Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[Jeju-do, Korea] 10 Tips for travelling on Jeju Air (Domestic Flight)

Travelling is exciting when things go smooth.  I hope the following tips will be useful to travellers travelling from Seoul, Gimpo Airport to Jeju Airport for the first time.

First, if you travel to Gimpo Airport by A'REX (Airport Railroad) or subway, take the direction that brings you to the Domestic Airport.  Gimpo Airport is connected domestically and internationally, unless Incheon Airport which serves only international routes.


Second, if you think that Jeju Air is the only domestic flight to Jeju, then you are in for a big surprise.  They are at least 6 domestic airlines that are connected to Jeju.  Jeju Air can easily be spotted by their bright orange logo.  Counter staff mostly are able to converse in English and are helpful too.


Third, this flimsy-looking piece of paper is your air ticket.  Do not lose it.  Key info is available in English too.


Fourth, check-in is 40mins prior to flight departure.  Unlike international flights which require you to appear 2 hours ahead for the thorough check-in process.  Checking in for domestic flights is quite straight forward.  As there flight frequency is very high, the counter may not attend to you if you show up too early. 


Fifth, observe the baggage allowance.  Maximum allowance for check-in luggage is 15kg while for hand-carry, it is 10kg.  The weighing scale is placed right before the boarding gate for passengers to check their hand-carry baggage's weight.  Nonetheless, a point to note is penalty for excess baggage charge for Jeju Air isn't that bad.... 2000 won per kg.


Sixth, Jeju is a small island and strong coastal wind may cause some difficulty during landing.  Hold tight to your seat, relax and just smile.


Seventh, the situation faced at departure from Jeju Airport is quite different from arrival to Jeju.  The queue at the departure gate starts to form quite early.  I was puzzled their enthusiasm to board the plane.  But I finally why after I passed the departure gate.  Read on...


Eighth, the flight does not take off from the departure gate itself!  The passengers need to take a shuttle bus to the flight.  The queue was formed early so as to get a seat on the shuttle bus!


Nineth, here's how you board the Jeju Air flight from Jeju!  Pray for good weather and manage your luggage load.  It is quite cumbersome to move your luggage from bus to plane if it is huge and heavy!




Finally and most importantly, book your tickets early to enjoy great discount which can be as much as 65%!

Wishing you a pleasant journey! *J^

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43 comments:

  1. Great post. Thanks for the information. I am travelling to Jeju for the first time so your post really helps. :)

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  2. Hi, can i know if 15kg check in is per person? Thank you!

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  3. Yes, it was. Not sure if there were any changes since then. You can check their website for info ^^

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  4. Hi, it is stated in the website that check in baggage is 15kg. But im travelling with my parents too. So in total it will be 45kg (15x3). Then will the staff check the weight limit per person or? Because for example, we will be bringing 1 luggage of 20kg and another of 20kg for our family of 3.

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    1. Hi, if you check in as a group, I think they will allow combined weight. But it is better to double confirm with the airline ^^

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  6. Hi, if i would travel from seoul station to gimpo int. airport. Is the AREX express available or I have to take the subway line?
    Secondly, do i need to book the train ticket online or I could purchase the ticket directly at Seoul Station?

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    1. Hi, yes AREX is available. Seoul Station is a huge station so do look out for the directional sign to the AREX train. No, it is not necessary to get the ticket ahead. You can get it easily at Seoul Station. Hope this helps.

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  7. Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes, it definitely helps. Thanks alot!

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  8. Hi! If i have a hand-carry baggage, can i still have a backpack with me? It will contain my laptop and stuff. Will it count towards the 10kg baggage allowance? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, their policy stated 1 piece of hand-carry luggage, it will be better if you check with the airline directly about your situation =)

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  9. Hi, that air ticket is include 15kg baggage checked in?or we have to pay extra for checked in baggage?thank you

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    1. Hi, the price you pay includes the 15kg baggage :)

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  10. Hi, may I know how long is the travelling from Incheon to Gimpo airport? My flight will reach Incheon at 3.30pm. Thinking what is a good time to book for the domestic flight at Gimpo Airport to Jeju

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    1. Hi, if you take the KTX (Airport Railroad line), it takes about 32 mins to get from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport. You will need to check into Gimpo Airport at least 45 mins before departure. Factoring some time allowance, the earliest flight to Jeju should be ard 6pm. =)

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    2. Hi , what if I need to cancel my reservation , any fee applied? I just bought the tickets last night for traveling in May 2015

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    3. Hey suz, may I ask where you purchased your tickets?

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  11. Hi, what if I need to cancel my reservation made, any penalty applied? I just bought the tickets yesterday for traveling period in May 2015

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    1. Hi Suz,
      You will need to check with the airline on their terms and condition. Sorry for the late reply.

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  12. Hi Joz, was wondering which is a faster method from ichenon airport to gimpo airport. would taxi be a better choice or Arex train?

    thanks

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    1. Hi Ling, I have not tried taking a taxi from Incheon to Gimpo as taking the AREX is pretty easy. Travelling time is about 36 mins from Incheon to Gimpo via AREX. 6 stations in total. But it all depends on your comfort level. Hope this helps. ^^

      When are you travelling to Korea? =)

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  13. Hey Jos!
    I was just wondering how early is a good time to book a ticket and exactly where online can I book a ticket?

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    1. Hi Thomas, you can book the tickets from this website http://www.jejuair.net/jejuair/main.jsp

      Cheers!

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  14. I was worried about the baggage allowance and then I saw this very detailed and helpful post, thank you! :)

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    1. Hi Michy, glad the info was useful to you =)

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  15. Hi, wondering the special fares and normal fares I see on jejuair website, may I know the difference? And I will just go to the jejuair counter and show them my reservation e ticket or so to proceed right? Thankyou!

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    1. Hi, the fares are much cheaper when you book really early. The tickets can be as much as 50% discount or more. Although the booking is done online, you will still to exchange for the boarding pass at the counter. Cheers!

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  16. Hi did you book the flight to Jeju Island early or did you buy it over counter upon reaching Gimpo airport?

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  17. Hi I'm going to travel to Jeju Island but I would like to ask if you booked the tix earlier or did you buy it over counter at gimpo airport?

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    1. Hi, I bought the tickets online as it is cheaper if you get it earlier. The downside to buying it over the counter is that you run the risk of not getting a seat for your planned departure timing. Cheers!

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  18. hello, can i ask if i can buy the extra baggage weight at the check-in counter or should i buy it online? will the price be the same?

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    1. Hi, you can purchase the extra baggage allowance online or over the counter. Cheaper if you purchase it online.

      https://www.jejuair.net/jejuair/serviceinfo/additional/preordered_baggage.jsp

      Cheers!

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  19. It is true the web check in is within 24hours before departure?

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  20. It is true the web check in is within 24hours before departure?

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    1. Hi, you're right!
      https://www.jejuair.net/jejuair/serviceinfo/airport/web_checkin.jsp

      Cheers!

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  21. hi im worried because i booked a flight to seoul incheon on a savers fare. and it has no baggage allowance does it mean i still have to add baggage allowance and pay more?

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    1. Apologies for the late response. I hope you managed to have a good trip.

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  22. I would like to know if toys like car die cast metal can be handled as extra hand carry, because this feb is my flight date from inthceon to manila. Thank you and I hope for your immediate answer.

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  23. I would like to ask if toys like car made by matal die cast can be handle as hand carry. Thank you very much and for your immediate reply.

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    1. Hi, I think it is best to get a confirmation from the airline whether the toys can be handled as hand-carry, since they have some restrictions on toys.

      https://www.jejuair.net/jejuair/serviceinfo/airport/baggage_service.jsp

      Have an enjoyable trip!

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