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Korean Air is the largest airline of South Korea and in the top 20 of largest airlines in the world based on passengers carried. Founded in 1946 by the government it quickly became a major international airline and now serves destinations in 44 countries.
In the '70 and '80 Korean Air had several fatal crashes and disasters including Flight 007 which was shot down by the Russians in 1983. The airplane carrying 269 people deviated from its intended course and flew over Russia. The Russians thought it was a spy-plane and shot the aircraft down with air-to-air missiles. This incident was reason for the Reagan Administration to allow worldwide access to their classified, military global positioning system, now universally known as GPS.
Korean Air has a fleet of about 150 aircraft with another 120 aircraft ordered.
Korean Air flies to over 135 destinations. Most Korean Air flights are for destinations in United States but Korean Air has international flights to several other countries as well, like for example China and Japan. From its main base in Seoul 143 flights depart every week. Many people who look for Korean Air tickets look for flights to Seoul and Busan.
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Korean Air allows you to bring a cabin bag and a small laptop or hand bag with combined weight of 12 kg. into the cabin (Economy Class). Business class passengers can bring two bags with total weight of 18 kg. The size may not be larger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
Checked-baggage allowance is for Economy Class passengers 23 kg and for Business Class 32 kg. There are some exceptions on these rules which allow you to bring more, so if in doubt please check the website of Korean Air.
Korean Air allows you to cancel or change your flight. For domestic Korean flights changing flights is free but for international flights the fee is KRW 30.000 (about $30).
Cancellation incurs higher fees based on the ticket class, distance of your flight and how long before your departure you request the refund. Fees vary between KRW 30.000 till 300.000.
Name changes on Korean Air tickets are not allowed.