AF022
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Korean Business Class - Any Good?

Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:18 pm

I am balancing taking KE business class DXB-AKL and earning a lot of Delta miles, or taking EK business class direct and checking out the A345.

What is KE business class like? Bearable?

B777 DXBICN - B744 ICNAKL

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RE: Korean Business Class - Any Good?

Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:23 pm

KE's Prestige Class is more than bearable, I flew them 3 times on CDG to ICN and they have a very friendly/professional cabin crew, the food is quite good and the seat pitch quite acceptable; not to mention the free gift and personalized amenity kit. You also have the added bonus of SkyTeam FF miles.
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Carfield
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Decent

Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:05 am

Well, Korean Air's Prestige class is nothing fancy like lie flat seats... but is a decent product. You get a typical J seat with 50" of legroom and a classic PTV (no AVOD) is available... Meals are their strengths... very nice presentations -- course by course... the lounge at Seoul is amazing.

Compared to EK's business class, I think KE is not too bad... EK has the fancier business class seats on the Airbus A340-500s, but still no flat seats... and I think KE's F/As are a bit more consistent and friendlier than EK... (EK is good, but the F/As really vary from flight to flight... sometimes friendly, but sometimes downright rude... KE is more consistent...)

Enjoy your KE flights... more miles sound like a better deal in this case...

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RE: Korean Business Class - Any Good?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:48 am

http://www.delta.com/skymiles/getmiles/airline_partners/index.jsp

According to this, you can earn Sky Miles when you fly on EK.
 
boeingflying31
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RE: Korean Business Class - Any Good?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:08 am

When I flew Korean business class, it sucked. I sat on uppder deck from LAX-NRT a while ago and the service was not the best. The food didn't taste that good, they had no ammentity kit, or any IFE ptv's on the plane. Emirates has a pretty good business class product. Their service is professional and the lounge in Dubai is the best in the world. Just my 2 cents.
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AF022
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RE: Korean Business Class - Any Good?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:22 am

i don't think i get the miles i need for medallion on EK, while I would on KE (just noticed KE is the opposite of EK!)

Thanks for the feedback. I have never traveled KE or the A345, but i find EK's business class B777 (DXB-DAR) over-rated in general.