Korean Air 777 1

Delta Buys Stake In Korean Air

Wow, this is a significant development. It has just been announced that Delta has acquired a 4.3% equity stake in Hanjin-KAL, the largest shareholder of Korean Air. Delta plans to increase their equity stake in Korean Air to 10% over time, pending regulatory…

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Filed Under: Delta, Korean Air
Korean Air 787

Korean Air Orders 30 Boeing 787s

The Paris Air Show is going on at the moment, which is an event where airlines often place aircraft orders. It's safe to say that Airbus has had the edge this time around -- Airbus launched the A321XLR at the event, while Boeing has basically just been…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
Korean Air A330 First Class – 2

Korean Air Eliminating First Class On Dozens Of Routes

Many people say that the concept of international first class is dead, given how good business class seats are getting nowadays. While there's no denying that some airlines are introducing premium economy at the expense of first class, there are still…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
Emirates First Class A380 – 41

Cheers: The 6 Best Airplane Bars

While airlines are doing everything they can to squeeze more seats onto planes in economy, in many cases airlines are increasingly allocating more space to first and business class. For the most part this comes in the form of more comfortable and spacious…

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Filed Under: Emirates, Etihad
Korean Air 747

Korean Air CEO Dies Weeks After Being Kicked Off Board

It's not a great time for aviation in South Korea. Korea's second largest airline, Asiana, has been in a bit of an accounting fiasco, and the company's CEO stepped down a bit over a week ago. Korean's largest airline, Korean Air, has been involved in…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
Korean Air A380

Korean Air SkyPass Eliminates Free Stopovers

Korean Air SkyPass is a fantastic frequent flyer program. There are many things that have historically made it unique: -- They allow long award holds, so in many cases you can put your award tickets on hold for weeks (or even months) before having to…

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Filed Under: Awards, Korean Air
Korean Air A380

Full Details: New No-Show Fees From Asiana & Korean Air

A couple of days ago I wrote about an incident that occurred on a Korean Air flight from Hong Kong to Seoul Incheon over the weekend. Long story short, a K-pop band was flying Korean Air, and some crazed fans decided to book refundable tickets on the…

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Filed Under: Asiana, Korean Air
Korean Air 747

Korean Air Raises Refund Fees Following K-Pop Incident

Yesterday I wrote about an incident that occurred on a Korean Air flight from Hong Kong to Seoul Incheon over the weekend. Long story short, a K-pop band was flying Korean Air, and some crazed fans decided to book refundable tickets on the flight in…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
Korean Air First Class 787 – 3

Review: Korean Air First Class 787 Incheon To San Francisco

I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by the cabin manager and escorted by one of the flight attendants to the first class cabin. Korean Air's 787-9 is in a pretty premium-light configuration. Business class consists of a total of just 18 seats,…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Korean Air
Korean Air First Class Lounge Incheon – 20

Review: Korean Air First Class Lounge Incheon Airport

Incheon Airport has long been ranked as one of the world's best airports, though personally I always thought it was incredibly overrated. That's why I was excited to check out Incheon's new Terminal 2, which opened earlier this year. My connection at…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Korean Air
Korean Air First Class A330 – 3

Review: Korean Air First Class A330 Hong Kong To Incheon

In my experience Korean Air is one of the most consistent airlines when it comes to their onboard soft product, both in terms of service and food. However, the quality of their seats varies greatly. At the forward door I was greeted by the cabin manager…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Korean Air
Skyteam Lounge Hong Kong – 8

Review: SkyTeam Lounge Hong Kong Airport

I arrived in Hong Kong at around 8:30AM, while my connecting flight to Seoul Incheon on Korean Air was departing at 12:15PM. I wasn't able to check in online for my flight, so my first stop was the Korean Air transfer desk. Unfortunately the desk wasn't…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Korean Air
Oman Air 787 First Class – 2

Introduction: Around The World (And Then Some) In 5 Days

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in business class on Austrian, EgyptAir, Oman Air, and Air Belgium, and travel in first class on Korean Air and Oman Air. This should be a fun one! This trip was motivated entirely by being able to review…

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Filed Under: Austrian, EgyptAir
Korean Air 787 First Class – 1

Korean Air SkyPass Awards You Might Want To Book [By Region]

When it comes to SkyTeam awards, Korean Air SkyPass has been a go-to Ultimate Rewards partner thanks to solid availability on its own flights plus competitive partner award rates. Sure, you'll find exceptions and you'll be on the hook for surcharges…

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Filed Under: Chase, Korean Air
Korean Air 787 First Class – 1

Should You Speculatively Transfer Chase Points To Korean Air?

Yesterday Tiffany shared the sad news that Chase Ultimate Rewards and Korean Air SkyPass will be cutting ties as of August 25, 2018. Chase and Korean Air say that this was a "mutual decision." Ultimately we'll never really know why they're really ending…

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Filed Under: Chase, Korean Air
Korean Air Watermark

Ouch: Chase Discontinuing Transfers To Korean Air Next Week

Well this is a major disappointment.  Korean Air SkyPass has a great program for using miles for premium cabin awards. They often make 2-4 first class award seats available in advance, fly to more U.S. destinations than any other Asian carrier, and have…

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Filed Under: Chase, Korean Air
Korean Air First Class Lounge Incheon – 69

Korean Air Is Launching Flights To Boston

Boston Logan Airport continues to be on a roll when it comes to their expansion. Korean Air has just announced that they'll be launching 5x weekly flights between Boston and Seoul Incheon as of April 12, 2019. The new flight will operate with the following…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
Korean Air 787 First Class – 1

Korean Air SkyPass Eliminates Holds On Award Tickets

Korean Air SkyPass is probably my favorite SkyTeam frequent flyer program. What makes the program so great? -- SkyPass is a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, so there are lots of great ways to accrue miles with them, including with the Chase Sapphire…

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Filed Under: Awards, Korean Air