Hello, everyone. It's been a long time since my last report. I hope you enjoy what I think is the first Korean Air B747-8i flight report. This is the first report of a series of flights that I took from Argentina to Japan flying with Turkish Airlines and Korean Air round trip in just 8 days. I wanted to fly Japan Airlines but its fares for that date were much more expensive than Korean's. Also I had the opportunity to fly the B747-8i with KE After spending just 24h in Seoul I left my hotel and walked 3 blocks to Seul Station in a rainy morning.
Then I boarded the Arex Express comfortable and inexpensive (USD 7) train to Incheon Airport
The check in process was fast thanks to Sky Priority. I found unusual that passengers were asked to wait 5 minutes seated until the checked baggage was x-ray scanned. Despite what I've read in some Incheon Airport reports, migration was quite fast. I had much time for plane spotting. The Main Terminal is used by Korean Air. So, you can't expect many different liveries. Korean Air B777-300ER
A Korean Air A380 surrounded by other smaller family members
It was the first time I saw hard hardwood floor in a boarding gate area
A Korean A330-300 ready to taxi
Then, I saw my plane. A new Queen of the Skies: KE 747-8i. Beautiful
Finally, boarding started
Upon boarding the plane, I was greeted with a smile by a Korean Air FA. The economy cabin of the brand new aircraft
My window seat with a pillow on it
I loved the view from seat 47A. I would recommend it but only for short flights because it's next to one of the galleys
The galley and a trendy Japanese surgical mask… lol
The seat pitch was extraordinary for Economy class. If you are not too tall
I found the non smoking signs stickers (instead of lights) quite unusual.
The 747-8i nice raked wingtip
The safety video showing an old Airbus A300/310/330/340 cabin
The General Electric Genx engine with its chevrons
I enjoyed the front camera views during taxi
The cabin during taxi
Delta 747-400 and and fuzz in my camera lens
A Jin Air B737-800
Those Japanese crossed legs prove that seat pitch was really generous lol
Ready for take off
A Vietnam Airlines B777 took off next to us
I liked the moving map
The "pilot's view"
Reaching our cruising altitude
The ultra low-fi earphones
Let's take a look at Beyond entertainment system
For Korean Air One Direction and Radiohead share the "All western pop" category
I listened to Radiohead last album, speacially the song Burn the witch
An incredibly blue sky
A nice Teddy Bear with safety belt fastened during the whole flight
Exit and exit in Korean
The safety information card
First time I read the Article 23 of the Aviation Security Act
The signs for those who like sleeping, shopping or eating during flight
Finally the meal arrived. I didn't like the meat at all. The meat was hard and rubbery
Metallic cutlery with the yin yang symbol of Korean Air
First time I saw a toothpick in a plane. I wonder if the Aviation Security Act allows them on board
After meal service I went to one of the lavatories
The approach To Narita began
Narita in summer
Landed in Japan again
Note the new single slotted flap
The classic Narita grass board
ANA Cargo 767
Parking the 747-8i
Next to a Skyteam partner Alitalia B777-200ER
Welcome to Japan. There are few countries that take care of their visitors like Japan. I was so happy to be in Tokyo again
After immigration I took the Narita Express train to Shinjuku Station. I hope you enjoyed reading this flight report.
Tourism bonus. I went to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Once you enter the garden you can't believe you are in the World's largest city. It's hard to find another oasis so perfect and clean like this. Amazing.
Japanese are well known for its passion for photography
One of my favorites buildings in Tokyo: Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Seoul - ICN
Tokyo - NRT
There's no better way for flying from ICN to NRT than the Korean Air brand new Boeing 747-8i. One of the most generous seat pitch and modern IFE in Economy class for a 2 hour flight is unbeatable. Nevertheless the meal was mediocre and cabin crew sometimes robotic.
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