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Final Stop…Seoul South Korea

Posted by on Feb 3, 2006 | 0 comments

Final Stop…Seoul South Korea

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My Korean Air flight from Tokyo to Seoul was excellent. I have never flown Korean Air before and hadn’t heard much about it but I was really impressed.

I didn’t think any airline on this trip could surpass Air France’s First Class service but Korean Air actually did. The seat was the most comfortable one I’ve ever had and the food and wine were top notch. It was only a 2 1/2 hour flight but I think I’m actually looking forward to experiencing a longer flight on Korean on the way home tomorrow. 

And they even had one movie that I haven’t seen yet on this trip (and believe me, I have seen everything every airline has to offer right now).

When I arrived at Incheon Airport, I was again astounded by its beauty and efficiency. I’m starting to wonder what Asian people think when they land at a US airport. We’ve got nothing on Asia when it comes to airport design, some of them are a work of art (Narita was the one exception – not bad, just not as fabulous as the others).

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Final Thoughts on My 1st Round the World Trip

Posted by on Feb 4, 2006 | 4 comments

Final Thoughts on My 1st Round the World Trip

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When I boarded the Korean Air flight in Seoul, the first thing I did was set my watch to LA time so I could try to get adjusted. It was 3:00pm in Seoul on Feb 4th, and I had to set my watch back 17 hours to Feb 3rd at 11:00pm. Very, very odd. It’s like I get the whole day over again thanks to crossing the International Date Line. This is a first for me as the farthest I’ve ever gone over the Pacific is Hawaii. I guess it’s better to gain a day back than to have lost one.

I was again supremely impressed with Korean Airlines. Since this was a 10-hour flight, the plane I was on offered their “true” first class cabin which had the sleeper seats. The champagne they served was Dom Perignon, and the 7-course dinner included a “caviar course”. Wow. It was a really nice way to end the trip.

This round the world trip has taught me a lot, about the world and about myself. For example…

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