Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Seoul to Tokyo
Japan Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Seoul Gimpo Intl to Tokyo. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 1175 km.
There are 21 (direct) flights between Seoul and Tokyo per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Asiana Airlines ($349) and Japan Airlines ($363), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Japan Airlines ($800).
Japan Airlines (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The experience was really good. I’ll be using JAL again."
Cons: "Keep doing a good job."
Pros: "Boarding very efficient."
Cons: "Boarding in New York could have been better organized"
Cons: "I am satisfied with AA overall."
Pros: "Lots of Leg room"
Pros: "JAL services on the plane is great. Food is much better than other companies. Ice Cream after dinner is great. Flight attendants are polite and nicer than other companies. Interior of the airplane was newer and comfortable."
Pros: "The boarding process ran very smoothly and they dropped us off right in front of the stairs of the plane so we didn’t get wet in the rain amazing"
Cons: "Air on the plane was stuffy"
Cons: "Check in and apps stuck in 80'"
Pros: "Good efficiency for boarding an good in air entertainment"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour while already boarded"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Overall is good :)"
Cons: "Everything. I will fly out from Narita from this point forward."
Pros: "Good service. Flight went off without a problem."
Pros: "Check in early and easy.... Bags straight through to Sydney... JAL... What other airlines should aspire to."
Pros: "Rebooked me because I went to wrong airport — thanks"
Cons: "The business meal was just okay this time. Not as good as before."
Pros: "I was fed two meals and snacks/drinks in between for a 14 hour flight. Love the little TV in front of the seat and the blanket and pillow. Crew was very sweet. Overall positive and good first international flight. Would choose Japan Airlines again! <3"
Cons: "Only a little hard to sleep upright in economy class seat. I wasn't able to fall fully asleep."
Pros: "Very helpful and polite"
Cons: "I got a sore but comes the seat was not very padded"
Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"
Cons: "No AC"
Pros: "Crew members on board were very attentive and offered the best service in the most polite manner. Food was great. Great options and portion for lunch. Well respected brand for ice cream was served as dessert. A wide variety of overnight snack was provided for passenger's own selection. Breakfast was great with variety of food on the tray. Personal screen was modern and provided a great variety to keep me entertain during the very long flight. Seats are unexpectedly big and very comfortable together with functional well designed pockets beside the screen, where I could put my personal items. New and clean cabin."
Pros: "Courtesy and thoughtful services throughout the flight More leg room and better food than typical American Airlines’ economy"
Cons: "Can’t think of any thing"
Pros: "Excellent service, excellent seats and comfort . Good food"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable enough"
Cons: "4 stars for food and entertainment as it was only an hour flight."
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."
Pros: "JAL is a great airline. Love flying on them. great crew. roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"
Cons: "more movie options!"
Pros: "Awesome experience, nothing like any other. Will fly again."
Pros: "The majority of the crew had facials that made me feel like I shouldn't talk to them. The food wasn't the best but that was expected. There was movies and shows that kept me entertained for a while. Seats are normal couldn't walk or get up often because of turbulence."
Pros: "Very efficient boarding. Using two doors and a twin aisle plane made boarding very efficient despite the size of the plane and the number of people. Free WiFi worked surprisingly well - I was able to make a video call to my family. The plane was clean and tidy . Not really much more to say as it was a very short flight."
Cons: "No food offered, not even a biscuit, only very basic drink selection."
Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "we requested for halal food when we booked the flight, but they brought us the normal food which we couldn't eat"
Pros: "All was fine"
Pros: "The airplane and all crevices"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "only drink provided but no snack"
Pros: "Service and polite staff."
Cons: "Not much space between the seats for my long legs."
Pros: "Comfort seat, decent food, polite service"
Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"
Pros: "JAL service is always the best Flight attendance are the always, always, awesome. Seats together were found at checkin"
Cons: "Movie selection was not so good No Wifi inbound or outbound 777 Almost nonstop babies crying the whole flight Seat selection on the website is not user friendly, and you cannot get seats books until 72 hours before flight and usually 9 out of 10 times I find I cannot find 2 seats together until airport checkin."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"
Cons: "too little legroom seating is designed shorter legged Japanese"
Cons: "Some crew members from Hong Kong better make more effort to improve service skills."
Pros: "Amazingly polite, smiling happy people. Respectful, it actually makes your day to deal with employees like this."
Cons: "Nothing. Was great."
Cons: "More food options. Softer, roomier seats."
Pros: "Comport and fast"
Cons: "Connecting flight in Incheon Airport delayed again, 4th consecutive time this has happened on this particular flight. I think this is done intentionally so airline can combine it with the next flight that departs 50 minutes later based on amount of bookings on each flight."
Pros: "The. Crews are amazing. Nice/comfy flight."
Pros: "The crew were so polite and helpful."
Cons: "Archaic entertainment system. Cabin was dull and seats not up to standard of other airlines business class."
Pros: "Asiana staffs are so great with good service!!"
Pros: "Such a pleasant flight compared to the 3 other flights I had taken on this trip. The crew were friendly and food was delicious!"
Pros: "I like the assistant on my wheelchair, they take good care of me."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Convenient, nice seating."
Cons: "I'm vegetarian and they didn't have an option at all. I ended up with pretzels for my lunch."
Pros: "Already commented in the Hanoi to Seoul part. Sorry."
Pros: "Very spacious even for a small flight."
Cons: "The food could have been better."
Pros: "Staff are very nice"
Cons: "Few selections of movies"
Cons: "2 hour delay from Incheon to Tokyo. Messed up our travel plan a bit."
Pros: "The new aircraft A380 was so comfortable."
Cons: "Looks like the crew weren’t pleased with their job. Poor selection for the Hollywood movies. With such a nice aircraft would expected much better service."
Cons: "Meal the beef steak taste like beef jerky"
Pros: "Boarded plane, woke up to watch one movie the arrive in Seoul. Plane was clean on time no hassles"
Pros: "I liked how clean everything was."
Cons: "Before the flight I checked everywhere to see if there was an in flight meal so I could request a vegetarian one, there was no indication that food would be served. When there was food the only option had chicken, very disappointed in this."
Pros: "Great entertainment system for every seats unlike the other 777 I took a few days ago. This one also had plug-ins available. As always, cabin attendants were excellent."
Cons: "Food quality was not as good as my earlier Asiana flight from Honolulu to Seoul."
Cons: "Poor leg room"
Pros: "Everything Just fine."
Cons: "Oh good no problems"
Pros: "The seat layout"
Cons: "The seat belt very short on one side hard to operate"
Pros: "The Food was great! Asiana Airlines Economy Seats have more leg room than most airlines. Service was Excellent."
Cons: "We had just purchased coffee and the boarding agent told us that their policy was that we were not permitted to take hot coffee onto the aircraft. My guess is it had to do with safety. I've never been told this on any of the hundreds of flight i've been on traveling the world. It must be a South Korea thing."
Pros: "Same great staff"
Cons: "Flight pulled away from gate and sat for nearly three hours. Bags did not make it onto flight. Seats suck."
Pros: "Staff as usual Asiana provided superb service."
Cons: "other passengers being obnoxious and rude"
Pros: "The food was great and the crew were all very polite and friendly."
Cons: "only 3 movies to pick from- disappointing"
Pros: "Chair to chair distance is spacious."
Cons: "Ticketing phrase I had a hard time tracking booking that it became frustrating until my son helped me!"
Pros: "The food and service were very good. Each of the crewmembers I encountered was professional, courteous, and friendly. I also enjoyed the food, and for the first time in my life I think I said "no thank you, that's enough"!"
Cons: "first, although this was an international trip , in business class, the seats were more like something you would find in the premium economy section of other airlines. They were tired and outdated. Second, The entertainment package was abysmal. Basically, you were forced to watch a TV with bad reception, and no ability to choose what you wanted to see other than flipping through the channels and seeing what was already on. That meant never seeing the beginning of a movie. The picture quality was very poor. Although an international flight of seven hours duration, it felt more like a charter bus to Vegas buy a discount operator. I have the exact same experience flying from Korea to San Francisco on a prior trip. If I could learn how to determine which aircraft I would be flying in the future, I would never book an international trip on Asiana knowing that this particular aircraft would convey me."
Pros: "everything OK"
Cons: "the food was served in a carton box, the meal was a sandwich and desert in a cup."
Pros: "Having a full meal on a short (2 hour) flight was a nice surprise."
Cons: "When we landed in Tokyo, didn't have a gate and had to ride a bus back to the terminal. I haven't had to deplane outside since the 70's."
Pros: "Stewards service"
Cons: "Always delayed"
Cons: "The flight was delayed too much, by the time I reached Seoul all the restaurants were closed and I couldn't get anything to eat until 6 am. I specifically booked an early flight to avoid this."
Pros: "Most comfortable seats we've ever experienced on an airplane. Quality entertainment, helpful and kind staff"
Pros: "The crew was incredibly nice. They kept the flight quiet which was incredibly appreciated. The only downside was a long wait for luggage in Chicago, but that probably had very little to do with Asiana.."
Pros: "the service of the onboard crew"
Cons: "the flight was delayed"
Pros: "A friendly professional crew"
Cons: "Food could be better. Was comparatively less quality."
Pros: "Friendly crew good ife. Economy will never be spacious but they manage to make it comfortable."
Cons: "Chicken burrito on an intra Asian flight?!? Was looking forward to something Asian."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Dirty plane. Floor and tables not cleaned."
Pros: "I like the food"
Pros: "Crew was super. 2 wonderful hot meals."
Cons: "flight was delayed repeatedly with poor communication with passengers and little sense of taking responsibility. Eventually 3.5 hours late, causing me to miss my appointments. I am still waiting for a reply from the airline for some sort of compensation."
Cons: "flight delayed again out of Seoul."
Pros: "The crews"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Flight crew is nice and could speak English. Good experience overall. No real negatives"
Pros: "I love the tv's and the cleanliness"
Cons: "I slept the whole time at the window seat so I wasn't distirbed so I didn't have any hiccups! Perfect flight"
Pros: "The food was good and the movie selection was good."
Pros: "I was given a great seat and the staff were thoughtful and kind"
Airlines flying from Seoul to Tokyo have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Seoul to Tokyo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Seoul to Tokyo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Seoul to Tokyo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Seoul to Tokyo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Seoul to Tokyo