Korean Airlines Cheap Flights

Korean Air was founded in 1969 by the Hanjin Group and experienced incredible growth after its first transpacific route in 1971. In 1979, the aircraft offered its first direct passenger flight to New York, opening the door to expansion throughout the 80s. Today, the airline is a top competitor among global airlines and flies to 127 destinations around the globe.

Korean Air strives to offer operational excellence and exceptional customer service. The carrier ranks 33rd among all global airlines for on-time arrival performance. Korean Air has an on-time rate of 76.06% and a completion rate of 99.85%.

The airline operates out of its hubs at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea and Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. Incheon International is the carrier's international base, while Gimpo serves as its main domestic hub.

Korean Air flies to a number of domestic locations, including:

  • Busan - Fly from Seoul to Busan on one of 424 flights per month. Arrive in as little as 40 minutes for as low as $66.
  • Cheongju - For just $587, fly to Cheongju and arrive in about 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Daegu - The airline operates 56 flights per month on the route from Seoul to Daegu. Arrive in just an hour for $263.
  • Jeju - Korean Air offers 600 monthly flights to Jeju from Seoul with a flight time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. Fly for as little as $199.
  • Ulsan - Choose from 136 flights per month to Ulsan and arrive in 55 minutes. Flights cost about $262.
  • Pohang - For just $152, arrive in Pohang in 55 minutes on one of 56 flights per month.
  • Yeosu - The airline offers 56 monthly flights to Yeosu with a flight time of 55 minutes. A round-trip tickets will cost about $271.
  • Jinju - Choose from 56 monthly flights to Jinju for about $278. Arrive in just 1 hour.
  • Wonju - For $632, fly to Wonju on a connecting flight and arrive in 3 hours and 25 minutes.
  • Gunsan - Korean Air offers connecting flights from Seoul to Gunsan with a flight time of 4 hours.

Korean Air also offers flights to a wide variety of cities around the world. Fly from Seoul to places like:

  • Bangkok, China - Fly nonstop to Bangkok and arrive in 6 hours and 5 minutes. The airline offers 112 monthly flights for about $955.
  • Hong Kong, China - For about $419, fly to Hong Kong on one of 112 flights per month. The flight time is 3 hours and 55 minutes.
  • Paris, France - Fly nonstop to Paris and arrive in 12 hours and 30 minutes. Korean Air offers 28 direct flights per month for $1,810.
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Arrive in Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours and 35 minutes on one of 28 monthly nonstop flights. Fly for just $732.
  • Rome, Italy - For $1,807, fly to Rome on one of 20 flights per month and arrive in 12 hours and 25 minutes.
  • Honlulu, Hawaii - Check off the bucket list and head to Hawaii for just $958. The airline flies to Honolulu 28 times per month, with a flight time of 7 hours and 50 minutes.
  • Vancouver, Canada - Fly to Vancouver on any of the 28 flights per month for about $862. The flight will take about 10 hours.
  • Tokyo, Japan - For just $311, fly from Seoul to Tokyo and arrive in 2 hours and 10 minutes. The carrier offers 192 flights per month on this route.
  • Sydney, Australia - Fly to Sydney for $1,530 and arrive in 10 hours and 10 minutes. Choose any of the 28 monthly nonstop flights.
  • Hanoi, Vietnam - Head to Hanoi and arrive in just 5 hours on one of 84 flights per month. Fly for just $464 roundtrip.

Korean Air flies to multiple major airports located in South Korea and around the globe, including:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport; New York, New York - Korean Air is located in Terminal 1.
  • Beijing Capital International Airport; Beijing, China - Korean Air is located in Terminal 2.
  • Sheremetyevo International Airport; Moscow, Russia - Korean Air is located in Terminal D.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Dallas, Texas - Korean Air is located in Terminal D.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport; Mumbai, India - Korean Air is located in Terminal 2.
  • Dubai International Airport; Dubai - Korean Air is located in Terminal 1.
  • Sydney Airport; Syndey, Australia - Korean Air is located in Terminal 1.
  • Charles De Gaulle Airport; Paris, France - Korean Air is located in Terminal 2E.
  • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport; Taipei, Taiwan - Korean Air is located in Terminal 1.
  • Jeju International Airport; Jeju, South Korea - Korean Air is located in the domestic terminal.
  • Korean Air has over 158 aircraft in operation in their fleet, including 12 Boeing and Airbus models. Depending on the destination and flight time, passengers can travel on any of the following planes:

    • Boeing 777-200ER
    • Boeing 777-300
    • Boeing 777-300ER
    • Boeing 737-800
    • Boeing 737-900
    • Boeing 7370900ER
    • Boeing 747-400
    • Boeing 747-8i
    • Boeing B787-9
    • Airbus 330-200
    • Airbus 330-300
    • Airbus 380-800

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    Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions

    Korean Air offers the SKYPASS incentive program where members can earn miles for flights and services like hotels, rental cars, and credit cards. Members can then redeem the miles for award tickets, upgrades, and many other rewards. The program is free to join, and members receive a SKYPASS card for convenience.

    The program has three elite club levels: Morning Calm, Morning Calm Premium, and Million Miler. Morning Calm Club members are given special privileges, including their own check-in counter, an allowance of 1 additional baggage, priority baggage handling, and access to the airline's Prestige Class lounge. Morning Calm Premium Club members will receive the same benefits, plus an accompanying passenger in the lounge and the ability to redeem off-peak mileage for peak-season travel. The Million Miler Club is the highest level in the SKYPASS program and entitles members to an exclusive hotline and special gifts.

    Korean Air has also teamed up with business partners around Korea to offer special discounts to passengers who show their boarding pass. Take advantage of exclusive offers for theme parks, attractions, restaurants, movies, and retail stores.

    How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room, and Other Fees

    For domestic flights, Korean Air offers check-in at the airport until 20 minutes before departure. For international flights, passengers can check in until 40-60 minutes prior to take off. All passengers much have the documents required for their specific flight, which could include a passport, visa, e-ticket itinerary, and/or the credit card used for booking.

    The airline also offers web and kiosk check-in for convenience. Passengers can use web check-in anywhere from 48 hours to 1 hour prior to the departure time. Korean Air accepts both printed and mobile boarding passes. If using the kiosk at the airport, passengers may check-in up to 20 minutes before departure.

    Nearly all customers are eligible for advanced seat selection. To choose your seat, you must contact the airline via service centers, ticketing offices, or your travel agency. You can also select preferred seating online or the mobile app.

    Korean Air prides itself on comfortable and well-designed seats. In Economy Class, passengers can enjoy a 17.2-inch wide seat with 34 inches of leg room. The seats can also recline at a 118-degree angle. Prestige and First Class passengers can travel in luxury with seat options that include suites, sleepers, and deep reclining chairs.

    Baggage Allowance and Fees

    The number of bags and weight limits depend on individual itineraries, seating classes, and SKYPASS membership level. While the quantity can vary with each route, the maximum weight per bag is anywhere from 50-70lbs. The bags must also be smaller than 62 linear inches. Any item that is larger or weighs more than the allowed amount will be assessed a service fee that varies by departure country and destination.

    For domestic flights, Korean Air allows one complimentary checked bag with a maximum weight of 44lbs for Economy Class and 66lbs for Prestige Class. SKYPASS members can bring an additional bag at no extra charge with a slightly higher weight limit. All passengers are also allowed one carry-on piece weighing no more than 25lbs for Economy Class and 40lbs for First and Prestige Classes.

    Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals

    Passengers on board all Korean Air flights can enjoy programs like movies, short films, music, and games on their personal monitors. Depending on the aircraft type, however, service can be limited. You can also enjoy the in-flight magazine, Morning Calm, as either a hard or digital copy.

    The airline offers a wide variety of beverages, snacks, and meals depending on the flight and destination. In each class, you can enjoy traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap, bibim noodles, and rice dishes on longer flights. A large selection of Korean snacks is also available, including choices like samgak kimbop or pizza. The carrier also serves specially selected wine at the passenger's request.

    Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines

    The airline welcomes all children ages 7 days or older on board both domestic and international flights. Infants fly for free on flights within Korea but are charged 10% of the regular adult fare for international destinations. Passengers traveling with more than one infant must purchase at least one additional child-fare ticket.

    The airline considers children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are traveling alone to be unaccompanied minors. Unaccompanied minors must purchase a child-fare ticket on domestic flights and a standard adult ticket on international flights. Korean Air offers Unaccompanied Minor Service complimentary on domestic flights, but there is a fee on flights from other countries. The service on departures from the U.S. will cost $100.

    Pet Policy

    Korean Air welcomes dogs, cats, and birds on board, as long as they are within the size and weight limitations. The maximum weight for pets in the cargo department is between 72-99lbs. Individual passengers are allowed up to three pets if one is a carry-on and two travel as cargo. No animals are allowed on Boeing 737 international flights.

    Service dogs are also allowed on board at no additional fee, but the dog must sit in front of the passenger. Emotional support animals require a medical statement issued within a year of the departure date.

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