Following on from the Korean Air A380 Seat Map Plans we exclusively revealed yesterday, we have now been able to obtain and publish Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos. Note the Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos have now been released the photo, this article contains pre-released promo photos from Korean Air which in the end were found not to be accurate of the final product. Please look here for the final Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos These photos are from the Korean Air website however we are certain that they are not actual Korean Air A380 Cabin photos, personally the team here at the Business Travel Guru can see that these shots from different aircraft as well as Airbus promotion shots, also for example look at photo 1 below it clearly shows seats in a 2-3-2 configuration compare this to the Korean Air A380 Seat Map Plan that we published yesterday none of the cabins have this seating configuration, from the below photo this look like J Premier Class (Business Class) but the seat map clearly shows this cabin is configured in a 2-2-2 seating configuration. Also from the seat map Premium Class (Business Class) is located on the upper deck. Photo 1: A photo claiming to be Korean Air A380 Premier Class (Business Class) It is however interesting to note that photo 2 of the staircase clearly shows a bar/lounge at the top of the stairs, as these photos are from the Korean Air website we are fairly certain the cabin product shown in these photos is fairly accurate (but not completely). Photo 2: Another photo claiming to be of Korean Air A380 Cabin and Stair Case (In reality it is an Airbus A380 Promo picture/Aircraft) Photo 3: Korean Air A380 First Class Suite These photos and yesteradys seat maps were found at the following URL http://a380.koreanair.com/ Take a look for your self! As with other Airlines Airbus A380 launches only time will tell how accurate the photos are as well as the final quality of the product, however as Korean Air’s A380 will only have 407 seats in total (12 First Class Seats, 94 Prestige Class (Business Class) and 301 Economy Class seats) we think Korean Air’s A380 will be a real treat something we cannot wait to taste for our self.
Korean Air’s first A380 was revealed to the world today after the aircraft (MSN035) made it out of the paint shop in Hamburg. This aircraft is Korean Air’s first Airbus A380 and will go into service on the Seoul to Tokyo (Narita) route from 1 June 2011. MSN035 is the first of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft that Korean Air has on order with Airbus. This Korean Air A380 aircraft will also be put into service from Seoul to Hong Kong and Bangkok, with Transpacific services from Seoul to New York and Los Angeles beginning later this year. Korean Air’s Airbus A380 will be the world’s most spacious A380 implementation of an Airbus A380 with a total of only 407 seats (12 First Class seats, 94 Premier Class/Business Class seats & 301 Economy Class seats) Earlier this we revealed the Korean Air A380 Seat Map Plans
Korean Air Skypass program had a little shake up revising down their programs validity of miles for their Skypass frequent flyer program from 1 July 2008 any miles earned after this date will have will expire 5 years after being posted on the members Skypass account. Existing points in a members account prior to 1 July 2008will not expire. The Korea Air announcement can be read here: Introduction of Mileage Validity for miles Earned after July 1, 2008 Korea Air say they will be increasing the number of frequent flyer seats available for redemption under their Skypass program, but I along with most others see it simply as a cost cutting measure, to pry hard earned miles out of flyers who have not yet used them. I see this decision affecting those frequent flyers who earn so many miles per year they cannot use them, and infrequent flying members who earn their miles thru credit cards and the yearly family trip. So I guess Korea Air is saying use them or lose them, if this does increase the number of Skypass members using their miles it will be interesting to see if Korea Air can supply enough award seats to cope with the increased demand. We will keep you posted! If you have any opinion on this topic leave a comment below or sign up at the Business Travel Guru and share your experiences or ask a question in the Business Travel Guru Forums. Related articles and Forum Posts IPod and IPhone Connectivity Now Available on Singapore Airlines Forum Post Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Upgrade Business Class Question Singapore Airlines All Business Class Takes Inaugural First Flight Forum Post Just Joined Aeroplan advice please Forum Post US Airways and deduction of miles Emirates unveils ultra modern lounge in Brisbane Australia Jetstar Starclass flight review Ho Chi Minh City SGN to Sydney SYD US Airline Carriers Wake up and Smell the? Singapore Airlines to operate out of Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 From 26 March 2008 Forum Post Qantas Premium Economy Upgrades The Business Travel Guru gets close and personal with Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Singapore Airlines A380: first glimpse of Singapore Airlines A380 cabins Forum Post Value of Qantas Club Membership Forum Post Renewing expired Qantas Club Membership and Joining Fee