Hey guys, I was wandering through the depths of Wikipedia and found the SeaTac airport page and it said NW has a flight to ICN. Then I fact-checked on NWA.Com and it confirmed that NW 7/8 are direct flights to ICN. When did this flight start and for how long has it been anounced? Also, what a/c are being used and has this been discussed before? Sorry if it has.
Thanks for any help.
If this doesn't turn out to be any sort of elaborate hoax or I just wasn't quite thurough enough then here's my opinion on the flight to get the thread started.
Without knowing any major specifics, I would say that we need more Japan capacity here in SEA than we do Korea capacity. What with Asiana (Code?) and KE flying the same route with add-ons (I want to say daily but I dont think that's right) that seems to me like overkill for Seoul. We have a large Korean population but I always assumed traffic to Japan was larger and that we would see KIX or NGO flights before another flight to ICN.
Criticisms: I'm just kind of stunned that NW chose to operate this flight. I wish they hadn't to be honest because I'd like to see someone like UA add more asia capacity from SEA as opposed to NW, who may not be around a month from now (no offense, but fingers crossed). Why is NW competing with alliance partner KE??
Good stuff to say: I'm glad to see SEA being used as a transfer point to Asia and hopefully we'll see this become more prevelant. This is also going to positively benefit AS more than NW because I would think most people would be connecting to an AS flight than they would be going to MEM, MSP, or DTW (just a hunch.)
Any info or opinions would be greatly appreciated.