Review of Air Busan flight Jeju City Seoul in Economy

Airline Air Busan
Flight BX 8010
Class Economy
Seat 22F
Aircraft Boeing 737-500
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 12 Oct 11, 16:20
Arrival at 12 Oct 11, 17:25
BX 3 reviews
manureva744
By 3542
Published on 13th October 2011
After a quick turn I am at check-in for my Air Busan flight from Jeju to Gimpo. Impossible to check-in online but I did manage to block of a seat during booking. My chosen seat was still available when I went to the counter.

Check-in is next to Asiana and it is Asiana ground staff that looks after Air Busan.
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Air Busan's logo is a seagull, not the most noble bird there is…
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To go there…
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… I have to wait here !
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Next to us seagulls are screaming… ah no, they are young travelers flying Asiana, they are not Air Busan's seagulls…
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The agent checks me in rapidly, no bags, I can go through security.

On the other side I think I ended up in a high school during recess, I am starting to think that school is over… Are kids on field trips ? what is going on ?!

I will go and get a small snack and see what a burger looks like in Jeju.
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When the time comes, I get in line by gate 10 for our flight's boarding. 15 minutes before there was an Asiana flight to Gimpo.
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The line trickles down fast, the agent scans all the boarding tickets.
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The bus is waiting for us at the bottom of the stairs and will take us to our Boeing 737-500.
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After a short bus drive we are dropped of near our 737-500 HL250 inherited from the mothership Asiana !
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The Jeju terminal looks a little like CDG 2E no ?!
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Under our 737-500 butt a Korean Air 737
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The seagull !
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Up the stairs now.
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We are welcomed on board by the purser, very young, just like the airline !
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The cabin is decorated with the company color scheme.
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The flight is full !
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I predict that we won't get much to eat by the look of the galley…
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The cabin, the legroom is at its minimum, not great but that's a feature of lowcost airlines…
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Our neighbour an Asiana 767
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The cabin has a 100% load factor, we're ready for departure.
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We meet up with the Korean Air 747-400 that also did a GMP-CJU-GMP.
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And we have a lift-off !
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Korean Air is also well implemented at Jeju
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We fly over the airports surroundings before leaving the island and fly straight to the mainland !
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The 3 female cabin attendants start the service and again, only water, coffee and juice is available.
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I'll have a glass of water then…
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In the seat pocket, the airline's magazine which is more like a guide book for Air Busan's network and the saety card and of course the sickness bag.
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I go through the magazine and read the cartoon telling the story of the seagull family the Smarty's who travel on Air Busan… Cheezy…
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The cabin attendants continue the service, the flight only lasts 50 minutes.
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The weather is not so great on the route, very cloudy !
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In the magazine Mr. Smarty tells us that it is faster to take the metro and the plane between Busan and Seoul rather that the metro and train !
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Stunning sceneries under our wings.
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After the service the cabin attendants will go and hide between these curtains and will reappear a few minutes before we start our descent.
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No IFE so we enjoy Nature's creations !
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And what Man has created !
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We are nearly there, the Korean Air's hangars
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The runway
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That 747 is following us !!!
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I was missing a picture of an Eastar Jet 737 !
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The control tower of Gimpo
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We deplane through the front door, everybody is up !
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The ground agents are working around our plane and start to empty the hold.
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The first suitcases
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And then the first few cartons of tangerines, there were as many in the cabin as in the hold !
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And the walking sticks owned by a group of senior ladies !
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The cabin is emptying itself from its passengers…
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Top of the stairs, going to the bus.
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Our trusty 737, thank you HL7250 to have brought us back to Seoul !
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The bus will drop us off at the arrivals terminal.
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We go towards baggage claim.
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Didn't I tell you there were kids EVRYWHERE ?!
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As soon as I am out of the terminal I jump in my bus to my hotel !
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Verdict

Air Busan

5.4/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment4.5
Meal/catering4.0

Jeju City - CJU

6.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access5.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.0

Seoul - GMP

6.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access5.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

A part for the ontime performance I am not going to give much to Air Busan for comfort as the legroom is reduce to its bare minimum.

It is a shame for the crew as they had decided to go hide behind a curtain after the service... They lose a lot of points.

For the catering, a part from 3 different drinks, nothing. On the Air Busan website they mention that during the winter, from November, they also offer green tea.

Informations on the route Jeju City (CJU) Seoul (GMP)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Jeju City (CJU) → Seoul (GMP).


Useful

The airline with the best average grade is Korean Air with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 5 minutes.

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