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Review Emirates Flight EK385 – Experiencing a major delay

Emirates Airlines invests heavily in marketing to promote itself as a connection between Asia and Europe/Americas, through Dubai. Despite the abundance of direct flights between Hong Kong and major European cities, Emirates frequently comes up as a more cost-effective option for those who can afford a longer travel...

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The Trans-Siberian Express from Hong Kong

For many travellers, taking the Trans-Siberian Express train across Russia is a lifelong dream. I recently took the train between Moscow and Vladivostok. Below are some tips on planning such a trip. Planning your trip The best resource for long distance train travel like this is the website...

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Getting a Russian Visa in Hong Kong

For those travelling to Russia on a Hong Kong passport, you can get fourteen days of visa free access (though if staying more than seven you are required to register at the local branch of the Federal Migration Sevice). In other situations, where a visa is needed, the...

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$787 R/T HKG to LON on Zuji HK

Zuji HK announced a promotion flying Virgin Atlantic from HKG-LON starting tonight. See details from official website below: Return tickets to London ranging from $787 to $4,787 will be available on Zuji from 7 to 11 Nov, and no fewer than 100 tickets are from $787 to $1,787....

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London Tube: 24-hr Service on Friday and Saturday

What better way is there to unwind from work or to see another side of London than to head out for a few drinks at night and experience the city’s exciting nightlife? Clubs, DJ bars, comedy, cabaret, music, burlesque, London’s nightlife has it all. If you frequent London’s clubs and...

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London Tube: How to Get Your Money Back for Delays

For those of you who travel on the London Underground Tube regularly, a train delay might come as no surprise to you anymore (especially on the Central Line) as the Tubes delay approximately 170 times a year. While there is no way for you to get back the...

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London Transport: Two Free Days of Travel

Share this with all of your London and UK friends! Pretty straightforward promotion, on November 14 and 28, you can ride TFL (Transport for London) services for FREE. This is valid on tube, train, bus, Overground or DLR service across the whole transport network! The main way to get...

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Delay Compensation under EU Reg (EC) No. 261/2004

I love getting delayed when departing from Europe! Europe has such strict rules regarding delays, (that are non-weather related,) that they pay out huge amounts of money, particularly for long-distance flights. Once I was delayed due to a mechanical issue on a Lufthansa aircraft which I wrote about previously....

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Lufthansa China 88th Anniversary Sale

Heading over to Europe from China? Take a look at Lufthansa’s latest sale to celebrate their 88th Anniversary. Virtually all of their destinations in Europe are 2,488 RMB before taxes and surcharges. Currently you can fly LH to Europe from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, and Shenyang. Purchase by:  02.28.2014...

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50% off BA Avios Bookings to/from London

50% off BA Avios Bookings to or from London. Book this before Jan 8 12:00 GMT! That’s 8pm on Jan 8 Hong Kong time, travel through May 31, 2014. There is no special code or link, you can use the normal BA.com award booking page.  This is valid for...

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EUClaim Success

Some of you may remember back in August I blogged about a mechanical malfunction on the Lufthansa flight from FRA – JFK and how the plane had to turn back to Germany resulting in a 7 hour delay for me. I decided to file a claim for compensation...