Review: Korean Air A330-200 Prestige Class NRT-ICN

  1. Introduction
  2. Review: United 787-8 Dreamliner BusinessFirst SFO-KIX
  3. Review: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
  4. Highlights from Osaka
  5. Highlights from Kyoto
  6. Review: Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji
  7. Review: Hyatt Regency Tokyo
  8. Highlights from Tokyo

Our adventure in Japan was coming to an end. I was excited to get home via Korean Air’s business class. Google Maps told us it would take about an hour to drive to Tokyo Narita Airport. We weren’t sure what the security situation would be like, so we left our hotel around 9am for our 12:45pm flight.


We could have taken public transportation, but we decided to take the shuttle because it was much faster. Within an hour, we were at the airport.

The first thing we did was return our hotspot in the postbox located before security. The company had given us a prepaid envelope, and we documented the process just in case something went wrong.

Turns out, we didn’t have to worry about security. The security screening and border control process took less than 30 minutes; before we knew it, we were in the terminal with a couple hours to kill before our flight.

While Max went ahead to the lounge, I did a bit of souvenir shopping in the terminal. I bought a couple boxes of delicious Royce chocolate, which was wrapped with ice paks in a cooling bag. Fancy.


Korean Air Lounge – Terminal 1 Narita

I headed to the lounge, which was surprisingly unremarkable.

There was a large central area, with a roped-off section for First Class passengers.


The bathrooms were clean and featured Japanese-style toilets.

The only food offered was packaged.

The wifi was fast, so we burned two hours in the lounge easily before heading to our gate. Our flight was slightly delayed, which the gate agents apologized for. We hung around the gate area for about 20 minutes before boarding by lane: Sky Priority and Morning Calm? I think something got lost in translation there…

Korean Air 702

  • NRT – ICN
  • Depart: Oct 11, 2016 12:45pm
  • Arrive: Oct 11, 2016 3:15pm
  • Duration: 2hrs, 30mins
  • Seats: 7A, 7B (Prestige)

The business class cabin is configured 2-2-2 and split into two sections, divided by the bathrooms. We selected seats on the left side of the first row of business class.

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There was one other person with us in the front cabin, while the rear cabin was totally empty!

Korean Air A330-200 Prestige Class (Rear Cabin)
Korean Air A330-200 Prestige Class (Rear Cabin)
Korean Air A330-200 Prestige Class (Front Cabin)

There was a blanket for waiting for us at our seat.


I chose seat 7A (window) while Max took the aisle. Time to explore the seat!

The IFE rose up from the center armrest, though we didn’t use it at all on this flight.


The right side of the seat had a small area for storage, as well as the remote for the IFE.


There was USB towards the center of the two seats.IMG_2764

Towards the front of the armrest were the seat controls.


Our bulkhead seats had a ton of legroom.

After takeoff, we were served lunch. I was excited to try Korean Air’s bibimbap, while Max had fish.


While the bibimbap isn’t served in a hot pot, it is flavorful especially with the gochujang sauce. After I was done eating, Max took the sauce and poured it all over his dish.

Max started with a salad and roll and his entree was a fish dish. He said it was a bit bland. He had fruit to finish his meal.

Since the flight was only 2.5 hours, we read our books and before we knew it, we were landing in Seoul.

Bottom Line

Despite the lackluster lounge in Narita, this flight was comfortable and enjoyable. I wouldn’t hesitate to fly Korean Air again.

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