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Jun 15, 19, 11:12 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,852
Posted By hkskyline

No automated clearance machines at SEA? Hong Kong...

No automated clearance machines at SEA? Hong Kong passports are biometric so should work on the automated channels.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 2, 19, 9:45 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,747
Posted By hkskyline

Nice report. I recall when I visited Bogota last...

Nice report. I recall when I visited Bogota last year, the funicular was running but not the gondola.

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Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 2, 19, 8:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,194
Posted By hkskyline

Cheap flights over the long weekend lured me to...

Cheap flights over the long weekend lured me to Mokpo, an off-the-beaten track destination for foreign tourists. Located in the southwestern part of the country, this is the gateway to many islands...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 30, 19, 6:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,388
Posted By hkskyline

It's a disaster for a non-Mandarin speaker to get...

It's a disaster for a non-Mandarin speaker to get stranded in a Chinese airport trying to do a re-booking due to a random cancellation. Buyer beware the next time you see a good deal from the Chinese...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 22, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,194
Posted By hkskyline

Jeju Air is Worth a Long Cross-Border Trek

Easter is an incredibly difficult time to find a good deal out of Hong Kong. With huge demand and not enough supply, even budget carriers price like their full service counterparts. I had to turn...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 21, 19, 5:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By hkskyline

It did happen to me during my stay and the UK...

It did happen to me during my stay and the UK government had briefly mentioned about the heightened risk on their travel advice website :...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 19, 19, 4:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By hkskyline

An Interjet Domestic Surprise

There are several choices for a domestic flight between Mexico City and Cancun. The typical choice would be Aeromexico because they fly more internationally and people seem more aware of the brand....
May 17, 19, 8:31 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By hkskyline

Perhaps they need to load their lunches for the...

Perhaps they need to load their lunches for the short break before the return flight?
Apr 30, 19, 7:33 am
Replies: 100
Views: 7,852
Posted By hkskyline

So you should encourage staff to steal for their...

So you should encourage staff to steal for their own benefit in order to save the company money? That's the type of culture we should encourage?
Apr 28, 19, 1:00 am
Replies: 100
Views: 7,852
Posted By hkskyline

The sinister side of me thinks the stealing is...

The sinister side of me thinks the stealing is getting to the point where passengers may be told the item is not stocked when it really is so the crew can take it as a leftover after the flight.
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Apr 23, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 100
Views: 7,852
Posted By hkskyline

So what happens to the food, ice-cream, left over...

So what happens to the food, ice-cream, left over from the flight?
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 12, 19, 6:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By hkskyline

;) Houston Airport Now with some time...

;)

Houston Airport

Now with some time on my hands, I leisurely explored Terminal B and all those narrowbodies. The train connects all the terminals air-side, and it was just a quick 1-stop ride...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 8, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By hkskyline

Yes, Norway is quite on the extreme end of...

Yes, Norway is quite on the extreme end of cash-less, although China is seemingly catching up while Korea and Japan still use a lot of cash.

Hong Kong's minimum wage is a paltry $34.5, not even...
Apr 6, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
Posted By hkskyline

I've always thought HX is able to fill its planes...

I've always thought HX is able to fill its planes with the Hainan originating passengers connecting via HKG from China. Otherwise, they can't sustain the frequencies to DPS while CX and Garuda can...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 4, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By hkskyline

A Cheap Getaway on Malaysian Airlines

Fares drop considerably after the holiday period, and Jan. 4 seems to be the magical threshold. I wanted to visit my friends in Singapore for a few days and make a side trip while I'm in the area,...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 1, 19, 7:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By hkskyline

From snow to sun ... Toronto to Mexico City

UA 5265 Toronto - Houston

Flying out of Toronto is generally quite expensive. Lack of competition and crazy government charges make air travel unaffordable. So when the chance to Mexico came up, I...
Mar 28, 19, 5:19 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,715
Posted By hkskyline

I would expect CX would grab UO's daytime slots...

I would expect CX would grab UO's daytime slots for their more expensive flights while all the cheap flights would leave in the overnight hours.
Mar 19, 19, 7:17 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,549
Posted By hkskyline

I don't think the airline would know how much to...

I don't think the airline would know how much to offload until all the passenger bags have been checked in, say, an hour before departure. The final weights would then need to be calculated with the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 16, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By hkskyline

I wasn't in Vegas to gamble. There are many nice...

I wasn't in Vegas to gamble. There are many nice national parks nearby and if I want to lose money, I can do it in Macau. ;)
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 15, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By hkskyline

It is possible to have a lovely vacation in Sin...

It is possible to have a lovely vacation in Sin City without giving a single cent to a casino operator.

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Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 8, 19, 6:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,958
Posted By hkskyline

Off we go, for a flight that is shorter than taxi...

Off we go, for a flight that is shorter than taxi time!

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Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 8, 19, 5:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By hkskyline

Luckily, no gambling losses! Yet, no gambling...

Luckily, no gambling losses! Yet, no gambling wins either. The odds are always against me.
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 8, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,286
Posted By hkskyline

Ah ... the EY Dreamliner I spotted in Nagoya! ...

Ah ... the EY Dreamliner I spotted in Nagoya!

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Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By hkskyline

Which places do you intend to visit? Sometimes...

Which places do you intend to visit? Sometimes you won't have much of a choice, especially in Myanmar, where many smaller airlines operate.
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 5, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,286
Posted By hkskyline

Ah yes, I have that on my website as a separate...

Ah yes, I have that on my website as a separate flight report : https://www.globalphotos.org/ai315.htm
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