No more ICN-HKG by TG

Old Aug 29, 18, 10:20 pm
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No more ICN-HKG by TG

From Oct 28th 2018, ICN-HKG-BKK becomes ICN-BKK nonstop. TG will keep ICN-TPE-BKK, soon to be the only 5th freedom out of ICN. TG has operated ICN-HKG for a very long time, for 20+ years I think. Sad to see this route go.
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Old Aug 29, 18, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by bobbybrown View Post
From Oct 28th 2018, ICN-HKG-BKK becomes ICN-BKK nonstop. TG will keep ICN-TPE-BKK, soon to be the only 5th freedom out of ICN. TG has operated ICN-HKG for a very long time, for 20+ years I think. Sad to see this route go.
and the other way round?
been many times on this flight
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Old Aug 30, 18, 12:34 am
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Same for the return - all direct flights or via TPE.

Would have preferred this when living in Seoul for the past 4 years!
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Old Aug 30, 18, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Same for the return - all direct flights or via TPE.

Would have preferred this when living in Seoul for the past 4 years!
you mean a direct morning flight to ICN instead the one through HKG which brought you into ICN in the evening?
I always took one of the two direct red eyes, which leave within 30 minutes to each other… and one is with flat seats now...
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Old Aug 30, 18, 3:08 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
you mean a direct morning flight to ICN instead the one through HKG which brought you into ICN in the evening?
I always took one of the two direct red eyes, which leave within 30 minutes to each other… and one is with flat seats now...
Yes, I did a dummy booking to check the returns.

ICN-BKK we always preferred the 09:30 direct flight flight, which for the Korea market was always more expensive than the 10:50 flight via HKG. The later flights were never suitable.
BKK-ICN we always preferred one of the 2 red-eyes (usually in Y) rather than any of the indirect flights.

The updated schedules are plucked from ExpertFlyer are:

ICN-BKK
TG659 0935-1330
TG657 1050-1445 (Su, M, T, W, Th F)
TG689 1120-1515 (M, T, Th, Sa)
TG635 1730-2305 via TPE
TG655 2125-0120

BKK-ICN
TG634 0725-1615 via TPE
TG654 1240-2005
TG688 2240-0605
TG658 2310-0635
TG656 2330-0655
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Old Aug 30, 18, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
The updated schedules are plucked from ExpertFlyer are:

ICN-BKK
TG659 0935-1330
TG657 1050-1445 (Su, M, T, W, Th F)
TG689 1120-1515 (M, T, Th, Sa)
TG635 1730-2305 via TPE
TG655 2125-0120

BKK-ICN
TG634 0725-1615 via TPE
TG654 1240-2005
TG688 2240-0605
TG658 2310-0635
TG656 2330-0655
something does not fit...why would they have more flights to ICN than back...
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Old Aug 30, 18, 2:58 pm
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This the the maximim case of 5 flights in a day, 4 direct and 1 indirect via TPE. Some days have fewer flights.

I did not bother with listing the departure days ex-BKK.
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Old Aug 31, 18, 12:21 am
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...late-oct-2018/

TG started nonstop HKG-ICN in 1983. Must be a hard choice for TG to suspend a 35 year-old route.
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Old Aug 31, 18, 7:56 am
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Mourning loss of one *A flight on this route...but if TG can better utilise aircraft... let it be
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Originally Posted by royng View Post
Mourning loss of one *A flight on this route...but if TG can better utilise aircraft... let it be
only Asiana and Air India left...not really a choice...
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Old Sep 8, 18, 11:23 pm
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One wonders what TG have against their HK based customers. First we lose all first cabins, and now a good value way to get to ICN in business class. No doubt CX will be rubbing their hands and increasing prices.
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Old Sep 9, 18, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by HKG biz flyer View Post
One wonders what TG have against their HK based customers. First we lose all first cabins, and now a good value way to get to ICN in business class. No doubt CX will be rubbing their hands and increasing prices.
F loads were pretty light on that route, you could pretty much always score an award seat through UA. And there are over 20 daily nonstops (not counting TG) on ICN-HKG, so not really surprised it wasn't working for TG.
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No doubt CX will be rubbing their hands and increasing prices.
Because TG is dropping its single daily flight? Doubtful. I suspect CX is much more concerned with KE, HK, OZ, and UO on this route.
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such outside the hub regional routes flown only once a day are just not common and reasonable anymore
TG's HKG TPE flight vanished long time ago and it is probably just a question of time until TPE ICN will vanish
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Old Sep 14, 18, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by HKG biz flyer View Post
One wonders what TG have against their HK based customers. First we lose all first cabins, and now a good value way to get to ICN in business class. No doubt CX will be rubbing their hands and increasing prices.
We also lose TG to HKT replaced by lousy WE. As well as one of the HKG-BKK flight.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
We also lose TG to HKT replaced by lousy WE. As well as one of the HKG-BKK flight.
HKT was quite often widebody, is that replaced with A320 only? That's somewhat of a capacity cut....
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