1st A380 Landing at ATL will be Korean Air

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  1. flyingdawg
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    Korean Air will be the first airline to operate an A380 into ATL in Jan. 2013. Gates E1 and E3 are being modified to handle the jumbo jet.
     
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    Exciting stuff. How does their A380 product compare to others, particularly in business class? I might have to start thinking about some award redemption options for business class on that sucker... Surely availability will be pretty decent outside of the blackout dates.

    I also wonder if AF will follow suit and switch their ATL-CDG flights to the A380. Who else has A380s and flies to ATL, SkyTeam in particular?
     
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    Current configuration on this Atlanta -Seoul flight is 12 first class, 94 presitge class and 301 knee scrapers.
     
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    Oooh, Korea is on my bucket list. Good place to transfer and use some UR points...
     
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    That's GOT to mean lots of availability... Looks like a decently-comfortable seat, although I think I've seen better looking business products.
     
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    I'm taking the wife to SYD on KE in business in Sept using Skymiles. I threw in an A380 leg from JFK to ICN so we could experience the A380. I will let you know how it is. After climbing over a QF A380 in LAX last month, I'm going to be like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert when I get on that A380.
     
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    I'm so disappointed to hear that. I have been wanting to see that beast fly over my office building.
     
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    Booo! I want to fly an A380, but I'm not generally willing to take an extra connection to do it. Or really, my wife's not, and what she wants, I want. :)
     
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