Thursday, March 31, 2016

Flight to Jeju

Yes... I'm back in SG.. Miss my home so much as we didn't have berry good experience in Korea.. Not sure why so many love travelling there hence I believe is mine and Hubb problems.. hahaha!
Well, I should say Korea is still a best place for buying masks and facial products!!

Planning a free and easy trip isn't easy. There's a lot of things to consider, to compare, to confirm.. 
It kinda fun and exciting, sometime frustrated but this is not going to stop mi from planning!
Oh yeah..!

1 night stay near Gimpo airport and flight to Jeju confirm.. All done by mi leh..!! Thumb UP! haha
**Okay let mi hao lian abit la... coz usually all itineraries are dine by Hubb, I only need to tell where I wanna go and what I wanna do.. So kinda feel proud of myself...**

This post is all about the issues I met while booking flight to Jeju..
Isn't that smoothly anyway..!
Had been doing all sort of researches and read up all the reviews by many bloggers.. Personal feel that it really help a lot..
Okay I read that it not recommend to fly to Jeju during Winter season, best timing would be Summer season..
Oh man.. please dun affect mi too much since I flying end of Winter season..
Before I went on, I read up that you will be entitled up to 50% discount for your flight to Jeju island but provided you're flying to Seoul via Korean Air or Asiana Airline and you got to book both flights at the same time to entitled the discount..
Anyway, it's only 45mins - an hour flight, you really dun have to spend so much on the domestic flight.. Still, it really up to individual, most importantly, you gotta enjoy yourself even before you travel... Trust mi.. It berry important..
To be frank, I did struggled while making the booking as there isn't much English friendly site for budget airline..

First hiccup:(
Was supposed thinking to book through Skyscanner but was not comfortable with the airline, agency and even the flight timing..
Not sure why and how, was supposed to book with Eastar Jet through Skyscanner - edreams.
Firstly is when you searched at night, Skyscanner show S$139.00, however, the next day not only there's no flight timing showing for Eastar Jet, even edreams were gone.. The same night it appeared once again.. Weird ar!

Second hiccup :(
We decided to go for another agency - Bravofly, which cost us $171.00 however, we realised the price is not include of hold baggage which hold us back..
Plus Eastar Jet website been down for 2 days so I give up the idea of booking this airline..
Just when we decided to give up the idea of going Jeju, (isn't it fantastic that I have 3 more days in Seoul!!!) I give it one more shot.. I searched for Air busan and Jeju Air which I think one of few recommended flight to Jeju.. 

Third Hiccup:(
Deciding which airlines..
1. Air Busan
Do note that Air Busan is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines and this airlines offers much more decent seats and pricing. Asiana Airlines cost about S$279.00 per pax whereas Air Busan cost S$173.00.. OF course flight timing make a lot different.. (price through eDreams website)
One thing, air busan allow passengers to choose their preferred seat FREE.. IKR!!
(so this is one of the struggles I had while comparing Air Busan or Jeju Air.. Give this up all because the flight to Jeju was 725am which mean SG timing 625am)
2. Jeju Air
Thanks god for the easy booking English website which make everything goes smoothly..
Pretty surprised with the low price.. I booked direct through their website and paid KRW182,800 about S$222.00 for 2 paxs with preferred timing.. (they provided pretty lots of timings, so no worries) and 15kg check in baggage..)
Tip: If you are on budget flying, just let the system assign seat for you at zero cost. However, if you worry of not sitting together with your love one (okay, I admit!! I need to sit with my Hubb.. ), you may choose your preferred seat at KRW3000/KRW5000 which is about S$4-6..
Note that it required you to login before any booking, just login as guest using your email address. Just leave the membership blank while filling up passenger information.
Something to take note on:
Most booking system in Korea only accept VISA credit card payment so if your card is a MasterCard, your booking will not be able to get through smoothly..

Fourth Hiccup:(
Which is worse that can be happening...
I checked on the weight of the luggage and forget about the height and size of our luggages.. And sadly, our luggage exceeded the height limit!! ((H+W+L)sum of three dimension cannot be greater den 203cm ...)
Which mean we gonna leave our luggages in Seoul while we travel to Jeju.. We have no choice even though I'm not berry comfortable of leaving my luggage at the airport..
Fortunately, our first night Airbnb host(Ian and Leona) allow us to leave our luggages with them at their apartment.. Appreciate it alot..

Well, even though there's plenty of hiccups, we learn alot from it, at least I managed the whole Jeju booking all myself lei..

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