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

Flight UO870
Class Economy
Seat 21A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 04:05
Take-off 07 Sep 17, 11:20
Arrival at 07 Sep 17, 16:25
UO 12 reviews
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Published on 23rd October 2017

Introduction


This series would cover recent vacation in the USA, and 8 airlines and 5 countries all the way to the USA.

No.1 AirAsia X A330-300 Sapporo(Japan) – Kuala lumper (Malaysia)
No.2 AirAsia A320 Kuala lumper (Malaysia) – Shenzhen(China)
No.3 Asiana Airlines A330-300 Hong Kong(Hong Kong) -- Incheon(Korea)
No.4 Asiana Airlines A350 Incheon (Korea) -- San Francisco (USA)  
No.5 Delta Airlines B717 San Fransico – Seattle
No.6 Alaska Airlines B737-700 Portland – Oakland
No.7 Boutique Air PC12 Oakland –Merced
No.8 Boutique Air PC12 Merced – Los Angels
No.9 Asiana Airlines A380 Los Angles – Incheon
No.10 Asiana Airlines B747-400 Incheon – Hong Kong
No.11 Hong Kong Express A321 Hong Kong – Narita(Japan) ← You are here.
No.12 Spring Japan B737-800 Narita(Japan) – Sapporo(Japan)

Hong Kong Express


In Hong Kong, I ate breakfast near my hotel, which was my only activity in Hong Kong…
View of my Hotel room.It was a great sunny day.

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I got on the A32 bus in front of the hotel to the airport, taking 30 minutes.
I went to the Terminal 2, where hong kong express check-in counter was located.
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As I already proceeded Web-check in and had a mobile boarding pass, I went through the security check without stopping by a counter.
Boarding gate was 229, which is located in the satellite terminal.
I had to get on the full packed train to the satellite terminal.
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The satellite terminal was as clean as the main terminal.
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I arrived at the gate just at the boarding time.However, already an agent was calling final.
I got on a bus, and waited for about 15 minutes there.
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3 ground crews were sleeping on the ground….Oh….This scenery reminded me of a local airport in Southeast Asia.
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The seat was the very slim type, so seat pitch was not bad.
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Then, Captain made an announcement.He said"Our flight will need more 40 minutes to departure for getting rid of the no-show passenger's baggage, "
After 40 minutes, Engines eventually started.
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We took off toward the clear sky.
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30 minutes after take-off, Cabin crew started a meal-offering.
I passed it because it was too expensive.They cost about $9(HKD65).
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The cabin was clean and bright.
Restroom condition was no bad.
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It was uneventful flight….I watched movies on my table.

4 hour after take-off, We started a descent to Narita.

Beautiful scenery during a sunset. You can see many rice fields in this picture.
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I arrived at Narita at 4:30 pm.Then, We taxied to the remote lamp.
I got on the bus to the terminal 2, where we could access JR Line directly and many shops.
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An Immigration was smooth because Japanese could use Automated immigration(Frequent visitor also can use it, but there are many restrictions now).

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Narita Airport has two observation decks, in T1 and T2 respectively. However, Terminal 2 deck is not worth to visit because there are many obstructions, and Runway is not visible.
So I moved to the T1 observation deck, where I can watch Take-off and Landing.
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FedEx B777
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Vanila Air,Narita base LCC.
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My ship was returning to Hong Kong
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Verdict

Hong Kong Express Airways

7.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu8.5

Hong Kong - HKG

8.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access7.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.0

Tokyo - NRT

8.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access9.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Hong Kong Express(UO) would be the best option flying between Japan and Hong Kong with LCC.
UO has a better legroom than Japanese LCC(Vanilla air, Jetstar Japan, Peach), and are operating brand-new A321. The Biggest advantage UO has is using Termial2 in Narita, so I could avoid crowded and boring Termial3(LCC terminal).

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 17 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Tokyo (NRT).


Useful

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

The average flight time is 4 hours and 4 minutes.

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