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Seoul To Jeju Prestige Class KE  
User currently offlineSWAOPSusafATC From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

Well after being stationed in Korea for a year I decided to take a trip down to Jeju island. Myself and 5 other USAF Air Traffic Controllers went for a 3 day weekend.

The flights were short but very comfortable in an A300 and a A333. Since we sprung the extra 22 bucks each way for prestige class we were able to go to the KAL Lounge. The Lounge was very nice and offered beverages and snack items as well as 3 computers with internet access. For those with laptops wireless internet was available.

After abotu 45 minutes in the lounge it was time to board. I was suprised that they had a Prestige line but took Economy and Prestige PAX at the same time. After boarding we pushed back and headed for 33L at Gimpo. The cabin was very warm with no Gasper fans for personnel cooling. The flight was smooth with only a few bumps on climbout. Mostly cloudy the whole way to Jeju but this was not dissapointing since we had some nice thuderheads to look at.

We arrived in Jeju on time and deplaned via air stairs then a bus to the terminal.

We decided to head to the airport early the day we came back so we could enjoy the lounge again and get some pictures of thet airport.

The lounge was awesome because of the view of the airfield. While enjoying the vierw the hostess came and asked me to follow her. I was confused but assumed they were trying to get us on a earlier flight. She was trying to explain what was going on in broken english but I didn't understand. I was escorted through a secure door which led to the bag screening room. She pointed to a bag and asked me to find lighters. The bag was not mine but was someones that I was travelling with. I told her it was not my bag but would help her out. I found 1 and she said there was one more. I asked if she had an idea where it was, she did not. She rescanned the bag and showed me the area it was in. I found it and she said only 1 lighter allowed. I apologized for my travel buddy. They had me sign a form that said why the bag was held and I was allowed to leave. I later informed my friend of the rules and thanked him for the fun time with security...

The flight was getting ready to board so we lined up at the prestige line again. I noticed the flight next door was one that we control daily (AAR8236). Pretty cool seeing PAX boarding a flight you keep safe on a daily basis. This time they took prestige class first then economy. The A330-300 was nice. Newer seats then the A300 and had LCD screens with Airshow.

The landing was nice and we arrived 15 minutes early. The whole experience was good. I was a little dissapointed they had only water coffee and juice for us on the flight. I was hoping for wine or beer...maybe a jack and coke. I understand though, it was only 50 minutes.

Bus to the airport


KAL Lounge Gimpo


KAL Lounge GMP (not such a nice view)


A300 from GMP to CJU


Prestige Class A300


Inflight


Landing CJU


Landing CJU


Arriving at Jeju


Deplaning via airstairs.


On the sea wall


View from the KAL Lounge CJU (much better)


Our aircraft taxiing into the gate.


KAL B738 Landing roll


Hansung Airlines ATR72
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/justindpilot/S8000156.jpg

Checkin area CJU


A333 inbound


Prestige Class A333 (sorry for the blury F/A)


LCD Screen


Taxi out


Back to work


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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5559 times:
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Thanks for a great and different report.. Nice to see something else than the regular routes and airlines on here Smile

Flew domestic business in Thailand a month ago an d must say that the seats on their (TG) A300 and KE A300 looks just the same, only difference being the colour of the seats Smile Did they have any meal/drink service onboard? And did they serve alcohol onboard/in the lounge? TG did not serve alcohol onboard or in the lounge, which I (being Norwegian) found rather strange:D

Stein



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User currently offlineSWAOPSusafATC From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5551 times:

Only non alcoholic drinks in the lounge. The flight had water orange juice coffee or water.

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5402 times:
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Great report! Nice pics of Korean Air. I'm glad Korean Air still utilize their A300-600's on routes, it is such a nice aircraft. Wow, $22 to upgrade to Prestige Class? That sounds like a good deal!

User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

you know what.. out of all the pictures...

i have to admit the last one was the best

glad to know you enjoyed your trip to jeju..

but....

I LOVE THE LAST PIC.. shows a nice example of ATC in action.. very very rare photo.. if you get a good long exposure shot im sure A.net will accept it =)

great report thoguh

tim



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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Nice report bro! I'll be waiting for you report back to the states from ICN....The aero club will miss ya!


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

It's not often that we get to read a Korean domestic report here on a.net, a nice change, I enjoyed reading. Also some nice photos.

Quoting SWAOPSusafATC (Thread starter):
(sorry for the blury F/A)

Don't apologize, I doubt the F/A would have liked to have her picture here on the net. At least in Japan I noticed that people don't really like it to be on photos of a stranger (even less than they do in Europe), it is considered impolite, and I respect that, that's why I didn't take any full cabin shots during my flights. Just take a look at the photo of you sitting in the A300 - the man sitting behind you doesn't look to be too happy about being on your photo either, I suppose.

Thanks again for this report, Alex.


User currently offlineSWAOPSusafATC From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Actually that wasn't me, it was a friend of mine. I did notice the look on his face though. Many other times I have taken pics Koreans seemed to jump in and throw out the peace sign  Wink

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Nice report...are you all stationed at OSN?


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

I love seeing KE's F/A's coming into ORD! They carry themselves with such class and those uniforms are GREAT!

I would like to go there....one day lol


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