Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2362 times:
Well...I'm flying KE from JFK to ICN next week. There are two flights a day, one of them is non-stop both ways, the other is only non-stop from Seoul. I don't know why one of them stops in Anchorage. My guess is that there is a large Korean community in Anchorage and the JFK flight is the only one that flies closest to that airport.
Incidently, prior to 9/11, KE used to fly to EWR from ICN, with a stop in Anchorage both ways.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
The one-stop ICN-JFK 747-400 flight stops in Anchrage on BOTH westbound and eastbound..... while the nonstop ICN-JFK, also 747-400, doesn't stop either way....
I guess cargo is the most likely explanation? Or perhaps one of that particular 747-400 cannot make the flight nonstop for technical reasons? (no crew rest, for example, which makes it necessary to change the crew at ANC?)
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
Ok, let's see...
KE081/082 non-stop, ICN/JFK/ICN, 74S...7days a week
KE085/086 1-stop, ICN/ANC/JFK/ANC/ICN, 744...6days a week (all but Thursday)
KE251/252, 1-stop, ICN/ANC/JFK/ANC/ICN, 7QF
KE257/258, 1-stop, ICN/ANC/JFK/ANC/ICN, 7QF (M1F on days 1,3,5)
(most current sked...)
I know that the freighters have to stop there for fuel. We're able to get higher loads by stopping in ANC than going direct, especially with the 747-200F and MD-11F, but I think it is the departure and arrival times are the reason for the pax service (probably some issue with earlier arrivals for business and connecting flights. KE082 leave around 1300 where KE086 leaves around 2300 so I think there is somehting there. But it is not due to curfew in Korea. With ICN we finally have a 24hour airport, whereas Kimpo(GMP) had a 2300L curfew that lasted until 0600L next morning.
I do know that usually the only thing we do in ANC is load fuel. It is rare that pax or cargo get off (esp for pax on the JFK-ANC run...). Sometimes they will have to off-load pallets in ANC for ACL reasons on the freighters onward to ICN. But ususally it is nothing more than a tech stop. BTW, most of our freighters route through ANC for fuel, except when the West Coast has the 744F which can go direct at payload.
Hope this helps...
Tom "What do you mean it won't fit?!
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?