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 – yet as a Korean Air spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller, these are almost identical to business class aside from a larger 23-inch entertainment monitor against the 17 inches in the Prestige Suites…
While both cabins are arranged in a 2-2-2 layout, every passenger in business class and first class can still enjoy direct aisle access, as travellers in the window seats can pass their seatmate via a small corridor rather than stepping over them or being stepped over themselves:
It’s a similar concept as found with the Sky Suites aboard Japan Airlines’ newer Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which are crafted from the same basic seat.
Read our review: JAL ‘Sky Suite’ business class, Sydney-Tokyo
On the ground, Korean Air’s pointy-end passengers can visit the new SkyTeam lounge in Sydney or the Air New Zealand Koru Club in Brisbane, and can stop by the Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel in Seoul on arrival for free use of the showers and sauna.
When returning home KAL’s business and first class lounges are available to eligible travellers, while first class high flyers are personally escorted from check-in to the lounge and then again to the departure gate, with a duvet sleeper service and Gianfranco Ferre pyjamas greeting them in the sky.
From its hub in Seoul, Korean Air flies daily to Sydney and to Brisbane four times each week, with Asia-bound flights during the day and overnight services when returning to Australia.
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