Precautions during a flight
Personal food items may be taken into the cabin, but they may not be consumed if they bother other passengers due to their smell, noise when eating, etc.
Personal alcoholic beverages other than alcoholic beverages provided by flight attendants cannot be consumed in the cabin.
When an airplane flies through the atmosphere, air sickness can be a problem for some passengers.
- Make sure you get enough sleep and rest on the day prior to travel.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages and eat light meals.
- If you are taking motion sickness medicine, follow the instructions carefully.
Jet lag occurs when the body cannot adjust to the time difference when travelling to a destination with a time zone difference of six hours or more. Common symptoms include drowsiness, fatigue and loss of appetite.
On the night prior to travel, go to sleep earlier than usual if flying east, later than usual if flying west.
Impaired Blood Circulation
A long flight means sitting in one place with little leg movement. This causes blood circulation in the leg veins to slow and feet to swell. In rare cases, coagulation of blood in the lower body can also cause deep vein thrombosis. Here are some things you can do to keep the blood flowing:
- Engage in light stretching or massages over fixed intervals or walk around the cabin.
- Apply foot cream generously, wear in-flight socks or slippers, and work out fatigue in your feet.
- It is helpful to drink plenty of water.
- For the elderly, pregnant women and passengers who have recently undergone surgery, wearing elastic stockings can be a big help.
- If you have underwent surgery recently, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis may be necessary for a flight over 6 hours. Please discuss with your doctor before travel.
- Wearing accessories such as rings, which fit tight on a body, may lead to an emergency if the body swells up. Please remove any accessories before take-off.
Fear of Flying
This phrase describes the feeling for some people of high anxiety during a flight or during the time leading up to air travel. For some, they simply cannot fly at all. For others, they have no choice but to fly but are uneasy while in the air.
- Try not to focus on your senses and fears. Instead, chat with other passengers.
- Listen to Korean Air's calming music.
- Reach out for professional assistance to help overcome your fear of flying.
Smoking and Unlawful Acts in the Aircraft
“No smoking on board including e-cigarettes!“
Smoking on board including e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited for safe and secure operation of an aircraft.
In addition, unlawful acts in the aircraft can be subject to up to 10 years in prison or up to 100 million won of fine under the relevant law.
- Assaulting, threatening, disturbing crew
- Sexual shame-causing
- Smoking (Including e-cigarette and similar smoking equipment)
- Disturbance such as verbal abuse, etc
- Hazard act being intoxicated
- Manipulation of devices such as the cockpit door and emergency exit, etc.
When traveling in a plane, you share cabin space with many other passengers.
So, be sure to follow the basic etiquettes to make your travel safe, comfortable, and fun.
- Be careful when reclining your seat
Except during takeoff, landing, and meals, you can recline your seat freely at any time.
However, be sure to recline slowly and cautiously to avoid any danger.
- Drink moderately
It’s easier to become intoxicated during flight. Our flight attendants control alcohol servings according to your condition, so practice light drinking and respect the flight attendants when they stop serving it to you.
- Be considerate of others’ space
If others were to lean over to your seat, place their feet on your armrest, or take up the storage below your feet, we are sure you would feel very uncomfortable. So, if everyone respects others’ space, our flights will be much safer and more enjoyable.
- Excessive noise disturbs good rest
To ensure all passengers enjoy a comfortable and peaceful flight, be sure to keep your voice down when you speak, use headphones when playing music or video, etc.
- Manage your hygiene
Unsanitary actions such as eating food that you bring, brushing your teeth at a place other than the lavatory, taking off your socks in the cabin and so forth may cause discomfort to others.
- Window shades
Except during takeoff and landing, you can open or close your window shade freely at anytime, but show consideration to others, especially during the time when many passengers are asleep.