Hong Kong - cheap flights?

I'm interested in going to Hong Kong, thinking travel and accommodation might be cheap right now. Is anyone aware of cheap flights? I'm not familiar with searching for them - which is a good site to do business with etc. Because of cost I usually explore closer to home. I'd probably want to take a fold up bike, if anyone has advice on this too. And stay for as long as whatever the standard tourist visa is. I also do sympathise with Hong Kong, so this could be a win win.

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  • +3 votes

    Please tell me you're not thinking of joining in on the protests….

    • -5 votes

      No. I think they would be easy enough to avoid. I imagine that business in Hong Kong isn't doing too well right now. China would love it if there were no foreigners or media coverage - this is probably the only thing stopping the chinese army from pouring over the border.

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    You pooh duck….

  • +6 votes

    Might actually not be cheaper getting there. I would imagine many of the major airlines would be reducing flights to HK due to disruptions at the airport. It's expensive having aircraft grounded because the airport is shut down.

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      Yes, I didn't think of that

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        Flights to KL or SNG are cheap and you could take a connecting flight to Macau then the ferry over to HK to avoid your flight being cancelled due to airport disruption. I’ve done this myself. HK looks amazing at night when you’re coming in first time from the sea.

  • +2 votes

    OP may as well go for a round the world trip and visit Iraq, Syria and NK.

    • +9 votes

      I don't really see Hong Kong as being dangerous. Some cities in the US would concern me more.

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        Some cities in the US would concern me more.

        If we're talking pure random chance, sure. If we're talking about targeted government action because you're a foreigner with HK sympathies flying into the middle of an uprising against CCP rule………….. not so much.

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        I dont think its that dangerous, more like disruption.
        Plus HK is only good as stop over, there isn't much to enjoy other than great Yum-cha.
        If you want cheap accommodation due to political or religions issues, try Sri Lanka, I have seen great discounts on hotels. Although some of our fellow Ozb has few comments on this as well.

    • -1 vote

      Make sure you take lots of photos in NK

  • +2 votes

    News reports this morning of passengers having to walk 45 minutes to access the airport due to roads being blocked, rail network disruptions.

  • +3 votes

    Oh Honey.
    You really don't get how dangerous it is over there at the moment, do you?

    I also do sympathise with Hong Kong, so this could be a win win.

    I wouldn't go over there saying that to anyone in riot gear, but you do you

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    Yes it is a good idea.

  • +1 vote

    Really bad idea, considering another violent incident broke out last night in a popular mtr station. Anyone could’ve been on there, protestors or just someone passing by. The videos I saw show the police beating everyone, including a middle aged woman carry groceries and a foreigner (a white guy).

    Edit: it also appears the only road from the airport to the main island was blocked.

  • +3 votes

    Check if Air China has a group special to fly protesters in.

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    Cathay Pacific are due a big sale shortly going by past years around this time of year. I am waiting to book fares to Europe with them.
    Air Asia is also good but via KL.

  • +6 votes

    most of the commentators here in this thread havent been there I guess,

    avoid the area where protestors gather together, follow the news and you'be allright. Don't expect any cheap accomodation either.

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      I've been a few times and I'm in no hurry to go back again even for cut price flights which they are now with the Qantas, Cathay and Virgin price war. And that's before any disruptions!

  • +1 vote

    On the other hand…

    Be a part of history and join in the largest pro-democracy protests in human history.

    HK'ers only want what we take for granted.

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    BYO hard hat

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