Class rating 7.5
- Boarding 7.1
- Seat for sitting 7.7
- Seat for sleeping 6.3
- Service 8.3
- Entertainment 7.1
- Food & drink 7.7
- Punctuality 7.7
- Baggage 7.7
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
Korean Air's long-haul economy cabin will vary according to which aircraft and route you fly on.
A refurbishment programme has begun, but some older Boeing 747s that are soon to be withdrawn from the fleet are not being refreshed, while some others, which are being withdrawn later, are. Confusingly, 26 Boeing 747s and 777s have already been fitted with new seats, but a completely new slimline type of seat is being fitted to aircraft that are being refreshed after May 2009.
The first of the newest cabin types will be seen on a brand-new Boeing 777-300ER that will fly on the Seoul-New York route from June 2009. Another 32 existing aircraft will be completed by March 2011 and the full total of 96 by 2014.
The new seats have a comparatively generous pitch of 33-34 inches. On some of the airline's Boeing 747s, economy class passengers have AVOD (Audio/video On Demand) on seat back screens. Currently, these screens measure 8.4 inches, but the new seats will have 10.6 inch personal TVs.
On select economy seats there are in-seat power supplies.
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My wife and I flew from Brisbane Australia to Gatwick Airport London recently and couldn't fault the airline attendants or pilots. The pilots land the planes so softly and the attendants always have a smile on their faces. The food was lovely and water was nice. The coffee was a bit strong and no milk, but you could have a orange juice. We did the whole journey in... more
Having done a lot of research on where to sit thanks to seatplans.com I was really looking forward to my 11 hour flight from London to Seoul. We boarded with ease at Heathrow terminal 4 about 20 minutes before the flight was due to leave. We had pre-selected our seats exactly 30 days before departure and had choosen than last row in economy where the plane narrows and... more