Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hong Kong Disneyland Plan Your Trip Part 1 - Travel Dates & Flight Booking

Read all about my family's HK Trip! Click on menu bar above to see all my blog posts!

We will be making a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland soon - for our annual family holiday! I am sure the kids will have a blast at the theme park and as for us adults.... we are just looking forward to eating authentic Hong Kong dim sum! It's our first trip to Hong Kong Disneyland and HK.

The best time of the year to go to Hong Kong is actually in April when it's not too hot/humid and not too cold. Taking into consideration that the Hong Kong school holidays start from end of March to mid April every year and Easter & Ching Ming Festival is from 1-6 April this year, we've decided to go to Hong Kong from 18-24 April which is a non-peak season. One week would be sufficient for us. Don't want too rushed a holiday but something more leisurely! We fly on a Sunday afternoon to HK and return on a Saturday night to KL - that's 7D/6N.

I booked online at and fully paid up for the airfares in December last year. Managed to get economy promo rates which I feel are very reasonable. The airfare varies with travel dates and time - some to the extent of triple the fare for peak season.  You have to select the dates individually to see all the different rates. Air Asia is by far the most economical airline compared to MAS, Cathay Pacific and SIA. Since it's just a 4 hour flight.... a budget airline will do for us.....

I also selected the travel insurance coverage and luggage supersize. Ordered some snacks e.g. sandwiches at a 20% early discount. So, everything came up to RM2192 for our family of 4. Marissa will be 22 months so she's considered an infant (0-24 months)and is not assigned any seats. Her fare is  a flat rate charge of RM50 per way. So untung for Air Asia - no need to provide any seat but can still charge a fare!

I opted for the Hot Seats which gives priority boarding and you get to choose your own seats. Since I booked early I managed to secure front seats with ample leg room. Hot Seats are the ones marked RED. Each hot seat reservation costs RM25 per way. For the other seats selection, it's RM5 each. The empty ones are those which are reserved. My seat and Evan's seat are shown and marked with the icons. All the travelling arrangements e.g. change of seats, change of dates/flights can be managed online once you log in at the Air Asia website so it's very very convenient.

We will board our flight at LCCT (KLIA) and arrive at Chek Lap Kok International Airport, Hong Kong. Check in counters at LCCT are opened 2 hours before the flight and closes 45 minutes before the flight. We are planning to take the fast train to LCCT from KL Sentral. Once in HK, we will most likely be taking another fast train to the hotel to check in.
Will post more on booking the hotel rooms at Hong Kong Disneyland next! 


BuffaFly said...

your fast train means the ERL? It doesn't reach LCCT. You'll need to change to some bus which might be hasslesome with small kids. If you want contact for my regular cab driver (he drives a nice MPV, with DVD player and lots of luggage space) let me know.

Hui-Wearn said...

I totally forgot about the cab driver that you had - yeah - it's a much better option! can we get him to do both ways? to & fro LCCT?

btw, the KLIA ekspress has added a service to LCCT. Check out this link:

Hui-Wearn said...

Regarding the service to LCCT, it's via the ERL but have to transit to LCCT via shuttle bus. I was under the impression that it's a direct link.

Opting for the MPV cabbie!

A Mom's Diary said...

I was also thinking since when they had ERL to LCCT :-)