Would you bother traveling into Hong Kong on a 12 hour layover?

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chris72

Member since 20 May 2015

Total posts 10

Would you bother traveling into Hong Kong on a 12 hour layover? Arriving HKG 8pm on a Friday night, leaving 8am the next morning. Traveling in and out in J on CX.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

Yep, I've done long layovers at HKG before and deliberately chosen the flights so I could head into the city - wander around, do some shopping, enjoy a nice lunch and dinner, meet up with friends for a drink etc. However, your timing's less than ideal for this, being an overnighter :(

chris72

Member since 20 May 2015

Total posts 10

Thanks David, will definitely consider it.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

If you really wanted to you could go and have dinner in the city but I would just stay out at the airport if it was me.

Personally, I would land and clear customs/passport control then head over to terminal two (Its a 2-minute walk) and get some food. There are lots of options outside security there.

If you did not want to go over to T2 for food then you could use the Cathay Pacific Arrival's Lounge.

Then you could head back to the Regal Airport Hotel (Cheapest rooms around AU$185) and sleep until 5:30-6am ish and head through security to the lounge for some breakfast.

chris72

Member since 20 May 2015

Total posts 10

Thanks henrus, I guess I will just see how I'm feeling when I arrive. Too bad HKG doesn't run the free bus tours like SIN, or have an Aerotel.

Khendy_23

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Sep 2015

Total posts 7

Definitely, shops open until 10-11pm at night.

I would choose layover during the day because much more things to do without the expense of hotel. Also you have 3 CX business class lounges and two CX first class lounges at HK airport that you can try. I did #loungecrawl there last month and enjoyed it with Qantas Gold or one world saphire .

 

bl5965

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Nov 2015

Total posts 80

I deliberately chose a 23hr 35 min layover to maximise time in HKG while keeping my flights booked on a single J award :) CX J booked with QFF points.

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