Review of Korean Air flight Colombo Malé in Economy

Airline Korean Air
Flight KE473
Class Economy
Seat 38H
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 08 Feb 18, 06:00
Arrival at 08 Feb 18, 07:00
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Published on 10th February 2018
After 4 days in Colombo, it is time to go back to the Maldives. With the political situation (the country on state of emergency as per President's order), I was asked by several of my Sri Lankan friends if everything is fine. Of course, all is fine… Trust me. :-)

I Ubered from my hostel in Galle Road all the way to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Took an hour and paid RS2,200 or about US$14.

Here are a couple of photos of the hostel, pretty decent, about US$8 a night - nice working AC, fast wifi and with simple breakfast. Showers and toilets are ok.

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The night before flying, took a stroll within the vicinity of the hostel and took these photos.

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Arrived at the airport at 1AM for a 6AM flight so I took some photos and eventually settled for a good massage before checking - in.

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There are a total of 3 security checks here. First one is during the very first time you enter the airport - there will be a long queue here as some non passengers can go in and send off their loved one. Second one is before approaching the check - in counters and lastly, going into your gate.

These are before checking - in for my flight.

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After immigration, here are some snaps.

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At 4AM, I was so sleepy and visited The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

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Walking towards Gate 9, which was not very far from the coffee shop.

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Inside Gate 9. Still very sleepy this time.

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Lav Tradition. Clean and Tidy. :)

Here are some photos of the cabin. I like the look of it.

Breakfast was simple.

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Flight was very quick and soon enough approached Velana International Airport (Male).

Thank you for your time although there were already a few report of the same route before… :-)
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Cabin crew9.5

Colombo - CMB


Malé - MLE



Another good flight with KE. I am seeing myself flying with them again in the future....

Information on the route Colombo (CMB) Malé (MLE)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 9 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Colombo (CMB) → Malé (MLE).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Emirates avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 30 minutes.

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  • Comment 432244 by
    Pilpintu TEAM 999 Comments
    Thanks for this report, Manuel. Back to work in paradise? Lucky you.

    You were pretty early at the airport! Any reason in particular?

    It's incredible that you have found such nice accomodation for that price. And breakfast included! Beats my best airbnb so far!

    The pics of Malé from the airplane are great. That's a city that really intrigues me. Hope I'll be able to visit some day.

    Thanks for sharing!

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