We booked flights with our Flying Blue account's airmiles: Total cost was 100.000 miles and 400€/passenger. After a early wake-up and one hour cab ride from historical center of Seoul to Incheon (total price:65.000 KRW=53€)
we arrived in front of International Departures at 7:00 am.
Check-in Business SkyTeam counter: There were quite a few passengers in the queue and the check-in was very fast. The agent was professional and friendly. We received our BP quickly and she gave us invitations and directions to the lounge KAL.
We go throught passport control and transit security without fast-track access:it'very long. We were through to airside in under 30 minutes.
We have a short ride with a monorail train to the concourse before heading to the lounge.
The entrance of KAL SkyTeam lounge:
When she saw me the unfriendly agent advised me that photographs are not allowed inside. Of course I decided to ignore her warning!!! Decent sized: It's clean,quiet,light filled,spotter-friendly,not to many people,but there are a lot of chairs quite uncomfortable.
There is another section close to the toilets and shower area with TV and seating space more comfortable
There is an area with hot items: The food offering is very basic
Another small buffet
Toilets and showers are inside the lounge
Very nice view of the tarmac: ideal for avgeeks like me.
Shots of our triple seven with SkyTeam livery:
it's F-GZNT that was delivered to AF in march 2016.
passports and BP:We are ready for boarding.
We left the lounge and head to gate 113.
Our flight is showing on time.
Waiting to board by the gate.
As usual,J class passengers,Sky Priority file were invited on first to board throught the deck jet bridge.
We are the first ones on board Business class seat 2 A and B for the next 11 hours.
An overwiev of the main J cabin
It's the NEV 4 generation cabin equipped with a old IFE and control panel
Pre-placed on the seat are a pillow and blanket.
Welcome drink were offered:champagne
A very friendly crew also came with tray of newspapers and magazines
The amenity kit with a new design.
There is a unfriendly crew dressed in traditional Korean costume
Safetycard for this B777
USB charging ports
The seat pitch:excellent of course
Pushing back on time.
We made a long taxi to the main runway.
Soon enough,drinks, cashew nuts and appetizer were given
To start the lunch:shrimps and duck breast
full champagne meal for me with "Brice" champagne
Lamb stew with vegetables:excellent
Dessert with an expresso and a digestif
An afternoon flight is really quite bad for sleeping so I enjoyed the world outside
Overwiev of Y main cabin
A snack bar was set up in the galley but I asked for an expresso
I got hungry in the middle of the flight and so I ordered a "croque-monsieur"and a ice cream
About 1,3 hours before arrival the second meal service started: It was an absolute delight to eat
My spouse took the chicken option
We begin our descent to CDG.
We landed on time but taxi time was long.
There was a little wait for the passport control and down in baggage claim,there was 30mn wait for our bags.
BONUS for this report After the Korean war,South Korea and North Korea established a border. On either side of this border is the DMZ (demilitarized zone).
If you're in Seoul you can only visit the DMZ with a tour,as it has restricted civillian access and requires a mandatory military escort. Imjingak tourist area with the freedom bridge and the peace Bell
Dorasan station is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railroad system.
Dora observatory where you can see North Korea.
Haemaru village located in the restricted area where you can by ginseng.
In parallel with this visit:war memorial of Korea in Seoul :this is the best place to learn about Korea relationships with its near neighbours.
Thank you for reading my report
Cabin crew 9.5
Korean Air Prestige Class Lounge
Seoul - ICN
Paris - CDG
A satisfactory flight on AF. NEV4 seat is comfortable when you are travelling as a couple. The AF crews were very professional on this flight. I thought the meal services on this flight were good but not the beast of meals This was a good experience with AF but not a great experience.
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