Getting to the airport for my mini-break (sorry – “summer vacation” from Wednesday – Sunday) was perhaps the easiest and least stressful travel-related thing I’ve ever done. Last Wednesday I slept in, did a load of laundry, rocked Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred, packed, and took the subway to the airport. From the time I reached Hwamyeong Subway Station (for the record, I walked there with my purse and a carry-on duffel bag) to my gate took precisely 45 minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever arrived at the airport and even gotten through security that fast!
I took the green line from Hwamyeong to Sasang and then the light rail to Gimhae International Airport. You do have to exit the light rail and walk across the street to the terminals, but it was a pretty short walk and again – the whole trip took less than an hour. I should also mention that my round-trip airfare Busan – Osaka – Busan cost approximately $200 Canadian booking Peach Air through Skyscanner. What a deal!
With free wifi all across the departure zones I had lots to read and do while waiting for my 4 PM flight. We had to take a shuttle to get to our aircraft (which was PINK!) but it was a quick ride and soon enough I was on the plane and had managed to snag the emergency exit seat with plenty of leg room. It was pretty heavenly. Peach air also offers a pretty sizable list of in-flight food and beverage, so since I had only really had a triangle kimbap I went ahead and ordered the first thing I saw with Japanese Curry on the menu. For just under 600 Yen ($6) I got a really delicious, slightly greasy “Tamura’s Curry Puff” – basically a savoury doughnut filled with delicious curry. Served up with a Monster Energy Drink I was ready for landing.
To be continued…