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A Trip Of A Lifetime To Europe, AKL-ICN On KE  
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17000 times:

A Trip of a Lifetime to Europe, AKL-ICN on KE

I’ve always been fascinated by the Trip Report’s you write so I decided to contribute my own. This is my First Trip Report so please be kind with me. Any feedback & comments are very much appreciated.

Background
I’ve always been fascinated by Europe and there is so much stuff there that you don’t find in New Zealand so once I got the OK, I decided to go. I started to have a look for options to get there. Sep & Oct 2010 were my dates and because I was on a budget, I just wanted to look at good cheap options.

The Cheapest option was actually Aeroflot , but I decided to give that a pass and the next cheapest after that was Korean Air. The Korean Air package included a night stop both ways with accommodation provided on the way there by KE but not on the way back. I wasn’t too concerned about that though as it would allow me to have a look at Korea and it should also be a jetlag killer, So I decided to book it with the schedule being AKL-ICN-LHR/FCO-ICN-AKL with the price being $2250 return which is relatively good value.

I decided to fly from FCO on the way back because it would be easier for the schedule that we were doing and it didn’t cost that much more than a simple return to LHR. Also my father wanted to travel to Europe as well so he came on this trip with me.

Before the Flight
After buying our tickets which we got at a travel agent I had a look at Korean Air’s website. It’s not the world’s best airline website but it does allow you to check your booking, make a seat selection & online check-in but first you had to join their frequent-flyer club SKYPASS. Luckily we had done that before we bought our tickets but for some reason the online seat-selection didn’t work but that was soon rectified using their call-centre and we got the seats we wanted.


Date: September 15 2010
Routing: Auckland (AKL) to Seoul/Incheon (ICN)
Fli No: KE 130
Timings (actual): 0910-1805 (0914-1750)
Pushback: 0914
Rotate: 0926
Flying Time (actual): 11hrs 55mins (11hr 36mins)
Seat: 48J

Type: Boeing 777-200ER
Reg: HL7752

Check-in
We arrived at the airport about 3 hours before the Flight. We immediately walked to the check-in area and a couple of minutes later we got called to an economy class desk.

Air New Zealand were doing the check-in for Korean Air and I handed the lady my Online Check-in paper which I had printed off the day before. She did the usual stuff for a couple of minutes but she couldn’t get us checked-in for some reason . She called a supervisor who was a Korean Air staff member who told her that we had done online check-in so we didn’t have to do normal check-in.

The reason I believe that she didn’t understand this was that we got called into an economy class line rather than a normal bag-drop line. Anyway after she had figured that out, she gave us a real boarding pass + the boarding pass for the ICN-LHR flight in exchange for the online check-in paper.

Airport
After check-in I had some greasy breakfast at Mcdonalds and decided to have a look at the Observation deck to see our plane arrive.

Pacific Blue B738
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010003.jpg
Our Plane for our flight to ICN, KE B772
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010005.jpg
It is HL7752, adorned in the beautiful KE livery.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010006.jpg


HL7752 is a 2.9-year-old bird and it is one of 18 Boeing 777-200ER’s in the Korean Air fleet.

Security & Airside
After our outing at the observation deck, it was time to go through Security. The queues at this time were lightweight and we were soon grabbing our bags and were ready to have a look at the shops but I was surprised to hear somebody calling us over to come this way.

When we came over they told us that they would be testing us for explosives in our bags, which of course came negative. I’m pretty sure that these are random and I couldn’t think of anything I had that would cause this but it did come as a surprise.

After that we walked through the tightly packed shops in the duty free area and a small construction area which is part of a big plan to upgrade AKL’s duty free area. Compared to about 2 years ago, you can definitely tell the difference in the duty free area. Right now, it’s a lot more cleaner and looks very modern, thumbs up for AKL.

Anyway it was time for a coffee and after that it was nearly time board but not before buying the mandatory bottle of water.

NZ 744
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010009.jpg


Boarding
After about 5 minutes waiting at the gate, boarding started. Firstly for First, Prestige (Business) and Skyteam Elite Plus members, then for us in Economy Class. When we set foot on the plane two polite KE Flight Attendants in a beautiful light blue uniform greeted us on board. They pointed in the direction of my seat which would be Seat 48J for me.

The first section of economy class was coloured in Blue fabric while the second section which was where we were seated was coloured brown. A bit boring and conservative for my taste, but I guess more and more airlines are turning to these types of colours.

When I arrived at my row there was a blanket, Pillow plus a 330ml bottle of Jeju Pure Water on my seat. There was also a bright blue amenity kit containing slippers and toothbrush + toothpaste which is a nice touch considering how many airlines don’t give an amenity kit’s anymore.

Sorry about the bag and strap intruding in this photo. It also seems like the water bottle disappeared in this photo.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010080.jpg
Water Bottle
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/November2010AfterEuropePhotos001.jpg
Amenity Kit (Photo taken later in flight)
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/DSCF4066.jpg
Amenity Kit Contents (Photo taken later in flight)
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/DSCF4067.jpg


Seat
When I sat down, I immediately noticed how much legroom there was. Korean Air marketed it as 34’ inches which is about the highest amount of legroom you get nowadays in economy class. There was only a small IFE box to the left obstructing the legroom. Load for today’s flight was very high, probably in excess of 95%.

Legroom is Plentiful
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/CopyofEurope2010018.jpg



We got ourselves comfortable and at 0914 pushback commenced and after a short taxi we were off into the air.

Auckland in the distance
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010010.jpg
Coastline Surrounding Auckland
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010012.jpg
Te Atatu in West Auckland
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010015.jpg
Above the Clouds
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010014.jpg

Once the Seatbelt sign was off the Crew handed out Headphones and then I just got myself comfortable until meal service started about an hour after takeoff


Honey Roasted peanuts & a drink was handed out first
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010089.jpg
My meal, Bimimbap
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/DSCF4064.jpg


The meal choices today were either fish or Bimimbap and as you can see I choose the Bimimbap. Bimimbap is a Korean dish which involves mixing vegetables, meat and rice together. The meal tasted very nice and had a nice mixture of flavours. Even though it’s a bit different to the generic airline meal, I definitely wouldn’t mind having it again.

Side dishes included an average Seaweed soup, Some sort of pickle and an overly sweet dessert.

After the meals were handed out a tea & coffee service was provided. I decided to have a coffee and when the FA served it she politely said, “It’s very hot, please be careful” How caring I thought. This happened on every flight so I guess it is part of the procedure.

IFE

After the meal service the FA’s told us to close the window shades (so annoying!!!) so I decided to check out the IFE.

Korean Air’s touch screen IFE is called Sky Program I and includes about:

28 Recent Hollywood Movies
20 Other Movies (mostly Classics)
50 Short Features
Airshow
Information about Skyteam and Korean Air.


All in all it was a very good AVOD system and it kept me entertained for all of the 48 Hours I spent on Korean Air planes. The Airshow was pretty good as well and I liked how it was interactive so you could zoom as far or as close as you want.

Korean Air also have an above average inflight magazine MorningCalm and an entertainment magazine, Beyond.

Homepage
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010105.jpg
Main Menu
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010106.jpg

After the first meal service it was a long wait till the next meal service and I spent my time watching a couple of movies and having a wander around the Cabin. Here’s some shots I took during that time

Shots
Lavatory
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/CopyofEurope2010022.jpg
About Halfway there (Sorry about glare)
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010027.jpg
Wing shot, I Like how they paint the Reg on the wing.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010027.jpg


2nd meal Service
The second meal service started about 2 hours before touchdown, firstly there was a beverage service then the meals came. The choices were Pasta or Chicken with beef and rice

I choose the Pasta with Chicken which also included a bread roll, green salad and a cake. Personally this was a pretty average meal. The texture of the pasta was weird though the chicken was nice & tasty. The green salad and the bread were both pretty average though the desert was quite nice.

A glass of OJ
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010028.jpg
The pasta with chicken
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010029.jpg


Crew
After the meal service I had a think about the crew and I can only say good things about them. They were all very polite as you would expect and nothing was too hard for them to do. They also didn’t seem super robotic and they definitely were a pleasure to have. One problem I did have which hasn’t got to do with the crew is that you can barely hear any announcements over the engine noise and passengers which is a nuisance. Hopefully KE can address that little problem sometime.


Anyway it was nearly time to land so the crew prepared for final descent and we slowly made our way to ICN. Luckily the skies were clear so some good views of Korea could be seen

Korean Towns
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010032.jpg

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010033.jpg
Suwon City with Suwon Airbase (SWU) at the bottom of the picture
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010035.jpg

Unfortunately the haze meant that any decent photo’s of Seoul couldn’t be taken. The routing pretty much bought us over the South of Seoul across the bay (Where there are some very long bridges) onto Yeongjong Island where ICN is located.

Approaching Yeongjong Island
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010028.jpg
At the Terminal
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010028.jpg


Arrival
Disembarking didn’t take too long and we were soonout into the impressive and big Incheon Airport. Immigration was quick & painless & our baggage was out in no time.

Arrivals
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010038.jpg


Conclusion
Korean Air have really impressed on this flight and their slogan Excellence in Flight I think is appropriate. There were only minor problems and the impressive product they provide definitely outweighs the negatives. The meals were edible and their IFE system passed the time. The best thing about KE though are the crew, they were always so kind and nothing was too much for them.

Stay tuned for the next trip report which covers the Transit and the KE ICN-LHR leg.

15 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16888 times:

Thanks for that, it looks interesting!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
The Cheapest option was actually Aeroflot

Aeroflot? Do they fly to AKL?


User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16872 times:

Hi

Quoting Senliture (Reply 1):

Thanks for that, it looks interesting!

Thanks you very much

Quoting Senliture (Reply 1):
Aeroflot? Do they fly to AKL?

No they don't, Their package involved flying to HKG or NRT with NZ then flying on SU via SVO to Europe.

There are a lot of airlines that don't actually fly to New Zealand but do offer fares to Europe. These include AF, KL, LH, EY, BA and a couple more.

Regards
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6943 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16847 times:

Hi aflyingkiwi,

welcome to the trip reporters, great first piece of work! Korean Air reports are quite rare here, good to get an impression of the long-haul product on the 772ER.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
I’ve always been fascinated by the Trip Report’s you write so I decided to contribute my own. This is my First Trip Report so please be kind with me.

I hope we get to see more from you!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
The Cheapest option was actually Aeroflot , but I decided to give that a pass and the next cheapest after that was Korean Air.

Aeroflot? I guess that option would have included a code sharing service to ICN or elsewhere, right?

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
After check-in I had some greasy breakfast at Mcdonalds and decided to have a look at the Observation deck to see our plane arrive.

I visited AKL in October for the first time and really liked it. Several reports planned.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
There was also a bright blue amenity kit containing slippers and toothbrush + toothpaste which is a nice touch considering how many airlines don’t give an amenity kit’s anymore.

Nice!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Korean Air marketed it as 34’ inches which is about the highest amount of legroom you get nowadays in economy class. There was only a small IFE box to the left obstructing the legroom.

Good to hear.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
The meal choices today were either fish or Bimimbap and as you can see I choose the Bimimbap. Bimimbap is a Korean dish which involves mixing vegetables, meat and rice together. The meal tasted very nice and had a nice mixture of flavours. Even though it’s a bit different to the generic airline meal, I definitely wouldn’t mind having it again.

Side dishes included an average Seaweed soup, Some sort of pickle and an overly sweet dessert.

The meals look quite good - I really like these bowls.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Stay tuned for the next trip report which covers the Transit and the KE ICN-LHR leg.

I'll watch out for it.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16504 times:

Hey aflyingkiwi,

This is a great start to your TR writing days. It was very informative and good to see that you wrote all the information about the flight. Good to see that KE's Economy Class product is still of a good standard. The IFE looks relatively good as well.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
I’ve always been fascinated by the Trip Report’s you write so I decided to contribute my own. This is my First Trip Report so please be kind with me. Any feedback & comments are very much appreciated.

Welcome on board! I hope to read plenty more excellent TR's from you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Korean Air marketed it as 34’ inches which is about the highest amount of legroom you get nowadays in economy class.

That's what I loved when I flew LHR-DEL on AI's B772LR. The leg space was amazing!

Look forward to the next installment from ICN-LHR.

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlineBZNPilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16307 times:

Hi aflyingkiwi,

Great report, nice to see something on KE. Indeed, the food does look nice, especially the bimimbap.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Even though it’s a bit different to the generic airline meal

That's a good thing!  
Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Flying Time (actual): 11hrs 55mins (11hr 36mins)

Wow...I knew this was a long haul, but I hadn't realized just how far it really is from NZ to northern Asia. At just about 6000 miles, AKL-SEL is even longer than your SEL-LHR leg at 5500.   

Thanks for posting. Looking forward to hearing about your onward travel.

BZNPilot


User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15345 times:

Hi

Thank you all so much for your kind comments.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
I hope we get to see more from you!

I'm sure that I'll post more TR's in the future  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
Aeroflot? I guess that option would have included a code sharing service to ICN or elsewhere, right?

As mentioned above it involved flying NZ to HKG or NRT than SU from there. If my memory serves me correct, I'm pretty sure that flying to ICN wasn't an option even though KE & SU are both Skyteam members.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
I visited AKL in October for the first time and really liked it. Several reports planned.

I'm glad you enjoyed AKL. I assume you visited some other parts of our great country as well?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
The meals look quite good - I really like these bowls.
Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 5):
That's a good thing!  

The meal was really nice and of course it's good to have a change from the standard airline meal.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
Good to hear.
Quoting AI151 (Reply 4):
That's what I loved when I flew LHR-DEL on AI's B772LR. The leg space was amazing!

The legspace was more than enough on the KE 772's. Always one of the first things you look at when deciding the airline you fly especially on a longhaul flight.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 4):
Good to see that KE's Economy Class product is still of a good standard. The IFE looks relatively good as well.

KE's economy product was excellent. They've really changed since the 90's when they had quite a lot of fatal accidents. Nowadays they've got a modern fleet with a great product and of course you can't forget that they are adding A380's,787's & 747-8's into their fleet over the next few years. I can only see the light getting brighter for KE.

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 5):
Wow...I knew this was a long haul, but I hadn't realized just how far it really is from NZ to northern Asia. At just about 6000 miles, AKL-SEL is even longer than your SEL-LHR leg at 5500.   

Yeah, those AKL to northern Asia flights can be deceptively long.

Regards
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineensiferum From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13904 times:

A Nice trip report there aflyingkiwi.

I've only flown KE 3 times, 2 Internal flights (PUS - CJU & CJU-GMP) and one long haul ICN-CDG which I thoroughly enjoyed. Though I don't know about you but their seats are very hard and my backside was numb when I got to CDG  , Can't fault their leg room or IFE  

Looking forward to your next leg 


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6457 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13666 times:

Hi aflyingkiwi,

Nice first up report by you, thanks for sharing!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
When I arrived at my row there was a blanket, Pillow plus a 330ml bottle of Jeju Pure Water on my seat. There was also a bright blue amenity kit containing slippers and toothbrush + toothpaste which is a nice touch considering how many airlines don’t give an amenity kit’s anymore.

There are some items here I wish Air NZ would keep on providing.. Like a small amenity kit. But being a spoiled person, I've got tonnes of eyeshades etc anyway and never fly long haul without taking a pair.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Korean Air marketed it as 34’ inches which is about the highest amount of legroom you get nowadays in economy class

NZ's 744 Economy product currently matches this but I think the max will be 32" when the 744s are retired. It's great having so much legroom!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
My meal, Bimimbap

What a mess!  
Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
After the meal service the FA’s told us to close the window shades (so annoying!!!)

Well you picked the wrong side of the aircraft for daytime viewing anyway  
It it however for the courtesy for other passengers.. I mean it doesn't go to say you must leave the window shade down for the entire time but the brightness let in through one window is annoying enough for many. Sometimes I just open it quickly, take some pictures and close it again not long after.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Thread starter):
Korean Air have really impressed on this flight and their slogan Excellence in Flight I think is appropriate. There were only minor problems and the impressive product they provide definitely outweighs the negatives. The meals were edible and their IFE system passed the time. The best thing about KE though are the crew, they were always so kind and nothing was too much for them.

KE does look like a nice carrier, wouldn't hesitate to try them out sometime.

Thanks again for sharing!


Cheers,
Nicholas



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 13520 times:

Hi

Quoting ensiferum (Reply 7):
A Nice trip report there aflyingkiwi
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
Nice first up report by you, thanks for sharing!

Thank you for those nice comments. Definately a pleasure to share the trip with you

Quoting ensiferum (Reply 7):
Though I don't know about you but their seats are very hard and my backside was numb when I got to CDG  

I didn't have any problem with the seats.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
There are some items here I wish Air NZ would keep on providing.. Like a small amenity kit. But being a spoiled person, I've got tonnes of eyeshades etc anyway and never fly long haul without taking a pair.

It would be great if NZ provided an amenity kit but nowadays they are getting rarer & rarer.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
What a mess!

That was my mistake   

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
Well you picked the wrong side of the aircraft for daytime viewing anyway

Yeah I completely forgot about that when I choose my seats but it's an over ocean flight and it didn't really matter anyway.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
t it however for the courtesy for other passengers.. I mean it doesn't go to say you must leave the window shade down for the entire time but the brightness let in through one window is annoying enough for many. Sometimes I just open it quickly, take some pictures and close it again not long after.

The problem I have about closing the window shades on this flight was that it was a day flight and usually most people would've have slept before the flight (It departed at 9am so any sane person would've slept the night before). Whenever I fly NZ to asia they never tell you to close the window shades (Unless it's a night flight).

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
KE does look like a nice carrier, wouldn't hesitate to try them out sometime.

KE definately are a good carrier and if you ever have an urge to go to Korea, they're definately the way to go (Unless OZ or NZ start flying to ICN but that's unlikely).

Regards
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6457 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 13505 times:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 9):
The problem I have about closing the window shades on this flight was that it was a day flight and usually most people would've have slept before the flight (It departed at 9am so any sane person would've slept the night before). Whenever I fly NZ to asia they never tell you to close the window shades (Unless it's a night flight).

I know what you mean but seeing as it's such a long flight, there are still plenty of people who want to rest so they're full of energy when they land. I just had an unusual day flight on NZ.. LAX-AKL was delayed because of the AKL runway saga and all blinds were closed on that flight after the first meal which departed at 11am LA time and arrived in AKL at 8pm. And they also asked everyone to lower the shades for the outbound leg even though that was during the night too.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 13469 times:

Hi

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
I know what you mean but seeing as it's such a long flight, there are still plenty of people who want to rest so they're full of energy when they land.

I know that some people would like to have a rest and there's nothing wrong about that, but it would be my preference that the shades stay open.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
I just had an unusual day flight on NZ.. LAX-AKL was delayed because of the AKL runway saga and all blinds were closed on that flight after the first meal which departed at 11am LA time and arrived in AKL at 8pm.

That would make a nice Trip Report  


User currently offlinezanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12941 times:

Note: this trip report (link) just got posted by KE staff to the official Korean Air facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir

User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 12843 times:

Hi

Quoting zanadou (Reply 12):
Note: this trip report (link) just got posted by KE staff to the official Korean Air facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir

Wow, that was a surprise, I guess I could say I'm famous now LOL.

It also appears that some of my photos on the original post seemed to have been replaced with other pics. Here are the actual ones.

Wing shot, I Like how they paint the Reg on the wing.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/CopyofEurope2010026.jpg

Approaching Yeongjong Island
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010036.jpg

At the Terminal
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k528/aflyingkiwi/Europe2010037.jpg

Sorry for the inconvenience

Regards
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9507 times:

Hi aflyingkiwi,

I am late with my reply, but still I wish to welcome you among us the A.net trip reporters. You have done an impressive job with your premiere!

Nice to know what KE has on offer in Y long-haul flights. The amenity kit is definitely a nice touch and look how cute the included pair of slippers are.

You made the right meal choice. The bimimbap is the KE's signature dish in all classes.

Glad you were well taken care of by the crew members. Did you consider having a photo with them?

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8594 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 8949 times:
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Nice report, most enjoyable, good job!

I'm looking to add KE to my flown log later this year, so your report is a good insight into what I might expect.

Cheers

Mark



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