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Review: Philippine Airlines flight PR301, Hong Kong to Manila

There’s a wide range of direct flights from Hong Kong to Manila, and the biggest airlines on this route at Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines (non-budget), Air Asia and Cebu Pacific (budget). I’m used to go to Manila with Philippine Airlines, as they are considerably cheaper than Cathay and...

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Luggage / Baggage Storage at TPE Airport

Taipei Taoyuan Airport has three different options for storing your luggage. Storage Lockers Left Luggage Bonded Luggage Storage (in customs) Storage lockers aren’t noted on the airport website, but they’re there in the terminal. I saw them with my own eyes and gathered information for HKTB readers. Fee...

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Hello Kitty Gate at Taipei Taoyuan TPE Airport

Flight was delayed coming back to HK, so I had some time to wander TPE airport. The Hello Kitty themed gate is there, figured I’d snap a few pics and share my thoughts. The gate is located in Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Terminal 2, Gate C3. It’s been around...

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Review: Garden View Hotel Hong Kong

  Garden View Hotel is a very unique property. It literally sits upon the most valuable land in the world, located on MacDonnell Road in the mid-levels above Central/Admiralty. It’s also located above and across the street from Hong Kong Park, a rarity in Hong Kong to have...

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Picking the beat seat on the plane for your flight

Are you a window seat or aisle person? Personally I almost always take the aisle seat, except for certain circumstances which I’ll mention below. Here’s some advice you can use when picking your seat. Lets assume first of all you don’t get an upgrade and don’t have access to...

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Review: Attitude on Granville Hotel

Attitude on Granville is a relatively new boutique hotel which opened in 2016, operated by the Soravit group. The theme is Hong Kong, which is pretty appropriate if you’re visiting! Attitude on Granville is located in the heart of TST, and there’s access to a million places to...

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Why do airlines overbook? and bumped passenger compensation

Update Apr 11, 2017: Coincidentally this post was published the same day as the United Airlines fiasco and figured I’d offer my two cents briefly. Obviously this is tragic and should not have occurred. Blame while on United, also falls on Chicago PD who ultimately injured this man and...

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Review: Travelodge Kowloon

Travelodge recently took over the Rainbow hotel in Jordan, located right off Nathan Road. It’s a mid-scale hotel, good for travelers looking for a convenient place to sleep and use as a base while visiting HK. It’s located about halfway between Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, and...

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Flash Sale on Jetstar Today! Book Quick

Stumbled upon this flash sale on Jetstar’s website. Must book by end of today, April 7 11:59 HKT. Da Nang, Ho Chih Minh, Singapore, Hanoi $148 each way Osaka, Tokyo $248 each way Did a sample booking, roundtrip HKG – SIN about $750 roundtrip including taxes! What a...

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Vietjet SGN-HKG: Skyboss Flight Review

Vietjet is a low-cost carrier based in, you’ve guessed it, Vietnam! They are rapidly expanding their services, particularly overseas and now fly to Hong Kong. I had the pleasure of flying with them from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong via their Sky Boss service. I did...