Overseas trip 2017

Let’s start this out right from the start, we caught our flight out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) late January 2017.  Keep in mine you need a couple hours to get your  boarding passes, check your bags, and get through security. If you want to lock your luggage you may want to consider TSA locks just in case the TSA wants to look through you luggage.  If you use a regular lock TSA will cut it off.  Another problem we have had with Gerald R. Ford International airport is that they have a problem sending your luggage to your final destination when traveling overseas. What happens then is you need to claim your luggage half way to your destination and recheck your luggage again.  After boarding our plane we had to wait a good 15 to 20 minutes for them to de-ice the plane for takeoff.

After takeoff, we arrived at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) about 2 and a half hours later. To find much milder weather and sunny sky’s and a very large airport.  First thing on the agenda is to find our next boarding gate.  At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) you need to take a train from the domestic terminal to the international terminal. Once we arrive at the international terminal, we found Korean Air counter and straighten out our luggage problem.  Turns out Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) American Airlines staff should have been able to forward our luggage to the final destination. With a 4 hour layover before our next flight, we located our boarding gate and decided to look through all the shops that are near our boarding gate.

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About 3 hours later we boarded Korean Air flight from Dallas/Fort Worth  International Airport (DFW) to Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea.

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These flights are probably the worst flights ever ranging between 14 to 16 hours of pure boredom.

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Korean Air staff has been the best at making this trip tolerable.  We would much rather pay a bit more and get a great staffed plane than suffer through the flight like we have before with Delta.

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Korean Air provides you with meals, drinks (including alcohol), on some flight slippers, on screen entertainment, and a good staff.

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After what seemed like forever we arrived at Incheon International Airport very happy to get off the plane and stretch our legs.

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