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Jun 24, 20, 2:08 am
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Posted By helvetic

I'm halfway through quarantine. Apparently...

I'm halfway through quarantine. Apparently they've changed the bracelet format a few times. started big and bulky, then they had a small (hospital-style) RFID band, and now it's back to the big bulky...
Jun 24, 20, 12:15 am
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Posted By helvetic

Quick report on the arrival experience ...

Quick report on the arrival experience

TPE-HKG

- Booked Premium Eco (only available class) w/ BA miles D-10, at ~D-7 CX cancels my Sunday flight and rebooks me for Sat. Asked to be put up on...
Jun 21, 20, 10:49 pm
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Posted By helvetic

You can already travel to HK freely from...

You can already travel to HK freely from Shanghai, the only restriction being quarantine on the way in. If the July 7th rule isn't renewed (unlikely IMO given the situation in China is worse now than...
Jun 21, 20, 10:46 pm
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Posted By helvetic

I would imagine it'd be based on travel history,...

I would imagine it'd be based on travel history, not citizenship or residence. Like how you can currently enter HK from China freely based on your 14-day prior of travel history.
Jun 19, 20, 10:59 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Arrived in HKG last night. I'll be pretty grumpy...

Arrived in HKG last night. I'll be pretty grumpy if come July 7th they just don't renew, as i get out of quarantine on the 2nd. Either way though, I didn't have much choice. My 30-day exempt business...
Jun 17, 20, 9:54 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Ah, figured it was CX's responsibility since...

Ah, figured it was CX's responsibility since they're the ones who cancelled the flight. In previous instances (e.g. BA ticket CX flight cancellation) I was able to get CX to put me on OZ.
Jun 17, 20, 9:52 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Flight bought ~10 days prior to departure. Flight...

Flight bought ~10 days prior to departure. Flight cancelled about ~5 day prior to departure. CX has a single flight TPE-HKG most days.
Jun 17, 20, 9:49 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Womp. Guess nobody is getting in quarantine-free...

Womp. Guess nobody is getting in quarantine-free anytime soon.

I'm flying back to HK in a few days! Finally!
Jun 17, 20, 9:45 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Note this isn't about citizenship, it's about...

Note this isn't about citizenship, it's about country of origin. You could be a US citizen in China and enter HK fine today.

I think the chances are indeed slim, however.
Jun 12, 20, 10:57 pm
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Posted By helvetic

So do I after they cancelled my Sunday ticket and...

So do I after they cancelled my Sunday ticket and replaced it with that flight. 😡
Jun 12, 20, 2:22 am
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Posted By helvetic

Am ticketed next weekend in W on CX TPE-HKG. CX...

Am ticketed next weekend in W on CX TPE-HKG. CX cancelled their flight that day and rebooked me one day earlier. Doesn't quite work for me, but not to worry as BR has a flight the same day. Asked to...
Jun 3, 20, 5:27 am
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Posted By helvetic

That's disappointing. There go my hope of...

That's disappointing. There go my hope of quarantine-free arrival. Argh. Now I know.
May 31, 20, 8:55 am
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Posted By helvetic

So, I've finally made my way over to Taiwan. ...

So, I've finally made my way over to Taiwan.

As of yet, no renewal of the June 7th expiring China quarantine rule? Arriving in mid-June from TW would be quarantine-free as far as I can tell. I'm...
May 19, 20, 7:00 am
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Posted By helvetic

Any special cancellation policies on LifeMiles...

Any special cancellation policies on LifeMiles booking made in these times?

I'm looking at a SIN-TPE flight in a couple days I should be able to take, and while I'm eligible for a travel...
May 18, 20, 2:41 am
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Posted By helvetic

Agree with you, an excellent hotel all around! ...

Agree with you, an excellent hotel all around!

Note the Marriott Tang Plaza has a brand new lounge as of this year. Same offerings, but nicer space.
May 16, 20, 1:46 am
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Posted By helvetic

Alright, so what's the latest on the entry...

Alright, so what's the latest on the entry restrictions in HK to foreigners who have been in China/TW for 14 days. I may be able to get into TW, which would give me a window in early June to get into...
May 15, 20, 10:51 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Pretty meaningless changes to the quality of life...

Pretty meaningless changes to the quality of life of us imprisoned here. Sure we can go book acupuncture or buy some traditional medicine now after a 2-week supplemental ban was put in place. But we...
May 14, 20, 9:31 pm
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Posted By helvetic

It won't become Singapore, because unlike in SG,...

It won't become Singapore, because unlike in SG, nobody respects the gov't. I am dying in forcible imprisonment here, while in HK even if they tried to make the same rules I could just ignore them...
May 12, 20, 8:55 pm
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Posted By helvetic

Still no word on re-opening of the border… hmm.

Still no word on re-opening of the border… hmm.
May 7, 20, 3:58 am
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Posted By helvetic

Grand Hyatt. Spasso on an average night. ...

Grand Hyatt. Spasso on an average night.

https://dynamic-media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-o/09/76/6a/fb/spasso-restaurant-at.jpg?w=1700&h=-1&s=1

If it wasn't clear, 99% of these girls are...
May 6, 20, 11:26 pm
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Posted By helvetic

I mean it's Bangkok, what do you expect… ...

I mean it's Bangkok, what do you expect…

There are far more hookers inside the hotel at the Grand Hyatt than at the Hyatt Regency. The GH is famously home to one of the more known hooker bars in...
May 6, 20, 1:26 am
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Posted By helvetic

The HR is a million times than that dump of a GH

The HR is a million times than that dump of a GH
May 1, 20, 12:52 am
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Posted By helvetic

It can be used towards room rate? I'd probably...

It can be used towards room rate? I'd probably stock up a bunch if so.
Apr 28, 20, 9:08 am
Replies: 103
Views: 20,414
Posted By helvetic

Epic! Absolutely can't to be allowed back into HK...

Epic! Absolutely can't to be allowed back into HK so I can move back in here.
Apr 28, 20, 8:50 am
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Views: 62,575
Posted By helvetic

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/secti...

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/146446/Border-barriers-eased-for-business-travelers,-students

Looks like 1mo extension, except for business travelers and students
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