Review of Korean Air flight Shanghai Seoul in Economy

Airline Korean Air
Flight KE894
Class Economy
Seat 35D
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 02:00
Take-off 22 May 18, 11:10
Arrival at 22 May 18, 14:10
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Blazingburst2016
Published on 18th October 2018
Welcome to this trip-report that will be reviewing the Korean B777-300.

At the time of making this trip-report , Korean Air has about 4 B777-300 .
The first B777-300 flight was in 1999 and that plane is still in service (according to airfleet.net).
Other than -300, Korean Air also own 14( -200ER) and 24(-300ER) in their fleet. All these aircrafts have the iconic Korean Air First Class suites.

This route is normally served by an A330 but for some reason for the past couple of weeks they shifted to the B777-300. (But they switched back into the A330, at the time of writing the tripreport).


My route is simple:
Korean Air B777-300 Economy Class Shanghai Pudong Interntaional to Seoul Incheon
Korean Air A330-300 Economy Class Seoul Incheon to Shanghai Pudong International(coming soon)

I reached the airport using the convenient Shanghai Metro. Some pictures of the outer terminal.
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The metro station was connected with the amazing check-in terminal. The high ceilings make the atmoshpere lively and less stressful.
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Our flight was departing from terminal 1 which is home to mega giant China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines . The terminal is also used by some members of the oneworld alliance (Qanats, SriLankan and Japan Airlines) and some members of the Skyteam alliance(China eastern, Air France,KLM,Delta, Korean Airlines and China Airlines). All the Star Alliance members operate from terminal 2.
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Korean Airlines have their own ticketing counter next to their check-in desks. I bought my tickets online.
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The check-in was fast and efficient and the Agents were kind and calm.
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The departure board. It is a very busy schedule like always.
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I also took a quick bite in subway before my flight. Note: Subway is located before immigration.
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The immigration was suprisingly quick unlike my other trips in Shanghai Pudong.
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Some pictures of the terminal after immigration
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I would be departing from gate 21
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The waiting area
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The colourful bourding pass for all the boarding pass enthusiasts.
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Our beautiful plane just arrived from Seoul Incheon
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Boarding began with the business class passengers allowed to board first. The flight seemed to be about 75% full.

Jet-bridge plane spotting.
Air France B777-300ER to Paris Charlles de Gaulle (This route is also operated by an A380 during the evenings)
Delta B777-300ER to Detroit
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The Cabin Crew welcomed the passengers with a warm smile . This was the business class cabin. The business class was a 2-3-2 layout
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and then it was the economy class cabin. There was a pillow on my seat
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The in-flight entertainment system . The system was decent and it is more than enough for short flights like this one. The entertainment system could have been worse but it could have been better.
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The cabin is configured into a 3-3-3 configuration
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Some pictures of the In-flight literature and the Safety Card

Departure was on time and minutes after departure the cabin crew started the meal service. My meal was a vegetarian meal.
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The lavatory was clean and well maintained.
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The rest of the flight was uneventful and we landed on-time in Seoul Incheon. Some pictures of the terminal.

One final picture of my plane
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After the quick Immigration i went to the baggage claim. My bag arrived really quickly. This airport is really efficient.


I took a bus to my hotel. The bus ticket counter was also conveniently located
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Thank you for reading my trip-report and i hope you enjoyed. Make sure to ask me questions and correct me if there is any mistakes in the trip-report. Also check out some of my other trip-reports

like:
Air India B787 Shanghai Pudong to Delhi International
https://flight-report.com/en/report/32405/Air-India-AI-349-Shanghai-PVG-New-Delhi-DEL

Thai Airways B777-300ER Bangkok Suvarnabhhumi to Shanghai Pudong
https://flight-report.com/en/report/29672/Thai-Airways-TG664-Bangkok-BKK-Shanghai-PVG

ANA B787 Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
https://flight-report.com/en/report/30136/ANA-NH968-Shanghai-PVG-Tokyo-HND
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Verdict

Korean Air

7.3/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.0

Shanghai - PVG

7.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.0

Seoul - ICN

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Korean Air's B777-300 Economy product is nice but needs a lot of improvements if it is operating long haul routes. This aircraft is comfortable for short haul flights. If you find yourself flying this route, I definitely recommend Korean Air over China Eastern or Asiana airlines.

Information on the route Shanghai (PVG) Seoul (ICN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Shanghai (PVG) → Seoul (ICN).


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The airline with the best average rating is Korean Air with 8.0/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 51 minutes.

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