Review of Jeju Air flight Busan Seoul in Economy

Airline Jeju Air
Flight 7C 201
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 00:55
Take-off 16 Jan 18, 07:10
Arrival at 16 Jan 18, 08:05
7C 4 reviews
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By 780
Published on 31st January 2018
This is a domestic flight which I took during my trip to Korea few weeks back. See the rest of the flight reports here
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While planning on the transportation from Busan to Seoul , we decided to opt for domestic flight instead of Korean Rail as it is way faster and we got ourselves pretty decent fare (around 25USD per person including tax and 15 kg checked in luggage) . Busan Gimhae being Air Busan's hub offers flight to Seoul nearly every hour on their A320s, Jeju Air on the other hand offers one flight per day.
Busan to Seoul early in the morning and the return flight late at night. I would assume this arrangement is mainly for dispatch and deployment. The only con side of taking this flight is that this seem more like a commuting flight for business person therefore it is overall hectic and full pax ; and that the check in time at 6 means you probably could only take taxi to reach Gimhae Airport (however Busan taxis are super affordable :) )

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Overview of the Departure Area, there were alot of stalls serving breakfast and coffee at 6 AM

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Jeju Air occupies around one fifth of the check in counters

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Boarding Pass printed using thermal paper and is in bright orange

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After passing crowded security checks we soon boarded the aircraft through shuttle buses

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It was freezing early in the morning, Today's aircraft B738 HL-8239. Delivered and leased to Pegasus Air in 2001, and later leased to Jeju Air in 2011.

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An Eastar Jet parked beside us

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Cabin overview, mediocre and nothing special.

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Safety Card for this 737-800 (without winglet)

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Jeju Air is currently growing at a quick pace and spent relatively a large budget on advertising. Living in Taipei, I could always see Jeju Air Ads in alot of places.

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Sunrise soon after take off, it was rather a bumpy ride.

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The air quality in Seoul is awful , and my Korean friends would say it is mainly due to the air pollution coming from China. Yes I know , in Taiwan we suffer badly from Chinese air pollution too during winter. During our stay, the air quality was so bad that public transportation were free during rush hours.

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The visibility that day.

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As a "commuting flight" not many people had checked in luggage. We counted around 20 luggage on the belt for a full pax 738.
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Verdict

Jeju Air

6.3/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Busan - PUS

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Seoul - GMP

7.3/10
Efficiency6.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

25 Dollars for a domestic flight is definitely a bargain. Way to go Jeju Air
We had rather bad experience after landing in Gimpo though. There seems to be renovation going on where they block the arrival concourse walkway of 3 boarding gates and 3 boarding gates disembarked simultaneously. So we were actually jammed as the walkway leading to the exit was served only by a escalator. Well, this was on a side note though not a big deal

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