A lot of people wonder what Hong Kong Airlines is like for travel. They have grown fast to be Hong Kong’s second biggest carrier after Cathay. They are a full service not low cost airline, although that does not mean that their service is the same on every flight – read our reviews below for more detail.
The airline operates multiple aircraft type. They plan to introduce a new interior on their A350s, which we explained here.
We have reviewed them in business class as follows:
- San Francisco to Hong Kong
- Hong Kong to Bangkok
- Hong Kong to Taipei Taoyuan
- Taipei Taoyuan to Hong Kong
We have also reviewed their economy class flights:
- Hong Kong to San Francisco
- Hong Kong to Beijing
- Hong Kong to Chengdu
- Hong Kong to Incheon
- Hong Kong to Narita and back
- Hong Kong to Shanghai
- Hanoi to Hong Kong
We have reviewed Hong Kong Airlines’ lounge in the main Hong Kong terminal here and their main Autus lounge in the midfield terminal at the airport here, At outports, they mostly use contract lounges.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Hong Kong Airlines is basically part of the Chinese HNA conglomerate which also owns Hainan Airlines and other carriers. So its frequent flyer programme is the Fortune Wings Club. Their flights do not credit to other frequent flyer programmes, and the redemption value in Fortune Wings Club is poor. It takes a lot of flights to get enough miles to redeem a flight.
They offer a ticket bundle called an “Airpass’, which we explained here.