Korean Air­lines

A380-800 Pres­tige Class Los An­ge­les (LAX) — Seoul In­cheon (ICN)

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bear­able. There were two main meal ser­vices, lunch about two hours in and din­ner served about three hours prior to land­ing. Ser­vice was for­mal, with linen table­cloths, glass wine gob­lets and full-size metal sil­ver­ware, and el­e­gant Korean porce­lain plates and bowls. Through­out the flight a crew mem­ber was al­ways avail­able for any re­quest. West­ern main cour­ses in­cluded grilled beef ten­der­loin in a thyme red wine sauce or roasted cod with a chive cream cheese sauce over an­gel hair pasta. I went for the Korean op­tion, Bibim­bap – minced beef and sea­sonal veg­eta­bles, served with se­same oil and an ex­tremely hot add-it-ifyou-dare Gochu­jang chili sauce. A Chi­nese and Ja­panese se­lec­tion were also of­fered. A cheese tray fol­lowed, and the meal fin­ished with dessert. Din­ner was an­other taste of Korea, as I went with the braised chicken thigh with spicy Bul­gogi (Korean BBQ) sauce, served over steamed rice. It was a great in­tro­duc­tion to fla­vors I would soon ex­pe­ri­ence in Korea. The wine list of­fered won­der­ful pair­ings with the gourmet food. One unique fea­ture aboard the A380 is Korean Air’s Ce­les­tial Bar, a stylish space at the front of the Premier cabin, cre­ated in partnership with AB­SO­LUT VODKA. With large-screen mon­i­tor and sev­eral com­fort­able couches, the bar staff serves spe­cially crafted cock­tails along with snacks.

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