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Oct 26, 19, 9:42 pm
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Posted By Gongzuokuang

My bad. I remembered they tried this a few years...

My bad. I remembered they tried this a few years ago. I guess I'm still stuck in 2017. 😂

I thought I had read they were trying it again, but I obviously misread it.
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Oct 26, 19, 1:34 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 98,682
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Just did two long-haul segments earlier this...

Just did two long-haul segments earlier this month. Roundtrip ORD-HKG. These changes didn't really impact my opinion of CX, other than giving them points for trying.

The new mattress? I suppose...
Oct 21, 19, 1:14 pm
Replies: 237
Views: 50,076
Posted By Gongzuokuang

A little late in reporting, but CX806, HKG to...

A little late in reporting, but CX806, HKG to ORD, October 17, included Wifi. It worked for most of the trip (no polar route).
Oct 16, 19, 3:20 am
Replies: 237
Views: 50,076
Posted By Gongzuokuang

CX807, ORD to HKG, on 10/9/19. Finally had...

CX807, ORD to HKG, on 10/9/19.

Finally had Wifi! I had checked a few days before on the CX website. It had indicated that the flight details would mention if the flight was equipped, and I did...
Oct 7, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Gongzuokuang

MTR Closure Updates?

I'm headed to Hong Kong this week. Everything I had read (especially here on FT) indicates I've got nothing to worry about while staying in Hong Kong (as long as I stay away from the protests). Maybe...
Oct 2, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 117
Views: 20,957
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Interesting. Prices just jumped a few hundred...

Interesting. Prices just jumped a few hundred HKD. And where there was availability with points, now there is now. Literally, overnight, it changed.

UPDATE: Must have been a glitch because they...
Sep 28, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 117
Views: 20,957
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Here’s a data point. I am always in Hong...

Here’s a data point.

I am always in Hong Kong for the electronics trade fairs in April and October. I generally stay at the IC Grand Stafford and the Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay.

At the IC...
Sep 26, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 17,333
Posted By Gongzuokuang

:rolleyes: ...

:rolleyes:

https://viewfromthewing.com/2019/09/25/passenger-banned-from-cathay-pacific-for-trying-to-trick-staff-into-a-business-class-upgrade/...
Sep 26, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 17,333
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Blogger kicked off a flight and banned for life!

DEGRADING
Blogger ‘influencer’ is banned from Cathay Pacific for life for demanding business class upgrade
Hyperbolic headline, I know.
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Posted By Gongzuokuang

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Macau last April....

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Macau last April. Underwhelming. As was Macau.

There was just a thread on Hong Kong that addressed hotel prices -- and safety -- in FT, here:...
Sep 9, 19, 8:34 am
Replies: 268
Views: 50,992
Posted By Gongzuokuang

What does "established" mean in this...

What does "established" mean in this post?
Aug 28, 19, 12:24 pm
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Views: 50,992
Posted By Gongzuokuang

I think you need to "enter" Hong Kong, which...

I think you need to "enter" Hong Kong, which means go through immigration (time permitting). Regardless of where you are coming from.

And of course, meet the requirements (# of visits, or FF...
Aug 28, 19, 7:45 am
Replies: 268
Views: 50,992
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Well... now I'm REALLY glad I didn't give it a...

Well... now I'm REALLY glad I didn't give it a try. I was thinking they might be annoyed, but I thought I could just easily explain it way... "Sorry, I didn't know the rules. I thought I'd go...
Aug 27, 19, 10:40 am
Replies: 268
Views: 50,992
Posted By Gongzuokuang

The office in the "North Hall" is open until...

The office in the "North Hall" is open until 23:00. You will need to go through the line with your new passport. (I think that is the case. I was tempted to bring my old passport and give eChannel...
Aug 15, 19, 8:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Gongzuokuang

A word of caution about DTW. I do 2-3...

A word of caution about DTW.

I do 2-3 round-trips to HKG every year, and live near DTW. All redemption flights, usually from ORD to HKG. Never once have I been able to find any partner...
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Views: 13,777
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Crowne Plaza Causeway bay is much nicer. IC GS...

Crowne Plaza Causeway bay is much nicer. IC GS is much nicer.

I've stayed as a Spire at all three.

You generally get an upgrade at Holiday Inn Golden Mile. But the upgrades are really not...
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Views: 564
Posted By Gongzuokuang

I have had back-to-back stays successfully post...

I have had back-to-back stays successfully post as separate stays. I just told the hotel front desk that they need to be done as separate stays because I was paying for some nights and the company...
Jul 29, 19, 8:08 am
Replies: 73
Views: 12,138
Posted By Gongzuokuang

The typically bartender (or waitstaff)...

The typically bartender (or waitstaff) historically receives low pay and their main compensation comes from tips, which leads to the unique American cultural practice that tips are not just for good...
Jul 29, 19, 7:52 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,801
Posted By Gongzuokuang

A field seems to be missing in the new interface....

A field seems to be missing in the new interface.

Sometimes there might be an overlap between the due date and the date Amex received the payments. As a result, the points would be forfeited and...
Jul 22, 19, 5:48 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 642
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Points for Prepaid Gas and other extras?

I did try to search this question, but no luck in filtering the threads.

Anyway... I read on a few of the point blogs that I should be earning points for prepaid gas.

You will earn 1 point for...
Replies: 125
Views: 61,950
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Well, the Hyatt is certainly closer to iSquare. ...

Well, the Hyatt is certainly closer to iSquare. I thought it was higher priced?

I don't know what the views are like from the Hyatt, but the harbor view rooms at IC Grand Stafford are pretty good...
Jul 22, 19, 12:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Gongzuokuang

I don't think it impacts the wait for baggage. We...

I don't think it impacts the wait for baggage. We were flying J anyway, and flyer status never seems to matter much for luggage.

And in my experience it's rarely just 10 minutes in the normal...
Jul 22, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Gongzuokuang

There are times when there is value in having at...

There are times when there is value in having at least Green status. I paid to get a Green card for my son, so that we could use it to get eChannel when I brought him with me to Hong Kong / China.
Replies: 125
Views: 61,950
Posted By Gongzuokuang

It's a little walk down Mody road to the P1/P2...

It's a little walk down Mody road to the P1/P2 exits for the East TST station. Then a long walk inside the station.

What is it you are looking for in a hotel?

I think it's a pretty good...
May 13, 19, 10:03 am
Replies: 438
Views: 90,553
Posted By Gongzuokuang

Probably my bad. I just remember the trials from...

Probably my bad. I just remember the trials from 2017. Disregard.
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