For flights to the Far East I would definetely recommend Korean Air as first option. They offer very good and comfortable flights. Legroom is about 86 cm as I know (please correct me if it is not correct), so they usually offer more space than many other asian airlines. Crew works very professional and is doing everything to make your flights as comfortable as possible. They also very nice and kind.
The service on board also is very great. On flights from Germany to Europe they offer several warm meals and you can choose between western styled food and asian food. Specially I love to eat the Korean bibimbab, which really taste very delicious. (Usually I can't get enough from it!). Korean Air also got some rewards for their very good service.
On board they show several good films, news and often videos about the destination.
All in all to say, if I have the choice to fly Korean Air, for me I don't need business class, as their product is better in economy than on some airlines in business.
Safety has been improved a lot through the last few years and nowadays I would rate Korean Air to the safest airlines on this globe again.
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Another good option for flying to the far east would be KLM. They also offer quite good service out of AMS
, but seating arrangement is not that comfortable as on Korean Air flights. Crew is also very nice and kind.
So for me usually first option would be Korean Air and as another option KLM.
Not recommend I would my home carrier Lufthansa. They are quite often rude to the passengers, specially to foreigners, so truelly to say, even I am German, I usually try to avoid them.
Another airline which I usually try to avoid is Thai Airways. Their crew also very often very rude. Also seating arrangement on these flights are horrible, as you have very less space for your legs.
Anyway, whatever you choose...have a nice trip to the Far East !
fly Korean Air ....