Hong Kong: February 2019
The ridiculous lines at Duck Shing Ho are no joke. Monday morning reveals a team of old ladies who were in line at least 90 minutes before opening, trying to hustle their spots to others who need more egg rolls (biscuit rolls). At least it beats weekends... at 9:25am, 5 minutes before opening, the line behind me still looked reasonable as opposed to batshit crazy.
Carefully hustled back to the MTR to make it to the airport without damaging my four tins of baked goods, had just enough time in the lounge to take in the view and eat a tiny breakfast, then it was time to head back home.
Lucked out with my upgrade and got to ride up front. Had a so-so appetizer, a somewhat-decent shrimp and scallop main course, and then the one thing United does right, an ice cream sundae. Napped for a few hours, awoke in time for a pretty terrible pork jook (congee) breakfast, and then enjoyed a beautiful morning arrival at SFO. Barely squeezed in a snack at the Polaris Lounge to make up for the terrible breakfast on the plane, then back to LAX!
Subsisting the better part of a day on mediocre airport and airplane food meant that hunger got the best of me upon arrival. Up to the Polaris Lounge, where both the fish and chips and the poached pear were surprisingly tasty for airport food. The Polaris Lounge at LAX was pretty rough at their soft opening, and it was good to see how much they'd improved since then.
The first mileage run of the year over, it was then time to head in to work. Until next time, Hong Kong!