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Old 03-17-2010, 06:42 AM   #1  
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Default HKG grnd trans to layover hotel

I may deadhead to HKG. Any suggestions on the best way to get to the layover hotel? Thanks in advance.
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Get on the Airport Express train to Central Station, then buy yourself an Octopus card and use the MTR (Mass Transit Railway/underground train) to the nearest station to the hotel, I think Tsim Sha Tsui is the nearest? It's very easy. From memory you can't use the Octopus card for the Airport Express but it's been a while and may have changed.

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:42 AM   #3  
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If you have the bank. Just take a taxi. If I remember correctly it was around $30.00. Save your self a lot of trouble and time. Spend Fred's $$
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If you have bank money, make a reservation with Parklane limo and it cost around 60$ (us). Otherwise take a red taxi cab, it costs around 250 HK.
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I may deadhead to HKG. Any suggestions on the best way to get to the layover hotel? Thanks in advance.
I hope you have a BOT which is quicker than the other BOT's. I'm guessing lots and lots of BOT's trying to get those Fzn HKG D/H's right now! Well, I hope your BOT beats the lot and you get the slot to see Hong Kong's hot spots! (with apologies to Dr Suess)
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Default There's a MUCH better way ...

For ALL of my scheduled deadheads for MANY years into HKG ... If I had a scheduled d/h, I went to the airport arrivals hotel desk (The hotel is responsible for crew transportation) and identified myself as FedEx CREW. They always put me in a VERY NICE Mercedes limo to the hotel. Direct bill to FDX. Couldn't be any nicer or easier. I highly recommend it.

To get to the "HOTEL DESK" ... exit customs, walk towards the opposite (north) end of the terminal, hotel desks are on the right (east) side.
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For ALL of my scheduled deadheads for MANY years into HKG ... If I had a scheduled d/h, I went to the airport arrivals hotel desk (The hotel is responsible for crew transportation) and identified myself as FedEx CREW. They always put me in a VERY NICE Mercedes limo to the hotel. Direct bill to FDX. Couldn't be any nicer or easier. I highly recommend it.

To get to the "HOTEL DESK" ... exit customs, walk towards the opposite (north) end of the terminal, hotel desks are on the right (east) side.

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Unless you like carrying your 'round the world bag' up and down subway stairs, or trying to stuff them in a crowded train car with a few hundred of your closest friends. Go for the hotel Mercedes. And, as a wise old captain once told me, "it only costs a dollar more to go first class"
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The hotel desk does not work anymore b/c we now use park lane limo for everything rather than the hotel car. Cheapest way ($12ish) is the airport express train which transfers to a short bus ride direct to the hotel. It is a high speed, non subway train with nice seats and luggage areas and you do not have to drag your bags up or down stairs. If you have the extra bank book the limo.
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The hotel desk does not work anymore b/c we now use park lane limo for everything rather than the hotel car. Cheapest way ($12ish) is the airport express train which transfers to a short bus ride direct to the hotel. It is a high speed, non subway train with nice seats and luggage areas and you do not have to drag your bags up or down stairs. If you have the extra bank book the limo.
They are making you guys ride the short bus now?
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I hope you have a BOT which is quicker than the other BOT's. I'm guessing lots and lots of BOT's trying to get those Fzn HKG D/H's right now! Well, I hope your BOT beats the lot and you get the slot to see Hong Kong's hot spots! (with apologies to Dr Suess)
Speaking of.......they're ALL gone

wanna see who had the BOTs working this afternoon when they thawed out......couple of familiar faces in that crowd....

2401 XTRA 25MAR 25MAR 2355 01APR 0009 4347 CAP F/O Fz

2402 XTRA 26MAR 26MAR 2355 02APR 0009 4307 RFO Fz
2404 XTRA 26MAR 26MAR 2355 02APR 0009 4307 CAP Fz

2395 XTRA 27MAR 27MAR 1515 01APR 2300 3848 CAP F/O Fz
2397 XTRA 27MAR 27MAR 1515 04APR 0808 5422 CAP Fz
2400 XTRA 27MAR 27MAR 1515 04APR 0814 5424 RFO Fz
2394 01 XTRA 27MAR 27MAR 1915 04APR 0609 5050 RF2 Fz

2392 XTRA 28MAR 28MAR 1555 09APR 0525 8144 CAP F/O Fz
2396 XTRA 28MAR 28MAR 2105 02APR 2300 3841 CAP F/O Fz
2398 XTRA 28MAR 28MAR 2105 02APR 2300 3841 CAP Fz
2399 XTRA 28MAR 28MAR 2105 02APR 2300 3841 RFO Fz
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