~HK$980 Roundtrip Fares to Kaohsiung

I’m a fan of cheap airplane tickets, as I don’t earn that much money myself (remember, I’m still a student without a scholarship). A few days ago I updated on the best ways to get from Colombo to Hong Kong upfront for less than the price of an economy class ticket to Singapore.

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Business Class, which you can sleep in for a night for ~HK$5520

Today, a friend emailed me today and realised that there were economy class seats to Kaohsiung near the start of June, selling for merely ~HK$700.

I can’t take advantage of that as school is still in session, but it’s worth noting that this fare is mostly in through the Hong Kong schools examination period, which explains the low fares.

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Cathay Pacific Economy Class Search Engine HKG – KHH Rates

Note that on some dates the price increases basically sixfold, which are basically the weekend dates.

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Including government taxes, the prices increases slightly to HK$979, which is a hell of a deal for a flight on a PTV equipped Airbus A330-300 up to Kaohsiung.

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Dragonair Economy Class Rate

(Note that while I flew Dragonair’s old economy class product to Kaohsiung, they no longer offer PTV-less economy class on their Airbus A330s, so the flight is either run on Dragonair’s plush new economy class, or their substantial shell seats (there’s really not a way to tell what you’re getting, but it’s close enough for a short flight, given both seats have PTVs).

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Dragonair Airbus A330-300 New Economy Class

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Dragonair Airbus A330-300 Economy Class

I mean, I’d call HK$979 a substantial rate for Dragonair’s old economy class, which doesn’t have PTVs, but at least does the job for a short hour-long flight. That said, this product doesn’t exit anymore in my understanding, so there’s only a chance of getting, at worst, the shell seats, which are also equipped with AVOD.

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Dragonair Airbus A330-300 Previous Economy Class

Of course, business class is available, but prices increase twelvefold, going for ~HK$8,570.

Is it worth the extra comfort? I don’t think so, and I’ve tried the product.

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Dragonair Airbus A330-300 Business Class

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Search Engine HKG – KHH Business Class Rates

Are you taking advantage of this rate to Kaohsiung?

 

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