Review of Korean Air flight Seoul Ho Chi Minh City in Economy

Airline Korean Air
Flight KE681
Class Economy
Seat ///
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 04:30
Take-off 26 Mar 19, 09:00
Arrival at 26 Mar 19, 11:30
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By 1548
Published on 17th August 2019

Hello everyone,

I am happy to share with you all, this Korean Air flight review I made March when I traveled from ICN to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam via SGN for my honeymoon :)

Early departure from ICN, at around 09 am. We arrived at the airport at 7 am, as we had to pick some goods from the duty-free zone ( airside) which we ordered online 2 days earlier.

Quite impressive this dutty free online order and airport pick up service available in Korea. Have not seen anything like this in other countries.  



Most of the people at the online duty free pick up counters were Chinese. ( buying many cosmetics in Korea and reselling them in China)  


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Wonderful Incheon Airport T2! 


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Our plane to SGN


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It was nice to catch a more modern A330, with the latest IFE available on the KAL fleet!   


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Taxiing for departure


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Option A  : Potatoes&Vegetables with fish 


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Option B : Chicken

For dessert, there was ice-cream.
 
In other words,food was tasty and the service excellent!   This is a real 5 star airline…  ( LH 5*????come on ) :)  


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48 hours I called KAL to request the anniversary/birthday cake!  I was so excited when they brought this cake to us! Amazing experience in Economy!!   Do not know of any other airline that have a service like this one.   (  Update- Heard that this summer, KAL removed this option, but not sure if true 100%; at least on their website not listed anymore) 


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Over the Pacific Ocean, off the Taiwanese coast 


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After meal service was done, most of the passengers went into "sleep mode". They voluntary put the shades down.


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Approaching SGN Airport ( Thanks Google Photos for the effect :) 


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Domestic configured Vietnam AIrlines A321 from SGN to PQC.   


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These 2 pictures are from the Phu Quoc Island. Last one is taken from the hotel ( most of the beaches on the island were dirty, only hotels private beaches were clean. The ocean water was dirty so we used the pool … 

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Verdict

Korean Air

9.2/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering10.0

Seoul - ICN

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN

2.5/10
Efficiency1.5
Access2.0
Services2.5
Cleanliness4.0

Conclusion

Every time that I fly KAL is a joy. Planes are clean, the crew is there whenever you need them, catering is excellent and their cabins are spacious

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4 Comments

  • Comment 517309 by
    ThomasDutch SILVER 345 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you've had a pretty good flight, but those ratings for Saigon are pretty low, why is that?

    • Comment 517394 by
      KAL1 AUTHOR 17 Comments

      The ratings for SGN Airport are lows because of the difficulties to connect from an international flight to a domestic one. Awful experience in the domestic terminal ( 30 mins waiting just to clear security in a room with no workable aircon and more than 400 persons! )

  • Comment 517709 by
    LostLuggage 48 Comments

    What an experience in Y! You're spot on - this alone should dismiss any credibility Skytrax ratings claim to hold. Unfortunately I'm not surprised to see something like the birthday cake option be discontinued, such is the way the industry is going. Agreed SGN is a mess for connections.

    Sorry to hear of your experience in Phu Quoc. A slice of paradise completely torn to shreds by out-of-control development and an unsustainable push tourism. Even when I visited two years ago I felt 10 years too late. Much nicer island options nearby in Thailand and Malaysia.

    • Comment 518635 by
      KAL1 AUTHOR 17 Comments

      Exactly! You nailed it! And regarding Vietnam, I felt the same! Like I arrived too late on that island. Everything is under construction and nature is being destroyed... - Thanks for reading :)

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