Review of Hong Kong Express Airways flight Hong Kong Tokyo in Economy

Flight UO624
Class Economy
Seat 14B
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 04:15
Take-off 17 May 15, 23:50
Arrival at 18 May 15, 05:05
UO 13 reviews
Alex Chan
By 2523
Published on 26th June 2015
This is my post-exam trip to Tokyo, Japan. Also, my very first time on a LCC which their service has surprise me. The airfare i bought was only HKD$1200/ppl and i added 20KG checkin luggage that cost 200 per leg. Total cost is only around $1700 which seat selection and priority checkin are included

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My passport suited with new passport cover bought in Chinese-version Ebay- Taobao which the passport cover is indeed paper. The quality is really good and it is RFID-proof.

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Backpack packed with different stuff such as my airberlin gold tag.

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This is the camera i brought with me this time. Sony A7 II with a 55mm F1.8 len. The photo quality and looking are astonishing.

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Well… Japan is a shopping paradise and with the yen depreciating. A 29 luggage is a must for the 5 day trip.

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After the cargo van ride from downtown to airport (It is indeed a lot cheaper than taxi and more space for placing luggage. HKD$250, US$ 32), the first thing to do is of course to get the boarding pass first. I am a bit surprised that even i was 3.5 hrs before departure time, it is already 51 sec for me. As Hkexpress doesn't have online-check in at the moment.

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Food in HK airport is expensive. Luckily, this newly-opened dim sum store provide a great bargain for me and my fellow friends to fill in ourselves. The meal is around HKD$30, US$3.8. It is way cheaper than other restaurants charged you

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Arrived at the boarding gate 509 which located in the NSC(North Satellite Concourse). About 1 hr prior to boarding time, not a lot people waiting yet

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At exactly 23:20, the ground crew started to board the plane by sequence of elderly, children and disabled first. Followed by other passengers.

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The wing view of the new A320- Sharklet. It is a good looking machine.

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Safety card for this A320

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Hkexpress starts naming their aircraft with different dim sums

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The legroom is enough for me (174cm tall)

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A common design of seat pocket of LCC aircraft right?

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I slept in this red-eye flight. This is the photo taken by me at the time of descent

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Mt. Fuji far away from the plane but visible. Nature beauty

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Taxing by a ANA 787. My favorite plane of all time

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Looking back to the A320 flying us from Hong Kong to Tokyo
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Verdict

Hong Kong Express Airways

3.6/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi0.0
Buy-on-board menu0.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Tokyo - HND

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

The low cost airline impressed me. A short flight is okay with them. However, i will not try on long haul LCC

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Tokyo (HND)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 13 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Tokyo (HND).


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The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

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