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Korean Air: how are they?  
User currently offlineZona8 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

It looks like I am going to have to fly Korean Air a couple of time in the near future and I have heard some pretty bad stuff about them, is there truth to it?

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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

i flew KE from SYD via ICN to JFK and back, been happy with it.

User currently offlineZona8 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

were there any PVTs?

User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 3426 times:

I have flown several times the route FRA - ICN - FRA and domestic routes as well. Only had good experiences on them. Service is great and flight attendants very kind. Anyway, in economy no PTVs on board (on B 747). Safety has improved a lot over the past two years, so I think there is no need for worry in flying them again.

User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 3414 times:

It is a great airline with a great home airport. A lot better than any US airline.

User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 3407 times:

A lot better than any US airline.


With an attitude like that Sr176 please, stay in Switzerland.


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 3379 times:

there are no PTV's in Y class, shame though.
their inflight service ain't bad, did get a bit boring since there were no PTV's but you get used to it. their 777 layout is 2-5-2 while their 747 layout is 3-4-3 in Y class.


User currently offlineFlykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Regarding the PTV's it depends where you are flying. Some B744's have them installed in Y class, while our newest 777 has the IFE upgrade and personal PTV's in Y also. They are progressively (slowly) being installed across the longhaul fleet.

Cheers,
Phil



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

I flew them five times on CDG-SEL and CDG-ICN return, all of them on 744's in Prestige (Business) Class.
The cabin was very clean every time, the F/A's were friendly and had no problem with cameras (very important point for me  Smile). There were PTV's witha pretty good choice of movies/games, etc..., pity the screen was so small. The meals were either a choice of Western or Korean cuisine, all of which were pretty tasty, but the wine list was..how should I say it ? well, aI'm a FF on AF and French as well, so  Laugh out loud at least they had some decnet champagne lol...
As a far as I remember they were on time at every occasion I flew them, and check-in was pretty fast.
And now for a little plugging from my KE flights Big grin :

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User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

to Emmett99
Sorry that you were upset about my comment, but it is pure experiance. I will not stay in Switzerland as I am traveling around on business on a frequent basis.


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3036 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
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Korean Air 747s with PTVs in all classes : HL7402, HL7404
Korean Air 777s with PTVs in all classes : HL7714, HL7715, HL7721

Overall they are a great airline.



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User currently offlineJames From Taiwan, joined Dec 2002, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

KE is a great carrier. Flown them numerous times. Service is better then most if not all US carriers.

User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Just about all "foreign" carriers serve a better product than US carriers. Even Air Canada.


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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

'I've heard some pretty bad stuff about them'

Enlighten us, besides some safety issues, wich are supposedly all resolved now, I can not imagine anything bad about them. Perhaps, arriving at your destination, as KE flights are that good that I could only wish that they lasted forever! But if you feel unsecure, you can always join the cattle on UA or NW to Seoul. Anyway, enjoy your stay aboard KE!  Big grin



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