Hello! This blog is meant to share the experience of flying AirAsia X to Seoul. It’s not exactly a review, but more of an insight to the journey.
Known as one of the best low-cost airlines in the region, we came across AirAsia’s promotion about 2 months before our 6D5N trip to Seoul. It was quite a spontaneous decision.
We purchased the return flight to Seoul for about RM2,200 for two. It’s inclusive of topped-up services such as travel insurance, check-in baggage (up to 15kg), and seats selection.
I know it’s not the cheapest rate around, but it’s the best we could get for the desired travel period. Furthermore, it’s within our travel budget for Seoul.
Anyway, it was our first time traveling with AirAsia X – the international operation of AirAsia. The D7504 flight was operated by an Airbus A330.
We took off from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 9.00am (Malaysian time) from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), which is no longer operational since the launch of KLIA2. The flight’s destination in Seoul is at Incheon International Airport.
The flight took about 6 hours.
As the flight was during the day, we were able to watch blue skies with puffy white clouds throughout the journey.
On the plane, we were given Customs Declaration and Arrival Card to be filled up and submitted at the Korean Immigration.
The last time I filled forms like this was during the flight from Malaysia to London.
Since AirAsia is a low-cost airline, there weren’t any forms of entertainment on the plane. There were no in-built screens, but passengers can still purchase in-flight entertainment in the form of a Galaxy Tablet.
I wouldn’t pay for something like that, so I brought my own iPad and iPod.
The iPad was preloaded with short videos (Futurama series, to be exact), while the iPod has my favourite music selections.
Besides that, a magazine is available at the seat pocket.
We managed to read up on some Seoul-related articles prior to reaching Korea.
Overall, it was a simple yet exciting (hey, we’re flying to Korea, y’know?!) flight. The 6 hours didn’t seem long and draggy at all.
The airplane landed safely at the Incheon International Airpot (ICN) at 4.20pm (Korean time, +1 Hour ahead of Malaysia).
That’s when we said Hi to Seoul and that moment marked the start of our Korean Invasion! Anyeong-haseyo!
It was almost the end of Spring when we visited Seoul in May 2013. The weather was at an average of 20°C during the day and at night, it went as low as 10°C.
After leaving the plane, we proceeded to the Arrival Hall, asked for directions to the Airport Railroad (AREX) station, and off we went to explore the city with bright lights, modern technology, and mountains of Kimchi.
To get to Seoul central, we traveled from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station (the main Seoul Subway station) via the non-express Airport Railroad (AREX).
The non-express AREX line costs KRW3,950 (RM11.26) per adult and it stops at 9 stations before reaching Seoul Station. On the other hand, the express AREX line costs more but it takes you directly to Seoul Station without stopping.
So that wraps up the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul via AirAsia X, and a brief explanation of how to get to Seoul city from Incheon International Airport.
Seoul is a beautiful city. I’ll surely visit it again… soon!
OPPA GANGNAM STYLE! :D
What…? Did you just thought that I was gonna take a selfie at Seoul? Boo!