Great news Hawaii! Budget airline Jin Air will start Incheon, Korea to Honolulu direct flight from this Dec. 19. Jin air will be using Boeing 777-200ER plane which sets 451 people for the route, five days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flight will depart at 8:40 p.m. Incheon International Airport and arrive in Honolulu the same day at 9:20 a.m. On the round trip: Departs Honolulu 11:05 a.m. and arrives in Incheon at 4:55pm the next day. Jin Air is a subsidiary of Korean Air, a regional carrier until now has picked Hawaii as its first long haul international route.
Jin air joins other carriers who provide direct flights between Seoul and Honolulu: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Hawaiian Air. Round trip pricing for ICN to HNL is starting under 560,000 won.
The current exchange rate for won to dollar is around 1180 = 1 US dollar making the fare around $473.64. Jin air will spur more Korean tourists to Hawaii and also many Kamaaina will be able to finally book their flight to Korea via this low budget pricing. Panda Travel who is one of the travel agents that can book for Jin Air is sure to market a tour to Korea with a very low price!
The Honolulu to Seoul round trip pricing is expected to be in the range of 500 to 650 dollars.
“Here Comes Jang Bori”
Episodes 41 & 42
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Min-jung is scared out of her wits when Ji-sang brings Dong-gu an envelope supposedly containing a very important piece of information. Dong-gu tells Hwa-yeon to find out if Min-jung and Do are really mother and daughter. Soo-bong invites Dong-hu’s family home saying he found Eun-bi. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Jae-hee is enraged when he sees the video of Min-jung and Ji-sang’s engagement ceremony. But Min-jung threatens Jae-hee saying that he will also be in trouble if the truth comes out that hwa-yeon is the one who caused Jae-hwa’s mom’s death.
Episodes 3 & 4
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Two years have passed since the close of the Yeomchang-dong serial killings. Young-jin is no longer a detective, but a police officer at a neighborhood substation. Jong-ho tries to bring Young-jin back to join a special task force investigating a suspicious looking suicide case. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Young-jin catches a murder suspect of Lee Mi-kyong. But Young-jin realizes Han is not the real killer and digs into the case again, and in the process attracts Chairman Kang’s attention. Young-jin starts recruiting for her new team.
“The Gang Doctor”
Episodes 3 & 4
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Tae-hyun hides himself when he hears a sound of rolling cart outside during his secret surgery. He peeks outside to see Yeo-jin holding a broken glass to her neck. Do-joon is furious when he hears the news about Yeo-jin. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Tae-hyung finds something is odd when he examines Yeo-jin who is in a coma. But he decides to follow Dr. Lee when he learns So-hyun is moved up in the liver transplant list. Doo-chul checks into the 12th floor to treat his gunshot wound. Dr. Lee puts Tae-hyun in charge of Doo-chul.
“The Time We Were Not In Love”
Episode 15 & 16 (Final episode)
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-na and won confirm their feelings for each other at the airport. Won leaves on his business trip to Paris as scheduled. Won comes back from his business trip. Ha-na and Won feel a little awkward around each other, but soon gets used to their new relationship. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Won is disappointed when Ha-na puts him in the backburner and spends more time at work. Dae-bok draws a webtoon based on Won’s scenario and the webtoon is a huge hit. Ha-na and Won plan their special wedding day.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 firstname.lastname@example.org.