I copied this title from an excellent trip report I found on Airliners.net which documents Korean Air’s intra-Asia service on their new A380. And now, they have set their blue-colored beast off on the New York – Seoul route.
Korean Air is making huge enhancement to A380 service, and their A380 has arguably one of the most comfortable configurations in the sky, as well as some interesting new features that other airlines simply don’t have.
With just 407 seats, Korean’s A380 has 121 seats less than Air France’s densely configured A380, which means a more comfortable ride for everyone. The lower deck has 12 first class suites, and 301 economy seats. The entire upper deck is dedicated to Korean Air’s business class, Prestige, with 94 seats.
The Korean A380 features a number of unique settings that cannot be found anywhere else in the sky. The first is their duty free shop, located at the back of the lower deck. Until now, passengers would have to select items from a brochure or cart wheeled around by flight attendants. Now, customers can feel like they haven’t left the airport and roam around the A380 ‘Skyshop’ at their leisure.
Another cool feature is the ‘Celestial Bar,’ a dedicated bar and lounge for first class passengers. Business flyers also have their own bar and sitting area on the upper deck, which is perhaps the most unique use of space.
Korean plans to start the A380 on Los Angeles – Seoul this October! Needless to say, the whole crew here are more than excited, and flyers in all classes should be as well.
For some great photos of the A380 interior, check out this link.