Planning a brief pre-Xmas sojurn to Hong Kong and China pre Xmas, with the aim of getting back to Sydney on Christmas Day for family events.
Routing is pretty crazy with a quick 24hr SC run ex-TPE.
Spending time along the way in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yangshuo (near Guilin) and a bit of time on planes and trains!
Have APEC so China is fairly easy
16/12 SQ212 SYD-SIN J 777-300 Booked on SQ Biz Saver Award
16/12 SQ870 SIN-HKG J 777-200 As above. Will try and get them to put me on the earlier SQ2 (77W)
18/12 MTR Intercity HungHom-Guangzho East
20/12 HSR Guangzhou South-Wuhan - 900km at 300km/h (recently slowed)
20/12 CZ6288 WUH-KWL Y 737-800 - paid tix
22/12 MU5388 KWL-HFE Y 320 - paid tix (Domestic K - not creditable to QF)
23/12 MU2049 HFE-TPE Y 320 - paid tix (International X - not creditable to QF)
23/12 CX473 TPE-HKG J 330 (subject to arriving on time will try to switch to cx421/703)
23/12 CX755 HKG-BKK J 340
24/12 CX2700 BKK-HKG J 330
24/12 CX564 HKG-TPE J 777-300
24/12 CX405 TPE-HKG J 330
24/12 CX161 HKG-SYD J 330 New layout
Hotels - will be trying to make the most out of my Hilton Platinum status
HK - Conrad HK - 2nights
GZ - Hilton GZ Tianhe - 1 night (very new)
- Hilton GZ Baiyun - 1 night (Very new)
YS - Yangshuo Village Retreat - 2 nights
HFE - Hilton Hefei - 1 night
BKK - Aloft Bangkok - 1 night (Due to open 1-Dec)
320 SCs for the ex-TPE flight with 160SC to come for about $2,500.
Will include trip report here but thinking about using a blog instead of inline.
1. What is the chance SQ will let me on the earlier SQ2 (SIN-HKG) at check-in on the 77W - noting I am on a cheaper Business Saver redemption
2. Does anyone have experience as to how flexible the ex-TPE Bus Saver (I class) tickets are. Conservatively booked a 6hr layover in TPE but would like to get to BKK before midnight