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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...

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HK taxi fare increases this month

This is NOT an April Fool’s joke, although I wish it was. Starting April 9, 2017, taxi fares in Hong Kong will be increasing. Don’t be too alarmed though, the increase in fare is minimal, and if you’re taking a taxi, I’m sure you can afford it. There’s...

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Review: J Plus Hotel by YOO Causeway Bay

J Plus Hotel by YOO is one of the more artistic and creative hotels I’ve stayed in lately. If you simply take a look at the lobby, you get a good idea of how the rooms will be decorated as. J Plus is located right in the heart of...

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Discount Airport Express Tickets & Asia Miles

Saw a new promotion being advertised at HK Airport. Earn 1 Asia Mile per $1 spent on Airport Express tickets. Promo runs through May 17. Why not earn some Asia Miles if you’re going to purchase AE tickets anyway? Keep in mind though if you purchase tickets via...

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Review: Shama Tsim Sha Tsui Service Apartment

I love staying at Shama, this is my second time staying with the brand, and tried out their Tsim Sha Tsui location on this second go-around. Shama operates 5 luxury service apartments in Hong Kong. Shama TST is superbly located, as long as you don’t need to be on the HK...

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau is a lovely island in Hong Kong. We previously posted about a day trip there. Cheung Chau is most famous for its annual bun festival. It is a very busy festival rooted in local tradition and a popular sight to see for visitors and locals alike....

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A Taste of Harbin in Macau

Harbin 哈尔滨 in northern China is famous amongst other things for its annual Ice Festival. For the firth year running, a taste of that expertise is available in Macau. From now until 9th July, the Venetian Macau will host the Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the...

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Fruit Jamming is Back

You may remember that last Summer we mentioned a “fruit jamming” event at PMQ. It was a sort of artisanal market with a lot of activities, mostly around a fruit theme. Well, fruit jamming seems to have struck a chord because it will soon return to PMQ. Entrance...