Flights to Seoul (South Korea), BA, £377 return in Dec!
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Flights to Seoul (South Korea), BA, £377 return in Dec!

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Found 12th Nov 2012
New route from LHR to Seoul is being pushed by BA.

Depart December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th to 11th and return many dates up until 1st Jan.

Super cheap flights if you fancy a winter break!

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Also £577 in Premium Economy
Deal! I'd be headed there if I wasn't already travelling a different continent!
Bloody good deal, thanks OP
Just booked out Premium Economy and back with Business Class for £1350 for two people in early Dec.
Storming deal
That's incredible. Soooooo tempted!
WOW
HOT, but that is the deal, not the weather in Dec. Very cold, minus 5C normally at best. BUT, and trust me on this, the wind chill factor makes it seem far worse than this with the weather front coming directly from Siberia. On the plus side you'll be able to buy some of the best goose down jackets in the world much cheaper than here
whoooooooooooooopam gangnam style. hot.
Hot. Thanks for sharing!
i warn that I was there a few winters ago in december and it was -5 to -10 degrees. veery cold
gosh its cold
gangnam style anyone?
Lovely place, but very cold over Xmas time, was there a few years ago and it snowed pretty heavily on Xmas day. Also a cheap way of going to Japan if you don't mind getting a train and a boat

Edited by: "fridgehead" 12th Nov 2012
Amazing price!

As a resident of Seoul (Gangnam no less), it's a great place to visit for a week or so.

But the other posters are right. Just to note with windchill factor included it dropped down to minus 20 on some days in January.

Early December shouldn't be too bad though.

My avatar is actually of Jongro which is bang in the centre of Seoul.

Seoul has some great places to drink and eat. It's not as cheap as it used to and excluding hotels I'd budget around 30 quid a day for meals, transport, coffee, etc. Quite a bit more if you want to go clubbing at night.

The subway is cheap (60p a ride) and clean - taxis are cheap too and the city is ridiculously safe. The drivers are completely nuts though. Shopping can be hit and miss, some stuff is really cheap (especially at outlet villages), if you need strong prescription glasses I highly recommend getting a pair here as they're so much cheaper than back home and even if your prescription is really bad (mine's -10) they're done in 24 hours - cigarettes are cheap too. However some things can be quite expensive (lots of electronics surprisingly).

If you've got a decent credit card I wouldn't bother changing too much cash back home as it's a pain in the **** to change back in Blighty, it's also pretty easy, cheap and safe to change UK currency in the small stalls found near tourist spots.

Myeong-dong is probably the best place to stay nowadays, though the main area for Westerners is Itaewon (US Army base plus loads of expats live there). Myeong-dong is mainly full of Japanese tourists but has everything anyone would need plus it's bang in the middle of all the major tourist attractions.

The Metro Hotel is highly recommended, fantastic location, good price and the rooms are nice too but it's usually fully booked way in advance:

tripadvisor.com/Hot…tml

metrohotel.co.kr/

If you do come, don't miss the DMZ trip - highly recommended and make sure you get the tunnel tours too. The USO is supposed to be the best.

koridoor.co.kr/bbs…ule

Another thing to think about (if you have the time/desire) is that it's only a short flight to Japan (>2 hours for Tokyo) and there's two decent budget Airlines flying Korea - Japan, JejuAir and Air Asia.

Flights are generally 150~220 quid return including tax.

That's all I can think of, at the mo!









Edited by: "socialjeebus" 12th Nov 2012
dansis

i warn that I was there a few winters ago in december and it was -5 to … i warn that I was there a few winters ago in december and it was -5 to -10 degrees. veery cold



yeah i nearly booked the business class ticket for only £700 odd quid till i searched for the climate in dec.

i'll stick to Scotland thanks
Great deal. Seoul is one of the places I really want to visit. Right now funds are to low to go in Dec. Hopefully there will be a deal in spring/summer next year. socialjeebus thanks for the info, it was a very nice read and I've taken many of your points down. It's making me want to go even more.
micflair

whoooooooooooooopam gangnam style. hot.



Lol! Beat me to it
cheers! booked!
went there on business for a week in April when it was 20c! Amazing city, warm and friendly people, lots of history, and the DMZ tour is a must! Wish i could go back again!
socialjeebus

Amazing price!As a resident of Seoul (Gangnam no less), it's a great … Amazing price!As a resident of Seoul (Gangnam no less), it's a great place to visit for a week or so. But the other posters are right. Just to note with windchill factor included it dropped down to minus 20 on some days in January. Early December shouldn't be too bad though. My avatar is actually of Jongro which is bang in the centre of Seoul. Seoul has some great places to drink and eat. It's not as cheap as it used to and excluding hotels I'd budget around 30 quid a day for meals, transport, coffee, etc. Quite a bit more if you want to go clubbing at night. The subway is cheap (60p a ride) and clean - taxis are cheap too and the city is ridiculously safe. The drivers are completely nuts though. Shopping can be hit and miss, some stuff is really cheap (especially at outlet villages), if you need strong prescription glasses I highly recommend getting a pair here as they're so much cheaper than back home and even if your prescription is really bad (mine's -10) they're done in 24 hours - cigarettes are cheap too. However some things can be quite expensive (lots of electronics surprisingly).If you've got a decent credit card I wouldn't bother changing too much cash back home as it's a pain in the **** to change back in Blighty, it's also pretty easy, cheap and safe to change UK currency in the small stalls found near tourist spots. Myeong-dong is probably the best place to stay nowadays, though the main area for Westerners is Itaewon (US Army base plus loads of expats live there). Myeong-dong is mainly full of Japanese tourists but has everything anyone would need plus it's bang in the middle of all the major tourist attractions. The Metro Hotel is highly recommended, fantastic location, good price and the rooms are nice too but it's usually fully booked way in advance:http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294197-d455856-Reviews-Metro_Hotel-Seoul.htmlhttp://www.metrohotel.co.kr/If you do come, don't miss the DMZ trip - highly recommended and make sure you get the tunnel tours too. The USO is supposed to be the best.http://www.koridoor.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=scheduleAnother thing to think about (if you have the time/desire) is that it's only a short flight to Japan (>2 hours for Tokyo) and there's two decent budget Airlines flying Korea - Japan, JejuAir and Air Asia. Flights are generally 150~220 quid return including tax. That's all I can think of, at the mo!A very good, informative post - things have obviously changed a bit since I was there courtesy of HM Government in 1952 !

[quote=socialjeebus]Amazing price!

As a resident of Seoul (Gangnam no less), it's a great place to visit for a week or so.

But the other posters are right. Just to note with windchill factor included it dropped down to minus 20 on some days in January.

Early December shouldn't be too bad though.

My avatar is actually of Jongro which is bang in the centre of Seoul.

Seoul has some great places to drink and eat. It's not as cheap as it used to and excluding hotels I'd budget around 30 quid a day for meals, transport, coffee, etc. Quite a bit more if you want to go clubbing at night.

The subway is cheap (60p a ride) and clean - taxis are cheap too and the city is ridiculously safe. The drivers are completely nuts though. Shopping can be hit and miss, some stuff is really cheap (especially at outlet villages), if you need strong prescription glasses I highly recommend getting a pair here as they're so much cheaper than back home and even if your prescription is really bad (mine's -10) they're done in 24 hours - cigarettes are cheap too. However some things can be quite expensive (lots of electronics surprisingly).

If you've got a decent credit card I wouldn't bother changing too much cash back home as it's a pain in the **** to change back in Blighty, it's also pretty easy, cheap and safe to change UK currency in the small stalls found near tourist spots.

Myeong-dong is probably the best place to stay nowadays, though the main area for Westerners is Itaewon (US Army base plus loads of expats live there). Myeong-dong is mainly full of Japanese tourists but has everything anyone would need plus it's bang in the middle of all the major tourist attractions.

The Metro Hotel is highly recommended, fantastic location, good price and the rooms are nice too but it's usually fully booked way in advance:

tripadvisor.com/Hot…tml

metrohotel.co.kr/

If you do come, don't miss the DMZ trip - highly recommended and make sure you get the tunnel tours too. The USO is supposed to be the best.

koridoor.co.kr/bbs…ule

Another thing to think about (if you have the time/desire) is that it's only a short flight to Japan (>2 hours for Tokyo) and there's two decent budget Airlines flying Korea - Japan, JejuAir and Air Asia.

Flights are generally 150~220 quid return including tax.

That's all I can think of, at the mo!









[Thanks for a very informative and interesting post. Things have obviously changed a bit since I was there courtesy of HM Govt in 1952 ..... !]
Incredible price!! All the Hagwon directors will be wishing their new batch of TEFL teachers (like me!) were starting their contracts between December and early January!!
damm - I'd be there if I hadn't just booked a cruise to Jorday & Egypt for an additional £100 pp.
wood33pecker

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Wow, I'm guessing you wouldn't recognise the place one bit.

To be honest Seoul, like a lot of cities in the Far East, changes so fast it's unreal. I left for a couple of years and came back last December and the place had changed so much.

There's even a British-owned Fish and Chip place and thanks to Tesco (Homeplus over here) you can buy a decent amount of British stuff.

"Incredible price!! All the Hagwon directors will be wishing their new batch of TEFL teachers (like me!) were starting their contracts between December and early January!!"

Yep, it's like a wet dream for them. Except they'll still do it the idiotic way and leave it to the last minute before paying through the nose for a terrible flight via the Middle East or Central Asia.
djbenny

cheers! booked!



You obviously know the place as you booked straight away Have you booked any hotels if so any deals.
It would be nice if you can get a cheap flight from korea to thailand
misslaid

It would be nice if you can get a cheap flight from korea to thailand



You can....not that cheap though, it takes about 5 hours or so.

jinair.com/Lan…NG/

jejuair.net/

These are two of the "budget" airlines that serve Bangkok from Seoul (Incheon) Airport.

However you might get a decent last minute package holiday from Korea to Thailand. Though you have to be very careful about the tour. Some are little more than rip-off tours, where the cost of the trip is somewhat subsidised by the shops you'll be taken to. The only packages you should be interested in are jayu (meaning free), baenang (meaning backpacking) or airtel (a combination of airplane and hotel!). They usually include travel insurance but sometimes don't include tax on the initial price which can be exorbitant. The cheapest flights from Seoul to Bangkok in December were 350 quid return on Kayak.com, not that cheap to be honest.

China however is a different story, there are always dirt-cheap plane tickets to China, the only real downsides being the weather and the need for a visa (if you have a UK passport you don't need a visa for Korea).

Check out a multi-stop plane ticket with BA, it might be cheaper.


socialjeebus

You can....not that cheap though, it takes about 5 hours or … You can....not that cheap though, it takes about 5 hours or so.http://www.jinair.com/Language/ENG/http://www.jejuair.net/These are two of the "budget" airlines that serve Bangkok from Seoul (Incheon) Airport. However you might get a decent last minute package holiday from Korea to Thailand. Though you have to be very careful about the tour. Some are little more than rip-off tours, where the cost of the trip is somewhat subsidised by the shops you'll be taken to. The only packages you should be interested in are jayu (meaning free), baenang (meaning backpacking) or airtel (a combination of airplane and hotel!). They usually include travel insurance but sometimes don't include tax on the initial price which can be exorbitant. The cheapest flights from Seoul to Bangkok in December were 350 quid return on Kayak.com, not that cheap to be honest.China however is a different story, there are always dirt-cheap plane tickets to China, the only real downsides being the weather and the need for a visa (if you have a UK passport you don't need a visa for Korea).Check out a multi-stop plane ticket with BA, it might be cheaper.

Has anybody got any spare change?
Edited by: "FerrumPraesidio" 16th Nov 2012
Damn, would have gone if flight departures went up to December 21st.
Hope you all enjoy your flights!
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