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Escape From Siem Reap On Korean Air - Y Class  
User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12537 times:

Continued from: Tokyo To Siem Reap On DL/MH - Y Class (by SR117 Jan 14 2012 in Trip Reports)

Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

The temples in Angkor are pretty impressive and well worth a visit. The city of Siem Reap, next to the ruins, is small but quite pleasant and a good place to relax for a few days while making daytrips to the surrounding wonders.


Along the Siem Reap River.


Downtown Siem Reap.


Bars and restaurants downtown.


Some serious sea churning going on.


South gate of Angkor Thom.


Bayon Temple, only 800 years old.


Walls are all covered in some sort of artwork or scene, amazing.


Ancient water market scene.


Ancient writing.


Naptime at Angkor.


Newly renovated temple.


Impressive stuff.


Angkor Wat.


Looking towards the entrance.

After a couple of relaxing days in Siem Reap, and given the difficult time getting in, we didn't really want to take any chances and headed out a day early just in case we had to move to plan B, C, D… or, well, you get the idea.

Siem Reap's airport is barely 20 minutes away from downtown. The terminal is small but nicely designed.


KE688
737-900
REP-ICN
23:25-6-35+1
18 JUL 11


Most of the people checking in at both the Asiana and Korean Air counters were part of a tour group, they all had one person checking at each counter with a stack of 30 or so passports. Seeing that check-in might otherwise take a while, I timidly asked the KE supervisor (he was quite visible) if he had any space for us on standby and he let out a laugh "We have about 100 seats available", truly music to my ears : ) After that he quickly ushered us to the the first class counters for check in. Now that's service.

After a few taps later we had our boarding passes for the nonstop to Incheon, simplicity never seemed as beautiful. After that whole NRT-SIN-KUL-PNH trip, a nonstop sounded glorious : )

REP is pretty nice airside, it's not a huge airport but there's a few shops and the architecture is interesting, oh and there's free wifi too.


Shopping and plenty of seating.


Wooden floors and nice ceiling.


No less than 3 planes bound for Seoul.

Looks like three of tonight's departures are for Seoul, never imagined Cambodia was quite so popular with Koreans.

Before boarding the KE station manager apologetically approached us, uh oh, trouble :S Turns out it wasn't that bad, he was just warning us that since the plane was catered in Seoul, they didn't have us considered in the meal count. He was incredibly apologetic about it and even offered us lounge passes for Seoul, what a nice guy…

Unlike PNH, boarding in REP is via airstars so I managed to take a shot of our 737-900, too bad the airstairs were blocking the nose.


Our ride to Korea.

Stepping on board, wow, now this is an airplane ! This -900 had the new signature interiors, everything looked factory fresh, the bins were huge and the IFE seemed top notch.

The cabin crew were fresh and were very welcoming, you could hardly tell they had just come in from ICN.


Pretty empty cabin in the back.


Now this is one pimped out 737.


Excellent IFE.

Load for today was indeed quite light, after doors were locked most people managed to snag their own row.

Service

Takeoff was a bit bumpy, after we reached cruising altitude the crew did a quick pass through the cabin with peanuts and juices. No carts were used. After this it was lights out for the next 4 hours. They didn't offer anything other than water or juices.


Dinner.

As I had a whole row to myself I was fortunate enough to get a good rest and woke up as the FA's were passing through with breakfast about an hour out of ICN. My suspicions had proved correct and many passengers had refused breakfast, mwa ha ha, that means food for me ! Choices were either omelette or Korean style porridge. I know what I've said about omelets before, and I still think they're boring, but porridge and seafood just aren't my thing.


Very nice omelette breakfast, with sausage, potatoes and red beans.

Twas a beautiful morning in South Korea, descent into Seoul was very scenic with clear skies and bright sunshine.


Good morning Korea.


Electricity and wind farms.


Final descent over the sea.


Incheon Airport.


Busy morning, 777-300 arriving from Bangkok, Incheon Bridge and Songdo in the background.


Our 737 amongst giants.

Despite being a huge airport, we were done with immigration and customs within 10 minutes of deboarding.

The problem now was that it was barely 7am and check in at the Ibis in downtown Seoul wasn't until 1pm. Never fear though, airport spa to the rescue !

Seoul Stopover

I've talked about Seoul before but I'll talk again ; ) It's definitely a great place to hang out in ! Stayed downtown right in the middle of the main shopping/eating district. Had a great time.



Mmm, Mister Donut how I've missed you.


Myeong Dong in Seoul.


Lush and verdant Cheonggyecheon in Downtown.


Galbi for dinner.


Finished meal.


Downtown stream at night.


Such a nice spot to enjoy the summer night.


Someone had too much shoju   there aren't many places where you can go out at night on a Tuesday and see as many drunken businessmen as you do in Seoul, they sure know how to get their drink on  

The next day it was time to head back home. Planned route was a simple GMP-HND on KE and onwards to LAX with Delta.

Getting to Gimpo airport now is even easier thanks to the A'REX train. The new train takes you from Seoul Station to Gimpo in about 20 minutes. Easy peasy indeed.


KE2711
747-400
GMP-HND
19:00-21:05
20 JUL 11


Gimpo is pretty boring compared to new international airports, yet it has a certain charm, the international terminal looks like the result of a love affair between a 1970s grand airport and a 1980s mall in the Los Angeles area. Can't deny that I love it.


Korean Air check-in counters at Gimpo.

Check in counters were quite empty and we were quickly given our boarding passes by a very friendly agent.


Departure lobby shops.


Check-in lobby viewed from above.


Relaxing for a while before clearing security.

Most of the fun at the airport though is landside where there are many shops and restaurants while the options are more reduced airside. On the upside are the huge windows that afford great views of the ramp. Too bad there's not really much to look at since GMP only handles flights to Haneda, Kansai, Shanghai and Beijing.


Marble and gold !


JAL arriving from Haneda.


Lots of windows at Gimpo.


Our 747-400 for the short hop to Tokyo.


Shot before boarding.

After flying on the bling bling 737-900, I was curious as to wether this 747-400 would be as nice. Of course as an older plane, it wasn't as up to date but it wasn't that bad, business class had old style recliner seats and coach still had projection screens only. This would be terrible for long haul but for short regional flights it seems ok.


Rearmost economy class cabin.


View from my seat.


The ANA 777 next to us would operate the next and last GMP-HND flight about one hour after ours.

The cabin was very well maintained and seat pitch was actually pretty good, seemed close to 33-34 inches. The crew was also very friendly and chatty.

Right on pushback I could smell something from the ovens, food ! At least I knew we were gonna get fed ; ) Smelled like they were roasting garlic.


Ready for takeoff.

The good weather from yesterday morning was still with us and we enjoyed great views on takeoff.


View of the international terminal upon liftoff.






After turning south, Incheon airport and the tidal flats are in plain view.


Closeup of Incheon airport.


Incheon Bridge and the new Songdo district.


Moving map on display.


Headed to Tokyo.

As soon as we leveled off the FA's were setting up the meal service.


FA's going through the cabin with meals.

There was only one choice today, Beef Bulgogi. It was pretty good although the sides were a bit poor. the "salad" was actually just tofu with dressing and pickles on the side. Dessert was a pineapple slice. All in all not a bad meal for a 90 minute flight.


The mystery of unwrapping your meal…


Beef and rice, wooo.

I was a bit worried for arrival the Tokyo area was being skimmed by a summer typhoon. Things had looked a bit scary the day before but fortunately the bulk of the storm had turned towards the sea. Still, we seemed to be taking a very northern route to avoid the bad weather.


Northern route today, a bit too northern.

Descent was a bit bumpy and you could tell weather was pretty nasty on the ground, things seemed to get more stable as we approached the ground, I was getting ready to hear the landing gear slam against the runway but instead we heard the engines roar to full power for a missed approach. It's such a shame the cloud ceilings were low as otherwise we would have enjoyed awesome views of central Tokyo.

We ended up being sent for a hold before getting another try for landing and fortunately the second time was the charm. Phew ! Feels good to be on the ground on a stormy night.


After a rather eventful short flight.

Thank god for transfer counters ; ) Thanks to the DL counter we were able to avoid exiting the airside area and just recleared security.


Transfer counter, what a welcome sight.


Boarding via a remote gate tonight. HND's international terminal is quite full at peak times even though it's brand new.


Don't you just love airstairs? What views !


Big engines and a Hawaiian A330 behind us.

Conclusions

This was my first experience with Korean Air and I think they were pretty good. Particularly when it comes to their hard product, the newest aircraft really are top notch. Even the older 747-400 was still adequate for the stage length and the comfortable legroom made up for the outdated IFE. Meals on both flights were quite decent as well. Cabin crew were friendly and did their job efficiently, although perhaps a tiny notch below the stellar crews I've had on Asiana or All Nippon. Big thumbs up to the incredibly friendly station manager in REP though, he was a great guy.

Hope you guys enjoyed this trip report, any questions or comments about the journey are welcome.

Photos were taken with a Nikon D90 DLSR and a Canon S90 Point and Shoot.

Ricardo


Previous Reports:

KE A380 ICN-LAX In J Class: The Flying Winnebago (by SR117 Nov 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Foot Rubs And Naked Planespotting: BKK-NGO With TG (by SR117 Oct 15 2011 in Trip Reports)
Shorthaul With Lufthansa And Niki: MUC-VIE-MXP (by SR117 Oct 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
DL Inaugural To Haneda And Back, NRT-HKG RT Bonus! (by SR117 Mar 15 2011 in Trip Reports)
Mexicana Long Haul To EZE: Part 1 (by SR117 Nov 21 2009 in Trip Reports)
AeroMexico From Tijuana To Paris In Clase Premier (by SR117 Feb 24 2010 in Trip Reports)
Adventures In Kyushu: Japan With NH And DL (by sr117 Nov 25 2010 in Trip Reports)
Not Quite Hell: LH Economy From FRA To HKG (by SR117 Aug 27 2009 in Trip Reports)
OZ221 Asiana Hanggong JFK-ICN In Steerage (by SR117 Aug 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11555 times:

Hi SR117,

Great report with fantastic pictures. It seems like you had a great couple of flights with KE. I'm quite impressed that you got a hot meal on both legs, nowadays there are very few places where you can get a hot meal on a 90 minute flight!

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10930 times:

Hello Ricardo,

Awesome TR. Thanks a lot for sharing! I was in Seoul for only 15 hours or so early this year (a couple were spent showering and dozing at ICN's spa in the basement of ICN. I cannot wait to go back! You'll have to tell me later about the hotel you stayed at and some of the things to do and see in Seoul.

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
The new train takes you from Seoul Station to Gimpo in about 20 minutes. Easy peasy indeed.

Was it expensive? I used the regular subway to go from ICN to the city and back.

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Of course as an older plane, it wasn't as up to date but it wasn't that bad, business class had old style recliner seats and coach still had projection screens only. This would be terrible for long haul but for short regional flights it seems ok.

I suppose KE has differently configured 744s. The one that took me from JFK to ICN had PTVs.



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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10816 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 2):
Awesome TR. Thanks a lot for sharing! I was in Seoul for only 15 hours or so early this year (a couple were spent showering and dozing at ICN's spa in the basement of ICN. I cannot wait to go back! You'll have to tell me later about the hotel you stayed at and some of the things to do and see in Seoul.

Hey Eddie, thanks again for the reply. Ahhh yes, that ICN Spa has been a lifesaver to me to a couple of times. It's excellent to have a nice spot to freshen up and relax for a couple of hours. I'm only sorry that more airports worldwide don't have this sort of facility ! At 10-20usd it really is a steal.

Seoul is a great place, let me know if you ever want some tips on where to stay and such.

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 2):
Was it expensive? I used the regular subway to go from ICN to the city and back.

The fare between Seoul Station and Gimpo is about 1100 won last I checked (1 usd?), the regular AREX between Seoul Station and Incheon is also very affordable. It's only the express that's more expensive, but I don't think it's worth it as it's only 10 minutes faster than the regular train.

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 2):

I suppose KE has differently configured 744s. The one that took me from JFK to ICN had PTVs.

They do indeed have different configs. I flew a couple of 747s with lie flats and PTV's from ICN to HKG as well. The 747 I flew from GMP to HND on the other hand had old recliners in J and no PTV's, still well maintained but a good generation behind the latest product offering.


User currently offlinehooNS90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3001 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10757 times:
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Great trip report!

The pictures are very stunning and very professional as well.

The KE 744 you flew on was the last passenger 744 in the fleet without AVOD, and has since retired. This means that all KE long haul aircraft including all A330s, 777s and 747s are now equipped with AVOD.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10534 times:
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Hi SR117,

Great shots of downtown Seoul, looks worth a visit, another place I need to go!

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
REP is pretty nice airside, it's not a huge airport but there's a few shops and the architecture is interesting, oh and there's free wifi too.

- Amazing that wifi is free, guess they have yet to tag on to the lets charge people for it's use like the US and Europe!

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Before boarding the KE station manager apologetically approached us, uh oh, trouble :S Turns out it wasn't that bad, he was just warning us that since the plane was catered in Seoul, they didn't have us considered in the meal count. He was incredibly apologetic about it and even offered us lounge passes for Seoul, what a nice guy…

- What a great chap, there is really no need given your walk-up status.

Having experienced KE Y myself across the pacific and within asia, I can attest to your comments, not a bad carrier at all.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineEconojetter From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10298 times:

Ricardo,
Thank you for another enjoyable and informative report.

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
The temples in Angkor are pretty impressive and well worth a visit.

They look gorgeous indeed in the photos. I should really make an effort to visit.

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Stepping on board, wow, now this is an airplane ! This -900 had the new signature interiors, everything looked factory fresh, the bins were huge and the IFE seemed top notch.

Is this one of the new -900ERs? Did you get the registration? I have read that they are quite comfortably configured as they are to be deployed on longer regional routes as well, even as far as CGK. From the a.net photos, it seems they might be operating without the extra exit behind the wing; which might make sense given the low seat count. Did you notice any exits between the overwing pair and the rear exit?

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Someone had too much shoju there aren't many places where you can go out at night on a Tuesday and see as many drunken businessmen as you do in Seoul, they sure know how to get their drink on

Funny and a little sad. I hope they don't do it too often. It can't be that good for the body.


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9413 times:
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Hi SR117,

Very nice TRs on your Cambodia trip. Have you non-reved the whole way ? I assume you're SkyTeam carrier employee then, aren't you ?

In fact I intend going to Cambodia shortly and I would like to re-visit Singapore on the way-out and discover Seoul on the way back.

Isn't PNH worth stopping ? How long would you recommend to have a fair view of the REP area temples ?

Finally, is KE a convenient carrier to non-rev ? I'm working for a Star carrier, so I don't really know how easy they are to stand-by. At least the KE REP station manager seem to be gentle...  

Thanks for the info,  


FB.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9508 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9144 times:

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 6):
Is this one of the new -900ERs? Did you get the registration? I have read that they are quite comfortably configured as they are to be deployed on longer regional routes as well, even as far as CGK. From the a.net photos, it seems they might be operating without the extra exit behind the wing; which might make sense given the low seat count. Did you notice any exits between the overwing pair and the rear exit?

The new Korean 739ERs with the sky interior have the mid cabin exit door plugged. With only 159 seats the exit is not needed. I would assume these are used on their longer flights as they are equipped with 50'' pitch business class and humongous galleys. I think they have the biggest galleys of any 737. Their 739s have 188 seats and much smaller galleys.



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9030 times:

Beautiful trip report. I'm half-Cambodian.. my mom will love this trip report. Thanks for sharing your experience!


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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8805 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
Hi SR117,

Great shots of downtown Seoul, looks worth a visit, another place I need to go!

Hey again Mark. You certainly should. Korea is an underrated vacation spot I think. Service standards and tourist infrastructure are excellent while prices are very affordable. Food is also very good.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
- What a great chap, there is really no need given your walk-up status.

Hey hey, don't you go reminding him that he can nasty to walk-ups if he chooses to  
Quoting Econojetter (Reply 6):
Is this one of the new -900ERs? Did you get the registration? I have read that they are quite comfortably configured as they are to be deployed on longer regional routes as well, even as far as CGK. From the a.net photos, it seems they might be operating without the extra exit behind the wing; which might make sense given the low seat count. Did you notice any exits between the overwing pair and the rear exit?

Hey Econojetter ! Thanks for the kind comments. Actually, looking at a closeup pic, it looks like HL8223, which should have been a newly delivered -900ER, by the looks of the cabin, I can certainly believe that, it was spotless !!

No exits were seen between the overwing exits and the rear exit.. makes sense given the low density config.

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 6):
Funny and a little sad. I hope they don't do it too often. It can't be that good for the body.

Indeed we humans tend to do lots of unhealthy things to our bodies, at the very least, it can't feel very good going back to work after such a night of heavy drinking.

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 7):
Very nice TRs on your Cambodia trip. Have you non-reved the whole way ? I assume you're SkyTeam carrier employee then, aren't you ?

In fact I intend going to Cambodia shortly and I would like to re-visit Singapore on the way-out and discover Seoul on the way back.

Isn't PNH worth stopping ? How long would you recommend to have a fair view of the REP area temples ?

Finally, is KE a convenient carrier to non-rev ? I'm working for a Star carrier, so I don't really know how easy they are to stand-by. At least the KE REP station manager seem to be gentle...

Thanks for the info,

Hey Mr FB !

I did in fact do the entire trip on a space available basis ; ) I am not sure as to what agreements your airline might have, but perhaps Asiana from ICN would be your best bet. I used to nonrev with them a lot when I was flying with United and they were always very kind to me. In fact, all Asian airlines have always been very accommodating. They always give you a seat you as soon as you check in, as long as there's seats available of course, but as a rule of thumb, as long as you do your homework avoiding full flights, you should be ok. My experience with KE pretty much mirrors what I've experienced with OZ, as in, a very good experience  

I didn't see much of PNH so I can't say much either way, but if I had time I wouldn't mind staying there for a day. If you are interested in another Cambodian city, perhaps Sihanoukville might interest you, I've heard very good things about it, although getting there might be somewhat of a treck.

I only had a full day at Angkor but managed to hit the "must see" spots. Of course, if you have a few days more you can see things at a more leisurely pace, and if you have time and a good guide, you can probably get to see ruins and temples that are off the beaten path. Given the price and level of lodging in the area, I wouldn't hesitate in staying a few days to relax in the area.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 8):
I would assume these are used on their longer flights as they are equipped with 50'' pitch business class and humongous galleys. I think they have the biggest galleys of any 737

Makes sense.. especially if they have to be double catered for long flights out of Seoul to Southeast Asia.

Quoting ghifty (Reply 9):
Beautiful trip report. I'm half-Cambodian.. my mom will love this trip report. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Thanks a lot, Cambodia is a beautiful place ! Enjoyed my stay there a lot. Hope I can go back soon.


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8612 times:

Hi

Great report you have got there. Thanks for sharing it with us. Nice to see the sky interior on your 737 and even PTV's.
744 looks ok.
Thanks for the pics, they just look stunning

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8300 times:

Lovey photos of REP - I really want to go back now!

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
No less than 3 planes bound for Seoul.

Interesting - were the ruins full of Koreans?

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
since the plane was catered in Seoul, they didn't have us considered in the meal count.

Strange they don't add 1 or 2 meals for contingency planes. Still, good that you got a meal in the end

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Now this is one pimped out 737.

Very nice

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
I know what I've said about omelets before, and I still think they're boring, but porridge and seafood just aren't my thing.

I completely agree.Omlettes are at the bottom of my list, unless congee is also being served!

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Someone had too much shoju there aren't many places where you can go out at night on a Tuesday and see as many drunken businessmen as you do in Seoul, they sure know how to get their drink on

At least he still had one shoe on!

Quoting SR117 (Thread starter):
Rearmost economy class cabin.

Looks very empty



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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7775 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
Interesting - were the ruins full of Koreans?

Hey Gabriel, they were ! Curiously enough I found this note the other day: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/wo...mix-in-cambodia.html?_r=1&src=recg Small testament to the popularity of Cambodia amongst Koreans.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):

I completely agree.Omlettes are at the bottom of my list, unless congee is also being served!

Yeah the congee can be very iffy, I can handle it as long as it doesn't have strange fishy stuff, but when in doubt, just go for the omelette, at least it will be probably be edible.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
Looks very empty

Hehe, I was quick and managed the shot before everyone else boarded. Flight ended up being about 80% full, lots of traffic between Seoul and Tokyo.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 11):
Great report you have got there. Thanks for sharing it with us. Nice to see the sky interior on your 737 and even PTV's.
744 looks ok.

Thanks a lot Marc, yeah, with that new interior you can hardly believe the 737 has evolved so much from its initial design. I wonder if we'll be oooing and aaaing over the pimped out 777-900XZ in 20 years ?


User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7670 times:

Hi Ricardo.

Fascinating report and amazing pictures. I really enjoyed the pictures from downtown Seoul as I'm heading there later this year. Looks excellent and great for photography.

I was also impressed with the KE 739 interior. That looks quite smart and the service looks good.

Always good to snag a 747 on some of these shorter routes. Never mind the slightly dated cabin.

Thanks very much for your post and again, really great pictures.
Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlinejulio777 From Indonesia, joined Jan 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7257 times:

Hello Ricardo

Great report, i am very impresed with the Korean Air 737'S interior, i think it is one the best i've seen, looks like Korean air will be able to catch asiana as one of few 5 stars airline in the world, sooner than i though.

Thanks for your report again, it makes me wanna try KE for flight to US

Cheers


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