korean air first class seoul incheon

This post is part of the series My $27000 First Class Weekend Trip to Hong Kong For $140

Other posts in this series:

  1. Trip Report: Korean Air First Class Lounge New York JFK Airport
  2. Trip Report: Korean Air A380 First Class New York JFK to Seoul ICN
  3. Trip Report: Korean Air First Class Lounge Seoul Incheon (Current)

After my great flight from New York,(checkout my youtube video of my experience) I arrived well rested and well fed in Seoul. I had less than three hours before my flight to Hong Kong. I quickly went through transit security and headed to the Korean Air First Class Lounge. The lounge is located close to the security checkpoint on the upper level.

korean air first class lounge

The agent warmly welcomed me. She quickly checked my boarding pass and pointed me towards the lounge. I have heard that Korean Air offers customized luggage tags for their First Class passengers. I asked the agent at the counter and she said it’ll be ready on my way out 🙂

The luggage tag is pretty small. I wouldn’t use it but it’s a nice novelty to have 🙂

Korean Air First Class Lounge feels more like a “business class” lounge. There’s nothing special about it. It’s a very large lounge with tons of seating, shower rooms, and average food.

korean air first class lounge

korean air first class seoul incheon

korean air first class seoul incheon

There’s also this weirdly furnished dining/TV room! Like why is it so empty?!

korean air first class seoul incheon

Smoking Room

korean air first class seoul incheon

I asked one of the agents to give me access to a shower room. All rooms were busy at the time, but once one opened up about 15 mins later, the agent came to find me and gave me the key.

korean air first class seoul incheon

By the time I showered and changed, I didn’t have much time left before my flight to Hong Kong. I grabbed a quick bite to eat and a bottle of water and was on my way to the gate.

korean air first class seoul incheon

korean air first class seoul incheon

korean air first class seoul incheon

korean air first class seoul incheon

Korean Air First Class Lounge Seoul Incheon Bottom Line:

So far Korean Air First Class lounges have been very disappointing, in New York and even in Seoul. There’s nothing “First Class” about it. I actually believe Asiana Business Class lounge in Seoul Incheon is better than this First Class lounge. Other than that, it’s good to have a chance to shower after a long haul flight before catching a connecting flight. Also, the food is below average; good enough for a quick snack. I wasn’t planning on eating much during my short layover since I was still full from my flight from New York, and I was about to eat again on the flight to Hong Kong.

 

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