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Korean Air 777-300 Bangkok BKK - Seoul ICN In Y  
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15857 times:

B A C K G R O U N D

I first flew on a Korean Air 777 in May 1997 when they were less than two months old. I flew SEL-PUS on a 777-200/ER with my good friend Rich who lived in Seoul at the time. It was my first 777 flight in my attempt to fly on different carriers 777s (although I had already been on United Airlines) and it was a very short flight. I did not make a trip report at that time so when I was in Bangkok and thinking of a way back home, I wanted to try a KE 777 again and this time write a report.


T H E F L I G H T

Date : 19 April 2013
Route : Bangkok BKK – Seoul ICN
Distance : 2277miles
Flight : KE 954
Flight Time : 4:41h
Dep. Time : 23:51
Aircraft : Boeing 777-3B5
Registration : HL7534
Dep. Gate : E 1
Seat : 29A
Inflight Entertainment : Moving map, video games, telephone

214th flight on a Boeing 777; 2nd on a Boeing 777-300.
Flown on 122 Boeing 777 aircraft (frames).

I arrived about 20 minutes late to Bangkok from Kuala Lumpur on Thai Airways and my connection was now closer than what I had planned for. To make things worse, we had to wait for a bus to get to the terminal. I soon realized that the KE 773 was a little late in arriving as well so that made me more at ease and sure that I would make this flight.

I went to a transfer desk and was then sent to the gate for the seat assignment. They gave me an aisle and I quickly had that changed to a window.

Boarding started about 15 minutes later and it was very quick since there were not many people on this flight. I was one of first to board to try to take pictures of the cabin when it’s not so full.

I like the colors of the cabin as they are soothing and warm to me. The colors match the livery and even the flight attendant’s uniform. There was a blanket and pillow at every seat. There were no amenity kits but a package with slippers, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190021.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190013.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190014.jpg

Legroom was good and the seat was comfortable. There was a USB port which comes in handy to charge phones and other devices. Nice also that the jack for the head set was the single prong which is what I prefer. A bit surprising was that the duty free catalogue was twice the size of the regular magazine.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190018.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190016.jpg

The flight attendants were very friendly and went around the cabin to make sure people were comfortable. The load on this flight was only about 60 %. Even though boarding started very late, we only left the gate about six minutes late.

There was a man in the aisle but when the door closed, there was no one in the section behind us so he moved back there so that we each could a section of three seats to ourselves.

A short taxi and then a nice powerful take off followed. Once we reached altitude, flight attendants came offered a drink service and I had orange juice and honey roasted peanuts.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190026.jpg

I also started to explore the in flight entertainment system. It had a very nice map feature and a new feature I haven’t seen before; relative location indicator. You can put in one or two points and it will show where you are in relation to those points. This is similar to the indicator pointing out the direction to Mecca on other carriers but here you can choose the point yourself.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190020.jpg

I was tired and decided to sleep. I slept about three hours before I woke up and shortly thereafter the breakfast service started. This was about 1h 40 minutes before arrival. I had omelette with sausage and orange juice to drink. It was very tasted very good and the portion was good size. Korean Air uses metal cutlery and also provides a tooth pick.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190030.jpg

It’s interesting to note that the routing changed; first the maps showed a route over China but in the end we flew to the east of Hong Kong and then onwards to Seoul. The highest altitude we got to was 37 000 feet.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190024.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190031.jpg

Just before we landed they announced connecting gate info for passengers. A lot of people were continuing to the USA or Canada.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/KE%20773/P4190035.jpg

C O N C L U S I O N

A great flight with Korean Air! Very service minded flight attendants, good legroom and the food was good. In flight entertainment was great too and extra plus for the large and comfortable blanket that was provided.

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E P I L O G U E

I was supposed to connect to Asiana Airlines to Osaka-Kansai but they said they were full. They were not very helpful and would not accept my ticket to Tokyo-Narita. My plan was to fly from Osaka-Itami to Tokyo-Haneda on Japan Airlines before spending the night at Narita. So I missed two more 777s and ended up going ICNNRT on United and then spent the night there. I had a nice day of spotting at Narita before flying home to LAX on United Airlines.

It was too bad I didn’t get to go on Asiana Airlines since I had planned to write a trip report about them and Japan Airlines as well.

Comments are welcome !

The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15460 times:

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I first flew on a Korean Air 777 in May 1997
I did not make a trip report at that time

Well that would have been difficult. Airliners.net started in 1998.  
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Inflight Entertainment : , telephone
The highest altitude we got to was 37 000 feet.

At 37,000 feet, who you gonna call?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 15036 times:

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were no amenity kits but a package with slippers, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

That package with slippers, toothbrush/paste in a blue zip log bag is actually the amenity kit. I mean if so what more do you want when travelling in Y ?

Most airlines don't even have any of these available for short haul.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13694 times:

Hi !

Thanks for the comments !

@Superfly

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Well that would have been difficult. Airliners.net started in 1998.  

True! Although it's possible to post a report from a flight in the past. I've done so a long time ago but without pictures.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
At 37,000 feet, who you gonna call?

Well, most people do not call, but business people may make an occasional call.

@ORDnHKG

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 2):
That package with slippers, toothbrush/paste in a blue zip log bag is actually the amenity kit. I mean if so what more do you want when travelling in Y ?

Good point! I was thinking more of a traditional amenity kit with eye-shades, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste. I do prefer the slippers over the socks and I never use eye-shades so very good for me.

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 2):
Most airlines don't even have any of these available for short haul.

I wouldn't exactly call this short haul; the distance and flight time is almost exactly the same as LAX-IAD. Medium haul perhaps ?

But you are correct that most airlines don't offer this even for flights of similar length. Very nice of Korean Air to provide an amenity kit on this flight.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 1030 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13556 times:

Another nice 777 report, I enjoyed reading it. Looks like KE has a very decent products on those longer intra-Asia routes. Shame you missed the Asiana and Japan Airlines 777's though!

User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 13033 times:

Hi 777man  

Great read about KE's 777-300. I first thought, just your 2nd time on one of these, but it's a -300 non ER. Now, that's a type also missing in my books. Nice catch!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were no amenity kits but a package with slippers, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

I love it. Some Asian carriers still provide them, a cultural bit of thing it seems. Used to be standard on JL as well but gone in YCL to save money. Even socks are hard to find nowadays.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There was a USB port which comes in handy to charge phones and other devices.

So they actually charged? I notice quite a few carriers that block charging from these USB or powerports.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
A bit surprising was that the duty free catalogue was twice the size of the regular magazine.

Morning Calm only costs them money, but their shopping magazine should bring in some money  
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
It’s interesting to note that the routing changed; first the maps showed a route over China but in the end we flew to the east of Hong Kong and then onwards to Seoul.

Great circle type of route before start, it's just standard on that system it seems. Actual flight route is probably over water to avoid traffic (ATC restrictions) or avoiding weather systems which might excist over land.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I was supposed to connect to Asiana Airlines to Osaka-Kansai but they said they were full. They were not very helpful and would not accept my ticket to Tokyo-Narita.

Oh, I'm booked on OZ in C-class for December, said to be a 767-300 but I think it becomes A330-300 though. Hopefully friendly people during my travel.

Regards
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlinerockyracoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12841 times:

I really have enjoyed my flights on KE too. The leg room on their 773s is awesome. I want to try OZ and compare!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
It’s interesting to note that the routing changed; first the maps showed a route over China but in the end we flew to the east of Hong Kong and then onwards to Seoul. The highest altitude we got to was 37 000 feet.

I flew the ICN-BKK-ICN route last winter on KE. The flights flew over Taiwan both ways.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12210 times:

Hi, L.,

another good read from you´re hand. Sure interesting to see what KE offers these days.
Nice pictures also to surround the story, well done.
Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6937 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12046 times:

Hi Lars,

great report about your KE 773 mission! I wouldn't mind to try KE in Y.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There were no amenity kits but a package with slippers, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

That's quite impressive for such a short flight.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
This was about 1h 40 minutes before arrival. I had omelette with sausage and orange juice to drink. It was very tasted very good and the portion was good size. Korean Air uses metal cutlery and also provides a tooth pick.

That looks good - as you remember, I wasn't satisfied with KE's J Class catering last year.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11891 times:

Great report from a great trip reporter.

I have flown on that thing maybe 10 times, old F, C, Y and new C. The Y looks so different from 2004 when it was always HL7533 or 34 to BKK/MNL/NRT/PEK. Those were the days, 4x C class award done with DL, it cost just 30k and some $40 in taxes BKK-ICN-PEK return. A bit more in taxes to NRT. But of course back in those days you were also more or less guaranteed a widebody even on ICN-NRT not a boring A320.

KE is excellent but that meal service from SE Asia sucks - OZ serves a full meal first and wakes you up 1.5h later than KE, often in C only during final approach. Makes a big difference from MNL for example when the flight is too short for sleep anyway. KE from Jakarta also has drink and peanuts only and the very same breakfast which is less than what some called bad airlines serve you on a flight of similar length.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
I'm booked on OZ in C-class for December, said to be a 767-300 but I think it becomes A330-300 though. Hopefully friendly people during my travel.

I know Eric will soon enjoy OZ's meals very much - first class style in business all the way... I like the 763 better than A330 with the single seats in J.

Regards,

Lari



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11836 times:

Hi !

Nice with more comments!

@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 4):
Another nice 777 report, I enjoyed reading it. Looks like KE has a very decent products on those longer intra-Asia routes.

Thanks1 Yes, I was pleasantly surprised especially the flight attendants were very nice. It makes a big difference too that the flight was not very full.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 4):
Shame you missed the Asiana and Japan Airlines 777's though!

Yes, that's too bad. I had really been looking forward to try OZ again. I'll try them again some time and will probably try JL in September.

@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
I first thought, just your 2nd time on one of these, but it's a -300 non ER. Now, that's a type also missing in my books. Nice catch!

I flew a -300 on CX in 1999 but not so many -300s around. There are a lot in Japan so you could easily catch one there.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Some Asian carriers still provide them, a cultural bit of thing it seems. Used to be standard on JL as well but gone in YCL to save money. Even socks are hard to find nowadays.

I prefer the slippers. Nice touch to hand these out. I even brought my slippers from the UA flight home.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
So they actually charged? I notice quite a few carriers that block charging from these USB or powerports.

Really ? I haven't yet had any problem charging my phone or computer with the USB outlet.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Morning Calm only costs them money, but their shopping magazine should bring in some money

True!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Great circle type of route before start, it's just standard on that system it seems. Actual flight route is probably over water to avoid traffic (ATC restrictions) or avoiding weather systems which might excist over land.

Yes, it seems very common to avoid Chinese airspace when going on a intra-Asia flight.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Hopefully friendly people during my travel.

They were not very friendly in LAX when I tried them a few years ago either and also did not get on again.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):
Oh, I'm booked on OZ in C-class for December, said to be a 767-300 but I think it becomes A330-300 though.

That should be nice!

@rockyraccoon:

Quoting rockyracoon (Reply 6):
The leg room on their 773s is awesome. I want to try OZ and compare!

Yes, the legroom was very good. I will try OZ again some time.

@Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
another good read from you´re hand. Sure interesting to see what KE offers these days.
Nice pictures also to surround the story, well done.

Thanks !

@PlaneHunter:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
That's quite impressive for such a short flight.

Yes, I was positively surprised.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
That looks good - as you remember, I wasn't satisfied with KE's J Class catering last year.

I remember you saying that and also remember other people having issues with the crew but the crew was very very nice and attentive on this flight. They also spoke very good English. The meal was perfectly timed for me.

@Lari:

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 9):
Great report from a great trip reporter.

Thanks and that's coming from a true legend!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 9):
KE is excellent but that meal service from SE Asia sucks - OZ serves a full meal first and wakes you up 1.5h later than KE, often in C only during final approach. Makes a big difference from MNL for example when the flight is too short for sleep anyway. KE from Jakarta also has drink and peanuts only and the very same breakfast which is less than what some called bad airlines serve you on a flight of similar length.

Flight from MNL are shorter and the wake up was a bit too early on this flight. As for the meals, I had a similar service and quantity on NH when I flew LAX-HND a few years ago........

Thanks again for the comments!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11807 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
I had a similar service and quantity on NH when I flew LAX-HND a few years ago........

Sad to see the Japanese cutting service also. Who knows maybe OZ also changed the service... It was salmon, salad, great steak, fruit, cheese, dessert on OZ redeyes MNL/HKG-ICN as late as last year.



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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2301 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 11679 times:

Hi L,

Great report on KE. Many things are very familiar to me...  

Just the 2nd flight on a -300, I see. Yes, I suppose they're not the most common type around... I've never gotten to log either the -300 or the -300ER. But, I may have the chance for the latter soon, perhaps on DOH-DXB... We'll see!

Anyway, thanks for your report, and a shame your further 777 plans fell through on this occasion!

All the best, and thanks again,
Alex


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1788 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11553 times:

Hello Lars,

Thank you for this interesting report. Apparently you had a pretty good journey with KE, the seats and cabin look quite nice and the brekkie extensive and tasty. I’m always confused with the flight times in Asia, but this was a more lenghty one with 4h40 flight time. That’s better to enjoy the service and have some rest.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
It had a very nice map feature and a new feature I haven’t seen before; relative location indicator. You can put in one or two points and it will show where you are in relation to those points. This is similar to the indicator pointing out the direction to Mecca on other carriers but here you can choose the point yourself.

Seems like a cool feature indeed.

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11467 times:

Hi Lars

Great review, thanks for sharing! I'm quite impressed by the large amount of legroom.
Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11360 times:

Hi !

Thanks for more comments!

@Lufthansa747

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 11):
Sad to see the Japanese cutting service also.

I think it was because it was a night flight.

Here's the report:

NH 772 LAX-HND With Pictures 28Nov10 (by The777Man Dec 29 2010 in Trip Reports)

@Alex

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 12):
Just the 2nd flight on a -300, I see. Yes, I suppose they're not the most common type around... I've never gotten to log either the -300 or the -300ER. But, I may have the chance for the latter soon, perhaps on DOH-DXB... We'll see!

You should have a great flight DOH-DXB on a 777! It's a very short flight and usually a great take off experience.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 12):
Anyway, thanks for your report, and a shame your further 777 plans fell through on this occasion!

Yes, that was too bad. I was very much looking forward to both Asiana and Japan Airlines. But I had a great time spotting at NRT and flew First back on United so it that made up for it a bit.

@Nils

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Thank you for this interesting report. Apparently you had a pretty good journey with KE, the seats and cabin look quite nice and the brekkie extensive and tasty. I’m always confused with the flight times in Asia, but this was a more lenghty one with 4h40 flight time. That’s better to enjoy the service and have some rest.

A lot of flights north to south vv are quite long. NRT-SIN is almost as far as BRU-JFK......

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Seems like a cool feature indeed.

Yes, very different. I haven't seen that before.

@Marc

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):
Great review, thanks for sharing! I'm quite impressed by the large amount of legroom.

Yes, legroom was very good. Even better was to have the two seats next to me empty.... 

Thanks again for the comments !

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1177 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11341 times:
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Hi there 777Man!

Another great 777 report you made here, really enjoyed it!
KE looks very nice, good to hear the food and crew were good and you were able to get some sleep!
Shame on missing out on those other 2 777 flights, would have been nice to read a report on both  

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11325 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
True! Although it's possible to post a report from a flight in the past. I've done so a long time ago but without pictures.

I know. I was just giving you a hard time.  
The thought of doing a retro-active trip report from the past has crossed my mind. I do have the photos at my mother's house. I need to take time to scan them in when I visit.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Well, most people do not call, but business people may make an occasional call.

I was hoping you would say Ghostbusters.   
Maybe I'm just showing my age...



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11312 times:
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Hi Lars,

Nice report and pictures, thanks for taking the time to post.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
2nd on a Boeing 777-300.

- Only one ahead of me  

I've flown 2 sectors on KE, A380 LAX-ICN and ICN-HKG, have to say they were pretty good and would be happy to fly them again, just a shame they are in ST, not much use to me.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11077 times:

Hey great report  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
True! Although it's possible to post a report from a flight in the past. I've done so a long time ago but without pictures.

Yes I wish I had taken pics from flights prior to then. Would make some great TRs.

KE looks pretty decent.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10898 times:

Hi !

Thanks for more comments!

@Brendan

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 16):
Another great 777 report you made here, really enjoyed it!
KE looks very nice, good to hear the food and crew were good and you were able to get some sleep!
Shame on missing out on those other 2 777 flights, would have been nice to read a report on both  

That was really too bad. It seems to me that OZ wasn't making an effort to see if there was one missing seat. But I'll try them again.

@Superfly

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
I know. I was just giving you a hard time.  
The thought of doing a retro-active trip report from the past has crossed my mind. I do have the photos at my mother's house. I need to take time to scan them in when I visit.

I know you were giving me a hard time. It would be a lot of fun to read some reports from that time. You really should take time to scan some pictures and post a retro report!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
I was hoping you would say Ghostbusters.   
Maybe I'm just showing my age...

I'm probably about the same age.....I still prefer calling people rather then texting. Although Ghostbusters didn't come to my mind when writing a report about KE.

@Mark

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 18):
- Only one ahead of me  

 
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 18):
I've flown 2 sectors on KE, A380 LAX-ICN and ICN-HKG, have to say they were pretty good and would be happy to fly them again, just a shame they are in ST, not much use to me.

I've read some negative reports about them recently (PlaneHunter, Abrelosojos) so I was very pleasantly surprised.

@Philip

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Yes I wish I had taken pics from flights prior to then. Would make some great TRs.

I had some interesting flights from the early days of 777 flying so too bad I didn't take pictures then. I did write some bad reports back when I joined. Those were written before I had a computer and were written when I had WebTV and they are not very good and of course no pictures. You can still find them if you search really well.....

It would be very interesting to see someone posting a retro trip report from the 1970s or 1980s for example.....

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10752 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):
It would be a lot of fun to read some reports from that time. You really should take time to scan some pictures and post a retro report!

I have a few great reports in mind on DC-8s and 707s.
Some of those old photos are on E6 slides and takes like 8 minutes per slide to scan in. I refuse to do it the lazy way by talking a photo with a smartphone camera. I hate when people do this with nice old photos.
Our family has like 15+ large photo albums dating back to the 1950s. It takes a long time going through each album but I'll spend a day or two doing that when I visit her again.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):
I still prefer calling people rather then texting.

Same here.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):
Although Ghostbusters didn't come to my mind when writing a report about KE.

That's what I get for posting while drinking.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week ago) and read 10516 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
I have a few great reports in mind on DC-8s and 707s.

I would LOVE to read a report on those. If you have the time to scan the photos, that would be a great read!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 799 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10468 times:

Hey 777Man !

Thanks a lot for posting this, I'm amazed at the amount of 777 flying you managed to squeeze in.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I wanted to try a KE 777 again and this time write a report.

SEL-PUS sounds like a very short flight for a 777, must have been fun.

What plane does OZ fly on the BKK-ICN route? An A330?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I went to a transfer desk and was then sent to the gate for the seat assignment. They gave me an aisle and I quickly had that changed to a window.

Ahh yes, I know the feeling too well. Always feel sorta bad asking the agent to change the seat for me. But I really -really- need to have a window, even if I am on standby, hehe.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Legroom was good and the seat was comfortable. There was a USB port which comes in handy to charge phones and other devices.

That does look comfy, see, that's the kind of 3-3-3 config that's more to my liking, unlike some other airplane flying around lately...

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I was tired and decided to sleep. I slept about three hours before I woke up and shortly thereafter the breakfast service started.

Breakfast looks good, was there another option? . Although, I do prefer the OZ style of serving a nice dinner after takeoff. Plus, dinner can be more interesting. I've done HKG-ICN redeyes on OZ twice and they served a great dinner after takeoff.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I was supposed to connect to Asiana Airlines to Osaka-Kansai but they said they were full. They were not very helpful and would not accept my ticket to Tokyo-Narita. My plan was to fly from Osaka-Itami to Tokyo-Haneda on Japan Airlines before spending the night at Narita.

Ah that stinks, OZ at ICN was pretty helpful when I transferred there, and one of the times I did HKG-ICN they did accept my ticket even though it was issued on CX, so they aren't always that inflexible. A lot of times they are picky with the route though. Too bad you missed out on the domestic JAL 777, they're a fun ride.

Thanks again for the whole series!

Cheers
Ricardo


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6670 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9901 times:

Hi Ricardo!

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
I'm amazed at the amount of 777 flying you managed to squeeze in.

I have been focusing on the 777 a lot but I do enjoy it as well. More 777 flights coming up in September.... 
Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
SEL-PUS sounds like a very short flight for a 777, must have been fun.

Yes, very short; : 33 mins there and 46 mins on the way back. They still managed a drink service although they were still serving on final approach......

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
But I really -really- need to have a window, even if I am on standby, hehe.

Me too....

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
That does look comfy, see, that's the kind of 3-3-3 config that's more to my liking, unlike some other airplane flying around lately...

It makes a huge difference if the flight is that open.

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
Breakfast looks good, was there another option?

I think so. I don't remember. Probably a Korean option.

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
Although, I do prefer the OZ style of serving a nice dinner after takeoff. Plus, dinner can be more interesting. I've done HKG-ICN redeyes on OZ twice and they served a great dinner after takeoff.

I think the service is different on a red-eye flight like this. HKG-ICN is a lot shorter. I flew SEL (GMP) -PUS in 1997 and that was about 3h.

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
OZ at ICN was pretty helpful when I transferred there, and one of the times I did HKG-ICN they did accept my ticket even though it was issued on CX, so they aren't always that inflexible. A lot of times they are picky with the route though. Too bad you missed out on the domestic JAL 777, they're a fun ride.

Good to hear that OZ was actually helpful.....I have yet to experience that.....I've done JL 777 domestic in September 1997 so know what you mean. I hope to try JL again soon.

Quoting SR117 (Reply 23):
Thanks again for the whole series!

You're welcome! Glad you like the reports and thanks for taking time to reply!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
25 Post contains images ronerone : Hi Lars, Excellent 777 update as always I can't wait until you show us what Ethiopian's 77Ws will look like (when they receive them!) KE's product in
26 Post contains images The777Man : Hi Roni! I have no plans to fly on that but who knows, that may happen. Next for is Garuda Indonesia in early fall. Yes, I was very impressed especial
27 Post contains images akhmad : Hello Lars, Fantastic report of KE! I had very nice experience as well with the airline flying AMS-MAD 5th freedom leg in 2009. The inauguration of Th
28 eastafspot : Another good report from the expert! KE seems to have a solid product in Economy that i would not mind to try one day. Too bad you could not compare i
29 The777Man : Hi Suryo! This was way before I even had thought of that name but I guess you can call it that! Yes, I'm not so sure I would have made it otherwise. J
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