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Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:07 am

I just had the chance to fly on Korean Air on December 26th and again on the 11th of January. On Dec. 26th, I flew from Chicago to Seoul-Incheon on KE 38 to visit my girlfriend. I have never flown on an Asian Airline before, but wow! The service was excellent. I am starting this thread for all of us A.netters to share our wonderful experiences on Korean Air (´ëÇÑ Ç×°ø in romantic letters: Taehan Hanggong if you want to see it, change the language coding to Korean so it shows up.) I am adding a picture of one of the meals offered on that flight, the second meal I wasnt able to photograh, because my battery died. I am also adding many pics while enroute and on the approach to Seoul-Incheon Airport. While waiting to board, I saw the crew for the flight come to the gate. They had 3 Captains, 3 FO's, 3 Flight Engineers, 4 Pursers, and about 30 flight attendants that all were drop dead gorgeous. I have never seen a crew that large for the 747-400. When I flew LH from JFK-FRA, there was only one Captain, one FO, and one Flight Engineer, 2 Pursers, and like only 20 or 25 flight attendants, but that flght was only for 7 hours and 30 minutes. The flight from Chicago to Seoul was 16 hours and 10 minutes.

Chicago-O'hare Check-In Counter on Dec. 26th at 8:30 AM waiting to Check-In in the International Terminal (Term. 5):



Waiting at Gate M7:





Taxiing to Runway 32 Left in seat 40A:




Sitting on the runway about to take off, showing 7,025 miles to Destination!!!! :




Bimbimbap being served about 2 hours into the flight and about 14 hours left to Korea:




Over Northern Canada about 4 hours and 30 minutes into the flight and about 11 hours and 30 minutes left to Korea as the sun is beginning to set as we fly further and further north :






Crossing the International Date line about 9 hours into the flight and still about 7 hours left still to Korea!!!





Entering Russian Airspace after about 10 hours of flying and about 6 hours left to Korea:




Getting closer to the Korean Peninsula as we pass directly over Harbin, Peoples Republic of China about 12 hours 30 minutes into the flight with about 3 hours and 30 minutes left in route. Right after that was taken, the changed course and flew towards Dalian and the direction of Beijing, in order to fly around North Korea. :



Just North of Dalian as they slowly start to turn a little bit southeast towards the Republic of Korea:



Over Dalian, People's Republic of China:



Turning over the very cloudy Yellow Sea as we keep making small corrections to avoid entering North Korean Airspace:



Entering the Republic of Korea's Airspace as we pass by an Island belonging to the Republic of Korea in the Yellow Sea about 15 hours and 30 minutes into the flight and about only 40 minutes from landing:



Inside the Aircraft before we were landing:



Turning for ILS approach to Runway 33 Right at only about only 5,000 feet or less and about 27 miles from the Airport:



RETURN FLIGHT

Waiting to Board KE 037 to Chicago at gate 14 in the Incheon Airport on January 11th Korean time at around 10:45 am. The bording time was at 11:30 am and Departure around 12:00 pm.:



My bording pass:



First meal about 2 hours into the flight and about 12 hours and 30 minutes left:



About a hour before we were served the second meal, we were given a small slice of Pizza, which was a good snack and it tasted really good!
Here is the second meal about 8 hours and 30 minutes into the flight and about 6 hours 30 mintues left. There was also a Soybean Paste soup that was served along with this, which was really good. :



We landed in Chicago at 9:15 am Central time or 12:15 am Korean time. In both directions, they constant served beverages. When you press the flight attendant call button, a flight attendant wound show up almost instantly and if it took long for them to get to you they would always be very apologetic. I highly recommend Korean Air for any and all of your travels to Asia, even though it sometimes might be higher than an American Airline to fly to Asia. After all, you get what you pay for. My ticket cost me $1,535 Rochester to Chicago on American then onto Korean Air whereas Northwest would have cost about $1,000 Minneapolis to Seoul with a connection in Japan. I highly recommend flying on Korean Air because going direct makes it much easier and its easier on you for Jet lag because you don't have as many stops or have to wait about 3 hours in Japan for a connection like on Northwest or United.

Korean Air (´ëÇÑ Ç×°ø in romantic letters: Taehan Hanggong if you want to see it, change the language coding to Korean so it shows up.) all the way.

I will be flying on Korean Air again on July 25th on KE 906 from Frankfurt to Seoul. I am doing a study abroad in Germany from March to beginning of July. Then on July 25th, I will then fly back to Korea again on Korean Air because this fall I will be studying at my girlfriend's University from the end of August to the beginning of January 2008. I will post a trip report for that flight as well. Please enjoy this trip report and feel free to send me an e-mail as to how you thought the quality of this report was, as this was my very first trip report that I have posted.

Happy Reading to all A.netters!!!!

[Edited 2007-01-16 18:09:50]
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:09 am

Good report and pictures! When I passed through ORD a few times last year, I always saw a Korean Air 747-400 there as well. Sounds like you had some nice flights.

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:09 am

great report mate,

Where did you live in Korea?

Han guk o mal a yo??? yoja chingu odi e itssyo??

Fantastic report, and "dea han hang gong", is indeed a BEAUTIFUL name in Korean and means flying Korea republic.

Living in Korea for over 1 year was fantastic and i got to fly KE many many times... what a fantastic carrier i agree!!!
Make sure you study your Korean...its a beautiful langauge, and i went to Won gwang University in Iksan (Iri) and studied Culture and Language whilst i lived their. What are you studying and where???

Fantastic report.

Cheers
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:17 am

I flew on KE38 in november and i loved the service. the western meals were good, and the AV on demand system was excellent.

I flew AA home and the service was ok, but the KA has ladies that are nicer to look at  Wink
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:49 am

It was great that you posted a rare report on KE. I did enjoy it!!
Maby you could've been more specific about the loads, service at all and the IFE system.

Hope you have a great time in germany.

looking forward to your post: DALelite
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:58 am

Great Report. Had the pleasure myself to travel KE from FRA via ICN to BNE in Business Class. Fully agree with you that this is a great airline offering excellent service at a reasonable price compared to other Asian carriers. ICN is a great airport to spend time and the transit hotel is awesome.

Cheers,

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:02 am

Quoting Dimoko (Reply 3):

I know what you mean about the Flight Attendants.. They are some eyecandy, but i hae my own Korean Girl to look at  Wink
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:06 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 4):

The plane was 100 % full. The layout was the plan B on Korean Air's website.

Economy- 262
Prestige- 61
First- 12

The IFE.. 40 videos, 10 short subject films, including some segments of us and korean sitcoms, and news channels KBS and CNN International. the Korean channel had english subrtitles. Also there were several choices of single player and multiplayer video games. There was also a video on how the Customs and Immigration functions in the Incheon Airport and which steps you must take from leaving the Plane until your out in the greeting hall or into the waiting area for the Public Transport. On the flight over, I had the wonderful chance to use the Inflight Internet, which is now defunct, thanks to Boeing  Sad !  Sad That really made the 16 hours fly by fast, plus Seat Power Ports so my laptop didnt die on me.

[Edited 2007-01-17 00:15:36]
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:19 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Thread starter):
I have never flown on an Asian Airline before, but wow!

Welcome to the part of the world where the romance of travel is still alive!  Smile
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:33 am

That food looks horrible or maybe it's just the blurryness of the pics.  Silly
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):

Horrible, nothing but. It tasted wonderful. The second meal picture was a slice of Salmon with korean pepper sauce on it, some noodles, green beans, and above the salmon, there was some stir-fry with beef.

[Edited 2007-01-17 00:39:17]
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:54 am

Next time, try Asiana. It's the other Korean international airline. A bit smaller but a member of Star Alliance and the service is wonderful. It does bother me however, how robotic the women flight attendants are on most Asian airlines. And it's sad that they have to retire once they hit about 30 years old.
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:42 am

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 11):

The flight attendants on Korean Air were anything but robotic
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 11):
It does bother me however, how robotic the women flight attendants are on most Asian airlines.

This characteristic is normally confined to the junior crew when they have a strict set of rules to follow. This is to ensure consistency in the service levels rendered. Which is why they carry themselves to a level sometimes akin to military precision.

As the level of seniority goes up, the crew would be more able to balance that "military precision" with a bit of humanity thrown in.
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:39 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 13):
This characteristic is normally confined to the junior crew when they have a strict set of rules to follow. This is to ensure consistency in the service levels rendered. Which is why they carry themselves to a level sometimes akin to military precision.

As the level of seniority goes up, the crew would be more able to balance that "military precision" with a bit of humanity thrown in.

= Oh the tragedy ... I am actually agreeing with Ryanair!!!  Smile.

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:02 am

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 14):
= Oh the tragedy ... I am actually agreeing with Ryanair!!! .

Never realised we have had such a history that agreeing with me would be a chore! Hahahaha....  Smile
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:11 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 6):
i had my own Korean Girl to look at

you're very lucky! some people think korean girls are more attractive than j-girls and chinese girls.. anyway, must have made your trip even more enjoyable  Wink

anyway, back to business.. a nice look at KE.. i'll have to be brave and try someone other than CX!  eek 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:37 am

My Korean friends say it as "Daehun Hangoong". Hangoong means Korean and Daehun is Air?

The pictures are very nice and the report is full of detail. I think you should submit the meal pics to www.airlinemeals.net . What is "morning calm" checkin?

[Edited 2007-01-17 03:39:59]
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:45 am

Very nice report about one of my favorite carriers! Nice to see KE still offers the little tube of korean chili-paste with every meal!  Smile
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:45 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 17):

Morning Calm was next to it but it was for Economy, In July, my girlfriend is coming to Germany to visit me for a few weeks, then on July 25th, she and I are flying back to Korea together on Korean Air. Her father said he would pay for my ticket, and we will be flying in Prestige Class. I said no, I can pay for my ticket, but he said no no, I pay for you. I like you You study business and i like you soo much!
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:48 am

Here are a few pictures of my girlfriend:

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On the KAL Limo bus from Incheon airport to downtown:

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting CXtra (Reply 16):

She wasnt on the plane... i meant have, meaning that I could see her when i arrived..
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:52 am

How can you add videos?
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:01 pm

omg I know the guy in the first photo you took lmao!! I miss T5 sometimes.

Great report!
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:47 pm

Great trip report!  Smile

From a Korean who has never been to Korea (but reads, speaks, and writes fluently- go figure!), I CAN'T wait to fly on KE someday on my first trip to Seoul.

Korean Air is pronounced: Dae Hahn Hahng Gong.

"Dae Hahn" stands for the Republic of Korea and "Hahng Gong" translates to the term "airline." The second 'h' in "Hahng" is so that the 'a' is pronounced just as the 'a' in "Hahn." Otherwise, non-Korean speakers will incorrectly pronounce "Hahng" like they do the word "hang" as in hanging someone. LOL.

Sorry for the long lesson class!  Wink Thank you for the great report.

Regards,
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 7):
The IFE.. 40 videos, 10 short subject films, including some segments of us and korean sitcoms, and news channels KBS and CNN International. the Korean channel had english subrtitles. Also there were several choices of single player and multiplayer video games. There was also a video on how the Customs and Immigration functions in the Incheon Airport and which steps you must take from leaving the Plane until your out in the greeting hall or into the waiting area for the Public Transport. On the flight over, I had the wonderful chance to use the Inflight Internet, which is now defunct, thanks to Boeing ! That really made the 16 hours fly by fast, plus Seat Power Ports so my laptop didnt die on me.

thanks for your response!! wow that sounds great what you are saying about the IFE . it realy invites to fly Korean!

regards: DALelite
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 25):

On a little side note... I had that on the way over.. on the way back.. the ife had only 7 videos and no games... they are in the process of upgrading the entire fleet to the new style ife as each aircraft comes due for its heavy maintainence or c checks....
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 20):

What do you guys think of my girlfriend?
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:56 am

Perfect. I've convinced my mom to try KE from Manila as opposed to NW!

KE's product is far superior to NW's.

Thanks for sharing
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:56 am

I want to take KE, too, whenever I go Korea, but the price ($.$) Ehhh.. I envy you, I have to pay my ticket myself.

From Austin, TX, to Seoul, this May:
KE: $1,500
OZ: $1,400
SQ: $1,200
UA: $1,000
.....still want KE

p.s.: Your girlfriend is cute!!
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:19 am

Nice trip report. Not many Korean Air reports on here.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:23 pm

Quoting HeeseokKoo (Reply 29):

Note i suggest that you get two tickets.. austin to chicago or austin to l.a then a second ticket... l.a. to seoul or chicago to seoul. because from Chicago and L.A to seoul KE is quite cheap.. KE from DFW,IAD, ATL (sometimes), and JFK are always expensive.. the closer u get yourself to korean the cheaper it is... . i've seen some offers on KE's website for L.A. to Seoul for like as low as 800 rt w/o tax.// after tax like around $920-990 r.t, becuase i went that route.. I bought an AA ticket RST to ORD rt... $223.50 and then KE ORD-ICN rt. $1255. NWA wanted about $1050 MSP-NRT-ICN RT! the total on AA/KE was $1478.50. Although it might be more expensive some times, it is, however worth it, after all, you get what you pay for. The cheaper it is, the crappier the service, the more expensive, the better the service.

[Edited 2007-01-18 05:26:55]
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:05 pm

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 27):

What do you guys think of my girlfriend?

why.. thinking of getting rid of her?!  stirthepot  just kidding, she looks cute in picture 2.. different to the other pix (and no, i don't mean the KE 747) Wink
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting CXtra (Reply 32):

I'd never give her up if my life depended on it. Korean women/girls are the most sincere, sweetest, honest, and most loyal woman you'll ever meet or have in your life. I'd never give her up, I love her so much!
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:50 am

Great trip report with some excellent pictures. I just completed BOM-ICN-JFK earlier this month on Korean Air and I could not agree with you more. The service was amazing as was everything about the airline in general.

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Thread starter):
I highly recommend Korean Air for any and all of your travels to Asia, even though it sometimes might be higher than an American Airline to fly to Asia.

In my case, KE was cheaper than most of the European carriers I fly like AF and KL/NW.

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 30):
Not many Korean Air reports on here

You are about to get another one from me; BOM-ICN-JFK in Business Class.

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:15 am

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 34):


On July 25th, I will be flying KE again from but this time from FRA-ICN on KE906.
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:30 am

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 2):
Fantastic report, and "dea han hang gong", is indeed a BEAUTIFUL name in Korean and means flying Korea republic.



Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 17):
My Korean friends say it as "Daehun Hangoong". Hangoong means Korean and Daehun is Air?

"dae han" = Korean
"hang" = line (carrier)
"gong" - air

(or hahng gong if your prefer)

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 11):
Next time, try Asiana. It's the other Korean international airline. A bit smaller but a member of Star Alliance and the service is wonderful

Yes! I've found the cabin interior, food and FAs to be even better on OZ. I'm a huge bibimbap fan but found KE's version to be repulsive.


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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:24 pm

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Thread starter):
Happy Reading

That was a very nice report, and I liked how you showed the time into the flight and what time was left. Nice touch.

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:26 pm

Hey,

I can't tell from the pics, but it looks like you flew on HL7488 (reg). I have been on this very same aircraft flying from DFW-ICN back in 2001.

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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:00 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 38):

No, it was on HL7489.. and fyi.. the flight on the return was on HL7402.
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:07 pm

If anybody is interested, I happened to find a link listing all current a/c's in service with KE along with Cn's and delivery and date in service. and current status of frames and former regs. (if it applys)
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 31):

Thanks for the comments. But I'm not sure about buying separated tickets. If domestic flight cancelled or delayed so that I miss international flight, or V.V., I don't know if they can rearrange my schedule, since most cheap tickets I'll buy are non-refundable, non-changeable. So even though I make 3-hour-term between flights, who knows what will happen. How would you handle in this kind of situation?
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:09 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 40):

Is it other than www.airfleets.net or planepotters? I wonder if I can get information about the delivery schedule of already ordered aircrafts in the future.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:46 pm

Quoting HeeseokKoo (Reply 41):

Most of the time, the airline that you first fly on views it as that you are eventually travelling international. I flew with American then on to Korean Air. It works very smoothly. When you check in for the flight from any other city to the Korean Air gateway city.. just tell them that your final destination is from that city onwards to seoul on flight KE0xx. You will then have to present that airline both tickets and your passport. That airline will issue you baggage tags that are direct through. Then when you need to go to the Check-in Counter for Korean Air at that city.. just show them the baggage tags from the first flight. It is rather easy and it was a breeze.

--Brandon.
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
christao17
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:20 pm

Thanks for the report. Korean offers really good service and I find their Economy legroom to be really comfortable.

One constructive comment, though: when pictures (such as the shots of the trip map) are so blurry, it is probably just as well to leave them out. Otherwise, really nice pictures.

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 11):
It does bother me however, how robotic the women flight attendants are on most Asian airlines.

I've never understood this comment made about flight attendants on Asian airlines. Having flown many of them multiple times, I just don't see what's "robotic" about them. The words that come to mind are "consistent," "uniform," "attentive," and "friendly." Which are all qualities I'd like to see more of in flight attendants at US airlines, which tend to be "hit-and-miss," "inconsistent," "inattentive," and sometimes either "aloof" or "friendly."
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bimmerkid19
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 44):

on us carriers.... they are shady at best.
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:40 am

I really like the picture-heavy reports! Thank you for a nice report.

One suggestion-- if you are from the US and flying Korean Air often you might consider joining the Continental frequent flyer program, OnePass, because you will likely get full mileage credit for the Korean Air miles towards elite status-- meaning by the time you're done flying to Korea and back you could be a Continental Silver Elite! (25k miles/year). I'm basing this on how you bought a "more expensive" ticket than the Northwest one, so it's probably not the lowest-discount ticket. Even if it is the cheapest, you would still get 50% mileage credit. If you do decide to join you should definitely try to get credit for those flights! (don't know if it's possible).
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:10 am

Quoting Azstagecoach (Reply 46):

I'm a Korean Air Skypass Member.
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
bimmerkid19
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:24 pm

So, What other pictures shall I take on my next KE Trip Report on in July? Pics of the hot Korean Flt. Attendants?  Wink  Silly  angel   bigthumbsup   faint   wink 
Last flights: LH 3738 MUC - ZRH , LH 3749 ZRH - MUC . Upcoming: EK 50 MUC - DXB 3-aug. and EK 322 DXB - ICN 7- Aug.
 
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RE: Korean Air ORD-ICN-ORD

Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 48):
So, What other pictures shall I take on my next KE Trip Report on in July? Pics of the hot Korean Flt. Attendants?

what a good idea! ask them before though so they don't think you're some weirdo. plus, it flatters them!  Smile i read a trip report on CX from fellow member ronerone, and when he asked the fa's for their pic, one of them was reluctant because she didn't think she was pretty enough!! how about some pictures of the cabin/seats as well. oh, and incheon airport would be nice..
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