Review of Korean Air flight Hong Kong Seoul in Business

Airline Korean Air
Flight KE614
Class Business
Seat 19J
Aircraft Boeing 747-8I
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 02 Mar 18, 15:25
Arrival at 02 Mar 18, 19:55
KE 127 reviews
By 1758
Published on 24th March 2018
My seat was 19J which is located on the upper deck.
I choose my seat in advance through the Korean air mobile application.

Prestige class on the upper deck has extra room for storage which lower deck seat does not have.

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I went to the skyteam lounge .
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Quite modern lounge but not that spacious.
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They offer some snack, sandwich, fruits, and chinese food.
there also is noodle station but I can't take a photo because there was so crowded.

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Very spacious and clean inside the plane.
my seat was 'prestige suite' which is the newest prestige class(business class) seat of KE.

All of KE's B747-8i and B787 and some of B77W and A330 have prestige suite seat.
If you take prestige class on B747-8i of KE, I recommend you to take on upper deck instead of lower deck.
Because Lower deck has 2-2-2 arrangment but upper deck has 2-2 arrangement.

Welcome juice and salted peanuts.
juice was quite thick. peanuts were good. I prefer these peanuts to the macadamia offered to first class passengers.
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Nice big window in contrast of the A380's
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I ordered sprite because I don't drink alcohol.
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Salmon and cheese salad is served.
salmon was a bit salty but it was very nice.
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I chose korean dish.
mixed rice which is called bibimbop(비빔밥)was served with korean pepper paste, sesame oil and pickles.
bibimbop(비빔밥) was not that good. I should have ordered western or chinese dish.
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Hagen-dazz and green tea were served as dessert.
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My seat was a full flat seat so I lay and watched THOR movie during the flight.
there were so many latest movies I can choose.
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That's pretty much it. thank you.
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Korean Air

Cabin crew9.0

SkyTeam Lounge


Hong Kong - HKG


Seoul - ICN



Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Seoul (ICN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 21 reviews of 6 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Seoul (ICN).


The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 13 minutes.

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  • Comment 438406 by
    manuel.ariola 38 Comments

    I love the quality of the photos... Thanks for this FR. :-)

  • Comment 438448 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5883 Comments

    Hi Han_Son, thanks for sharing this new report on a rare aircraft. Very nice photos. I see you're already on your third report, which is great! SkyTeam lounges have great interior design. It's too bad sometimes they are a bit too small. It doesn't get better than being on the upper deck of the Queen of the Skies, especially with such a great seat and beautiful modern cabin. KE made a great decision by installing the APEX Suites as their new Business class--one of the best J seats out there! Some tips for your future reports--it is best to have the description of the photo above the picture on this site, and the site is better adapted to horizontal format pictures. Looking forward to future reports and again welcome to the site!

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