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Important Shenzhen Airport News for Spring Festival Travelers

on 02/10/2018 - 03:44 pm

During the first week of the Spring Festival travel season, more than 950,000 passengers traveled through the Shenzhen Airport. To manage the increased passenger flow expected during the peak season, from February 8th, the Shenzhen Airport is preparing additional measures.

At present, there are three specific peak departures times from Shenzhen Airport: 07:00-08: 00, 10:00 -13:00 and 22: 00-23: 00. To cope with the increased passenger flow, Shenzhen airport has announced that their check-in counters and security access points will open at 03:30 am from February 8 to February 14 to allow more time for passengers catching early flights.



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$370 Direct Flights to Los Angeles on Hong Kong Airlines

on 01/08/2018 - 05:09 pm

On December 18th, Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) started offering direct non-stop flights to Los Angeles four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) on their new Airbus A350 planes. Starting January 16th, the airline will be offering daily flights.

This next-generation Airbus A350-900 is equipped with various modern amenities designed to enhance the passenger experience; including inflight WiFi -- of which the first 15 minutes are available free to all passengers -- as well as a brand new inflight entertainment system, which boasts an expanded catalogue of over 100 entertainment content including the latest movies and TV programmes, as well as live broadcasts of CNN, BBC World News ...

Direct Round Trip Flights: Shenzhen <-> Los Angeles from $493!

on 01/07/2018 - 08:53 am

The Chinese Near Year is coming next month and many are still looking for holiday ideas. If you haven't finalized your plans yet, here's a great option... a trip to the City of Angels.

Air China is now offering direct flights from Shenzhen to Los Angeles... and if you book your flight to depart and return on a Monday through Thursday through May 30th, you can get it for under five hundred U.S. dollars.

Of course, there are a few conditions to get this price: You must stay at least seven nights but not more than six months and you must buy your ticket at least seven days in advance of your departure.

Tickets are subject to availability.

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Faster HK Departure Channel A Pleasant Surprise (for most)

on 12/28/2017 - 04:05 pm

On December 14th, the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region launched "Smart Departure," a self-service departure channel for visitors to Hong Kong, at Shenzhen Bay Port and various other border crossings to Shenzhen.

"Smart Departure" allows almost all visitors to leave Hong Kong without having to go through the manned immigration lanes. Visitors can instead use biometric-enabled e-gates, similar to the e-Channel gates, to clear immigration much more quickly. Facial recognition technology compares the passenger's face with the photo taken when they arrived to Hong Kong, and with the photo on their passport, in order to verify their identity.



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5 Important Fee Changes that Will Save You Money

on 11/20/2017 - 04:04 pm

The Chinese Government last month announced new preferential policies that have abolished certain fees that we've been paying. Depending how much you use services in China, these many bring substantial savings.

1. When buying train tickets for trains not departing from the local train station, there was a 5 rmb fee for each ticket, but since October 1st, this fee has been cancelled. Additionally, the tiered ticket refund policy has been adjusted so that if you need to refund a ticket up to 15 days before departure, you can get a full refund.


2. The State Council Executive Meeting on Oct 30 decided to abolish the business tax, which has been in force for over 60 years. Business tax is ...

Enjoy this New 5-day Cruise for 1,999 RMB Until January

on 11/19/2017 - 01:46 pm

SkySea Golden Era, of SkySea Holding International Ltd., China's first domestic cruise company, embarked on its first voyage from Shenzhen on November 15th, 2017. Until January 2nd, 2018, passengers can now set sail on cruises from Shenzhen to Japan and Vietnam.
 
According to SkySea, this is the first time the cruise ship has come to Shenzhen and it is also the second time the company has chosen a southern China city as a seasonal home port.
 
The medium-sized SkySea Golden Era cruise ship, weighing 72,458 tons, has 15 decks and a capacity of 1,814 passengers. It has 14 restaurants and bars, 7 places of entertainment, including a theater, a cards room, and a basketball co ...

New Restriction Forces Passengers out of Cars at Hong Kong Border

on 10/13/2017 - 05:40 pm

The days of comfortably crossing the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in a car are coming to an end.

One of the most popular ways for foreigners in China to go between Hong Kong and Shenzhen has been by car. Shared vans were plentiful and could be hired on either side of the border, from the airport, or even via door-to-door service.

On Thursday October 12th, 2017; however, passengers crossing the Huanggang Border in Futian District of Shenzhen began complaining on social media that they were forced out of their cars and made to go through the customs and immigration check on foot.

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New Free Shower Facilities at the Hong Kong International Airport

on 09/30/2017 - 04:50 pm

The Hong Kong International Airport now has free shower facilities near gate No. 20 in Terminal 1. Although the airport has had paid shower facilities for some time now, the free one is new.

According to the airport's customer service enquiries hotline, the facilities are only for arriving or transit passengers. Sorry, departurers, you'll still need to freshen up before heading to the airport.



Are you traveling through the Hong Kong Airport in the next few days? What do you think of the showers? We'd love to see your pics! Post them to any of our social media accounts.
 

Fees Waived for Travel Anywhere in China from October 1st-8th!

on 09/30/2017 - 02:39 pm

Every year China waives the toll fees on its highways across the country on holidays such as National Day on October 1st. Since the Mid-Autumn Festival lands on October 4th this year, the period of free use of the highways this year is the longest ever!
 
From 00:00 October 1st to 24:00 October 8th, toll fees on all highways across China are waived for motorcycles and passenger vehicles with seven seats or less.


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How to Get Hong Kong & Mainland China e-Channel Passes

on 08/10/2017 - 03:06 pm

If you've entered or exited China to or from Hong Kong you've probably already seen and experienced long lines at the border waiting to pass through customs. You may have also noticed that some people don't have to wait in these lines and quickly pass through a self-service area (e-Channel). If you're here for an extended period of time, are a business traveler, or meet other qualifications, you can also skip those long lines and use the self service areas!

It's important to point out that as you'll need to go through two different custom inspection areas; one on the mainland China side and another on the Hong Kong side. This unfortunately means that you'll also need to apply for these tw ...