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  • T5
    T5
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 6822

    Hong Kong Tomorrow..!

    Well, it only seems like yesterday that bmi-star said that he was off to Hong Kong and now it is finally my turn.

    Since booking to go almost 2 months ago, I've been very excited about going. It is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. And now, having read bmi-star's reports of the place, I'm even more excited.

    On Tuesday, I'll be flying with Virgin Atlantic on flight VS200, scheduled to be an A340-600. So not only am I going somewhere I've always been so keen to visit, I'm also flying with an airline and on an aircraft that I've always wanted to try, too. After dropping me in Hong Kong, it will continue its trip to Sydney, Australia.

    As for Virgin, I've heard some very mixed reviews and although I hate to say it - the bad far outnumber the good. They offer dismal legroom in economy and the level of service is not the best in the world, but I'll make my own mind up tomorrow.

    Anyway, I'm sticking around in Hong Kong for 5 nights before returning on VS201 next Monday, arriving at London Heathrow at 5.25am on Tuesday morning (the 27th). So if any of you insane photographers who visit Heathrow at 5am in the morning (Wannabe Pilot ) want to snap my arrival... please do!

    Once I return, I'll be writing one of my in-depth flight reviews, hopefully with photos from my window seat - 61A.

    And to finish with, here's a shot of none other than a Virgin A346 landing in Hong Kong: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/848817/L/
    Michael
  • bmi-star
    EGOV local
    • Feb 2004
    • 4366

    #2
    Mate have a great time! Its 2 weeks snice i came back from there

    Have a wonderful time in the city, one hell of a place, and enjoy the airport, a work of art indeed!

    Say hello to the Swiss A343 which will depart the same time as you on the way back for me

    Enjoy!!
    Regards, Elgan

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    • Future Pilot
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jul 2003
      • 3469

      #3
      Have a fantastic time Michael!
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      NW781 - LHR-DTW - B767-400
      NW427 - DTW-DCA - A319-100
      NW205 - DCA-MSP - B757-200
      NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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      • CWBalmer
        a 777 addict....
        • Oct 2004
        • 666

        #4
        If you can get web access out there in your hotel or whatever, visit this: http://the-wu.org/hkgspotting/

        You can normally arrange to hook up with some guys there who will no doubt take you to some good spots at CLK.....

        Have a great time.....I used to love there and loved it! And even more ironically I am making the LHR-HK-SYD trip on a Virgin Airboose myself in about a month for work!!!
        Chris W. Balmer
        B777 & B737 Pit Builder halfway between EGSS & EGMC!!

        ETOPS - Engines Turn Or Pax Swim!

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        • skycruiser
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 906

          #5
          maybe i'll bumb into you in a bar!!!!!
          pb::

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          • LBARULES
            Pointless flightaholic!
            • May 2003
            • 9820

            #6
            I dont know if Michaels up for that type of stuff Skycruiser .

            Have a fantastic time Michael, you lucky sod .

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            • CWBalmer
              a 777 addict....
              • Oct 2004
              • 666

              #7
              Well we could arrange that I imagine!!! somewhere down the Lockhart road perhaps? ;-)
              Chris W. Balmer
              B777 & B737 Pit Builder halfway between EGSS & EGMC!!

              ETOPS - Engines Turn Or Pax Swim!

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              • captainben
                Senior Member
                • Feb 2004
                • 961

                #8
                Have a nice trip mate, bring back some photos!

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                • bmi-star
                  EGOV local
                  • Feb 2004
                  • 4366

                  #9
                  Originally posted by CWBalmer
                  Well we could arrange that I imagine!!! somewhere down the Lockhart road perhaps? ;-)
                  Or down one of those dodgy streets i passed on Nathan Road, the street (or motorway) i was staying on
                  Regards, Elgan

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                  • T5
                    T5
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 6822

                    #10
                    Thanks guys! I'm still here. Just managed to squeeze in 10 minutes before we leave for Heathrow. Going to get there for about 4 hours before as I've got a few things I need to buy and some currency to pick up.

                    Will post when I finally get there!
                    Michael

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                    • bmi-star
                      EGOV local
                      • Feb 2004
                      • 4366

                      #11
                      Ooooh those 1000 HK$ notes are niiiiice Michael!!

                      Have a nice one, and i look forward to hear your thoughts of the place ( to i'll be in uni when you get back!)
                      Regards, Elgan

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                      • G-CDFF
                        Senior Member
                        • Sep 2005
                        • 1294

                        #12
                        Have a nice time!

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                        • skycruiser
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 906

                          #13
                          Originally posted by CWBalmer
                          Well we could arrange that I imagine!!! somewhere down the Lockhart road perhaps? ;-)


                          I spend alot of time drinking down there, our football team is sponsered by one of the many bars there!
                          pb::

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                          • CWBalmer
                            a 777 addict....
                            • Oct 2004
                            • 666

                            #14
                            I bet you do skycruiser!! LOL! The sponsorship is not from Neptune I hope!!! :-)
                            Chris W. Balmer
                            B777 & B737 Pit Builder halfway between EGSS & EGMC!!

                            ETOPS - Engines Turn Or Pax Swim!

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                            • skycruiser
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 906

                              #15
                              Originally posted by CWBalmer
                              I bet you do skycruiser!! LOL! The sponsorship is not from Neptune I hope!!! :-)
                              No, but it might as well as some of the guys spend far too much time in there!!!!!!!!
                              pb::

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                              • CWBalmer
                                a 777 addict....
                                • Oct 2004
                                • 666

                                #16
                                :-)

                                Or god forbid Strawberries!!!!
                                Chris W. Balmer
                                B777 & B737 Pit Builder halfway between EGSS & EGMC!!

                                ETOPS - Engines Turn Or Pax Swim!

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                                • skycruiser
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 906

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by CWBalmer
                                  :-)

                                  Or god forbid Strawberries!!!!

                                  Don't forget Laguna.....
                                  pb::

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                                  • wysiwyg
                                    Retard :)
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 3749

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by T5
                                    ...After dropping me in Hong Kong, it will continue its trip to Sydney, Australia...
                                    ...indeed it did continue onto SYD flown by yours truly! Sorry I didn't give you a call SC but I bought my mother with me on a jolly (at least it was jolly for her!).

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                                    • LBARULES
                                      Pointless flightaholic!
                                      • May 2003
                                      • 9820

                                      #19
                                      Talk about a coincedence eh!

                                      Hope Michael enjoyed the flight .

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                                      • bmi-star
                                        EGOV local
                                        • Feb 2004
                                        • 4366

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by wysiwyg
                                        ...indeed it did continue onto SYD flown by yours truly! Sorry I didn't give you a call SC but I bought my mother with me on a jolly (at least it was jolly for her!).
                                        Who would have thought it!
                                        Regards, Elgan

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