Based in Seoul South Korea, Korean Air serves 127 cities in 44 countries. They are one of two airlines that fly the newest technology in jumbo wide-bodies, Airbus's A380 and Boeing's 747-8i, the other being Lufthansa. Korean Air departs to Seoul using these aircraft along with Boeing 777's from most major North American Cities, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. Codeshare agreements with Delta can get you the gateway and if Seoul is not your destination, Korean Air can provide the connectivity to many cities across the Pacific. Other than some blackout dates, reward travel is made available by Korean Air.
Korean Air Premium Class
First Class Kosmo Suites 2.0
Korean Air has 5 types of international first class seats. The top of the line are the Kosmo Suites 2.0 and Kosmo Suites. The Kosmo Suites 2.0 is the same seat as the original Kosmo Suite with a different enclosure. The louver sliding door allows you to see outside but no one can see inside. Also the partitions are about 10 inches higher, completely enclosing the suite for ultimate privacy.
Kosmo Suites 2.0 are installed on 747-8i and select 777-300ER (see seat map below). Watch Korean Air take delivery of their first Boeing 747-8i.
First Class Kosmo Suites
An Identical seat to the Kosmo Suites 2.0, it is large at 26.5 inches wide and 79 inches long. Since it is one piece, when flat it won't have a bump in the center like some seats do when extended. A 23 inch monitor displays the IFE.
Kosmo Suites are installed on A380, 777-200 and remaining 777-300ER
First Class Kosmo Sleeper
The Kosmo Sleeper is called a "bed-type" seat, which can only mean it's not completely lie flat. It is 78 inches long and has 21.1 inches of width. There is 83 inches between seats. It comes with a smaller monitor at 17 inches.
Kosmo Sleeper is installed on one version of the 747-400 (see seat map below) and the 777-200ER
First Class Prestige Suites 787-9
Korean Air is due to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 aircraft in early 2017. Reports published indicate the first class seat will be the same Apex business class seat found on their 747-8i and never 777 aircraft. As this seat map shows, while the seat icon for first class appears larger than the business class seat icon, in fact the seat dimensions are the same.
First Class Sleeper
The Sleeper is 20.6 inches wide and 83 inches between seats. It is a true 180 degree lie flat seat and comes with a 23 inch monitor. The configuration on these is typically 2x2 so the window seat doesn't have aisle access.
The Sleeper is installed on 747-400 aircraft with one exception as noted below.
First Class Sleeper (Ottoman)
The Sleeper (Ottoman) is similar to the Sleeper seat as the main difference is the monitor, which is 17 inches. This seat is on aircraft serving regional routes in Asia.
The Sleeper (Ottoman) is installed on A330-200, A330-300 and 777-300 aircraft.
Business Class offers 3 types of seating, Prestige Suites, Prestige Sleeper and Prestige Plus Seats.
Their newest product are the Prestige Suites. Similar to JAL's new business class product, Korean Air has chosen the B/E Aerospace Apex business class suite. It offers all passengers direct aisle access, increased privacy in a 2x2x2 layout. With 21.6 inches of width and a 74 inch long bed you'll be comfortable while watching the 23 inch widescreen touchscreen TV.
The Prestige Suites are installed on select A330-300, 747-8i, select 777-300ER (see map below). This product is due to be installed on all new deliveries of A330-300s, B777-300ERs, 747-8is and B787-9s.
The Prestige Sleeper is the B/E Aerospace Diamond at 180-degrees lie-flat with 21.6 inches width and 74 inches between rows. Since configuration is 2x2x2 or 2x3x2 on 777s, you don't have all aisle access. Entertainment comes on a 15.4 inch monitor.
Prestige Sleeper seats are installed on A330-200, A330-300, A380, 777-200, 777-300, 777-300ER aircraft.
This is an angle lie-flat seat with 21.5 inches of width and 60 inches between rows. Again, no direct aisle access as the configuration with the Plus is 2x3x2 except on the upper deck of the 747 where it is 2x2.. The IFE monitor is 10.4 inches.
The Prestige Plus is installed on 747-400 aircraft.
First Class passengers receive an amenity kit from DAVI as well as duvet bedding service and Gianfranco Ferre designed pajamas. Business class passengers receive a smaller DAVI amenity kit. Both classes of service offer menu selections based on destination or origin, fine wines and champagne. The A380 has an upper-deck lounge call the "Celestial Bar" and is available to all first and business class passengers.
Korean Air Aircraft and Seat Specifications
A330-200: First Sleeper (Ottoman) 6 / Prestige Sleeper 24 / Economy 188
A330-300: First Sleeper (Ottoman) 6 / Prestige Sleeper 18 / Economy 252
A330-300: First Sleeper (Ottoman) 6 / Prestige Suites 18 / Economy 248 (see below)
A380: First Kosmo Suite 12 / Prestige Sleeper 94 / Economy 293
A380: First Kosmo Suite 12 / Prestige Sleeper 94 / Economy 301
B747-400: First Kosmo Sleeper 10 / Prestige Plus 61 / Economy 262 (see below)
B747-400: First Sleeper 12 / Prestige Plus 61 / Economy 262
B747-400: First Sleeper 10 / Prestige Plus 45 / Economy 308
B747-400: First Sleeper 12 / Prestige Plus 45 / Economy 308
B747-400: First Sleeper 12 / Prestige Plus 24 / Economy 368
B747-8I: First Kosmo Suites 2.0 6 / Prestige Suites 48 / Economy 314
B777-200: First Kosmo Suite 8 / Prestige Sleeper 28 / Economy 212
B777-200ER: First Kosmo Sleeper 8 / Prestige Plus 28 / Economy 225
B777-300: First Sleeper (Ottoman) 6 / Prestige Sleeper 35 / Economy 297
B777-300ER: First Kosmo Suites 8 / Prestige Sleeper 56 (2x3x2) / Economy 227
B777-300ER: First Kosmo Suites 2.0 8 / Prestige Suites 42 (2x2x2) / Economy 227 (see below)
Seat map for A330-300 that has Prestige Suites, notice staggered window seats.
Seat map for 747-400 with Kosmo Sleeper and standard sleeper. If aircraft has 61 business seats and 10 in first, it is the Kosmo Sleeper.
Seat map for 777-300ER with new Kosmo Suites 2.0 and Prestige Suites installed. The way to distinguish is window seats are staggered.
Business Class Seat Specifications
images courtesy Korean Air, Airbus, Boeing
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