You can fly between Toronto YYZ and Hong Kong HKG for $596CAD, round-trip & taxes included, on American Airlines. This is a really good deal.
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A couple weeks ago I posted about a fantastic fare between Vancouver and Hong Kong on ANA. Now it looks like this deal has extended to Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. There’s wide availability throughout 2015 for Calgary and Edmonton, while Winnipeg/Saskatoon have fewer dates.
Although these aren't stunning fares, Ottawans will know how expensive flights to Asia are from Ottawa, and anything under the $900 mark is pretty good (darn Torontonians and their major international airport!!).
Right now, you can fly between Ottawa YOW and Singapore SIN; Ho Chi Minh City SGN; Bangkok BKK; Hong Kong HKG and Shanghai PVG for between $670-$740 round-trip, taxes included.
There’s a good deal going between Montreal YUL and Hong HKG on Delta Airlines. This fare doesn’t show up on ITA Matrix, but it does both on Kayak.com and google.ca/flights. It’s bookable between September and March, with fairly wide availability. If you’re looking at doing this is a mile run, you can get around 3.6CPM, which is pretty good for a Canadian flight.
To be honest, I'm not too fond of Hong Kong. I've been here before, and I find the city kind of lifeless, each district is more-or-less the same. However, Hong Kong has fabulous food, and prices in the city are surprisingly reasonable.
On day 1 we went to Macau, which was quite an experience. When we went to Macau, there was a 'Tier 3' typhoon warning, which meant that the ferry to and from Macau was extremely turbulent. We were knocked around, and a number of folks were puking throughout the journey.
Cathay puts their First Class passengers in the BA First Class lounge at JFK. Note that BA First Class passengers actually use the Concorde Room, not this lounge.
On the whole, this lounge is 'meh'. It's a good business class lounge, but is not fit for First Class. Their food offerings were sparse, mostly fruit and some stale sushi, and they had no hot food. The liquor selection was decent, with Grey Goose and Laurent-Perrier on offer.