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JFK-DPS Routing

JFK-DPS Routing

  1. MarkJ

    Hi folks, I’m planning my honeymoon and really getting hung up on the Asia route. I wanted to surprise my fiancee with first class but now wondering if it’s worth the effort (between the routing and traveling as a couple). For the record, we have both only flown coach.

    Here are the options I’m considering:

    Korean Air:
    JFK-ICN; 00:50-04:10+1 in F
    ICN-CGK; 15:20-20:10 in F
    CGK-DPS; purchase coach ticket on GA that night or early AM.

    Cathay:
    JFK-HKG; 01:30-05:15+1 in J
    HKG-DPS; 10:10-15:00 in J

    I like the idea of seeing a bit of Asian culture in Seoul and the benefit of both legs in F. Am I crazy not picking the direct route on Cathay business?

    The trip will then continue on to NBO on QR J. . .then back to NYC on ET J.

  2. MarkS

    First is first and if you want to see Seoul then why not? I find breaks between international flights beneficial myself.

  3. MarkJ

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 23953, member: 2121″]I find breaks between international flights beneficial myself.[/QUOTE]

    Helpful comment, thanks!

  4. Anonymous

    I of course love F, and love the breaks between flights, but — [I]ask your fiancee[/I].

    My husband would rather have an economy exit row and fly direct than connect three times for F. Have the convo, your marriage will be better for it.

  5. MarkJ

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 23957, member: 7″]I of course love F, and love the breaks between flights, but — [I]ask your fiancee[/I].

    My husband would rather have an economy exit row and fly direct than connect three times for F. Have the convo, your marriage will be better for it.[/QUOTE]

    That’s crazy but I’ve also never had an exit row in economy!

    We had discussed and approved ICN-DPS on KE 5629 which is a codeshare for GA 871 (8/22/17). GA shows J availability on experflyer but when I called KE to book they said we could only waitlist J. Is that standard?

    She has become a bit fed up with my constant routing questions so the decision has been placed with me.

  6. Anonymous

    Did you see award availability on Delta? If so, then Korean should be able to book it as a partner award, but they won’t be able to book it as a codeshare.

  7. MarkJ

    Yes, Delta shows availability in J on GA871. I thought partner awards needed to be booked roundtrip; I’ll call back to confirm…confirmed unavailable. I suppose this could be booked but would cost 80k+40k miles unfortunately.

    I think the plan will be to fly KE into CGK and hope that award availability opens on KE629 ICN-DPS in the weeks prior.

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