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Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 15, 12:12 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,712
Posted By StAIR

Air tickets are the only consumer good/service...

Air tickets are the only consumer good/service for which the nominal price has not gone up in the past 40 years. In real terms air travel cost a fraction of what it used to. Not to mention that air...
Apr 29, 15, 6:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By StAIR

Flown the route on both. KA has good IFE, newish...

Flown the route on both. KA has good IFE, newish seats, great crew, and good catering (with Haagen Dazs). CA is a bit of a lottery. If you get a newer plane, there is AVOD. They also use a wet leased...
Apr 19, 15, 12:33 pm
Replies: 591
Views: 65,034
Posted By StAIR

That's not how Hong Kong works. It is a free...

That's not how Hong Kong works. It is a free portóregardless of what tariffs other countries impose on HK's export, HK does not impose any tariff on their export. And that's one of the reasons it is...
Apr 18, 15, 11:47 am
Replies: 591
Views: 65,034
Posted By StAIR

From the Dodwell article: 'I wonder how we...

From the Dodwell article:

'I wonder how we should feel about Emirates, or Singapore Airlines, or Qantas in effect sitting on both sides of the negotiating table as Hong Kong negotiates its air...
Apr 18, 15, 11:28 am
Replies: 74
Views: 18,138
Posted By StAIR

Don't know if this is related, but Coca-cola is...

Don't know if this is related, but Coca-cola is bottled and distributed by Swire Pacific in Hong Kong, the same company that owns Cathay. Since Bonaqua is a Coca-Cola brand, it makes sense for Cathay...
Feb 12, 15, 5:11 am
Replies: 67
Views: 16,554
Posted By StAIR

This is great news. DUS is a great airport for...

This is great news. DUS is a great airport for connecting to continental Europe compared to LHR. You can clear Schengen immigration, avoid the mess that is LHR T5, and save some flying time. I have...
Feb 2, 15, 9:41 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,510
Posted By StAIR

I flew HKG-PEK-MUC about two years ago and I did...

I flew HKG-PEK-MUC about two years ago and I did not have to enter China. There is an immigration check for transferring passengers, which is not always staffed. The last time I transferred in PEK I...
Feb 2, 15, 9:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By StAIR

If your arriving flight is parked at one of the...

If your arriving flight is parked at one of the gates that require you to take the automated people mover to get to immigration, taking the elevators instead of the escalators from the platform to...
Dec 13, 14, 2:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By StAIR

Is Concourse G non-Schengen? Are there any...

Is Concourse G non-Schengen? Are there any security checks required to access the concourse i.e. can I leave concourse G to return to other parts of the airport if my flight does not depart from...
Dec 12, 14, 12:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By StAIR

HJBoeing Thank you for such a detailed reply! :)...

HJBoeing Thank you for such a detailed reply! :) It's a bummer that the airport is under renovation. Does anyone know if the Fokker exhibition on the panorama terrace is till open?
Dec 12, 14, 10:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By StAIR

What to do during a four hour transfer in AMS on minimal budget

I am transferring next week in AMS when flying from Edinburgh to Hong Kong on KLM. I will be arriving at 1330 and my connecting flight departs at 1754. As a poor student who has spent far too much on...
Dec 7, 14, 10:09 am
Replies: 106
Views: 10,990
Posted By StAIR

I think part of the overcrowding in T5 is caused...

I think part of the overcrowding in T5 is caused by HAL choosing not to announce gate assignments until 1 hour before departure. I know BA agents would tell you the gate number if you check in at...
Sep 6, 14, 10:39 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By StAIR

Hong Kong-based Cabin Crew Language Deficiencies

I fly regularly between Hong Kong and Heathrow on BA, and have noticed a consistent deficiency in the quality of the Cantonese and Mandarin announcements made by the HK-based cabin crew. First, even...
May 18, 14, 5:57 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,739
Posted By StAIR

Thanks a lot for the replies. The reason I ask is...

Thanks a lot for the replies. The reason I ask is that in early mornings the trains can be absolutely mobbed, not unlike the underground in Hong Kong or Tokyo.
May 18, 14, 5:29 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,739
Posted By StAIR

Passageways between T5 A, B, and C Gates

I have read about and seen photos of pedestrian passageways between gates A, B and C in T5. Who can use them? And how can they be accessed? Also, would be faster to walk from T5 A to B/C instead of...
May 13, 14, 1:35 am
Replies: 128
Views: 13,039
Posted By StAIR

You would not be able to evade passport control...

You would not be able to evade passport control in T5. If one is connecting to a UK domestic departure from an international flight, one has to pass through border control at flight connections and...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 9, 14, 1:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 9,715
Posted By StAIR

Thanks for the report and the nice pictures. I...

Thanks for the report and the nice pictures. I have always wondered what's in it for Eva to have their planes Hello Kitty-themed. The Hello Kitty fan base can't be THAT big...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 9, 14, 5:23 am
Replies: 54
Views: 11,940
Posted By StAIR

Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing. The food...

Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing. The food looks fabulous, especially the appetizers, the lobster, and the fruit bowl. Very vibrant colours - just what you need to beat the humdrum of an aircraft...
May 8, 14, 2:44 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,613
Posted By StAIR

I don't fly CX myself, but I subscribe to a few...

I don't fly CX myself, but I subscribe to a few CX crew forums / blogs. From what I gathered CX has rather high staff turnover, issues with understaffing (resulting in extremely short rest period for...
May 7, 14, 2:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,431
Posted By StAIR

Is it a problem of people bringing outsized bags...

Is it a problem of people bringing outsized bags and the GAs failing to intercept them? A fairly common occurrence on domestic US flights.
May 6, 14, 4:55 am
Replies: 47
Views: 7,774
Posted By StAIR

Not to forget that BA is a EU-based airline,...

Not to forget that BA is a EU-based airline, meaning that EU consumer protection regulations in cases of irrops / delays / involuntary offload would be in force. That's my main motivation for flying...
May 5, 14, 1:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,318
Posted By StAIR

Hope all the children are alright. Must have been...

Hope all the children are alright. Must have been a horrible experience for all involved. And the children have to endure the drive back to Wales too...
May 5, 14, 1:09 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 13,732
Posted By StAIR

That would be impossible from a layout point of...

That would be impossible from a layout point of view. The seats in the residence don't recline to become a bed, and the private shower/ toilet is behind the first set of the suite doors. Likewise, EY...
May 3, 14, 3:16 am
Replies: 75
Views: 10,085
Posted By StAIR

Exactly my sentiments. I fly regularly...

Exactly my sentiments.

I fly regularly between EDI-HKG. Have flown both QR and BA in Y, and conclude that BA staff is superior in every respect. BA cabin crew never fail to display a bit of...
Apr 20, 14, 9:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By StAIR

So where do you suggest I look for award flights?

So where do you suggest I look for award flights?
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