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Would one hour layover in Incheon for international flight be enough?

Would one hour layover in Incheon for international flight be enough?

Old Aug 31, 23, 10:47 am
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Would one hour layover in Incheon for international flight be enough?

I'm considering a flight from LHR to NRT with a one hour layover in ICN . Both legs are booked on the same ticket. I've never got a chance to do layover in ICN and this will be my first time flying with Asiana, so I'm a bit worried. Would one hour be enough time for international transit? Has anyone take this route before? Curious on the on time rate for the flights.
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Old Sep 1, 23, 7:31 am
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You did not specify the incoming/outgoing carriers, but a quick check shows the Minimum Connection Time
at ICN for I-I flights in general is 1:30.

Seoul requires a long walk to the transit area, then a security check. It would be tight.

I would like either longer transit time, or else be certain that there will be a later flight that you can get on
if you misconnect. Remember, a 30 minute delay for any flight is not uncommon these days.
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Old Sep 2, 23, 1:50 am
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It''s rather large airport and passport check could be long.
I'd say 1hr is not enough
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Old Sep 5, 23, 3:06 am
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Asiana to Asiana international to international in T1 is MCT 45 minutes https://flyasiana.com/C/US/EN/travel/airport

Many people do this every day -this is how Asiana and Korean Air both make their money with transfer passengers an hour or less on many an itinerary.

and if your flight is that tight, someone will meet you at the plane door to escort you directly. You can also ask the flight attendant to move you to the front to when they prepare for landing to get off faster. Also, if you're in the transit security line - you can show your boarding pass to the staff and they'll let you through without a wait.

Not to mention Asiana won't board any flight until 30 minutes before departure anyway, and they hold planes all the time for connecting passengers.
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