Korean Air Codeshare?!?!

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  1. yaychemistry

    yaychemistry Silver Member

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    I'm posting from my windows phone 7, so I'll keep this short and post details in the a.m. But I wanted input as my 24hr window to change my booking in counting down.

    I just booked a *A award on co.com to BKK. The return in march is on BKK to ICN on TG, then ICN to JFK. Both in C. I booked this one in particular because because the TG segment (TG658) was listed as a 777-300ER and I was hoping that this was going to be one of the new leased jet airways planes that I had heard good things about.
    Here's the weird thing... My ticketing confirmation email lists the BKK ICN leg as KE658, with a footnote that the flight is operated by Korean Airways.

    My gut tells me that this isn't possible and that its just a glitch due to the jet airways lease. However I'm worried that this will somehow mess up the ticketing. Any advice?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Probably just a snafu in the operating code mappings on the CO systems for the reservation; there have been a number of examples where the display was wrong as things have been shuffled in the integration efforts but the real reservation information has been accurate.

    Both KE 658 and TG 658 operate on that route but at different times of day and only the TG one is a 773:

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    Flight Timetable -- BKK-ICN for date: 20120315 at 00:00 on All Airlines
    Carrier|Flight|From |To   |Dep. Time|Arr. Time|Schedule|Equipment|Duration|Exceptions|
    KE     |658   |BKK  |ICN  |15:35    |22:55    |1234567 |73H      |5:20    |          |
    TG     |658   |BKK  |ICN  |23:00    |06:25+1  |------- |773      |5:25    |          |
    OZ/TG  |6762  |BKK  |ICN  |23:00    |06:25+1  |1234567 |773      |5:25    |          |
    
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    I'd say you're probably fine.

    I also think that TG is supposed to be getting some of their own 773s at some point so I'm not sure those will be the 9W aircraft, but I'm not certain of the time frame for that.
     
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  3. yaychemistry

    yaychemistry Silver Member

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    I did a dummy booking on TG for that same flight, and they are listing it as a 777-300 (non-ER) with no F cabin. So it's almost definitely not the Jet leased aircraft. Oh well. I should have done that before I booked the award.

    Now I just have to decide if its worth rebooking to get on 747 or 772 with the newer seat...
    I suppose as long as it's not the 738 on KE I'll be happy.

    (p.s. thanks for the help Wandering Aramean, if you hadn't already noticed the S. America trip was shelved - we don't have enough time off to do everything we wanted to do. So it will be our next vacation.)
     

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