Cathay Pacific early check-in at Hong Kong flying business class

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Happytraveler00

Member since 22 Dec 2016

Total posts 33

Hi All, 


I'm flying Cathay J out of HKG in a few weeks, my flights at 23:55. If I arrive at say 6pm will I have any problems checking-in and using the great lounges at HKG. 

Thanks 

victort

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

Total posts 77

Check-in counters for a specific flight don't normally open until 3 hours prior to departure. I have arrived earlier before and at busier airports you may not be able to check in. Additionally, lounges normally have a 3hr limit although i'm unsure how harshly this is enforced.

Neil R

Member since 28 Feb 2014

Total posts 55

At Hong Kong use the Check in an the City.  You will be issued your boarding pass and bags will be sent along.  I have done this in the AM before going to work (its been a few years so not sure if this has changed), worked all day then gone to the airport around 6 for a midnight flight.  

Rhinojames

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 09 Jun 2011

Total posts 63

Was on HKG last week and you can use the City check in at Hong Kong Station up to 24hrs before your flight departure.

Happytraveler00

Member since 22 Dec 2016

Total posts 33

Forgot to menI'll be coming from Macau and arriving from the ferry at HKG

Last editedby Happytraveler00 at May 09, 2017, 09:06 PM.

btaus

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Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

You're able to check your baggage in Macau Ferry Terminal before board your ferry to SkyPier. I've tried that once (ferry departs at 10AM and flight to MEL depart at 7PM), and the baggage indeed arrived Melbourne.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

I have had no issues checking in way before my flight at Hong Kong Airport. You can even do online check in 48 hours before departure, and just head straight through immigration (after, potentially, dropping your bags) with your mobile boarding pass and get into The Pier for five relaxing hours.

Last editedby 074061 at May 09, 2017, 11:29 PM.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Except for flights to the US, Cathay Pacific will accept baggage 24 hours prior to departure at the airport. You'll need to have some form of status or flying J/F (which you are) but I've had no problem in the past doing so and no I'm not talking about in town check in, I mean at the actual airport. 

Happytraveler00

Member since 22 Dec 2016

Total posts 33

Thanks for all the information everyone, sounds like I should be fine. 

saf.mu

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 25 Jan 2017

Total posts 3

CX has 24hrs check-in counters at Hong Kong, you can check in any time within 24hrs of departure time. 

triumph8

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Oct 2015

Total posts 8

Hi All, 

I'm flying Cathay J out of HKG in a few weeks, my flights at 23:55. If I arrive at say 6pm will I have any problems checking-in and using the great lounges at HKG. 

Thanks 
i havent had a problem the last few times i have done that travelling business 

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