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Oct 15, 20, 8:31 pm
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Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

Singapore-HK Bubble Hopefully the start of...

Singapore-HK Bubble

Hopefully the start of more good news. Please see thread at www.flyertalk.com/forum/cathay-pacific-marco-polo-club/2026954-singapore-hong-kong-travel-bubble.html

Also...
Oct 15, 20, 8:28 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,637
Posted By Nicc HK

I had heard about this a little while ago and it...

I had heard about this a little while ago and it has been frustrating waiting for the announcement, only to find it is still in a preliminary stage, as I have some business in Singapore.

For me...
Oct 13, 20, 5:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nicc HK

I am not on Facebook nor do I use it.

I am not on Facebook nor do I use it.
Oct 11, 20, 11:11 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Nicc HK

Isn't that the name of the new James Bond movie,...

Isn't that the name of the new James Bond movie, with MPC as the evil organisation replacing SPECTRE?
Oct 2, 20, 6:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,808
Posted By Nicc HK

Hong Kong is a case in point. For the enhanced...

Hong Kong is a case in point. For the enhanced quarantine rules now including the UK, transiting the UK is counted the same as being in the UK for this purpose, unless the passenger arrived and then...
Oct 1, 20, 7:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By Nicc HK

This has been my mantra since the 2016 keel-haul...

This has been my mantra since the 2016 keel-haul of the MPC programme.

Just call me Cassandra, only difference is I was judging the most ugly hag competition.
Sep 27, 20, 6:27 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 12,003
Posted By Nicc HK

And to think on my recent trip to the UK and...

And to think on my recent trip to the UK and Spain, the highest risk of exposure to COVID was from a BA crew. Given the crew on my flight were scrupulous in their distancing and treatment of...
Sep 25, 20, 8:19 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 12,003
Posted By Nicc HK

THEY DO. I recently flew BA31 which carried...

THEY DO.

I recently flew BA31 which carried 80 passengers. The HK system is thorough and the 'snowflake' UK attitude of abrogation of personal responsibility is not found here. Here is how it...
Sep 25, 20, 5:53 am
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

Sadly yes. The UK has become 'Snowflake Central'....

Sadly yes. The UK has become 'Snowflake Central'. The whole ethos of personal responsibility left the building quite some time ago.
Sep 25, 20, 2:39 am
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

UK on the High Risk List from 01/10/2020 (14 Day Mandatory Hotel Stay)

I have to plan an upcoming trip which would have meant transitting LHR.

Looks like the UK will be in the High Risk/Red category from 01/10/2020 with mandatory test in advance and compulsory 14 day...
Sep 25, 20, 12:36 am
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

Good to see the Health Department taking this...

Good to see the Health Department taking this seriously. Am interested to know what happened to the flight's passengers, with my last flight being BA31, and the next one being BA32.

I was amazed...
Sep 23, 20, 5:45 am
Replies: 41
Views: 6,157
Posted By Nicc HK

No worries. I am a qualified pilot so have kept...

No worries. I am a qualified pilot so have kept records of every flight I have taken.

The AMS-CDG tag has been around on and off for years. Never been a permanent fixture
Sep 22, 20, 4:37 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,157
Posted By Nicc HK

I did this flight, CX271, in 2011 all the way...

I did this flight, CX271, in 2011 all the way from HKG-AMS-CDG. On arrival at AMS the Captain said "For those remaining passengers going onwards to Paris this will feel like your own private jet"
...
Sep 20, 20, 5:26 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 28,443
Posted By Nicc HK

I transitted Spain-LHR-Hong Kong 10 days ago. No...

I transitted Spain-LHR-Hong Kong 10 days ago. No problems, no queues, and the transit staff were fastidious in checking, approving documents then issuing new boarding passess indicating clearance...
Sep 18, 20, 4:01 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

The CX website does state in Box 4 'If you landed...

The CX website does state in Box 4 'If you landed after noon':

*Depending on the number of passengers, people arriving in the early afternoon may be asked to wait in the Midfield Concourse rather...
Sep 18, 20, 6:50 am
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

Having gone through the process last week, CX...

Having gone through the process last week, CX provides a pretty accurate summation. The organisational set up was meticulous and staff helpful, except one poor lady who was getting fed up with...
Aug 27, 20, 6:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By Nicc HK

Perhaps you are right about that. I was...

Perhaps you are right about that.

I was booked on HKG=DFW-NYC-DFW-HKG in October and even though it was highly unlikely the trip was going to go ahead, but now AA have completely pulled the...
Aug 26, 20, 6:40 pm
Replies: 681
Views: 40,708
Posted By Nicc HK

Me. Call me old fashioned, but when I enter into...

Me. Call me old fashioned, but when I enter into a contract I honour it. I enter each contract on my own free will.

Given my business revolves around Contractual Intellectual Property Rights for...
Aug 19, 20, 11:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By Nicc HK

I have done this route a lot as well, but never...

I have done this route a lot as well, but never got above the Bering Straits in either direction. Below is a low quality photo view north over St Lawrence Island (Half way between Alaska & Russia...
Aug 18, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,032
Posted By Nicc HK

Thank you for getting my question. I believe this...

Thank you for getting my question. I believe this to be a grey area where people can be caught out.

In an event the question has been rendered moot, my Spain-Zurich-HKG flights were cancelled this...
Aug 17, 20, 6:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By Nicc HK

I am curious (I am a non-commercial pilot), but...

I am curious (I am a non-commercial pilot), but would winds aloft explain westbound NYC-HKG, that goes against the prevailing wind patterns at higher altitudes?

I know the wind influences ocean...
Aug 17, 20, 6:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By Nicc HK

Without knowing the exact reason, here is some...

Without knowing the exact reason, here is some background on overflight fees.

The first routes over the North Pole were Polar One and Polar Two which tracked over Russian Federation and China...
Aug 14, 20, 11:41 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,726
Posted By Nicc HK

It is not really going to matter. The Philippines...

It is not really going to matter. The Philippines is designated as an high risk area so even if the test proves negative all travellers including HK residents must head to an hotel and stay in the...
Aug 14, 20, 6:31 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,032
Posted By Nicc HK

I can see what you are saying but I will have...

I can see what you are saying but I will have spent more than 24 hours in Spain.

As Switzerland is in the Schengen area then technically I would be entering Switzerland as transit then departing.
Aug 13, 20, 11:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,032
Posted By Nicc HK

Thank you for the responses, as I am a permanent...

Thank you for the responses, as I am a permanent HKID holder, other than 14 days mandatory quarantine at home, there is no issue that end.

The problem I have is the wording of the Swiss government...
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