Hamburger From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
I used to live in SEL as a teenager, over 20 years ago.
Back then the hottest thing coming was "The New Terminal" at SEL (now T1 at GMP)!
When I went back there (only once, unfortunately) in 1997 - on a LH 744 - both the then T1 and T2 were looking rather old and tired.
I would love to see ICN asap. But I must say that when I mailed and wrote (by post) to the authority operating the new airport, I never received a reply.
But their web pages -www.airport.or.kr -are quite detailed, so I surf them every now and then as their photo gallery seems to grow.
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
Went through SEL/GMP twice (LAX-SEL-CJU and LAX-SEL) when I've been over there. Haven't made it to ICN yet though, as a pax. Was able to take a tour when it was still under construction about 2 years ago which was pretty cool. GMP was ok, but nothing spectacular, like was mentioned above, rather run-down.
On both trips went to CJU. Again, nice but not great. Loved Jeju Island though, very nice, except the weather crapped out on us at the end of the trip (one of those typhoon things... ).
Do hope I get to go back again, sometime.
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
I transited through ICN once last summer while flying SIN-ICN-SFO . Very nice place, airy and beautiful, with a nice view of the tarmac and runway. I couldn't muster the intestinal fortitude to try out some kimchi as well.
Established02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
I have landed just once at Kimpo (BRU-AMS-SEL) in 2000. As soon as the 744 broke through the (very low) cloud base, came the runway in sight. My first impression of Korea was then of being stunned when seeing the various military equipment / artillery set up near the runway. That made it clear enough to me that the cold war between North and South Korea was still very real. The North Korean border is just 50 miles North of Seoul, I believe.
> I am married to a Korean woman.
Interesting. Do you speak Hangulmal to your lady?
I wish my wife would serve me kimchi every day.