"Trying to get a taxi on arrival at the Maglev station in Shanghai is a nightmare. There is no real taxi rank, people scramble to grab them and there is a taxi mafia who rip off foreign visitors mercilessly. Especially if you have a baby, and don't speak Chinese it could be quite a traumatic exper..."
"The old train stations are in the middle of the cities - the new high speed stations are all as far away as the airports. Classic example is Guanzhou.. East GZ is city centre , the new GZ South is a 45 minute taxi ride away.."
"If you have anything more than a carry on bag I'd fly. The security, immigration and ticketing checks at Kowloon West are a nightmare with hundreds of Chinese dragging bags a strollers and passing the 8 different check points (all too small, bottlenecks) to exit HK and enter PRC. You need to arri..."
"I just returned from a 6 day round trip from Sydney to NY using QF/JL via Haneda. It was the easiest US trip ever and at 28 hours door to door not much longer than via LA. Transfer at Haneda was easy with great Sakura lounge for the 4 hour transit wait. Excellent sleeper beds in Bus on both se..."
"The China Eastern lounges at PVG are probably the worst I've been in . Always overcrowded, limited food and beverages and totally Chinese oriented. Only benefit is for some flights they load Bus Class passengers directly from the lounge onto dedicated C.E buses when the aircraft are on a stand- w..."
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