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How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

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How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

OK So I know that you can check in for most flights at Central station, but how does it really work?

How far in advance can you check your luggage in?

What is the cost of this?

What happens to your luggage once you leave it there?

Once you have done this and you later arrive at the airport, do you just head straight for security?

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1. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

You can do a check in with an airport express train and if your airline accepts city check in. You can do this up to 24 hrs ahead of your flight. They take your bags to the airport. You can go do other things in the city and go back to the airport when it's time to fly.

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2. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

>> How far in advance can you check your luggage in?

varies by airline, either 24hrs, same day, or not possible. Please check with your airline. It is free when you buy an airport express ticket to the airport from the check-in station.

Edited: 18 April 2012, 02:19
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3. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Yes, once you have done this and you later arrive at the airport, you just head straight for security.

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4. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Note that you can check-in at Hong Kong station, not Central station. The two stations are close to each other and are connected via an underground walkway, but they are two separate stations.

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5. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Brilliantly! The wife and I did it on Sunday round midday for a 6pm flight and it was fabulous. Check it in, forget it and go wonder round HK then train to airport, through security and on to the plane. I wish all airports were like that!

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6. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Confirming that it is Hong Kong Station, under IFC Mall, NOT Central Station. Basically you check in just like when you go to the airport - get your boarding pass etc. The only difference is that you MUST buy a ticket on the AE (the "cost" of this service is included in the ticket price). They usually write a time on your boarding pass which is the latest you should board the AE. Then, as Dysonsphere described, you can shop or sightsee (don't buy too much!!) until the noted departure time.

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7. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Check in luggage is at HK station (or Kowloon station) and NOT central station.

them check in is pretty much like you do a check in at airport-this is of course, you have to buy a AEL ticket to access into the check in area.

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8. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

I could not believe the convenience either dysonsphere. I checked my luggage in at Kowloon night before my flight. It makes life so much easier when you travel.

Edited: 18 April 2012, 09:36
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9. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

but we would still need to pay per baggage storage right? or is it also free for AE ticket holders?

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10. Re: How does checking in luggage at Central station work?

Hi thanbo, pay for baggage storage?? baggage already checked in.