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#1 mrsm00kz

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:31 PM

I have just found a great flight to Italy that is quite cheap ($1679 inc. taxes) but it's with Korean Air.

I am not a flyer at all and really like to stick to Qantas or those big airliners and i haven't heard much about Korean Air so just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with them good or bad?

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:37 PM

sorry i can't help you there. If it helps, i flew thai to bangkok & then the german airline to italy when we went & that was fine.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:46 PM

Oh thanks leesamh, i know that any plane could have faults in it but i just wanted to check really... after seeing air crash investigation the other week and it was a Japan Airlines plane i vowed never to fly with them!

I guess i'm being paranoid but i really hate flying!!
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:47 PM

I am not a fan.....


Try also Lufthansa for a cheaper deal to Italy



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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:59 PM

Lufthansa - that's the name of the german airline i was trying to remember!!! Thanks Little Poppett smile.gif

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 01:06 PM

Korean are pretty good - They serve you decent food and are relatively nice..

Going on crashes, youu wouldnt want to fly with most airlines - almost all have had one or two...

JAL hasn't had a good run, that's true!

I love Thai and Malaysian myself...with malaysian you get video games and movie consoles and so on even in economy...same with vietnam, except my Dad said they haven't got a very good track record!
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 01:34 PM

Thanks guys... i feel a little better!

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:38 PM

I've flown Korean Air before and it was fine. Obviously not the most luxurious airline but if you are flying economy I don't think it would dramatically different from other airlines!




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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:41 PM

I was refering more to safety than comfort with my comment smile.gif

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:29 AM

in terns of safety, you will be fine on Korean Air! But flying from Oz to Seoul and then all across Asia to Europe is LONG and TIRING - sure you can't find a deal with Singapore Airlines or Emirates? They tend to have specials on, are reliable, and would cut your travel time...


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:32 AM

Oh and have you asked for a Cathay price? They are probably not the cheapest but that's who hubby flies for so obviously they would be your best best!! If hubby gets your flt I will tell him to make a special announcement for you too tongue.gif
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:38 AM

I would def recommend Emirates but they are not cheap sad.gif

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:04 AM

Ok well someone has just PM'd a site that has reviews and it's not looking good sad.gif

Some comments...

Miserable experience. Very slow moving queue to check in. Choice of food on the four long distance flights I did was appalling. The choice was beef or Korean beef. No seat back videos as promised in the adverts. Though the flight attendants were helpful, and incredibly apologetic about the food, I felt sorry for them as it seemed to be a regular occurrence.

SFO-ICN-SFO : not very happy. Plane is 777, but no seatback video. Meal choice is Beef or Korean Beef. Quantity of food small. On return, asked if extra veg special meal was available; tastier but not sufficient. Boarding at gate is chaotic, agents not sure what they are doing.

I recently had a very unpleasant experience flying Korean air from Sydney to ICN and back. I can say the only good part about this trip was the price which was the main reason for flying KE.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:05 AM

There were good ones too though...

This was my first time flying Korean Air and I was pleasantly surprised by the level of service. I've flown many times to Asia via United or EVA, but Korean Air was a step above those two. Boarding on all the flights was punctual and orderly.

Brisbane to Incheon return Airbus A330-300 - Incheon to Vladivostok return were Boeing 737-800. This is the first airline that I have used that has more than adequate leg space for tall people. I was very comfortable.

Recently took my first two KAL flights, albeit shorts ones from Seoul (Gimpo) to Pusan and return. I was very impressed with the easy check in at both airports and was placed on an earlier flight since I had allotted a lot of time to checkin, this was a nice touch I thought. The flight from Seoul-Pusan-Seoul was aboard an Airbus A300-600series.

Hmm.. i guess its a mix of both. The only way to ever know is to fly yourself and see. But i don't want to take the risk, esp for my honeymoon!!
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:54 PM

OOOhhhhh...i have never flowen korean air before but i do love emirates, singapore, and especially air newzealand!!!! They are my favourites - comfy, clean, good good food, really nice hostestes (is that how you spell it???) and generally fun in flight events - movies, computer games, lollies at landing, warm face washers etc...

then again we are heading over to europe for our honeymoon in dec and have had prices from $1800 - $5000 for flights!!! But the best bet I think is Lufthansa for $2500 return we can have an around the world package done up which breaks the stops into manageable distances plus they use qantas as the main service provider from bne - La ( this is only if you book during the month of feb-mar) not sure why but apparently its a special deal they have going. Otherwise its a flight with united airlines from syd - La before a connecting flight to europe. Plus with Lufthansa they give you a free flight anywhere in germany (if you want to use it)

Have never flowen with them before but for that price it would seem silly not to take it - plus using qantas for the biggest part of the flight will be great!!!

Miss Mookz - can you pm me that website of reviews????? ta!
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