Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
Is 45 minutes enough time for One World connecting flight EK to QF into Hong Kong?
Member since 02 May 2016
Total posts 29
Although HK is quite good to transit in, 45 mins is tight given you need to go thru security etc. if separate tickets and EK don’t check you onto the QF flight, I’d say you have no chance making the connection, even if only hand luggage by the time you get through the transit desk then security, 45 mins is gone in no time.
Thanks for advice maybe easier grab an earlier flight
Member since 17 Nov 2011
Total posts 1
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 141
Well. In answer to your specific question. We all have our own risk appetite, but for me that is way, way too tight. On separate tickets id want 2 hours. Too many variables against you. As pointed out already you may well not get your luggage checked through, which would
QF flight is locked in at discounted J class will ask about possible change and costs, last minute side trip to catch up with mates and noticed a reward ek flight available in J. There is no cx reward flights not even in economy.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 345
45mins is impossible if you have to grab your bag and recheck in.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 992
No. Just 'No'. Even if you were doing hand-luggage only, 45 minutes is still way too tight. Even if you didn't have to go through the transit channel from arrivals to departures, 45 minutes is still way too tight. Even if Hong Kong wasn't a massively long airport with the chance that your inbound Emirates flight might arrive at gate 70something while the Qantas flight may well depart from gate 20something, 45 minutes is still way too tight. Now factor in any or all of those, allow for a flight delay and given that the Qantas flight will already be boarding 30 minutes before its departure, and you can see why 45 minutes is just way too tight. 1h45m? Do-able albeit perhaps not with much lounge time. But not 45 minutes.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
No way woUld I even contemplate it on separate tickets. What if the first plane is delayed? There is no way you could connect in time.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 30
45 minutes is just way too tight and would not recommend it. In saying that I can highly recommend the airport and the staff in Hong Kong if you have a single booking with a connecting flight and the first flight is delayed.
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