My round-the-world salsa trip began with the flight to Manila Philippines.  The flights were CLT-ATL, ATL-ICN, and ICN-MNL.  The highlight was the ATL-ICN leg on a Korea Air A380.  All of the flights on this trip are in business class thanks to a rtw ticket purchased through delta with skymiles.

But due to a missed flight out of CLT, I had to take a USair flight from CLT to ATL.   This flight was in coach.  I had an exit row that actually had more legroom than first class.  For the 36-minute flight to ATL, I didn’t miss the first class seat I would have had on  DL.  20150106_102055

The big problem with the US flight was that I had to pick up my checked bag in ATL and check in at Korean Air in ATL.  That meant taking a bus from the domestic terminal to the Terminal F since KE no longer has a check in counter in the d0mestic terminal.  Bummer.  Once it got through all of that and boarded it was all worth it.


KE flies daily A380 service from ATL to Seoul (ICN).   I took this flight about one year ago, and a chase vehicle followed the aircraft during the taxi.  The first time I saw no chase vehicles.?????????????????????????????

The upper deck of KE’s A380s is all business class – 94 seats in 2x2x2 configuration.  Even though the space is divided into three cabins, it still has a little bit of a cattle-car feeling.  I also don’t like have someone next to me in business class.  One nice thing about DLs is all business-class seats have direct-aisle access.  I like window seats on international flights but don’t like having to climb over someone  when I get up.   The window seats have a storage compartment between the seat and the window that is handy for setting things down or stowing them away.


KE provides a nice amenity kit with the personal items you might need to make the flight more comfortable.  Razors and shaving lotion are available in the restrooms.