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:
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]