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Old Apr 16th 2012, 4:52 pm
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Hey guys,

After a bit of advice - Anyone on here used or heard anything about Korean Airlines? We're probably going to be stopping in Korea visiting family on route to Auckland and via the Emirates website we got a price of around £1600 for 2 adults and 2 children - Emirates themselves are around £3000. I'm always wary of an offer to good to be true so any info would be greatly appreciated - this flight has a stop over of around 14hrs at dubai however so that could be the catch


Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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That does sound like excellent value. What are the dates ?

I can't find anything less than 750 for an adult return
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flew with them just the once - nothing wrong, just like any other airline I thought
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we flew with them on our way out to NZ. must say they were extremely helpful in getting us to our connecting flights through the airports. The food isn't all that as its all Korean based but they did get my son, very fussy eater, some rice pops so at least he ate something. If you have children you have to pre book the children's food don't just expect them to have ordered it as per child ticket. I'm a vary anxious flyer and I had no problems with them
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http://www.airlinequality.com/

Check Korean Air. I found this site really useful.
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I flew with Korean when I went to the world cup in Korea and Japan. Very good airline in my opinion

Bar China Airlines - there isn't a bad airline to fly over to here (unless you get the short straw and have a connecting flight with Jet Airways from Australia). Singapore are world class, Cathay Pacific and Thai airways are excellent, Emirates are very good, even Qantas British Airways and Virgin are very good. If you want to have a laugh when watching the safety video, fly Air New Zealand.

How long is your connection at Seoul? The only little disappointment with some airlines is the length in connection. Hence we always look at flying via Dubai or Singapore airport as if you have a long wait, there's a hotel to use or you can even have a city tour. Plus Changi Airport in my opinion is the best airport in the world, just beating Bangkok airport
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personally I don't like their western dishes.

you maybe not like this but better quality food.
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Thanks for the input guys.

Gingerdingo - I was looking at the 6th August as the date travelling from Glasgow to Dubai then on to Seoul, we do have to get a connection to Ulsan as planning on staying for 7-10days with family so not to worried about connections I'm also going to check out if we can fly to Ulsan airport but not sure about connections, as its the start of our journey and our stuff will be in a container for 8weeks not really bothered how many stops we have. Not priced the journey from Korea to Auckland but seemingly there are quite a few to choose from and are reasonably priced.

Interesting thoughts on food - I'm happy to pack sandwiches for each leg of the journey thou so will look into the restrictions as my kids probably will decide to just eat rice or noodles hehe
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OK I'm a muppet - just had another look at flight and it turns out the reason £1600 was so good is that I'm wrong....put the comma in the wrong place its £16000

Thanks for all your input but thinking I'd better keep looking hehe
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I'm going out to Auckland inJuly with Korean Air, paid just under £1000 for one return adult ticket through Dial a Flight. Have flown with them a few times before and all was fine - except the rifling through of bags on the return flight and the nicking of Perkynanas
Certainly was offered western style food although OH braved the Korean option.
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Originally Posted by Lejamez View Post
OK I'm a muppet - just had another look at flight and it turns out the reason £1600 was so good is that I'm wrong....put the comma in the wrong place its £16000

Thanks for all your input but thinking I'd better keep looking hehe
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Originally Posted by Lejamez View Post
put the comma in the wrong place its £16000
gee that is a lot of wonga! around 30,000 NZD
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/686172...-airport-named

Just ordinary airport to me. not so special.....

some old piccies when I visited there last time.(2008 & 2010)

*tip*

coffee is naff and so expensive in the airport lounges. not worth it.
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/686172...-airport-named

Just ordinary airport to me. not so special.....

some old piccies when I visited there last time.(2008 & 2010)

*tip*

coffee is naff and so expensive in the airport lounges. not worth it.
Compared to Heathrow it's flipping heaven, clean and always somewhere to sit
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A few words about Korean Airlines' safety record. They had a pretty dismal period between 1970 and 1999. 16 Hull losses and over 700 lives lost (including the infamous shooting down by the Russians). After BA and I think LH went in to help sort out the mess they have become one of the safest outfits in the world.

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