To travel from Seoul to Shanghai, we booked a China Southern flight, operated by Korean Air, on Expedia. The same Korean Air Economy Class flight was way more expensive with a ticket issued by Korean Air itself. It’s always good to compare before booking!
Seoul Incheon is a spacious luminous airport built in a contemporary style. The taxi dropped us in front of the Korean Air counters, so just a few meters from the check in area. After waiting for 5 minutes, it was our turn to check the bags. As we had no Chinese Visa we had to show our flight tickets from Shanghai to Frankfurt, as we were planning to stay in Shanghai on the new 144-hour Visa exemption.
The way through security and customs was fast and efficient. After a walk through the terminal, we arrived at the gate where we boarded the Airbus A330. It’s nice to fly in a wide body aircraft for such a short 1h30 flight!
Korean Air Economy Class
The seats in Economy Class were good, especially the pitch, giving enough space even for long legs. Unfortunately we didn’t get a window seat, so the four of us were seated in the middle section, which was ok.
The kids got a Korean Air activity pack to keep them entertained during the flight to Shanghai.
The screen for the entertainment system was big as well, allowing to follow the flight, watch a movie or play games. The selection of movies seemed a bit reduced, but on the other hand on such a short flight it doesn’t really matter. Yet, if they use the same aircraft for long haul flights it can be annoying.
Shortly after take off, a meal was served. It included an entree, a hot meal and a dessert. The food quality and taste was ok.
Korean Air Economy Class – Meal
The staff was friendly, but communication in English was difficult.
Overall a good and smooth flight in Korean Air Economy Class.
The pleasant experience ended when we arrived in Shanghai for immigration. You can read about it here.