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Hong Kong Airport Dragonair Lounge

9 April 2013

Still 2 flights to go

4 flights down 2 to go. All 4 have had significant delays. Todays delay was about 1.5 hours. Most of this was still inside the airport, but once we did get on, the pilot announced another 20 minute delay.
Then strangely we got towed out to almost the start of the runway, rather than taxiing under the planes power, never had that happen before.
The flight itself was for me unenventful, not so much for the girl next to me. When approaching Hong Kong you frequently have to circle for quite some time, I think they factor it into flight plans these days. So you get a lot of engine noise in an airbus as they press 1 button to set it into hold, descend, climb or whatever they are direct to do.
This all sent the girl next to me into a panic, she kept peaking out the window at white cloud, then putting her hand over her face and peaking through her fingers. Eventually she had the sick bag out, and even asked me WHERE GWOUND! WHERE GWOUND! Thankfully she did not need to use the sick bag. Once we landed it was evident she even started crying at some point.

Now the fun begins, how to depart a plane gracefully, if a Chinese citizen. Obviously they missed the manual because as soon as we hit the ground people are stadning up and charging to the front to get off first. Seriously reverse thrust was still engaged.
The hostess's's however you put all those esses together were going crazy all to no avail. Of course theres a good 20 minute taxi whilst 30 or so idiots now become self aware they stood up for no reason.
And then to make matters worse, the entire plane de boards onto two waiting busses (strange for Hong Kong!), and these 2 busses waited for a good 10 minutes for various grandmas to be loaded on. A good thing I have a 4 hour stopover cause its now 2.

Unless something weird happens on my 2 remaining flights, I may not update this again!

Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - My tiny dragonair plane arrived late in Chengdu, then had a technical issue which was never described.

My tiny dragonair plane arrived late in Chengdu, then had a technical issue which was never described.


Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - Landing in Hong Kong, and its time for stairs. Worlds most modern airport and all that.

Landing in Hong Kong, and its time for stairs. Worlds most modern airport and all that.


Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - Now for some airline food photos, stop reading if you dont care. First up off to the refurbished wing lounge for their buffet. They now have ala carte

Now for some airline food photos, stop reading if you dont care. First up off to the refurbished wing lounge for their buffet. They now have ala carte as well which had interesting options but I opted for buffet.


Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - Buffet dessert with apple pie, chocolate mousse etc.

Buffet dessert with apple pie, chocolate mousse etc.


Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - Next up, off to the Qantas lounge to see if anythings new there. No. None the less had some fruit and ice cream.

Next up, off to the Qantas lounge to see if anythings new there. No. None the less had some fruit and ice cream.


Hong Kong-Airport-Dragonair-Lounge - And finally, into the pier lounge, where I am now typing this. Cool little cubicles have been put in for people like me to tap away in private.

And finally, into the pier lounge, where I am now typing this. Cool little cubicles have been put in for people like me to tap away in private.


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