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I haven't done any flight report for a while; will do a quick one here on my recent 12-flight trip to HK and China. I will try to keep it short and only mention the things that are a bit out-of-ordinary.

5/18 UA719 IAH-SFO A320 N498UA
Well, the trip started off with a bad flight. 2/3 of the passengers were Chinese heading back home; each with tonnes of carryon and none understands what the flight attendants tell them. Total zoo.

SFO Red Carpet Club Concourse G
This is one of the worst airline clubs I've ever visited. Crowded and no wi-fi for those entering as Priority Pass holder. Unbelievable. Newspaper is limited to mostly USAYesterday. I went there again on my return trip; and it was no better.

5/18 UA869 SFO-HKG B744 N177UA
The only good thing I can say about UA's 20-year old Boeing 747-400 is that they have newer seats than DL/NW's 21-year old Boeing 747-400. On this flight, the only audio channels that work are that for the big-screen movie; and thank god, Channel 9. Yes, I actually listened to Ch9 for 13hr39min from SFO to HKG. Learned quite a few things enroute.

And during dinner, I came across this existential question: Do a few pieces of lettuce with salad dressing constitute a salad? Or is it just lettuce with dressing?

5/19 HKG Baggage Claim
I hardly ever raise my voice, but I had to scold the people at HKG. This ultra modern airport has a baggage system too smart for its dumb-wit operaotrs. I won't get into detail, but there were thousands of passengers waiting for their luggage for an hour; while there were thousands of suitcases circling on the carousels waiting for their owners. I was about to help move those thousands of suitcases off the carousels when my suitcases came out.

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