Review of Korean Air flight Hong Kong Seoul in Business

Airline Korean Air
Flight KE608
Class Business
Seat 18A
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 03:35
Take-off 19 Jan 12, 00:50
Arrival at 19 Jan 12, 05:25
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By 6497
Published on 7th May 2014
There are more than 8 airlines fly this route Hong Kong to Seoul but i decided to fly with Korean air. Korean air is always my first option to go for because of the quality of service. This time i flew on business class which they called it prestige class along with their new Airbus 380 and the new prestige sleeper seat.

Korean air's A380 have only 407 seats configured with 12 First class seats / 94 Prestige class seats and 301 economy seats which i believe would be one of the most comfortable A380s in the world!

Check-in for the flight
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The Korean air lounge was nearby gate 15 and the gate for this flight was also at gate 15
The lounge was pretty simple with just one or two kinds of dim sum provided, not much to talk about
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The aircraft A380
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Is time for boarding
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The prestige class on Korean air's A380 was configured in 2+2+2 which i found a great sense of space
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Welcome drink
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The seat controls
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After take off, meal was served


This is a red-eye flight, after the meal i decided to take a quick nap before landing at Seoul
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Verdict

Korean Air

9.5/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi9.5
Meal/catering9.0

Korean Air Lounge

4.8/10
Comfort5.0
Meal/catering3.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Services5.0

Hong Kong - HKG

9.2/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Seoul - ICN

9.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

I personally hate flying on a red eye flight however many of the flight from Hong Kong to Seoul depart at night; I usually fly on KE604 which is an afternoon flight. I love interior design of Korean air which makes me feel relax, the cabin crew were courteous.

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).


Useful

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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2 Comments

  • Comment 107851 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5305 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this nice report with beautiful pictures. It is so nice that KE has such a low density on their A380 and using it as intended by Airbus rather than packing more passengers in. I would have liked to see some pictures of the onboard lounge and bar area, but otherwise a great report!

  • Comment 107855 by
    indianocean GOLD 6821 Comments

    I've visited the KE lounge in HKG four years ago. The airline should be ashamed. It's so ugly compared to the other lounges in HK.
    I also hate these late evening departure flights. But you flew aboard Airbus A380 which is great.
    Thank you

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