thaiaggie
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DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:21 pm

I'm thinking about going to Thailand at the end of next month. I found two cheapest price from DL (operated by KE) and NW. I don't have any experience with neither of them. I guess I can collect delta skymiles with both airlines (right?). Does any of you guys have advice? Thanks
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747buff
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:18 am

I would go with KE, simply because of the shorter travel time. On NW you would have to go thru MSP or DTW and then NRT, where as on KE you would only go thru ICN. Just my two cents.
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aa61hvy
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:31 am

Do the 777 KE flight DFW-ICN-BKK
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SCRAMJET
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:00 am

More miles DFW-MSP-NRT-BKK.

[Edited 2004-04-25 20:02:04]
 
nwa man
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:02 am

KE if time is an issue, NW if it's not (as has been mentioned, you can pick up a few more miles with NW's routing, something you might want to do as just a few more flights could possibly qualify you for Elite status).

And yes, you can collect SkyMiles with NW or KE on this route.


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thaiaggie
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:07 am

Thanks guys. I think I'll go with KE then since I only have a week. I havn't been home for almost 3 years. Anyways, does KE has IFE? and what is the seat config on 777 if anyone knows.
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jr
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:27 am

I have done KE on that route a couple of years back when they had the 744. Service is good. Food is excellent. You'll enjoy your ride. I believe seating is 2-5-2 (at least that's what it was on a 773 on the BKK-SEL sector back then), and when I flew them there were no personal seat back entertainment sets aboard the 744, 773, or the A333. Not sure if the 772 is any different, or if things have changed since then. But who needs IFE anyway?  Wink/being sarcastic I am sure you'll enjoy it with or without it.

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AF022
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:17 am

recently flew KE - excellent service and ICN is a great airport.
 
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:20 am

I would go with NW you may not get PTV's or what. But you'll get alot more mileage, if that's what your looking for.
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bartond
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:23 am

I'd take KE all the way there...I've heard good things about them lately.
 
thaiaggie
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RE: DFW-BKK, NW Or KE?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:19 pm

Thanks guys. I decided to go with KE. Too bad the outbound flight I'll have to go through LAX. Good thing is that i'll be flying MD80(DL-DFW-LAX), 744(LAX-ICN), 773(ICN-BKK vv), and 772 (ICN-DFW). I wish ICN BKK were 330 since I have flown 773 before but not 330.
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