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Anyone Based in HKG make 1K This Year

Anyone Based in HKG make 1K This Year

Old Nov 24, 22, 7:04 am
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Anyone Based in HKG make 1K This Year

On the last mileage run/business trip of the year and based on my calcs i'm in the clear, and quite surprised. Anyone else based in HKG make 1k this year?

After being based in HKG for 4 years, really considering moving to Cathay but I love ANA too much and thats who I fly when I go to my house in Tokyo.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 3:13 pm
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Why would anybody based in HKG WANT to be a United 1K?

There is no shortage of *A programs with better earn/burn ratios AND easier elite status qualification, not to mention that Oneworld status would be more valuable for HKG-based pax...
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Old Nov 24, 22, 8:38 pm
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I moved to HK in Q1 this year, and have no problem qualifying for GS again based on my current year spent, althoug I am a lifetime GS alreay. I fly down to Singapore to take UA 2 to the US or pending on the NH schedule, fly to NRT to connect to UA back to the US for work related trips. I prefer the the Singapore route, which gives me opportunities to scheudle additional meetings and getting my Covid tests done ( before the testing requirements were terminated in HK).
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Old Nov 25, 22, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Why would anybody based in HKG WANT to be a United 1K?

There is no shortage of *A programs with better earn/burn ratios AND easier elite status qualification, not to mention that Oneworld status would be more valuable for HKG-based pax...
I have to travel extensively in US every year so UA is better than ANA or SQ for me. Cathay blows and AA is even worse

Originally Posted by UA_Flyer View Post
I moved to HK in Q1 this year, and have no problem qualifying for GS again based on my current year spent, althoug I am a lifetime GS alreay. I fly down to Singapore to take UA 2 to the US or pending on the NH schedule, fly to NRT to connect to UA back to the US for work related trips. I prefer the the Singapore route, which gives me opportunities to scheudle additional meetings and getting my Covid tests done ( before the testing requirements were terminated in HK).
lifetime Gs thats awesome. Agree on your points, plus I have a house in Tokyo so United hooks me up with 10 day lay overs in Tokyo so I can spend some time with the wife and kid. I dont really fly domestically in Japan and if its a narrow body I can still request an upgrade via United.
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Old Nov 25, 22, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by AlwaysEnRoute View Post
I have to travel extensively in US every year so UA is better than ANA or SQ for me. Cathay blows and AA is even worse.
While I can understand picking UA over NH or SQ for nonstop flights to the US (whenever UA finally restores service), but Cathay blows? Need additional context there for sure.
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Old Nov 25, 22, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
While I can understand picking UA over NH or SQ for nonstop flights to the US (whenever UA finally restores service), but Cathay blows? Need additional context there for sure.
Honestly - the pre-Covid CX we knew is long gone / if you havent flown them in the past few years - just trust me - dont / its not the same airline at all.
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Old Nov 25, 22, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan View Post
Honestly - the pre-Covid CX we knew is long gone / if you havent flown them in the past few years - just trust me - dont / its not the same airline at all.
I flew most recently with CX back in early 2020. I haven't flown with the carrier since due to obvious reasons.

Has CX declined so much to UA's level?
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Old Nov 25, 22, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
I flew most recently with CX back in early 2020. I haven't flown with the carrier since due to obvious reasons.

Has CX declined so much to UA's level?
Oh my goodness you can't believe how bad it is -- the hard product is ok -- the soft product has gone missing -- and they treat you awfully -- China's zero COVID policy is definitely trickling down to HK - CX is a hot mess right now and they just don't seem to care - as if they had a choice....
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Old Nov 25, 22, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan View Post
Honestly - the pre-Covid CX we knew is long gone / if you havent flown them in the past few years - just trust me - dont / its not the same airline at all.
I last flew CX in J in February 2020. Those were the days...
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Old Nov 25, 22, 3:16 pm
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Business travels in and out of HK are way down. CX and HKIA are facing huge challenges ahead. CX is trying to reach 1/3 of pre-Covid scheduled flights by end of 2022.

There are a number of options for *A flyers and collectively *A should capture significant amount of traffics while CX is slowly ramping up its operations.

BR, TG, TK, LH, LX, NH and SQ all provide good connections to the rest of World. I have been flying to US via NH/SQ connecting to UA, and SQ to Australia and now looking to fly LX/LH/TK to Europe/UK.

No need to be captured by CX out of HK.
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