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CX410 Hong Kong - Seoul Incheon
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My morning flight to Incheon began with check-in at the Airport Express station. Once the baggage was out of my hands, I proceeded to the airport to do some quick plane spotting, forgoing my invitiation to the executive lounge yet again.





































I thought all the N8 planes have been repainted to HX colours.



A visitor from Kuwait.




Finnair was ahead of us for takeoff.

















A cloudy day in Hong Kong





































The skies began to clear as we flew over Korea and neared Seoul.



































Taxi to the terminal.



























Yet another uneventful flight completed. 3 hours went by rather quickly.

See the full flight report on my website.
 

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I love Flying the World threads!! Two Great airports in Asia. Thanks for sharing once again and looking forward to many more!!!
 

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excellent, stunning<< photos!! but hey are these yours or did you just borrow from a site because they have captions for globalphotos.org
 

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Just like usual, another great Flying the World's hkskyline report.

Thanks for sharing it with all us :)

Specially remarkable are both airports, the HKG and ICN's pics captured with heavy traffic.
 

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Piggybacking on my 2007 flight report, here is my Hong Kong - Seoul flight in 2008, but in Economy Class this time.

I had used my mileage to redeem a free flight to Seoul for a long weekend. Thai is one of those odd carriers that didn't seem so intuitive to operate a route like Hong Kong - Seoul. I was aware that Air India also flew this sector, but my mileage was with Star Alliance, so my choices were only limited to Asiana and Thai.

The schedules weren't so bad, but there was only 1 flight a day on Thai, leaving in the afternoon and returning in the morning. Having been to Korea a number of times, I wasn't in such a rush to do a lot anyway. It was supposed to be a relaxing holiday.

Outbound : TG 628 departure 1530

Thai is one of several carriers that moved their check-in counters to the far less crowded Terminal 2. The wait was not long, and soon we were past immigration and onto an automated train to the main terminal for the gate (and some plane spotting).



















There were no PTVs, and being in the middle section, I didn't have a window view to take aerials. It was a short flight of about 2.5 hours, so I wasn't so concerned with the lack of personalized entertainment. After all, I paid only about HKD 100 in taxes for this free flight. The standard nuts came first, then a full meal service. The food was actually OK.















The flight went on unevenfully, and soon we arrived in Incheon. Thai's service was all right. It didn't live up to the expectation I had from viewing its commercials. Perhaps the flight attendants need to smile more?

I expected Thai's fares to be lower than Asiana or Cathay, which was probably why the flight was full.

 

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I wanted to get to Seoul a bit early to do some sightseeing, so I picked the morning flight. Having checked the schedules and fares a few days prior to flying, I noticed this flight was full. I was hoping for an upgrade, so checked in a bit late at the Marco Polo Club counter. Not surprisingly, I was upgraded. With little time left, I had to skip plane spotting and go straight to boarding.











We took off towards the east, and with a left window seat, I was hoping to snap some Kowloon aerials. However, due to clouds, we were soon above a lot of white stuff and the city could not longer be seen.













Business Class food is always good at Cathay Pacific. First came the warm almonds, then a full meal, with a lovely shrimp and potato dish and green salad, followed by the main course. What a great brunch.

















The flight to Korea takes less than 3 hours, and soon we started our descent into Incheon. Like in the past, we took a slightly longer route than direct. We entered Korea from the SW tip around Jeju and skirted the west coast into Seoul. Perhaps the flight paths were made to avoid North Korean air space.

























Our plane taxied to a gate in the new satellite terminal. This was my first time using the facility, and I thought it was sleek and looked efficient. The platform for the train to the immigration area even had the chimes like the Seoul subway just before a train pulled in.











 
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