Jin Air to Start F-380 Service from Hong Kong to Seoul

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While I’m more of a commercial plane geek than anything else, I’ll take new things in a heartbeat. For example, I was pumped for my Gippsland GA-8 Airvan that we tried to schedule in New Zealand back in 2014 (unfortunately, they were all booked out, and I wasn’t ready to take a helicopter given what my seventh grade science teacher said she experienced).


I was unusually excited for my first turboprop flight on Yangon Airways’ ATR 72.

Naturally I was tempted to click when Groupon Getaways sent me an email entitled “Fastest flight ever! Bring in a new era of airliner”.

In a nutshell, Jin Air is launching F-380 fighter jet flights from Hong Kong/Bangkok to Seoul.

According to the video:

For those who want to get to Korea faster, Jin Air is now flying a F-380 fighter jet from its Bangkok [Hong Kong]-Seoul route, a world first.

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Delicious combat rations are offered as your inflight meal.

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A 360° barrel roll adds excitement to your flight.

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Incredible supersonic speeds to Seoul in two hours (30 minutes from Hong Kong).

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We promise a special experience beyond your expectations.

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Fly with unexpected delight, Jin Air.

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For once, I’m speechless. I don’t even know what to say. Jin Air, a low cost carrier, has weird aspirations. Especially when they’re trying to sell the flight at US$1m.

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I mean, Jin Air won’t even sell the flight on Groupon – apparently it’s for “advertorial purposes”.

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Obviously, the video is a clear indication of Jin Air’s (widely advertised) expectations of the route. Like the man screaming so hard in the video that he faints…

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Or the sauce packets with butter and bbq sauce that they use to represent “combat rations”…

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Or the disclaimer at the end…

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Or the fact that the F-380 doesn’t even exist…


I’m sold. Are you?

Who’s up for it?

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