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Flight to Seoul: A Korean Air review

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This is the first in a series reviewing the flights between Manila and Seoul. I chose to fly Korean Airlines the last time I went…
This is the first in a series reviewing the flights between Manila and Seoul.
I chose to fly Korean Airlines the last time I went to Seoul because I’ve never been on it before.
I know that the airline was a victim of sasaeng (obsessive) K-pop fan culture last year. These fans booked first class tickets to stalk the boy group Wanna One. They then disembarked before the flight, forcing all the passengers to disembark as well and go through the security screening again. The sasaeng fans even had the gall to ask for a refund. The incident forced the airline to increase its no-show penalty.
Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea. It flies directly to Seoul (Incheon Airport) from Manila with IATA code KE. I boarded it in Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Our flight from Manila was on Boeing 747-400. We were on Boeing 777-300 on our flight back home.
Big check
As a disclaimer, my economy seat was booked through a travel agency and paid for by a host. I had two other airline options but surprisingly, Korean Air had the cheapest offer among the three.
Their website is straightforward and easy to navigate. A week before my flight I checked the website to see where my seat was. I could transfer to another seat at no extra cost had I chosen to do so.
Entertainment for hours
I did not receive any e-mails reminding me that I could check-in online but I constantly checked if web check-in was available.

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