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Traditional flight ticket or any booking for that matter, was a two step process. Where the first step is "reservation" and the next step is "booking". The reservation stage is where you were able to get a flight itinerary which confirms the following details. ITA (Airport) codes from which the flight takes off and lands. Flight timings - confirming that a ...


It's because China manages its air traffic by routing flights along relatively narrow air corridors. For a discussion, see https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/explained-flight-delays-china-todd-siena.


Apparently there are no direct ferries: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294217-i1496-k936500-Travel_by_ferry_from_Hong_Kong_to_Taiwan-Hong_Kong.html It would be unlikely to save any money: see http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Hong-Kong/Taipei. A mid week round trip ticket is around US $200 on Hongkong airlines or China Air. Maybe US $250 on Eva. Cathay ...


Yeah, there are a few options, but air travel is still likely to be the cheapest, as it's a long way to go by ferry. However, for comparison: Hong Kong to Taipei on Rome2Rio shows options including combinations of bus, train, ferry and flights. It still unfortunately looks like a flight is the likely cheapest option.

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