Author: Christopher R.

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Is Finnair Good? Hong Kong to Helsinki on Finnair AY70

Ticketing Finnair promotes itself as the short and impliedly fast mode of transportation between Asia and Europe. From or to Hong Kong that is misleading: for many European destinations, there are shorter direct flights. However, Finnair does sometimes have competitive pricing. Their offers from Hong Kong are on...

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A Smooth Ride: Hong Kong to Narita on ANA NH810

I recently flew ANA for the first time in several years, from Hong Kong to Tokyo Narita in economy class. At the Airport I arrived at the checkin desk a little over an hour before takeoff and there was no queue. The checkin agent seemed to struggle to...

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Cheap Tickets for Cotai Water Jet

Cotai Water Jet is one of the ferry services linking Hong Kong to Macau. We have reviewed it here. The service celebrates its tenth anniversary in November and to celebrate they have some promotions. First, they are offering one way tickets in their first class for $100. To...

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Faster Passport Control for Visitors Leaving Hong Kong

If you are visiting Hong Kong, your exit through passport control should be speedier than before thanks to a change at the airport. When going through passport control, visitors aged eleven or above using a biometric passport issued by certain countries, can now use dedicated “Smart Departure” e-gates....

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A Frequent Flyer Scheme for Pets

If you are not an animal lover, you may find the idea of a frequent flyer scheme for pets a little strange. However, that is what Korean Air has introduced with its Skypets scheme. Korean Air is an airline which allows a lot of pets to fly, so...

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Review: POP! Hotel in Jakarta

POP! is a chain with multiple locations across Indonesia. They are similar to a number of other chains there, which offer fairly basic accommodation in popular areas packaged up in a colourful branding. I recently stayed at the POP! in Kemang, Jakarta. I suspect that the different properties...

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Can You Trust Agoda?

I am not a big fan of booking hotels online. I would rather just turn up on the day and pay at the hotel, which is more convenient and quicker. Unfortunately, a lot of hotels now require customers to book through a third party platform or penalise them...