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.
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 :(
Thanks David, will definitely consider it.
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.
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.
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 .
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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