Long Transit Hong Kong approx 12 hours

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by KitKat, Sep 16, 2018.

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.
Joining AFF is fast, simple & ABSOLUTELY FREE -  join now by clicking on the JOIN NOW button, and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.
Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)
  1. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    815
    305
    Melbourne
    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

    Sep 21, 2007
    3,019
    748
    Melbourne
    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

    Nov 4, 2008
    815
    305
    Melbourne
    Was planning to use get into the Departures Area, use the lounge prior to leaving the airport for a few hours
     
  4. RooFlyer

    RooFlyer Enthusiast

    Nov 12, 2012
    12,024
    15,861
    Tasmania
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    There's an landside Arrivals lounge that you may be able to use.
     
  5. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    8,021
    5,128
    MEL
    This is the best option. You can have a shower, leave your carry on luggage and head into town.
     
  6. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    815
    305
    Melbourne
    Unfortunately not flyin CX/KA but Finnair/QF
     
  7. Austman

    Austman Established Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    3,019
    748
    Melbourne
    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

    RooFlyer Enthusiast

    Nov 12, 2012
    12,024
    15,861
    Tasmania
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    39,959
    8,525
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    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

    Moderator

    Nov 16, 2004
    39,042
    7,700
    MEL
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Only if arriving on CX/KA:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. RooFlyer

    RooFlyer Enthusiast

    Nov 12, 2012
    12,024
    15,861
    Tasmania
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Ooops, yes, sorry all. I must have been looking at the wrong column. :rolleyes:
     
  12. amaroo

    amaroo Senior Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    9,895
    8,974
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    • Agree Agree x 4
  13. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    6,343
    2,371
    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:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. garagesalekhg

    garagesalekhg Intern

    Feb 23, 2017
    85
    12
  15. mrsterryn

    mrsterryn Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    381
    103
  16. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    815
    305
    Melbourne
    Yep, ended up doing a two lounge crawl.... Wing to Pier and nearly sampling the entire cocktail list over 12 hours.......:eek:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. mikew

    mikew Intern

    May 2, 2009
    88
    5
    Melbourne
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    Did you ask to leave? I have done it 3 times with CX. You need to wait for a CX employee (So im not sure if your airline will have one available) to take you down the lift and then you just go backwards through security. As said it is frowned upon but possible.
     
  18. GPH

    GPH Established Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    4,914
    3,444
    Brisbane Bayside
    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    If I’m ever confronted with an itinerary which has a 12 hour transit, I look at extending it to a proper layover. Especially if it’s somewhere like Hong Kong. I guess that’s not always possible though.
     
  19. KitKat

    KitKat Active Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    815
    305
    Melbourne
    decided not to... it was too warm for me outside and I could catch up with work over a few cocktails!
     
Loading...

Share This Page