Our Fabulous Friday this week is about the option to purchase discounted Airport Transfer tickets for various destinations from the respective local carriers buy on board Duty Free Shop.
Both Korean Air but also Cathay Pacific and I’m sure many more offer tickets for those ground transport providers in their on board duty free at discounted prices which not only saves money but often time because you don’t need to line up to get your actual ticket (not applicable in Hong Kong unfortunately – you still gotta line up and exchange a voucher).
Most recently I purchased a couple of ticket booklets on board Korean Air for the KAL Limousine. Not only saves the on board purchase 6,000 KRW (about US$5) but you don’t have to purchase Tickets at the counter or from the bus driver who only accepts cash or local value card.
I’m using the KAL Limousine as well as the Hong Kong Airport Express on a regular basis and always have 1-2 tickets for them in my travel wallet. They don’t go bad and I don’t mind purchasing them in advance.
Those buy on board options are a good way to save money and time. Often you can even collect miles of the respective frequent flier program for duty free purchases and Cathay Pacific also has discount promotions for exceeding a certain purchase amount or coupons if you fill in their on board survey.