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There are more options of restaurants etc. (at generally better prices) if you pass through security and immigration. Only passengers can enter the terminal at the moment (documents and tickets are checked outside the terminal building) so there is very little chance of disruption within the terminal buildings. You’re a few days too early to see Lion King ...


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While I understand your reluctance to go to downtown Hong Kong at this time, one of the major tourist attractions is right by the airport. You can get there without entering or passing through any of the main commercial, educational or similar areas that have been the focus of protest, or taking public transit. The attraction is the Ngong Ping cable car ...


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Consider going to Macau: It seems that the risk the OP is mentioning for not leaving Hong Kong Airport is the 2019 Hong Kong protests. While that risk is in reality pretty close to none, if you still do not wish to enter Hong Kong, then you can instead go to Macau. Macau is quite small so within ~10 hours you'll have easily seen most major landmarks. One ...


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Regal Airport Hotel bills itself as a transit hotel but it is actually landside, so you do need to clear immigration to reach it (and thus you also need to fill out and bring a printed copy of your Pre-Arrival Registration). The hotel can be reached by a covered walkway from the Terminal 1 arrivals hall after you go through the customs channel. AFAIK there ...


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You could sleep in a "relaxation chamber" ... which is not the same as checking into a hotel; nor is it one of the airport lounges. Quoting from the Sleeping in Airports guide for Hong Kong: Refreshhh by Aerotel – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gates 35 and 60. Private “relaxation cabins” for single passengers that can rented in blocks of 1 – 6 ...


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According to the MTR website, you only pay 110HKD in total from Hong Kong Station if you return on the same day and use your Octopus card. This seems to be the cheapest option if you want to take the Airport Express. Otherwise, as B.Liu suggests in the comments, take the Tung Chung Line from Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung (23.6HKD) and then get on a bus ...


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Definitely worthwhile to look into the airport lounges. Depending on your budget, some offer very comfortable seating, where you can even take a nap, a hot shower, free snacks and beverages, and even a meal. The lounge I used had facilities equivalent to a luxury hotel. Certain credit cards give you benefits and discounts in some of the lounges, but they ...


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One may get from Macau to Hong Kong with the 24-hour bridge shuttle bus via the HZMB (Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge), which takes about 30 minutes. For more information, see Hong Kong Airport – Macau – Hong Kong.


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Yes, your luggage will be checked through; you can verify this when you check it in. One hour is quite tight and, if your incoming flight is delayed, there's a good chance that you'll miss the connection. However, the airline is obliged to put you on the next available flight so this won't be a disaster. Also, if you're delayed slightly and you only just ...


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Hong Kong is a very beautiful and unique city. Thirteen hours makes a nice amount of time to explore -- Especially if you've never been before, I think it would be a mistake to skip entirely just because protests are happening. Allow yourself extra time to return before your flight, and go out during daylight if possible. You might avoid wearing black, ...


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According to my experience and the research I've done during this trip, one does not necessarily need to leave the HKG Airport Transit Area to get some sleep. The lounges in the airport (Centurion, Plaza Premium Lounge) have some nice couches to sleep on. If a bed is really needed, there are two tiny Refreshh by Aerotel lounges within the airport that are ...


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If the two flights are booked as a single ticket, then Cathay Pacific think this is doable, and they will provide assistance and rebooking if they don’t make it because the first flight is delayed. Incoming transit passengers do go through security checks before they can access the departure area, but this is a quick and efficient process in HKIA. If the ...


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75 minutes transit in HK is normally not an issue since your baggage etc will be checked through But a few things you need to be aware of You mentioned senior citizens, some times the distance between gates can be very long if you are unlucky. If you arrive at a very busy time the transit security checkpoint can be very crowded dramatically increasing ...


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