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SQ1: Cantonese Cuisine? Deplane or Stay on Board?

Old Nov 29, 04, 11:57 pm
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SQ1: Cantonese Cuisine? Deplane or Stay on Board?

Does anyone know if Cantonese Dishes are served on SQ1 SFO-HKG? I should assume that at least something related to Cantonese is served on this flight considering that this is a HK-bound flight and many of the pax are HK natives. Can you 'book the cook' for certain types of specialty Cantonese Cuisine (Dim Sum, E-Foo Noodles, etc.) on this segment? During the HKG stopover, do you deplane or remain onboard? If allowed to deplane, is the layover long enough to have breakfast at some of the HKIA fast food establishments (Post Security of course)?
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Old Nov 30, 04, 12:47 am
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See the SQ website for Book the Cook selections out of SFO and HKG: (just click on appropriate city).. I'm only assuming that you're in J? If not, sorry... just surf the site and it will link you to the F class selections.

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/app/...Class_SFO.html

I thought that you're ending your flight in HKG? Or SIN?

Unfortunately when SQ 1 arrives at the crack of dawn... hardly anything is open at HKG airport. Also it will depend on the security issues that day (as it changes day to day) if you need to deplane or stay on boad.

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Old Nov 30, 04, 4:42 am
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u can preorder the food (book the cook) if u fly either First or Raffles. and i presume u are not because if are u would not have asked this question. or unless u are flying F or J for the first time onboard SQ or for this sector. apologies if my guess is wrong.

u can either deplane or stay onboard. its up to u. if u deplane, all hand carry u have must be taken along. the last time i did that just to grab a bite and drink at Silver Kris Lounge, i had to lugged along 2 bags and my laptop.

, i would deplane after staying onboard for 10 hours. the air is not good for the health. besides, the cleaning crew will be doing the cleaning and touching of the cabin. while the incoming cabin crew will be busy preparing the aircraft for boarding.

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Does anyone know if Cantonese Dishes are served on SQ1 SFO-HKG? I should assume that at least something related to Cantonese is served on this flight considering that this is a HK-bound flight and many of the pax are HK natives. Can you 'book the cook' for certain types of specialty Cantonese Cuisine (Dim Sum, E-Foo Noodles, etc.) on this segment? During the HKG stopover, do you deplane or remain onboard? If allowed to deplane, is the layover long enough to have breakfast at some of the HKIA fast food establishments (Post Security of course)?
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Old Nov 30, 04, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by lowwol
u can either deplane or stay onboard. its up to u. if u deplane, all hand carry u have must be taken along. the last time i did that just to grab a bite and drink at Silver Kris Lounge, i had to lugged along 2 bags and my laptop.
I took SQ1 2 wks ago. You do not need to schlep your hand carry with you. All i took was my passport/bp and valuables. There's showers available which is good if you need to freshen up.
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Old Nov 30, 04, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by rejunivated
Does anyone know if Cantonese Dishes are served on SQ1 SFO-HKG?
Earlier this month, the Raffles menu had wonton soup for dinner and ee fu noodles with beef brisket for breakfast (SFO-HKG). HKG-SIN had congee with sliced garoupa. I don't recall dim sum or ee fu on the BTC menu, but don't take my word for it .

You can deplane in HKG, though the layover is not long. I think we had about 20 minutes of freedom before we were asked to head back to the departures level. Of course, we spent a good deal of time just waiting until they let us back on.
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Old Nov 30, 04, 6:39 pm
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I could be wrong, but every time I've flown this flight, they have required all passengers to deplane so they could service the aircraft. The most recent time was three weeks ago, and all passengers were indeed required to deplane.

The only variation I can think of was that ex-USA, transit passengers could leave their carry-on luggage on the aircraft, while bound for the USA (e.g. SQ 2), all carry-on luggage was required to be removed from the aircraft and passed through security.
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Originally Posted by crazycrab955
I could be wrong, but every time I've flown this flight, they have required all passengers to deplane so they could service the aircraft. The most recent time was three weeks ago, and all passengers were indeed required to deplane.

The only variation I can think of was that ex-USA, transit passengers could leave their carry-on luggage on the aircraft, while bound for the USA (e.g. SQ 2), all carry-on luggage was required to be removed from the aircraft and passed through security.
Hi All,

I just returned from SFO on SQ2 on the 26th Nov and what I know is that passengers are allowed to remain onboard while the aircraft is serviced in HKG if they want to. Passengers in Raffles or First can go to the SilverKris Lounge located near Gate 15 which has a good selection of food. If you want a shower, remind to register with the reception first as they go by order as to who makes the request as pax enter the lounge - only 1 shower room thats why. As for breakfast from SFO, there was Omlettes with sasuage, Ee-Fu noodles and Lotus leaf rice. As for the HKG - SIN sector, I had the congee with sliced grouper. There was an American breakfast which I cannot really remember. Hope the info helped
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Old Nov 19, 08, 9:54 pm
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Are we required to deplane during layover in HKG on SQ1 or SQ2

Hello.

Any recent information on whether we are required to deplane during the layover in HKG on SQ1 or SQ2 (from SFO to SIN and back) would be most appreciated. If we must deplane:

1. Can you leave carryon luggage aboard and is it prudent to do so?

2. Can you just wait in the gate area?

3. Do you have to go through security checks in the HKG airport before getting back aboard?

Many thanks. We booked these flights to avoid the hassle of connecting in HKG!!
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Old Nov 19, 08, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by 4kitties View Post
Hello.

Any recent information on whether we are required to deplane during the layover in HKG on SQ1 or SQ2 (from SFO to SIN and back) would be most appreciated. If we must deplane:

1. Can you leave carryon luggage aboard and is it prudent to do so?

2. Can you just wait in the gate area?

3. Do you have to go through security checks in the HKG airport before getting back aboard?

Many thanks. We booked these flights to avoid the hassle of connecting in HKG!!
I believe that on the flight to US , you will have to deplane and take your belongings .
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Old Nov 20, 08, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 4kitties View Post
Hello.

Any recent information on whether we are required to deplane during the layover in HKG on SQ1 or SQ2 (from SFO to SIN and back) would be most appreciated. If we must deplane:

1. Can you leave carryon luggage aboard and is it prudent to do so?

2. Can you just wait in the gate area?

3. Do you have to go through security checks in the HKG airport before getting back aboard?

Many thanks. We booked these flights to avoid the hassle of connecting in HKG!!
You are required to deplane, take all your hand-carry with you, pass through an intermediate (i.e. transit) security check, then proceed to the departure level (upstairs). From that point, you can do as you like -- shop, visit a lounge if you have rights, or return to the gate and loiter.

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Old Nov 21, 08, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by Bitterroot View Post
You are required to deplane, take all your hand-carry with you, pass through an intermediate (i.e. transit) security check, then proceed to the departure level (upstairs). From that point, you can do as you like -- shop, visit a lounge if you have rights, or return to the gate and and loiter.
And upon boarding, you will go through another security screening, with personal inspection of your carryon luggage. At least, that's the way it was in January and June of this year. The supplemental screening is done at the bottom of the ramps after your BP is taken.
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Old Nov 21, 08, 10:04 pm
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And upon boarding, you will go through another security screening, with personal inspection of your carryon luggage. At least, that's the way it was in January and June of this year. The supplemental screening is done at the bottom of the ramps after your BP is taken.
Indeed....still exactly the same as of today.
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Old Nov 22, 08, 1:10 am
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Thank you and another question - PLEASE HELP

Many thanks to all of you who replied.

One more question if I may - my husband is diabetic and will have insulin syringes (preloaded with insulin) with him - all will have pharmacy labels and we will have a doctor's letter from the Diabetes Clinic at University of California at San Francisco attesting to his need for the insulin syringes and related supplies. The quantity we will have is enough to last for the entire 47 day cruise we will board in Singapore.

I have read that in Hong Kong, you can only take enough liquid medicines for the flight itself - not for your entire trip. Is this true?

Obviously, it is not safe to check any medicine in checked baggage, due to risk of loss. Also, with insulin, the temperature fluctuation, and more intense xray, for checked baggage, can damage the insulin.

Does anyone know if we will have a problem with having the full 47 day supply in our carryon baggage?

Thanks so much.
Susan
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Old Nov 22, 08, 7:25 pm
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I don't know the answer, though it sounds like you have plenty of documentation.

It's an unusual situation, and to be sure you don't have a problem, you might want to make advance arrangements with SQ to have one of their HKG reps escort you through the transit security.
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Old Nov 22, 08, 8:53 pm
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I heard from a friend who have traveled with someone who is diabetic. He has the injectors (like a pen) in his carry-on. They were on SQ1. At HKG security check while transiting, he only got a more thorough check.
I understand that there are many levels or differences when talking about diabetic. I don't know which level this person diabetic is.
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