Was perusing KE's transpac skeds at their website and I noticed something interesting....it appears KE is uncoupling their DFW & ATL services in late May. Both cities will be served NONSTOP from ICN using 777-200s. I believe both services will be 3x weekly. If I'm not mistaken, ICN-ATL will become the longest sector in KE's system (and among the longer transpac sectors industrywide).
Until then, KE flies ICN-DFW-ATL & return, using a mix of 744s & 772s.
Not a huge deal, but it's encouraging in today's airline environment to see a carrier UPGRADE long haul services to the U.S. in general, and ATL in particular.
I'd bet that KE's imminent codeshare reunion with DL probably has something to do with the introduction of a stand-alone, nonstop ATL service.
Anybody have more related info?