Korean Air B747 First Class

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

Other posts in this series:

  1. My $27,000 First Class Weekend Trip to Hong Kong For $140
  2. Trip Report: Korean Air First Class Lounge New York JFK Airport
  3. Trip Report: Korean Air A380 First Class New York JFK to Seoul ICN

After a couple of hours at the Korean Air First Class lounge in Incheon, it was time to go to Hong Kong on Korean Air B747 First Class. The First Class cabin is located in the nose of the Boeing 747-8. There are only 6 fully enclosed suites in a 1-1 configuration over three rows. I can’t make up my mind whether I love the Airbus A380 more or the Boeing 747 more. However, there’s just something special about siting in the nose of the 747. I was also very lucky to be the only passenger in First Class for this flight.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Flight Details:

Korean Air KE607
Seoul (ICN) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Depart: 7:45PM
Arrive: 10:30PM
Duration: 3hrs 45mins
Aircraft: Boeing 747
Cost: 80,000 Korean Skypass Miles + $82 in fees (For the whole trip from New York to Hong Kong)

Korean Air B747 First Class

As I boarded the aircraft I was greeted by a friendly flight attendant who escorted me to my seat. This First Class cabin is the most private cabin I’ve ever been on. The fully enclosed suites are very spacious and private and offer plenty of storage space.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Korean Air B747 First Class

Here’s a view of the seat with the doors closed from outside the suite.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Here’s the view with the doors closed from inside.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Instead of overhead bins, every suite has a large locker type of storage. The two front suites have their lockers outside of the suite in the space in between at the very front of the cabin.

Korean Air B747 First Class

The seat controls are located to my left along with the entertainment controller.

Korean Air B747 First Class

There’s a couple of storage compartments to the left of the seat by the windows.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Korean Air B747 First Class

The entertainment screen is massive and the ottoman below it is bigger than most economy seats 🙂

Korean Air B747 First Class

Once I settled in my seat, I was asked if I wanted something to drink before we depart. I asked for champagne.

Korean Air B747 First Class

It was served with warm macadamia nuts

Korean Air B747 First Class

Shortly after take off, I was offered the menu.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Quickly after that, dinner service started. The precision by which Korean Air flight attendants set the table is unmatched.

Korean Air B747 First Class

For the appetizer I got peking duck roll with prawn salad.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Then I got the lentil cream soup which was full of flavor.

Korean Air B747 First Class

For the main course I ordered the grilled beef tenderloin with madeira sauce. It was cooked very well and was very tender for airplane steak.

Korean Air B747 First Class

For dessert I skipped the ice cream and got the fruit plate and green tea.

Korean Air B747 First Class

Korean Air B747 First Class Bottom Line:

This was probably my favorite First Class flight yet. The cabin is very low density with only 6 seats. The seat offers incredible privacy with the enclosed suites design. The food and beverage selection is great for a three hour flight. The service was amazing as I was expecting; I guess being the only first class passenger made the experience even better and more personal. However, I’m sure the service would’ve been just as good with a full cabin.

The only problem I had with this flight, is that it was too short 🙂

 

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