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Hong Kong To Sanya/Hainan , Flights?  
User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

In Nov. I will be going to Hong Kong . Since I was able to recieve this CO flight on miles . I have a little bit more money to spend  silly  . So I am planning on spending some time in Beautiful Sanya .

However , I am finding it difficult to decide which airline to take since I am finding it a rather arduous task getting info regarding these Airlines so I can book the flight .

Dragon Air seems to be the most economical .

China Southern is rather exspensive and CR airlines I believe just flys those smaller regional jets , which I am a bit reluctant to fly in due to there small size .  blush 

Can anyone provide any information regarding the best way to and from Sanya from Hong Kong ?

Thanks in advance !

Halibut

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User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

what was the price on Dragon Air? This is a reputable airline and that should be a non-stop.

I don't hink CZ would do HKG to sanya nonstop. The most economically way would be to fly from CAN. Of course you'd have to hop on a train from HKG to CAN (Guangzhou) or Shenzhen. All other means probably would make flying from CAN un-attractive. If you can manage that, then the reward may be substantial. I personally flew from CAN to Sanya on a 60% discount fare, which was like $35US. But that deal might not always there. So, my recommendation, if you are on a tight schedule, go with Dragon.


User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3101 times:

CZ, KA and N8 (CR Airways) all fly direct to Sanya from HKG. Personally I'd go with KA which is a great regional carrier, but I'd not worry about taking either of the other two. CZ uses the 757 and the CRJ200 that N8 uses are "new and nice" according to a friend who recently flew them to Laoag!

KA used to have a cracking Friday dep after work, returning Sunday night - perfect for those weekend golf trips. Sadly they've changed the schedule to less friendly times for us people with day-jobs!


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

The CRJ200's and 700's of N8 are not new, they are 2nd hand. However I'm very sure they are safe!

User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Quoting B2443 (Reply 1):
what was the price on Dragon Air?

If I recall correctly , about $275 US dollars .

Quoting B2443 (Reply 1):
This is a reputable airline and that should be a non-stop.

Yes , I agree . I flew Dragon air to Guilin from HK once . Nice new Airbus . Not sure what type though .

Quoting Meerkat (Reply 2):
CZ, KA and N8 (CR Airways) all fly direct to Sanya from HKG. Personally I'd go with KA which is a great regional carrier, but I'd not worry about taking either of the other two. CZ uses the 757 and the CRJ200 that N8 uses are "new and nice" according to a friend who recently flew them to Laoag!

CR's flights I believe cost around $400 US big ones . I haven't heard of KA airlines . I'll check it out . Most flights seem to be cheaper in mainland China . Down by Hong Kong , things appear to be a bit different . Hong Kong is such an incredible City .

Thank you all very much !

Halibut


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3321 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Not a direct option, and not sure of prices, but it may work out cheaper...

what about Hainan Airlines??

http://www.hnair.com/en/

Get the bus across from HKG to either Guangzhou or Shenzen, then take a flight down to Sanya or Haikou?


User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
what about Hainan Airlines??

I don't believe Hainan Airlines has a flight from Hong Kong . I was suprised to learn of that ! However,another good option .

Quoting B2443 (Reply 1):
I personally flew from CAN to Sanya on a 60% discount fare, which was like $35US. But that deal might not always there. So, my recommendation, if you are on a tight schedule, go with Dragon.

What airline did you take ? China Southern ?

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
Get the bus across from HKG to either Guangzhou or Shenzen, then take a flight down to Sanya or Haikou?

Think I may give this a try . But I love Hong Kong's new airport , though !

Thanks again

Halibut


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3589 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

I was in Sanya last year for a week. Great beaches, great seafood restaurants. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort. If I were you, I would take the Dragon Air flight (KA) without a doubt. I have flown them several times between Hong Kong and the mainland and there is no comparison. I flew China Southern (CZ) last year from Beijing to Sanya in F and it was less than I expected. The plane was from the merged China Northern airline and smelled like a herd of livestock was transported in the cabin on the previous flight.

User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 7):
Great beaches

Any waves ?

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 7):
great seafood restaurants

 dopey 

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 7):
, I would take the Dragon Air flight

The Dragon Airlines Airbus that i took looked brand new and state of the art . Just a little surprised on the price . Well, it's Hong Kong !

Thanks to all of you . I now have many options to look into .

I'm really looking forward to my trip to Sanya now . May spend even more time there !

Thanks Again

Halibut


User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 7):
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort.

I saw Holiday Inn online , which looked awesome .

I also noticed some 1/2 way decent hotels " nothing like Holiday Inn " in Sanya for as little $20 US dollars a night ! They looked pretty good .

Wondering what the catch is ?

Halibut


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3589 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Spend the extra money for the Holiday Inn Resort. Most of the Hotels are not "on the beach"

1/2 way decent in China is not the same as 1/2 way decent in the USA.

The waves are small, much like the Atlantic in the southeast USA.

Taxi drivers get a kick-back from restaurants to bring in tourists, I had a chinese speaking girlfriend with me and we got free taxi rides to and from restaurants. This will be more difficult to negotiate if you don't speak Chinese.

Go to the seafood restaurants where you pick your meal from the dozens of tanks lining the walls (there are quite a few of these restaurants).


User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 10):
Spend the extra money for the Holiday Inn Resort. Most of the Hotels are not "on the beach"

I just booked for the Holiday Inn Resort for only $40 a night ! Got long stay prices . The place looks incredible .

Still not sure how i will fly there though . It's almost double the price from Hong Kong . A travel agent said the reason for that was because it is an internation flight from Hong Kong !

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 10):
Go to the seafood restaurants where you pick your meal from the dozens of tanks lining the walls (there are quite a few of these restaurants).

Looking forward to that !

Thanks again

Halibut


User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting Halibut (Reply 6):
What airline did you take ? China Southern ?

I took China Southern (a 757).

I just checked a Chinese travel site (www.yoee.com). For example CAN-SYX on Aug 27 on CZ was 480RMB ($60US) (at 40% discount). From Shenzhen SZX-SYX on HU, CZ, ZH (Shenzhen Airlines), the fare was 530RMB (less than $70US). These were one-way prices and I believe these probably would only be available inside the mainland (i.e. not in HK).

Quoting Halibut (Reply 6):
But I love Hong Kong's new airport , though !

The new Guangzhou (CAN) Airport should be very impressive as well.


User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting Halibut (Reply 11):
just booked for the Holiday Inn Resort for only $40 a night ! Got long stay prices . The place looks incredible .

This is where I stayed. Right on the beach. It probably pays to stay in a room with "OceanView". Sheraton is on the other end of the beach and its a little more expensive as well.
Have a good time!


User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting B2443 (Reply 13):
This is where I stayed. Right on the beach. It probably pays to stay in a room with "OceanView".

I may just do that ! It looks like it is just $10 more per night .

Quoting B2443 (Reply 12):
I just checked a Chinese travel site (www.yoee.com). For example CAN-SYX on Aug 27 on CZ was 480RMB ($60US) (at 40% discount). From Shenzhen SZX-SYX on HU, CZ, ZH (Shenzhen Airlines), the fare was 530RMB (less than $70US). These were one-way prices and I believe these probably would only be available inside the mainland (i.e. not in HK).

Thanks for this web-site !

Stupid question :

Can I purchase tickets from this web-site from the US or will I need to be in China to get these prices ?

I just called the web site but it was like 1:30am there . Got someone who really couldn't speak English too well .

Appreciate the Help ! Back to work .

Halibut


User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting Halibut (Reply 14):
Can I purchase tickets from this web-site from the US or will I need to be in China to get these prices ?

Their customer service page says you can. but read the fine print (eg foreign credit card surcharges, fees, not responsible for changes, etc) before you buy on-line, which I personally would NOT recommend. I only use the site to check the price then buy the tickets when I am local. Ususally there should be no shortage of discounted tickets. People there typically buy their tickets only days before their trip anyways.


User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Unless you really want to see Shenzhen/Guangdong (and I can't imagine why you would!), I wouldn't bother trying to save a few bucks by taking a flight from SZX/CAN. HKG is 25mins from HK on the Airport Express train (less if you're staying on Kowloon). What with additional border checks between HKG and the mainland and slower transport, I reckon your entire journey time from HK to Sanya would probably be doubled!

Heard good things about the Holiday Inn, but also hear the Sheraton is heaps better.


User currently offlineHalibut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting Meerkat (Reply 16):
Unless you really want to see Shenzhen/Guangdong (and I can't imagine why you would!), I wouldn't bother trying to save a few bucks by taking a flight from SZX/CAN

I would love to fly out of HKG airport . However , at this time , it appears it will cost almost double , since flights out of HK are considered InterNational Flights . Being that you live in HK , I get the feeling you make Mage Bucks $$$ . I , unfortuantely don't . So I must try to balance economics with convience . Thanks to you Folks with your feed back , I will be able to do that ! However , if I can find a reasonable price on a ticket out of HKG . Even , if it costs more but not too much more than the flights from mainland China , I will jump on it !

Quoting Meerkat (Reply 16):
HKG is 25mins from HK on the Airport Express train (less if you're staying on Kowloon).

23 minutes ! I took that train in Jan.. It's awesome , looks kinda like the inside of a Jet Aircraft .

Quoting Meerkat (Reply 16):
What with additional border checks between HKG and the mainland and slower transport, I reckon your entire journey time from HK to Sanya would probably be doubled!

Agreed !
I am curious to see more of China , though ! It shouldn't be too bad . As long as I'm not too Jet Lagged !

Quoting B2443 (Reply 15):
Ususally there should be no shortage of discounted tickets. People there typically buy their tickets only days before their trip anyways

This is the big decision I must make ! When & where I should buy the tickets !
 banghead 

Quoting B2443 (Reply 12):
(www.yoee.com).

Thanks for this great web-site ! I called and found out it's too early to book the tickets ! And I upgraded my Hotel room to an " Ocean View " . Just $10 more .

Thanks

Halibut




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