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Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 12, 20, 10:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By hkskyline

Nice report. I couldn't help but notice a lot of...

Nice report. I couldn't help but notice a lot of YYZ flights on the departure board!
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 27, 20, 8:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,559
Posted By hkskyline

If you hate Dubai, then I think you'll love Oman,...

If you hate Dubai, then I think you'll love Oman, an entirely opposite world. It seems the Omanis are determined to keep their country that way, and the super friendly locals enhanced the whole...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 23, 20, 12:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,559
Posted By hkskyline

After some historic architecture, the next stop...

After some historic architecture, the next stop is nature-related. If you have a few more days to spare, book a night in the desert between Ibra and the wadi. I was short on time and having been to...
Oct 21, 20, 2:20 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By hkskyline

I recall when my KA flight on Avios was cancelled...

I recall when my KA flight on Avios was cancelled earlier this year, the system had rebooked me on another one automatically, although the time lag caused a scare as I got the cancellation first and...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 5, 20, 5:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,573
Posted By hkskyline

Thanks for your support. I do look forward to the...

Thanks for your support. I do look forward to the borders re-opening and visiting the region again - to Chiang Rai.
Forum: China
Sep 4, 20, 2:09 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By hkskyline

鳳凰 (Fenghuang) is in Hunan province and is a good...

鳳凰 (Fenghuang) is in Hunan province and is a good side trip from the natural marvels at Zhangjiajie. It is a beautiful historic town with a river setting.

Lijiang is a stunner but is unfortunately...
Forum: Japan
Sep 4, 20, 2:04 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,985
Posted By hkskyline

Departing NRT in 2017 and looking out for Fuji...

Departing NRT in 2017 and looking out for Fuji shortly after take-off :

http://www.globalphotos.org/tokyo/20170504/IMG_9255.jpg
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 29, 20, 12:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,582
Posted By hkskyline

Heading back downhill, continue along the 63 into...

Heading back downhill, continue along the 63 into town at the edge of the Geiranger fjord. There would likely be many other tourists around you with some big boats offshore. Past the town, the Eagle...
Aug 15, 20, 11:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By hkskyline

HK Express is a low-cost carrier. Cathay Dragon...

HK Express is a low-cost carrier. Cathay Dragon is a full-service carrier. Apples to oranges. I doubt the overall group strategy is to move these regional flights to a low-cost model.
Aug 14, 20, 1:55 am
Replies: 2
Views: 893
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, 1:31 am
Replies: 1,300
Views: 138,112
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, 6:47 am
Replies: 1,300
Views: 138,112
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, 6:37 am
Replies: 1,300
Views: 138,112
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, 9:05 pm
Replies: 1,300
Views: 138,112
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, 12:57 pm
Replies: 207
Views: 24,686
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, 7:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,559
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, 5:04 am
Replies: 73
Views: 7,147
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 it

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-reopens-tourism/index.html
Jul 14, 20, 2:11 am
Replies: 66
Views: 10,908
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 5, 20, 12:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,927
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, 9:09 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,278
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, 8:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,278
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, 11:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,278
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, 9:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,582
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, 1:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,559
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, 9:38 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 64,900
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.
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