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Cathay Pacific First, Korean A380 First, a 72 hour hall pass & the RGN mistake fare

Old Nov 9, 12, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post

A word about KE FAs. On both of my flights, all FAs were female and under the age of 30. They were all incredibly polite and accommodating, meticulously groomed and dressed. Speaking of which, and this is by no means a bad thing... is it just me or do KE FAs wear skirts one or two sizes too small? Things that make you go hmmm.
How can you say that and not post a pic?
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Old Nov 10, 12, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by iceman77_7 View Post
How can you say that and not post a pic?
Patience my son.
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Old Nov 10, 12, 1:40 am
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Patience my son.
You sure know how to keep us hooked!

Do they offer PJs on the daytime sfo-hkg flight?
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Old Nov 10, 12, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post

Thanks Francis! I wasn't even going to take that Siena shot until Mrs. SFO insisted I do. Now should I post the pic of the "Hello Kitty" girl in front of us in line for the sundae at HKG?
By all means, go for it^
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Old Nov 10, 12, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
By all means, go for it^
+1. I just know you did.
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Old Nov 10, 12, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Thanks Francis! I wasn't even going to take that Siena shot until Mrs. SFO insisted I do. Now should I post the pic of the "Hello Kitty" girl in front of us in line for the sundae at HKG?
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By all means, go for it^
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+1. I just know you did.
OK, you asked for it.

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Old Nov 10, 12, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by iceman77_7 View Post
Do they offer PJs on the daytime sfo-hkg flight?
Yes, they do.

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Old Nov 10, 12, 7:38 am
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Just checked my DL account this morning. Sweet!
OK, it's SkyPesos but this trip put me over the top for Platinum for next year.
Doubt I'll ever see Diamond again.

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Old Nov 10, 12, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
OK, you asked for it.

Well YES! Hello Kitty!!!
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Old Nov 10, 12, 9:47 am
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Korean Airlines First Class Lounge at ICN

Easy to find once one re-clears security. Doesn't compare with LH FCL or BA CCR, but more like a good Business Class lounge.



















Work stations have multiple 110/220 volt outlets and great views. And fast wifi throughout the lounge.





My office for the next 6 hours...



Food selections are OK but basic. What you'd expect in a Business Class lounge not First.

















Up next: Showtime and one of the best flights ever!

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Old Nov 10, 12, 2:45 pm
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Great report so far, as we've come to expect from you. Can't wait for KE A380! Too bad I couldn't get in on the RGN madness.

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Isn't the KA FCL the one with the piano in it or am I confused?
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Old Nov 10, 12, 3:55 pm
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Isn't the KA FCL the one with the piano in it or am I confused?
I believe that's the Asiana lounge.
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Old Nov 10, 12, 5:14 pm
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I can't wait for the A380 installment!
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Old Nov 10, 12, 7:33 pm
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KE 17
ICN-LAX
A380-800
November 7, 2012
3:10p-9:00a (sked)
3:10p-9:12a (actual)
Departed only 3/12 in First
Seat 2J


At about T-50, I headed out for the short walk to Gate 10 and my first up close look at a KE whale. Not sure about those Korean Air colors though.







At least 8 GAs were scurrying around getting everything ready for boarding at T-30. And at T-30, as is now familiar protocol, all 8 stood facing the pax and bowed in unison. Pretty cool.

Boarding was a little confused even strange, starting with both Y pax at the left of the podium before GA opened the First line to the right of the podium. Don't know when they opened the middle Business line. All of this wouldn't have been a big deal if we could have boarded directly. But no, we all had to endure the ridiculous and useless secondary bag inspection. No priority inspection here... everyone congregates at the bottom of the ramp waiting their turn. Finally, I make the left turn down the F jetway...







First impression of the cabin is a wow! Talk about spacious. Some have commented negatively about the cabin colors and decor. It is certainly different but after absorbing it for a while, I've decided that I really like it. KE is one of the few airlines that has the F cabin on the main level. This means the cabin is substantially bigger and taller than 2nd level cabins like on Bling Air.

I had the cabin to myself for 5 minutes before the other 2 pax arrived, so was able to snap pics freely.


























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