On route to the Philippines, we had a slightly longer stopover than expected in Hong Kong, so checked our baggage into storage and hopped on the express train to the city. A nice dinner and drink later, we arrived back at the airport to find out that they wouldn’t let us on the plane to the Philippines because we didn’t have a return ticket. After the persuasive story didn’t do the trick, we had to sharply book a ticket out of the Philippines, which we’ll hopefully be able to get refunded (or at least most of it!).
A fine example of how useful free WiFi around Hong Kong airport is! Perhaps something that the £6 per hour folks in Gatwick might want to consider!!!