Asian airports’ good impression

By Steve Lopes
This item appears on page 53 of the May 2013 issue.

My wife, Lois, and I traveled in Asia for five weeks, June 24-July 27, 2012. Organizing 35,000 miles of travel on 15 flights was a challenge met by our travel agent, Dorothy Pogge of Lawrence Travel Leaders (785/842-4000), and all flights went smoothly, with acceptable delays.

Service on Korean Airlines, our main overseas carrier, was fabulous, and Seoul’s Incheon Airport provided entertainment, making it a delightful place to enjoy a layover, as were the Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok airports. (Did I just admit to enjoying layovers?) 

During an 11-hour layover, Lois bought two tops and two pairs of pants for $80 at a clothing sale in the Hong Kong International Airport mall, a tourist destination in itself, where we could have even watched an IMAX movie. The quality and variety of the restaurants are as good as what’s found in the US.


Lawrence, KS