Ignore for a moment that this entry is being posted a week and a day after I actually flew back from Hong Kong to Bangkok! One of the best things about visiting Hong Kong is the airport. It is one of the finest airports in the world, user friendly, beautifully designed, lots of light, easy to watch airplanes from around the globe, etc.
This view of the main concourse, taken from the second-floor food court area just beyond immigration and security, is such the antithesis of Bangkok’s dark, depressing terminal.
Interesting planes from all around. I can’t think of the last time I saw a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747.
My flight, an Air Asia Airbus A320, pulls into the gate. Surprisingly, the Bangkok-Hong Kong ticket on Air Asia was only 4100 baht (about US$130) all inclusive, round-trip. Normally, Hong Kong is one of their more expensive destinations.
Buy-on-board chicken satay. Compare what it looks like in real life with the image in the menu, below.
I’d like to complain to someone about the lack of truth in advertising!
Anyhow, I’m back in Bangkok now, the US midterm elections are today, my San Francisco Giants just won the Baseball World Series for the first time since 1954, and I’m finished writing about Hong Kong for the time being.