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Today, 5:30 am
Replies: 12
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Posted By mikesaidyes

Seoul resident. You'll have access to the Korean...

Seoul resident. You'll have access to the Korean Air Prestige Lounge in T2. There are two, but don't worry, they're exactly the same. Just size is different. Warning: ICN-HND is usually on an old...
Aug 15, 19, 11:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 15,507
Posted By mikesaidyes

N fare will absolutely probably not be upgraded -...

N fare will absolutely probably not be upgraded - that's the dirt cheapest fare they have. Lowest priority. I don't even think you can pre-select seats.

You will be very comfortable in ANY economy...
Aug 15, 19, 5:23 am
Replies: 17
Views: 15,507
Posted By mikesaidyes

Speaking of Expert Flyer, I've actually seen just...

Speaking of Expert Flyer, I've actually seen just once - when I flew DPS-ICN in April - I checked the map as I was arriving at the airport - and they actually showed the last row of biz class as...
Aug 13, 19, 7:24 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 15,507
Posted By mikesaidyes

They do both Full Business op up AND biz seat...

They do both Full Business op up AND biz seat with econ service op ups. I have received the "biz seat with econ service (one tray meal, no amenity kit etc)" every time (when I was a Delta Silver...
Aug 13, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By mikesaidyes

When you leave Korea - anyone can use the gate....

When you leave Korea - anyone can use the gate. Don't have to do anything special.

It's on arrival that you need to be Korean citizen, a registered foreign that lives in Korea (with what they...
Aug 11, 19, 8:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By mikesaidyes

Sadly, that's tough to do with Korean Air....

Sadly, that's tough to do with Korean Air. They're not known for ease of technology. Calling ALWAYS works better.
Forum: Korea
Aug 11, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By mikesaidyes

If you have to enter Korea - ABSOLUTELY not....

If you have to enter Korea - ABSOLUTELY not. Completely impossible. If your bags can go to final destination - and you can visit transfer desk for next flight boarding pass - NO. Because if you land...
Aug 8, 19, 12:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By mikesaidyes

Yes then you can use the gates no problem in both...

Yes then you can use the gates no problem in both directions. It's a GOD SEND the gates on arrival. Even though they send Koreans through there, too, now, it's still WAY FASTER.
Aug 6, 19, 2:06 am
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By mikesaidyes

It's hard because most people that post here in...

It's hard because most people that post here in the KE forum are not hardcore road warriors.....like say those on DL forum. I know what you mean, but most people post here "in passing" so for most...
Aug 4, 19, 8:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By mikesaidyes

That is INCORRECT. Here is the official...

That is INCORRECT.

Here is the official website for the auto gates: Smart Entry Service > Eligibility | Smart Entry Service (http://www.ses.go.kr/ses/SesObjectR_en.ses)

You need an alien...
Aug 4, 19, 8:14 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By mikesaidyes

They say 7 days for missing Sky Team partners and...

They say 7 days for missing Sky Team partners and file a mileage claim. That's what their website says. So I'd wait a week and then send a message.
Aug 4, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By mikesaidyes

KE SkyTeam Elite Plus is...

KE SkyTeam Elite Plus is VERRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY hard to get. It's just ABSURDLY ABSURDLY high the mileage needed. But it is forever.

The exact terms from their website:Morning Calm Premium...
Forum: Korea
Aug 4, 19, 8:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By mikesaidyes

She unfortunately cannot. Uzbekistan is one of 24...

She unfortunately cannot. Uzbekistan is one of 24 countries not included in that "visa free for green card holders" list:

The technical term is "transit tourist bound for another country." But...
Forum: Korea
Jul 30, 19, 6:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By mikesaidyes

I would just use Google Flights to check and...

I would just use Google Flights to check and compare flights and prices - you will have a LOT of connecting options. If you can, try to connect through ORD and fly Korean Air. Personally, I am...
Jul 28, 19, 7:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By mikesaidyes

Are you using the Asiana ticket number or...

Are you using the Asiana ticket number or reservation code? Also - you might need to be a member of Asiana Club to make it match up. Just my educated guess as many complain of that here. But I...
Forum: Korea
Jul 28, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By mikesaidyes

There's no service for that as she will have to...

There's no service for that as she will have to directly check in her own luggage. If there is no transfer of luggage, the ONLY way is to go out landside. Which means pass immigration, visit baggage...
Forum: Korea
Jul 25, 19, 11:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By mikesaidyes

Personally - I'd book the landside one if you...

Personally - I'd book the landside one if you don't mind immigration. Save a little cash. Shouldn't take long honestly. But if you don't wanna mess with all that, book airside.

That being said -...
Jul 21, 19, 8:12 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By mikesaidyes

Remember: you can always tell the flight...

Remember: you can always tell the flight attendants it's too hot and they'll turn it down...and give you a glass of ice water with a sincere apology!
Jul 21, 19, 5:30 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By mikesaidyes

You’ll be fine. KE sells these kinds of...

You’ll be fine. KE sells these kinds of connections all day all the time. Someone will meet you at the gate if you’re late. You can show your next flight BP at transit security and they’ll let you...
Jul 17, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By mikesaidyes

Always call. It's very 1990s but it's just the...

Always call. It's very 1990s but it's just the best way. If you try the website - try Internet Explorer first. Yes, the website is supported for all browsers, but still Korean technology can be a...
Jul 17, 19, 7:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By mikesaidyes

An update. Some words from the streets :-) I...

An update. Some words from the streets :-) I teach English (well, conversation class with advanced students) to various office workers and executives here in Seoul. The general responses:

It's not...
Jul 15, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,854
Posted By mikesaidyes

Oh man that smoking room in F in the corner where...

Oh man that smoking room in F in the corner where no one goes - REAL offensive ;-) . But seriously - 15 hrs 20 mins to Seoul, that's a haul. Looks like it's gonna be 17 hrs and 20 mins - once you...
Jul 15, 19, 1:46 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By mikesaidyes

Korean Air - even if you book on their own...

Korean Air - even if you book on their own website as a "regular" person (not Morning Calm aka Sky Team Elite or Elite Plus) - they open literally the last few rows of the plane for pre-selection and...
Jul 15, 19, 1:40 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,890
Posted By mikesaidyes

I made a mistake. You are correct - according to...

I made a mistake. You are correct - according to their PP holder with Asiana pass can be let in, but as the other person said, it was presumably peak time (early morning before US departures, early...
Forum: Korea
Jul 15, 19, 1:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By mikesaidyes

Sheraton Palace near Express Bus Terminal is a...

Sheraton Palace near Express Bus Terminal is a HORRIBLE location for getting around easily. The bus terminal stage is huge, busy and complex to navigate. Conrad itself is ok for moving around, but...
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