02.18.2009 - 03.18.2009 55 °F
Living the high life at the Hub Lounge (they need lime wedges to go with the vodka)
Why did I bother with the public computers when I had these
Onboard OZ272 - Seoul to Seattle
Great attention from cabin crew on Asiana
I'm sitting here at the Free Internet area on the 4th floor of Incheon Int'l Airport, and having some difficulty since Korean script is predominant, and getting those pics online was no easy task! The Asiana flight from Hanoi was a breeze, and I even slept for an hour or two. Then on to the airline's transit hotel (The June at Incheon Airport City). I failed to get a deluxe room this go round (no in-room computer or steam shower - just a jet tub and fancy Japanese electronic toilet!) I came back to the airport a little early to upload those Hanoi pics, and now it's under control. Such a contrast from free and easy Vietnam to the strict culture of Korea - the desk clerk at the June could not understand why I'd want to go to the airport early (after all, I had the room till 16:00!) I broke with tradition - something not done in Korea (almost Japan after all).
At the last minute, since I had some time to kill, I decided to splurge for the $35. Hub Lounge (Asiana had told me there was a discount when a boarding pass was shown - no deal!) I only had 1 vodka tonic - the rest ginger ale to go with my spicy squid.
Both legs of the trip home were great - thanks to the wonderful crews on Asiana, and both arrived within minutes of the scheduled time. Before I knew it, I was in Seattle, and I can tell you that Customs is considerably easier and quicker in Seattle than San Francisco. Now I'm home, and can't wait to see Spud (just have to wait till early Thursday morning).