• Korean Air tips new business class seats, fleetwide inflight WiFi

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air plans to roll out a new business class seat over the coming years, joined by the addition of inflight Internet access on board every Korean Air plane. Eyeing a more modern experience for business travellers, Korean Air is one of the few major global airlines th...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Korean Air withdraws first class from Brisbane, dials back Sydney

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will axe first class on its Brisbane-Seoul flights from June 2019 in favour of more seating for business class, with the airline’s Sydney-Seoul flights also set to lose first class throughout much of the year. For Brisbane flyers, first class disappears p...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Korean Air brings Boeing 787s onto Brisbane-Seoul flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Korean Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Seoul flights to the Boeing 787-9 from late October. On the seating front, there's little change for first class and business class passengers from the current Airbus A330s: both aircraft provide six first class seats across row one... ... foll...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • First photos: Korean Air's new Seoul Terminal 2 airport lounges

    Korean Air opens new first class, business class and frequent flyer lounges at Seoul's Incheon Airport Terminal 2 when the airline shifts its flights from T12 to T2 on January 18, 2018. The First Class Lounge, appropriately enough, is restricted to first class flyers – who'll start their j...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2018 4 Comments

  • Korean Air first class upgrade guide

    Business class is a pleasant way to fly, but if you're travelling with Korean Air, you could upgrade yourself to first class on your next flight using Korean Air Skypass miles for an even more enjoyable flight. As few as 40,000 Skypass miles can land you a first class upgrade on flights between ...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2017 2 Comments

  • Korean Air's Boeing 787 first class is the same as business class

    It's a truism that today's business class is become as good as first class used to be – sufficiently so that we're seeing many airlines wind back or abandon first class altogether. So here's a twist from Korean Air: its new Boeing 787-9 sports exactly the same seat in business class and fi...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Korean Air's Boeing 747-8

    Korean Air’s Boeing 747-8s will grace Australia’s skies from later this year when the airline brings the modern jumbo onto its daily Sydney-Seoul flights. With business class spread across both decks, some travellers will gravitate towards the seats downstairs, while others will take...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2017 6 Comments

  • Korean Air plans Airbus A380, Boeing 747-8 flights for Sydney

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will bring its Boeing 747-8 aircraft onto Sydney-Seoul flights from later this year, before returning its Airbus A380 superjumbo to Australian skies. From September 1 2017 from Seoul (and September 2 from Sydney) through to the end of October, the Boeing 747-8 ...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2017 8 Comments

  • Korean Air business class upgrade guide

    If you’re booked to fly in economy with Korean Air, why not upgrade to business class using frequent flyer miles (points) from the airline’s Skypass loyalty program? Between Seoul and either Sydney or Brisbane, 40,000 Skypass miles can land you that bump to ‘Prestige Class...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 2 Comments

  • Korean Air flies Airbus A380 to Sydney from October

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air will upgrade its daily Sydney-Seoul flights to its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft from October. Replacing the current Airbus A330s plying the route, the A380 brings with it almost 50% more seats to offer 12 suites in first class, 94 fully-flat business class bed...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2016 13 Comments

  • Which airlines waive excess baggage fees for golf club bags?

    While your lucky golf clubs might attract the odd birdie or eagle on the green, they’re much more likely to invite excess baggage charges at the airport, which few airlines are willing to waive for avid golfers. Etihad remains one of the exceptions to the rule in allowing all passengers to...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2015 3 Comments

  • Korean Air launches new first class Kosmo Suite

    Korean Air's new first class Kosmo Suites play the privacy card with higher partitions and sliding doors. They'll be launched on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER jets, which will feature eight of the new suites, to be followed by newly-purchased Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, Boeing 747-8i jumbos ...

    POSTED 9 May, 2015 12 Comments

  • Korean Air: new business, first class on Sydney, Brisbane flights

    SkyTeam member Korean Air is now flying its new business class Prestige Suites from Seoul to both Sydney and Brisbane, giving business travellers more space to work during the day and a fully-flat bed in the evenings for a well-rested journey. Also in for an upgrade: the first class suites &nd...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2015 8 Comments

  • Photos: the Airbus A380's secret hangout zone for cabin crew

    Ever wondered how cabin crew pass the time on those 14-hour flights and look as refreshed on landing as they did before take-off? Step below decks and into the ‘secret’ crew rest area of the Airbus A380 superjumbo – the world’s largest passenger aircraft – and see f...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2015 10 Comments

  • Airbus A380 bar wars: Qatar, Emirates and Etihad

    Airbus’ early concepts for the A380 teased plenty of innovative ways to use the plane’s ample space. But only a handful of the dozen airlines flying the double-decker jet chose to swap revenue-raising seats for a lounge where first and business class passengers can mingle at 40,...

    POSTED 16 Sep, 2014 15 Comments

  • SkyTeam launches

    The global SkyTeam airline alliance now offers a ‘Go Round Asia and South West Pacific’ pass, which allows travellers to jet around these regions on a single, discounted ticket. What you’ll pay depends on how far you fly, with tickets broken up into three bands – 13,000 m...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2014 5 Comments

  • Which airlines release last-minute first class awards?

    IN BRIEF | If you often book international first class flights close to departure, you may have given up on the idea of using frequent flyer points. Some airlines are more generous than others when it comes to making last-minute first class award seats available, with one airline saving them unt...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • Korean Air opens new SkyTeam lounge at LAX

    Korean Air is the latest airline to open a new lounge at Los Angeles' revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal, following the flagship Star Alliance lounge and ahead of the new Qantas Los Angeles Lounge due to open in early May. The Gensler-designed lounge will be home to Korean A...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2014 3 Comments

  • New airline lounges for LAX: what you

    Los Angeles’ renovated, redesigned and generally renewed Tom Bradley International Terminal is set to open next month after a $2 billion makeover. Along with the wave-like rooftops, vast open space and eventually some 18 aircraft gates – half of which will accommodate the mighty Airb...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2013 19 Comments

  • Sydney Airport to get SkyTeam lounge this year

    Australia’s SkyTeam member airlines will join forces in opening a new lounge in Sydney Airport this year. Modelled on the same lines as SkyTeam’s flagship lounge at London's Heathrow Terminal 4 (and shown in the photos on this page), the facility will carry the SkyTeam brand of the S...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2013 4 Comments

  • Korean Air to axe Melbourne-Seoul flights

    Korean Air will roll down the shutters on its Melbourne-Seoul route next year. A spokesperson for Korean Air confirmed to Australian Business Traveller this morning that the KE125/126 flight, which runs three times per week between Melbourne and the South Korean capital, will close from March 20...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2012 9 Comments

  • Airline alliance basics for Australian frequent flyers: SkyTeam

    Business travellers new to jetting around the world are as much a part of the Australian Business Traveller audience as the seasoned experts. With new airlines joining SkyTeam, here's an updated 2012 version of our series outlining the 'need to know' essentials of the three global air...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand wins 'leading Australasian airline' award

    New Zealand has won the double in The 2011 World Travel Awards for Australasia, with Air New Zealand voted as the region's 'leading airline' and  Wellington International as 'leading airport'. Only a gong for InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto as Australia's leading b...

    POSTED 30 Sep, 2011 2 Comments

  • Photo gallery: inside Korean Air's new Airbus A380 superjumbo

    In the competitive world of airline travel Korean Air's new Airbus A380 raises the superjumbo stakes with fewer seats, more space and the world's first in-flight duty free shop. It's also the first A380 to see the upper deck dedicated entirely to business class, although unlike Singapore Airline...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2011 3 Comments

  • China Airlines to sign onto SkyTeam next month

    The SkyTeam alliance continues to grow its footprint in the Asia-Pacific market, with recent recruit China Eastern to be joined by Taipei-based China Airlines next month. This will bring the tally of SkyTeam airlines seen in Australian skies to six, says Rafael Despradel, Australian Sales &...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

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