|Originally, I wanted to take personal pictures of the airport, but due to technical difficulties I am leaving off with a borrowed image instead. The original home of this image can be found here.|
Hello, all--this is your fellow "lonely traveler" who has been writing about Seoul this summer! Sadly, vacation time is over and I'm now headed back to New York, but I'm also happy to announce a fantastic upcoming travel site: WWW.LONELYTRAVELER.COM
This website should be up and running by the end of August, so everyone should keep their eyes peeled for the launch!
Until then, here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you're at Incheon Airport:
- The airport offers free (and fast) wifi! The network is appropriately named "Airport Free Wifi" and is available anywhere in the building, including on both sides of the security check. Already, this is a huge plus since a lot of airports (including JFK) don't offer this service.
- There are plenty of "real" restaurants before going through security check--which means you can arrive a little early, check in your bags and grab your boarding pass, and then share your last meal in Korea with the people who were nice enough to drive you to Incheon. Look at this in comparison to the fact that there are a lot of airports out there that only have snack bars or cafes before the security checkpoint.
- The "train" at the airport that takes you to faraway gates is actually a shuttle... so don't waste your time worrying about at which stop to get off. I always forget this, and hesitate, trying to make sure I'm not headed in the wrong direction before I remember there's only one direction anyway.