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KOREAN AIR--seat selection for trans-Pacific flights

May 13th, 2009, 03:28 AM
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KOREAN AIR--seat selection for trans-Pacific flights

I am hoping that the experienced travelers here (Rkkwan, etc) can help me.

I did manage to snag those FF seats for next winter; JFK-ICN-BKK and home from Hong Kong via Seoul. Many thanks to all of you who were so patient and generous with advice.

Flying Blue advised me that I need to call Korean to book my seats.

On my last 2 trips, I sat in the upper deck (business) and liked this very much. I am trying to book the upper-deck emergency exit window seat on the left side of the aircraft, facing the front. On both previous trips, I asked for this and was given the seat behind that row; I am determined to get it right this time! (It shows up as either 18, 19 or 20A depending on type of aircraft)

To do so, I need to know the type of aircraft I will be flying on flight 082 and 081. And if anyone knows the specific seat number, please let me know..or I will look at SeatGuru (I tried that first, but they list several configurations depending on type of aircraft..)
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May 14th, 2009, 02:37 AM
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Anyone?
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May 14th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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Try the KE Skypass forum at flyertalk.com. Not very busy there, but perhaps someone will now.
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May 14th, 2009, 07:49 AM
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There is usually a "details" part on your online intinerary which lets you get flight duration, type of aircraft etc. If it is not available one your online intinerary already booked then try going to KA website and start to book identical reservation to see if you can get to the same detail or link to seat map to see available seats. Or, see if they detail their own aircraft on their website in a more general section. (Some airlines for example have elaborate video "tours" online of their business and first class seats and details of what routes those are available on.)
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May 14th, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Great info!

I found it! The long-haul flights are on 777-300ER--I will now check SeatGuru!

Thank you both!
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May 14th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Yes, I am back so soon!

This is a new aircraft for Korean and does not show up on Seat Guru! What to do now?
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May 14th, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Those 773ERs aren't even delivered yet. Don't worry about it until later.
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May 15th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Hi ekscrunchy,
You are going back to Asia, you lucky d*g you!
Try this one - I like it much better than Seat Guru:
http://seatexpert.com/
You can put in your flight # and the date and it will show you what aircraft they are using. I also like their maps better.
Good luck!
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May 16th, 2009, 04:14 AM
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Yes, Paul!! Back for more xlb at Jia Jia Tang Bao! Thank you for posting that link; I have found that the SeatGuru charts are not always accurate.
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May 16th, 2009, 06:28 AM
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Let me know how Seatexpert works out for you.
Have a great trip!
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May 21st, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Paul: This is the only seating chart listed for my flight on SeatExpert; it is for a 747-400 which is not the plane listed for my flight next February.

But I will return to the site and check again, as Rkkwan suggests:

http://seatexpert.com/seatmap/197/Ko..._First_Class)/
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May 21st, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Picture taken earlier this month of KE's first 773ER at Boeing's Everett, WA field:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Korea...-ER/1526047/L/
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May 21st, 2009, 02:52 PM
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ekscrunchy,
I guess you will have to wait until they actually fly them (either on Seat Guru or Expert).When will they start flying them?
Have a great trip!
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May 21st, 2009, 03:01 PM
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I just looked at their web site. As you probably know, they expect to introduce them on your route in June - just around the corner, if they are on time.
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May 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
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So do you think that means that they will have the new seating charts up by then?

Paul: I am traveling with (older) friends who have never been to Asia. He is a history and shipping and train buff who is entranced by the thought of seeing large port cities and taking the train. So we will end the trip with a few days each in Shanghai and HK, taking the train between the 2 cities. The thought of dragging my friends to Jia Jia Tang Bao is making me smile!
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May 22nd, 2009, 07:21 AM
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Have a few dumplings for me (and some Dim Sum in HK).
BTW, I had a nice diner with Shainghainese here in the Bay Area a little while ago - time to do it again.
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May 23rd, 2009, 05:07 AM
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She is a delight! And with that amazing food, it must have been fun!! Do you have a DTF in your area?

I cannot wait to sample the food in HK. I have been there before, but last time was more than 20 years ago! And back then I did not have the advantage of all of this great advice from this forum!
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May 23rd, 2009, 08:33 AM
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If you go to the Korean Air website, go to their fleet page, then go to 777-300. and select the 777-300 with "kosmo suites" interior. that's the 777-300ER seat map.
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May 23rd, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Enjoy Korean's new 777-300ER. they're launching new generation seats in all 3 classes. service for ICN-JFK-ICN starts next month, June 3 for wed,fri,sun.

More info about the new seats can be found in the Korean Air America website
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May 23rd, 2009, 08:45 AM
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Effective June 3, 2009

KE081/082 (departs JFK 2PM EST)
mon,tues,thurs,sat: 747-400 (Kosmo Sleeper)
wed,fri,sun: 777-300ER (Kosmo suites)

KE085/086 (departs JFK 12:05AM EST)
Daily: 747-400 (Kosmo sleeper)
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