If on one ticket, the odds are very good that you'll make it. Seoul airport is one of the world's most efficient and well laid out international airports, and Asiana a generally reliable airline.
Seoul is super easy to connect on, especially using Asiana as this is their hub. After you get off the plane, you'll have one quick security check and then a not too long walk to your gate. As long as the first flight is on time you should make it. However, 1:20 is still not very long. It would not take much of a delay to cause you to miss the right. If this flight is really cheap I might chance it but only if you can live with being delayed overnight if the first flight is delayed. If you absolutely have to make the connection, I'd find one that leaves more time.
Unless you absolutely have to be in Seattle on the day of arrival then I would not be too worried at all. 1hr20 should be very easy and you could absorb a 30 minute delay on the inbound flight and still make the connection. If you were to miss the connection then Asiana has a later flight to the US, (today) to LAX at 8.40pm, on an A380. They would connect you to United for a flight to SEA.
thank you all for your responses! Appreciate it and makes me feel confident to book the flight through Asiana. :)
TPE looked undoable, but it was fine. I have 55 minutes to transit through Seoul in November, and I expect the airline will make it happen. Though if you can, take more time -- it's a great airport, and if you have enough time, Seoul is a great stopover and there are free airport tours!
When I was in Seoul, I had a connecting flight 1hr after arrival. Our plane was late 45 minutes. I had to get from one end of the terminal to the other in 15 minutes.
We actually had someone help take us from one plane to the other - boy did his long legs walk fast, but we made it in time. Incheon is the most straightforward and comfortable airport I've ever been in; if I can do it in 15, you can do it in 45 ;)
And if you have time, I suggest visiting the Charlie Brown cafe if you pass by towards your terminal :D
"And if you have time, I suggest visiting the Charlie Brown cafe if you pass by towards your terminal :D"
Good point. ICN is such a GOOD airport. It's by a long way my favorite airport in the world (though I've not yet tried Singapore).
With only 1hr15 you'll also likely not be able to take in a cultural show in one of the Korean culture theaters on the main concourse.
And with a 5-6 hour layover at the right time (daytime) the airport offers free tours to nearby cultural sights (assuming you have entry clearance into South Korea). You'll just have to miss that too.
In other words your layover is way too short.
You'll still make your flight though. 😄😄
I had a 19hr layover SYD > LHR via Seoul and I wish it was during the day!
By far my favourite airport, as well. Loved exploring it, loved how cultural it is compared to a lot of other airports. Didn't get a chance to see the culture show, but I did eat, drink and have a good laugh with some lovely strangers I met in the smokers lounge!
Koreans are also very, very kind - IME anyway! :)
Okay, enough of annoying Venus (OP) about how much she'll miss on a short layover by not missing her connection. 😄😈😄
99% of the time she'll make the connection and make it to SEA just fine.
ahahaha thank you for the lovely responses! Unfortunately I am unable to find 3-4 hrs layover in Seoul. So, if let's say I arrived 5-6 in the evening, it wouldn't matter? I guess that's a busy time.