Long Transit Hong Kong approx 12 hours

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  1. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has managed to leave the airport from the CX WING F Lounge during a long transit?

    Have approx 12 hours between flights
     

  2. Austman

    Austman Established Member

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    What's the problem with walking out the arrivals exit? Is it that you fear you might not be able to get back in? With your next BP, that's not a problem.

    I've done it many times.

    But you need to decide when still in the arrivals area. They are not too keen on escorting you out from the departures area. Although I understand it can be done! A bit AYOR I think. I've been told "not allowed" by security.
     
  3. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

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    Was planning to use get into the Departures Area, use the lounge prior to leaving the airport for a few hours
     
  4. RooFlyer

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    There's an landside Arrivals lounge that you may be able to use.
     
  5. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

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    This is the best option. You can have a shower, leave your carry on luggage and head into town.
     
  6. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

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    Unfortunately not flyin CX/KA but Finnair/QF
     
  7. Austman

    Austman Established Member

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    It's AYOR I'm afraid. There are reports on AFF that it's possible - the lounge staff might escort you back to the arrivals area.

    I can personally say that I asked the question to transit security at HKIA and they said "no". Once through to departures you need a very good reason to return to arrivals. Much like an Australian airport I suppose.
     
  8. RooFlyer

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    I've done this before. It's frowned upon but possible. We arrived in morning on QF and had a late night departure on QF.

    Go through transit security back to departures then when you want to leave go back to airline desk and they escort you back through transit security.
     
  10. serfty

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    Only if arriving on CX/KA:
     
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  11. RooFlyer

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    Ooops, yes, sorry all. I must have been looking at the wrong column. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

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    Had a long transit in HKG on 18 Sep ex LAX on AA193 connecting to QF98 to BNE. Was contemplating going into town but thought there may still have been a bit of damage around the place after the typhoon plus we would have had to store our hand luggage somewhere.

    In the end we did a bit of a lounge crawl and went to The Pier F, The Bridge, Centurion, The Wing F, The Deck then QF Lounge. Could've done the Pier J, Wing J plus two Priority Pass lounges but 10 lounges probably would've been overkill. :eek:
     
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