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The Travelocity Roaming Gnome Boards Korean Air's First A380 Flight from JFK


This August, Travelocity's Roaming Gnome® will be traveling to Korea on the inaugural flight of Korean Air's A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. You can follow the Roaming Gnome on his Facebook page and Twitter feed as he flies across the globe.

Korean Air's A380 delivers luxury and comfort to passengers, providing a spacious interior configured in a three-class layout with only 407 seats, the lowest seat configuration of any A380 currently flying. The plane also features the world's only onboard duty free shop where products from the airline's expansive in-seat catalogue are on display. Shoppers can see and touch the actual goods, then return to their seats to make their purchases in privacy. In addition, the onboard bars and lounge areas give travelers a unique in-flight experience on long-haul flights.

“I'm honored to have been invited to Korean Air's first A380 flight to Seoul from New York,” said the Roaming Gnome. “Incidentally, this will be my first trip to Asia. I've had my boots polished for a week now in anticipation of visiting the capital of South Korea. I've read that it's a mega-city. Mega indeed!”

The Roaming Gnome will board the A380 flight at New York's JFK Airport and will arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport Aug. 10. During his stay in Korea, the Roaming Gnome will be touring the city's state-of-the-art airports and other local sites.

Note to Editors: The full list of activities scheduled on the Roaming Gnome's itinerary is below. Arrival and departure times are not set, in order to allow for unforeseen delays.


Flight departs for Seoul/Incheon from New York at 2:00 p.m.


Flight arrives in Seoul/Incheon at 5:20 p.m. the next day (considering the international dateline).


Tour of Korean Air's headquarters

FRIDAY, Aug. 12

Tour of Seoul City and Incheon International Airport (ICN)


Flight departs for San Francisco at 4:05 p.m.

“Korean Air is pleased to have Travelocity's Roaming Gnome join us for the inaugural A380 flight from JFK to Seoul,” says Korean Air's Vice President of Marketing for the Americas, John Jackson. “Not only are we excited about our first flight from JFK on the A380, we look forward to sharing in the Roaming Gnome's first adventure to Asia.”

About Travelocity Global

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About Korean Air:

Korean Air, with a fleet of 137 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 flights per day to 115 cities in 39 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, which together with its 14 members, offers its 395 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 14,000 daily flights covering 916 destinations in 169 countries.

In 2010, Business Traveler named Korean Air the best Asian airline for the fourth consecutive year and best transpacific business class for the fifth straight year, while Global Traveler awarded the airline with best business class seat design and best airport staff/gate agent. The carrier won the 2010 global travel catering distinction award by Pax International magazine while World Traveler magazine rated it as having the world's best inflight service. Travel & Leisure magazine readers say it is one of the world's top 10 international airlines and readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted Korean Air one of the world's top ten global airlines. More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at

Meredith McKee, 214-443-7555

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