Tracking KoreanAir's 747-8 routes

Old Aug 22, 18, 2:21 am
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Tracking KoreanAir's 747-8 routes

Didn't see a thread for this purpose already, but given that the First Class configuration on this plane is so much more spacious than on the rest (plus Apex Suites for Business Class!), we should keep track of the routes that these planes currently handle. The only longhaul ones I see at present are ICN to both SFO and FRA. Haven't checked all the Asian routes yet.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 2:25 am
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Also LHR, AKL (seasonal).
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Old Aug 22, 18, 6:52 am
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ATL-ICN-ATL is on the 747-8.

Booked two J tickets (upper deck) for the spring, quite excited!
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Old Aug 22, 18, 9:43 am
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The SFO-ICN is seasonal...mainly during the summer. I am hoping that will change to year round.

JFK-ICN seems to be year round.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 4:26 pm
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FCO year round
PRG only summer
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Old Aug 23, 18, 12:35 am
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LHR is a variable option of A380, 777 & 747-8i

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Also LHR, AKL (seasonal).
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Old Aug 23, 18, 9:06 pm
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Yesterday I booked ATL-SYD-ATL in F in April with the ATL-ICN-ATL legs on the 748. Flew on this beauty once before BKK-ICN in F so I'm looking forward to experiencing it on a long haul flight. With only 6 seats in the nose, the F cabin on KE's 748 is the most spacious cabin I've ever seen on any plane.
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Old Aug 30, 18, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
The SFO-ICN is seasonal...mainly during the summer. I am hoping that will change to year round.

JFK-ICN seems to be year round.
I am booked on JFK-ICN on 748 and then ICN-BKK on 388 all in F I would be heartbroken if they made an equipment change between now and March.
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Old Sep 3, 18, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
The SFO-ICN is seasonal...mainly during the summer. I am hoping that will change to year round.

JFK-ICN seems to be year round.
Originally Posted by eagle17 View Post
I am booked on JFK-ICN on 748 and then ICN-BKK on 388 all in F I would be heartbroken if they made an equipment change between now and March.
JFK-ICN is almost year round, but not 100%.
This year I was booked on JFK-ICN on the 748 back in February and my flight got an equipment change to a 777 with the old F seats.
IIRC the aircraft change to a 777 lasted for about a couple of months, and my flight was unfortunately in between those two months.

IME KE's 748 routes are never reliable, and they change often.
Do not book KE flights just to try the 748...there is a good chance you'll end up being disappointed.
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Old Sep 5, 18, 2:40 pm
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Current routes:

Daily:
FCO
FRA
ATL

6x
SFO

4x
LHR
PRG

3x
SIN

1x
HKG
NRT


As of now, for Jan 2019:
Daily
ATL
FRA
JFK
HNL

5x
FCO
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Old Sep 9, 18, 7:23 pm
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I flew ICN-JFK a few days ago, all JFK flights were A388, sucks because it was 748 when I booked
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Old Sep 10, 18, 2:14 am
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Latest update for W18:

FRA will be operated by 77W daily instead of 748. 28OCT18 – 31JAN19
LHR 1 daily 748 instead of 77W. 21DEC18 – 31JAN19

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Old Sep 10, 18, 10:11 pm
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I don't believe that KE 82 86 JFK routes are served by the 747-8i. Pretty sure it is daily double A380
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Old Sep 11, 18, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by chichow View Post
I don't believe that KE 82 86 JFK routes are served by the 747-8i. Pretty sure it is daily double A380
Currently that is what it looks like... however I am booked in March on the 747-8i so they may have a planned schedule change... actually I would be very happy if they completely switched my current aircraft and had the a380 on the jfk to icn and used the 748i on the icn to bkk route.. but I know that is doubtful. Both have acceptable first class products and KE service in First is pretty great!
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Old Sep 13, 18, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by pokeable View Post
ATL-ICN-ATL is on the 747-8.

Booked two J tickets (upper deck) for the spring, quite excited!
Anyone knowledgeable with this stuff know how confident they would be that the 747-8 would hold up on ICN-ATL-ICN for January 2019?

Deciding whether to blow the points on business and obviously the 747-8i vs. the old 777 they were using for a good while is a massive product difference.
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