

Ah .. pack your own sandwich for the journey. The...

Ah .. pack your own sandwich for the journey. The connection times are a bit short and some of the stations are sparsely-equipped with barely anything to sell during your layover.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 1, 20, 6:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By hkskyline

Correct. No supplements whatsoever.

Correct. No supplements whatsoever.
Forum: Trip Reports
May 31, 20, 10:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By hkskyline

Riding Swiss Rails Affordably - The Cheaper Glacier Express

Taking the rails in Switzerland can get expensive very quickly. For a proper visit of at least a week, consider a Swiss Travel Pass, which includes trains, local public transport, and a number of...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 30, 20, 10:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By hkskyline

Avios is certainly the way to go for this short...

Avios is certainly the way to go for this short flight but the taxes are just astronomical. I tried to piece together a HKG-AMM-TLV-AMM-HKG redemption on RJ before hoping the long transit in AMM...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 30, 20, 12:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,528
Posted By hkskyline

Thanks for your support. Here is the next part...

Thanks for your support. Here is the next part out of Stryn.

Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

Stryn is a good base to explore several scenic drives in the region. From my beautiful apartment with a...
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