Since we left the next day in the afternoon, we had time to take the airport limousine. This bus makes stops throughout Seoul and runs about every 30 minutes to an hour. The driver helps you load up your heavy suitcases (our ajoshi probably pulled a back muscle--more on that later) and the cost is about 8-9000w ($8-9USD--I forgot the exact amount). Total travel time from Mokdong was about 40-45 minutes.
The checked baggage allowance on Air Canada is 23kg (about 50lbs). As you can see below, after using the digital scales for free inside Hyundai Fitness, this bag was disgustingly overweight. I blame it on the suitcase itself, as it's big and heavy to begin with! D'oh! So I had to unload a whole bunch of clothes and some bedding sheets we were going to bring home. Even then, it was still overweight by 5kg!
Here's another bag that's overweight, this time only by 3kg. The overweight penalty is $35CDN for being 1-20kg over. So with four bags overweight that equals $140CDN...we were praying that we would luck out at the counter! Find out soon as to what happened!
Here's the airport bus sign that you should look for...you can't miss it:
We had to roll our bags to Mokdong Station from work--about 10 minutes in the humid summer weather. Not really the most enjoyable thing to do. I was able to coerce my boss into helping us get one of the counselors to drive two of our bags to the stop! Thanks!! :)
Everyone in Korea rides these mini bikes...I want one:
Inside the bus, it was nice and cool. Air conditioning and a LCD TV to boot...oh yeah!
So here we are, waiting to get off the bus. See these ajoshi cabbies doing the "Asian squat"? Well, remember to never take these black cabs, because they come at a premium price. I like to call them "baller" cabs:
Stay tuned next for more pics from Incheon, including what we had for our pre-flight meal! Have you taken the Airport Bus before?