Author: Christopher R.

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Getting between Chengdu airport and Chengdu city centre

It is straightforward to travel between Chengdu airport and the city centre. Bus This is an easy and cost effective way to travel between the airport and the city centre. As you come out of the arrivals area at either terminal you will see the airport bus signposted....

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Malaysia Airlines’ South East Asian Airpass

If you are planning on travelling around south east Asia, Malaysia Airlines’ ASEAN airpass is worth considering.   The pass is available if you will be flying into Malaysia on a Malaysian or Emirates flight, from outside southeast Asia. So, for example, if you fly from HK into...

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Lounge Review: VIP Lounge, Chengdu

Chengdu airport has several lounges in its international departure area. This one doesn’t have a distinctive name but it is used by a variety of airlines for business class and first class passengers. It’s not the smaller one used by Cathay Dragon. The lounge is located just across...

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Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge, Tokyo Narita Airport

Japan is famed for service and the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong is competitive with lots of high paying passengers, so it is easy to have high expectations for Cathay’s lounge in Narita. However, I find it to be underwhelming. The lounge is located in terminal two....

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Review: Hong Kong to Bangkok, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 891

Ticketing Sri Lankan has some excellent ticket prices on this route currently, in both economy and business class. I booked a return ticket through the travel agent Travel Expert for $1,387 all in the week before travel. Sri Lankan had been running a deal through Groupon which is...

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Hong Kong Airlines Airpass: User Guide

Introduction Hong Kong Airlines offers a bundled ticket known as an airpass. This often seems like an excellent value compared to purchasing tickets individually. For example, between Hong Kong and Bangkok a book of three tickets costs $5,730 in economy class, and $10,830 in business class. For a...

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Review: Qantas Lounge, Hong Kong Airport

People often talk about the passing of the golden age of glamorous travel. However, Qantas’ lounge in Hong Kong airport goes a long way to restoring some of that. The lounge is situated above the area beside Gate 15 and can be accessed from the stairs and lift...

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Travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore

There is no shortage of ways to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore. Here we outline some direct ones. Air For direct air services it is basically a duopoly between Cathay and Singapore Airlines, both of whom offer multiple daily services. We previously reviewed the Cathay flight here...