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Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:54 pm

Ive booked with Korean Air from LHR to MEL in Y
Reason 1. It gets my home the perfect time on christmas day (my family has no idea that im going home)
Reason 2. Price, 200 pounds cheaper than any other operator (742 pounds one way is bad enough)
The first leg LHR - ICN is on a 744
Second leg ICN - MEL is on an a332

According to the korean site the 744 is a new aircraft and has in seat power and AVOD, is this available in all cabin areas?
There is no mention of entertainment onboard the a332?

Can i please have personal experience of the Korean Air product in general
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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:23 pm

The 747-400 will have AVOD throughout the whole cabin.

The A330-200 may not, although there's only 3 of them and refurbishment may begin anytime soon, so you might get lucky. In the meantime, there are overhead screens throughout the cabin.

You'll enjoy the service for sure, the flight attendants are very attentive and friendly. The seat pitch should be an inch or two more generous than on most other airlines. Food can be a hit-or-miss. Have you tried Korean food before?
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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:22 am

Thanks for the reply HOONS90
i have tried korean food before but not in korea itself
hopefully i will sleep through the second leg
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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:21 pm

Korean Air is one of the most under rated airlines.

Awesome food, service and staff. The only negative aspect would be the lack of english on board and the lack of PTVs. So take a book or sleep!
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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:06 pm

I've flown KE 39 times for a total of over 179K km. The food, service, and staff is excellent. I agree with Cragley above - it is one of the most under rated airlines. I only fly business and the staff there handles English very well. On my last trip with them (just last week) I was flying SGN-ATL, via ICN, and they moved me from business to first class for the SGN-ICN leg when I checked in at SGN. I can only say good things about them.
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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:23 am

Quoting Cragley (Reply 3):
Korean Air is one of the most under rated airlines.

Fully agree with Cragley. One of my favorite airlines. Have done three return trips with them BNE-FRA in the last 2 years fortunately always flying business class.

1) On the way to Europe love the one night stopover in the Hyatt Regency in ICN
2) Service is on board is truly friendly and you have the feeling the smiles are genuine.
3) Big fan of Korean food and love their Bibimbap. Western choice is always a hit or miss
4) Very competitive pricing in business class nearly 50% cheaper than QF, SQ, EK, etc.
5) A330 (BNE-ICN-BNE) is my favorite air craft and the new business class on the upper deck on the B744 (ICN-FRA-ICN) is superb if you consider the price you pay compared to the big boys (QF, SQ, EK)
6) ICN has to be one of the best airports in the world and the 8-hour layover on the return from Europe passes in a flash.

Honestly, think you'll have a great experience on KE and enjoy Christmas with your family.

Cheers from Brisbane,

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RE: Korean Air Opinions And Experiences

Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:26 am

Korean Air is a good choice; don't hesitate to fly KE, specially if you get a very good deal.

In my opinion, the best Korean Air's point is the legroom you're going to enjoy in Coach Class.
Service is very friendly.

I wrote a trip report about KE:

I hope this can help!

Quoting Cragley (Reply 3):
The only negative aspect would be the lack of english on board

F/A's speak enough English, but it's true a bit limited.

Quoting Cragley (Reply 3):
So take a book or sleep

Sometimes that's the best thing to do  Wink

I only like PTV's because the Airshow (I love see the route in a map) and with no PTV's Airshow is shown from time to time or seldom.
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