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MLW20
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manfromkrypton, post: 902182 wrote: Following the tips learned at the Chicago seminar, I am planning a mileage run, and thinking of going to hong kong on Cathay business class over thanksgiving. Has anyone done CX business? If so, would love some advice on the following:
1. What exactly do I need to do on the AA website to ensure that I buy a ticket that will earn me EQMs? I have a reservation right now for a flight that has a AA flight number but says operated by CX. Is that good enough?
2. How many miles exactly will I earn? Gcmap says 15587, is gcmap accurate in terms of EQMs?
3. Do I need a visa for hong kong or is it just get on a flight and show up (of course will research this more, but looking for experiences)

Anything else one can offer for my first international mileage run?

No Visa is necessary to visit Hong Kong for Americans.
Not sure how much time you plan to spend in HK but if you have an extra day I highly recommend a day trip to Macau. The ferry is pretty cheap and takes under an hour to get there!

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Posted : November 5, 2011 2:17 am
arkleseizure
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Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time if you go to Macau for a day trip. We were in the immigration line for nearly an hour when 3 or 4 jetfoils arrived at the same time. The old Portugese area was neat, but the casinos (that I saw) seemed just like anything you'd see in the US. The ride on the jetfoils is pretty neat though.

...just 599k more AA miles to go to 2MM... 😳 😮

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Posted : November 5, 2011 3:37 am
ExpatExp
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For how long will you be in Hong Kong? There are some lovely walks and hikes if you have the time.

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Posted : November 5, 2011 2:52 pm
Lufthansa Flyer
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Here's a link to Frommers "1 day in Hong Kong". If you look towards the bottom theres a link to a map that may come in handy (I know it will for my trip!)

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hongkong/0078020766.html

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Posted : November 6, 2011 1:19 am
beaktor
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744, post: 906122 wrote: Here's a link to Frommers "1 day in Hong Kong". If you look towards the bottom theres a link to a map that may come in handy (I know it will for my trip!)

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hongkong/0078020766.html

Thanks for the link. I'm heading out there for a few days later this month and looking forward to the dim sum again.

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Posted : November 6, 2011 7:24 pm
jbcarioca
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As a regular flyer to HKG please do not forget the following if you're on CX. There is The Wing just beside gate 2 which is the best lounge in the world IMO. The FC part (OW Emerald usually gets you in too) has Cabanas that are small rooms with a chaise lounge, a jacuzzi and separate enclosures for the toilet, shower and wash basin. Being there is sybaritic. There are lots fo amenities inside and many more that you can request.

There si a noodle bar, a very long long bar and lots of publications and work areas, not to mention the Library.

Right now (as of yesterday anyway) only the FC part is open because the remainder is being refurbished. As a result the only entry now is on Level 7 just to the right of the security gates. That entrance is not too well marked.

The Wing justifies a MR all by itself for me.

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Posted : November 6, 2011 7:43 pm
beaktor
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jbcarioca, post: 907583 wrote: As a regular flyer to HKG please do not forget the following if you're on CX. There is The Wing just beside gate 2 which is the best lounge in the world IMO. The FC part (OW Emerald usually gets you in too) has Cabanas that are small rooms with a chaise lounge, a jacuzzi and separate enclosures for the toilet, shower and wash basin. Being there is sybaritic. There are lots fo amenities inside and many more that you can request.

There si a noodle bar, a very long long bar and lots of publications and work areas, not to mention the Library.

Right now (as of yesterday anyway) only the FC part is open because the remainder is being refurbished. As a result the only entry now is on Level 7 just to the right of the security gates. That entrance is not too well marked.

The Wing justifies a MR all by itself for me.

Awesome. I've already set a reminder for this in the upcoming trip to visit The Wing. I'll be flying FC in CX for the first time. From the second-hand trip reports I've heard, the lounge + FC experience will be one of the highlights for sure!

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Posted : November 6, 2011 7:50 pm
irrawaddy
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jbcarioca, post: 907583 wrote: As a regular flyer to HKG please do not forget the following if you're on CX. There is The Wing just beside gate 2 which is the best lounge in the world IMO.

The Wing justifies a MR all by itself for me.

Oh man, how did I miss that one?! I was flying CX from DME to DPS via HKG in business and I am also a OW emerald. I did visit a FC lounge but I doubt it was that one. They had nice food, drinks but I don't remember seeing Cabanas or jacuzzi 🙂

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Posted : November 8, 2011 12:39 pm
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