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Trip Report: Korean Air A380 First Class New York JFK-Seoul

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As eager as I was to board our 14-hour noon-departing flight to Seoul, the Korean Air employee working the first class side of Korean’s JFK lounge insisted that we wait until the last minute, at which time she would escort us to the gate. At about 11:45AM she finally called us to begin the approximately…

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Delta Moves China Eastern to SkyMiles Partner Group 1, Korean Still Relegated to Group 4

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Delta has moved China Eastern to its top tier partner earning level, “Group 1”, beginning in 2016. China Eastern will join Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, GOL, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia in the select group that earns the highest class bonuses, MQMs, MQDs, and Medallion mileage bonuses. Of course, you’ll note that Delta has…

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New Benefit for Korean Air First and Business Class Passengers at Seoul’s Incheon Airport

Korean Air First Class and Prestige Class (business class) passengers will now have access to a complementary shower service at the Grand Hyatt Incheon on the day of arrival at Incheon (ICN). The service will be available daily from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Simply present your ID and boarding pass at the Club Olympus…

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Korean Still Thinks Delta Could Be Joint Venture Partner…

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We all know that Delta’s attitude towards fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air hasn’t been so friendly the last few years. Delta canceled all codeshares with Korean Air and then restricted SkyMiles members from accumulating MQMs when flying on Korean operated flights. Interestingly enough, despite these actions (and the probably less than cordial management conversations that…

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AA Buys Alaska, Korean Leaves SkyTeam, Joins Oneworld, DL & AS Break-Up in this Crazy Scenario

Hunter Keay of Wolfe Research offered a very interesting scenario today in which Korean breaks up with Delta and SkyTeam, AA then pursues a 3-way joint venture with JAL and Korean, DL and Alaska break-up, and then eventually AA makes a play for Alaska Airlines. It’s fun to play what-if, but even as the analyst admits, the…

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She’s Actually Been Detained, Arrest Approved! Latest on Korean’s “Nut Rage”

“The necessity for detention is recognized as the case is grave and there has been an attempt to systematically cover up charges from the beginning,” Lee Kwang-woo, a judge at the Seoul Western District Court who handles media affairs, said in a text message. Yep, the court has approved her arrest as she’ll face charges for in-flight violence…

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Trip Report – Korean Air First Class Lounge LAX – Maldives Trip Report Part 2

This is part two of a fifteen part trip report from my travels to the Maldives and Dubai. This report covers the Korean Air Lounge at LAX which Emirates is using while they build their own lounge. If you read part one, you know that we barely made it to LAX due to an oven…

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A Reader Award Report – China Southern to the Maldives using SkyMiles & Korean SkyPass

If you’ve considered taking advantage of the generous award availability on China Southern’s Los Angeles (LAX) to Guangzhou (CAN) route using Delta SkyMiles or Ultimate Rewards, we finally have a short trip report from a reader.  David in NYC writes yesterday: Hey Adam, I wanted to let you know that after reading your post on September 6,…

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