SQ2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1019 times:
Well Cathay is good, another good and affordable and interresting alternative is Thai Airways. They fly 777s into Seoul from Bangkok. Some flights even allow you to stopover in Hong Kong. So if you want to city hop, Thai seems good as well. But I am not sure about PTVs. I know CX has them.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1016 times:
I don't think service is poor on Koreanair or Asiana, in fact they are definitely better than United or NW or British Airways. It is on safety that Koreanair are poor, and it is for self-preservation that I would avoid them - not lack of service. But Cathay are the best in the region, no contest.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12166 posts, RR: 35 Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
I've flown Korean Air twice, on a domestic route (A300 to Pusan, A330 back). Fine both ways, but as others have said, the safety record is the clincher. I would always fly good old CX (or alternatively, any of the Japanese carriers, Thai or SIA). Ultimately, it comes down to this: how many other airlines do you fly with, where you look out to make sure there's a runway beneath you when you're landing? You sort of take it for granted with others!
Although Asiana has a much better safety record (well, who doesn't), what I have heard from PPRuNET suggests it is almost as shoddy (if not moreso in places) on the safety front as KE.