Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul
Most visitors from Kuala Lumpur will not be allowed to enter Seoul.
Korea has temporarily suspended their visa-free travel agreement due to COVID-19, excluding diplomats, official, or service passport holders; airline crew and passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. Visitors will need a valid visa to enter and are advised to consult their nearest Embassy for visa and entry restrictions prior to entry as restrictions are subject to change.
Entry restrictions do not apply to Korean nationals and their family members, government officials, overseas Koreans, Travelers Diplomats, and International Agreement holders. Long-term residents are required to apply for a re-entry permit before entry. More details can be found here.
Read more about travel restrictions for Seoul
Visitors from Kuala Lumpur will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Seoul.
Visitors from Kuala Lumpur must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Seoul.
Entry permit for foreign long-term residents.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 11h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (RM 2,611), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on JAL (RM 2,116) and ANA (RM 3,483).
For Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Seoul back to Kuala Lumpur, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Professional and friendly crew. Food was excellent"
Pros: "Professional and friendly crew"
Cons: "Food quality from Jakarta is bad"
Cons: "The crew members could have been more courteous to clients on the flight by lowering their voices when conversating among themselves."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and cheerful. The beverage selection was very good and the food was decent. The on board entertainment is some of the best around. The boarding efficiency of JAL is the best I have seen."
Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "More space"
Pros: "Pretty much everything"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Food was amazing. But Yoshinoya wasn't a good idea, I do not eat beef."
Pros: "Kind and courteous staff"
Cons: "A family with 2 kids making noisy and crying nonstop during the flight the father was playing Japanese video games with headphones on and very careless but once in a wile started yelling at Kiks because they distracted him from his entertainment. Grandma next to them was careless too,mother left the kids to father and was sitting 2 rows in the back and they never came at least to try to make them quiet even when the kids started to kik everywhere licluding the food tray and almost breaks it. Unfortunately the staff never came and try to talk to them about this issue Most of the people including several senior citizens looked angry and frustrated."
Cons: "Missed flight due to medical emergency"
Pros: "While many other airlines are cutting down on their service quality and amount of food on their flights, Japan Airlines has done the reverse: offer excellent food and great service at every tier, including economy. We took a flight from NY to Tokyo and felt like it was one of the best long haul flights we have taken."
Pros: "JAL made travelling with a toddler easy and the flight attendants were incredibly helpful and courteous."
Pros: "Super! Arrived 45 minutes early. Will definitely fly JAL again. I went baller and took business class. Ballerness is unstoppable, unsurpassed"
Pros: "Excellent service - delicious meals"
Pros: "I was randomly upgraded for the first 10 hours of my trip to Premium economy and it was amazing. Two big hot meals served throughout the flight and plenty of drink service. lots of leg room and could recline comfortably. Flight attendants were wonderful and very helpful. Lots of new movies to watch and games to keep you entertained."
Cons: "Flew economy for the 2nd part of my trip and the seat was very hard and was impossible to get comfy. Same meal service as premium economy and was once again delicious. Much colder on this flight and the thin blankets do very little to help."
Pros: "Jenny was the most wonderful flight attendant in Business Class! She checked on me constantly and made sure I had everything I needed."
Pros: "Everything!!! Excellent customer service. Will definitely use their airlines whenever possible.Very polite and always smiling and frequently checks on you if u need anything unlike other airlines."
Cons: "None whatsoever."
Cons: "No smiling faces of flight attendants. Service was mediocre; food same"
Pros: "Fast Service , cheerful Members , and positive Vibes all the time."
Pros: "Roomy seats on JAL flights - their actual airplanes. Horrible when they codeshare with american and use American Airlines planes."
Cons: "They have to take the prize for having the absolute slowest customer service in the world. When I booked my tickets, I emailed customer service to make sure I didn’t get a center seat. It took them two months - TWO MONTHS - to email me back, to tell me there was nothing they could do. I also had to be reticketed on my flight from Tokyo to Hanoi. It took them 3 1/2 hours to do this. I had to sit in the airport for 3 1/2 hours to get my ticket changed. Unbelievable. They could’ve chiseled it in stone faster than they issued it."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and the view from the window was stunning."
Cons: "There wasn't enough leg space; it would be nice if the entertainment system had usb charging available."
Pros: "I was very surprised Japan Airlines staffs welcomed at boarding gate in Chubu Centrair,Nagoya with friendly smiles, chocolate and a mask for the upcoming flight. Also very comfortable seat, friendly crews during flight. One of the best flight !"
Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "Economy seats very uncomfortable especially for long distance flights - barely reclining. Seat selection very painful - can do it online, have to call up to 48h before glight with roaming fees if already abroad. Food okay - nothing Japanese. Movie selection could be richer and better."
Pros: "Excellent crew,service and great food."
Cons: "It was little bit warm during flight. There were several other passengers that c/o the temperature being too warm."
Pros: "Very nice , good service"
Cons: "I reserved Korean air but it was Japan air line. I was really difficult to web-check in to find my reservaiton."
Pros: "The crew was always super polite and looked very professional and overall just great. The food was delicious, though the portions are small haha. I had my time behind and I was super late to boarding but the crew came looking for me and they were super nice. Definitely recommend them. Miles better than China Airlines and any of the USA based airlines too. The movie selection was pretty good and the seats were roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "I love flying jal"
Cons: "It's not so much the flight as it was the plane, the 787 seats recline too much for the limited legroom you get so if the person I front of you reclines all the way you will ride with there seat in your knees the whole way"
Pros: "Good, clean aircraft; professional, pleasant, well-trained crew. Felt good when I embarked, felt good when I disembarked. Can't ask for more than that."
Pros: "Boarding was orderly and crew was nice and polite."
Cons: "The person in front of me reclined her seat entire fought crushing my knees and leaving NO legroom, couldn't even use foot rests!"
Pros: "Staff- the ladies in flight were very friendly and courteous."
Pros: "The flight's timing and airports are perfect for a short weekend getaway between Seoul and Tokyo. JAL service is also perfect!"
Pros: "Good in flight entertainment options. Great food and plenty of it. Service was top notch. No complaints."
Pros: "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
Cons: "The food was no better than any other airplane food."
Pros: "Nothing really special."
Cons: "They love the PA system. They want to make announcements in multiple languages all the time."
Pros: "The flight staff was excellent on my flight back to JFK. They were very attentive and kept a smile. There was never a time where I felt uncomfortable. There was open seating on the flight and the staff allowed passengers to relocate for increased comfort. It was a nice flight."
Cons: "The food on my flight was just ok. Going out to Japan the food was pretty good and I really enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed on the way back."
Pros: "Premium Economy had good seating space and leg room."
Cons: "No wifi access"
Pros: "Roominess of economy seats."
Cons: "Poor movie selection. Heavily skewed to action/terror/suspense. Very few dramas, and none of them current."
Pros: "I like the service of the Crew (very courteous, The Movies are new and my first time to view them, and the temperature and smell of the airplane is just right. Keep it up!"
Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"
Pros: "Service with a smile goes even longer for long flights. Excellent service throughout the flight. Loved the feeling of spaciousness, even in Economy. Great sleep as a result."
Cons: "Number of movies available in Entertainment was limited, especially compared to competitors like Singapore Airlines. Ran out of good choices on a long flight."
Pros: "The cabin crew were very helpful and the food great. The aircraft was strict on keeping time."
Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"
Pros: "checking in at chicago ohare ord was a nightmare.there were only 12 of us in line yet the wait exceeded 1 hour , we watched as the airlines next to us processed well over 150 passenger's while the japan airline moved slower than snail sex. it was painfully beyond slow."
Pros: "It was perfect!"
Pros: "I liked that the seats were a 2-4-2 configuration. Most American carriers will have a 3-5-3 seating configuration. JAL has won some prestigious seat awards in 2015 for innovation and comfort."
Cons: "The JAL website specified most trans-atlantic flights with the newer and more spacious seating in Premium Economy. Departing from San Diego, this was only an option once a year I was told at the check in counter. I was counting on extra width and legroom as I am 270 lbs and 73" tall. I was disappointed that these up-gradable seats were not available. I also did not like that we sat on the Oksaka tarmac at a divert airport from Narita (Tokyo) and were not given an option to leave the plane and find alternate transportation of our choice to get us to our destination. I understand the high winds and bad weather was not allowing us to land on time, but we sat on the tarmac for 2 1/2 hours and then left to fly into Narita 5 hours late."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Leaving a comfortabke setting"
Pros: "Food, seat comfort, service"
Pros: "Crews were friendly and helpful. I never had economy seat that goes as flat as theirs. I liked the safety instruction video."
Cons: "They seemed to run out of food options quickly. Wasn't a problem for me. But, they should know better."
Pros: "Entire crew members, food, drink, hospitality & aircraft."
Cons: "I am diabetic & would have been better if I could get a aisle seat as I requested otherwise I didn’t have to wake up too often my both side passengers!! We were few Indian passengers missing our Hindi movies..."
Cons: "We did not make this flight and had to take the train instead"
Pros: "The cabin crews were excellent. Food was delicious. Lots of leg room in Economy class. Overall had a great experience"
Pros: "Plenty of legroom in economy."
Cons: "Vegan food option unimaginative. Tomatoes used in every dish!"
Pros: "The staff is friendly with attention to detail"
Pros: "Service, entertainment , drinks, everything! Very good!"
Pros: "Crew were very hospitable"
Pros: "Honestly everything went really well. Like the title say, it was easy booking, a great price, and I got some wonderful memories to bring home."
Cons: "I did think about changing my departure time but the ticketing agency didn’t relly quickly enough so I was stuck. Luckily it worked out."
Pros: "- Friendly staff. - Excellent service and boarding easiness. - Kayak's excellent price."
Cons: "- Entertainment had limited movies. - Food could have more selection for business class. - Loung in Japan is not the greatest and overcrowded. - Boarding from Japan to KUL was very poor specially in packing people like sardine in the shuttle."
Cons: "The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small."
Pros: "Very nice, new plane. Clean bathrooms. Good amount of legroom. Polite staff. Easy check-in process. Kid-friendly. God entertainment system."
Cons: "Limited entertainment options for kids."
Pros: "Prepackaged sandwiches were so so. Crew were friendly and helpful. Leg room was pretty good. Bathroom had a lot of amenities."
Cons: "The seats are kind of flat."
Cons: "Sitting space"
Pros: "Overall comfort was good"
Cons: "Drinks like fruit juices were given in too small portions like a quarter cup by stewardess; as if the drinks were being saved or rationed Not much choice for movies. Movies were not well selected"
Pros: "Friendly staff. English language not too much of an issue. Ample personal space in economy class compared to other carriers."
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meal not very good. Seems like whichever company they use to buy the food makes a half hearted effort in their selections for the food tray. If you're going to put a couple small pieces of lettuce and a cherry tomato into an already small container and call it salad, why bother? The rest of the meal wasn't pleasing either. The fruit was nearly frozen it was so cold. The entree had a few different things but still a weird combination of veggies."
Pros: "service..service..service and ontime performance"
Pros: "Overall excellent"
Pros: "I loved flying Ana. I cannot stress enough how exemplary the service was and the overall comfort/experience was one of the best I've had. I am looking forward to flying with them again next year when I return to Japan."
Pros: "Legroom is good, you don't need to recline the seat"
Cons: "Food wasn't the best"
Pros: "The ANA crew were very sweet and accommodating"
Cons: "Very unhappy over the first leg. Nothing indicated it was a United Airline flight to be boarded at United Airline terminal in LAX. Seat selected at time of booking was not honored since selection has to be done on United Air's web site. Did not get the meal I ordered for the same reason. Very short time to get from arrival gate to the connecting gate at Haneda."
Cons: "Both flights took off late one flight was over an hour late I missed my connecting flights and was forced to take 2 additional flights instead of my direct flight The food is Japanese cuisine, if you are ok with experimenting and like their cooking. The flight attendants were not able to communicate with us in English regarding our missed flights"
Pros: "Incredible service"
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Stuck in middle seat between 2 teenagers & reading light on top was on next to me the whole flight from Haneda to Los Angeles."
Pros: "Food was great!"
Cons: "The Japanese crew were not very good at English!"
Cons: "The crew were not as friendly and welcoming, especially to coach passenger like me. There were too many announcements and interruptions. Not sure why but it was unnecessary to have too many, can't rest or sleep nor continue with viewing the entertainment provided. It seemed like a tired crew this time. The food was not good."
Pros: "Great food on ANA flight from Malaysia to Tokyo."
Cons: "Seats seem extra small, narrow and short. As a window seat there was very little room between the seat and the wall. Food and entertainment average to below average (compared with Qantas, Singapore Airlines)"
Pros: "The flight crew was definitely the best part of the flight! Not only did it seem that all the flight attendants were highly attractive - but, they were also extremely attentive throughout the flight AND they did it with enthusiasm & smiles! What a remarkable group of service professionals!"
Pros: "Great service, excellent and curteous. Clean cabin"
Cons: "Food can be improved, economy seats are tight. Movie selection not as vast as SQ and Cathay."
Pros: "This was a pleasant flight. The crew was very friendly and considering I almost missed my flight, due to my own negligence, the airline was amazing in making sure I made it."
Cons: "I can't think of anything to not like. It was a short and easy flight."
Pros: "My 96-yr-old father was given an airport wheelchair after we checked his own transport chair. He was wheeled through security and to the departure gate. We were advised they changed us to a bulkhead row w/an unoccupied seat adjacent to his. Twice during the flight one of the flight attendants came to tell him that she would help him off the plane so to wait for her after the rest of the passengers disembarked. The meal was very tasty.Chicken karaage was not crispy but I wouldn't expect it to be. The rest of the items were well seasoned with the right consistency. Dessert was a flan custard with passion fruit sauce (very Hawaii!), even including a few seeds from the fruit as garnish."
Cons: "Very hard landing."
Pros: "The attendant were so hospital..The flight is so smooth even when we landed it was a very good experience."
Pros: "ANA has one of the best friendly and courteous service. I was kept well fed through my flight and had a smooth flight."
Cons: "I wish the English announcements were not in so heavily thick accent and more understandable. Transfer from the plane to the airport is quite tedious when the plane is parked away from the airport. I wish they would make transferring carry-on more disabled friendly."
Cons: "United did not allocate to code share flight on correct date. I was rufused to be on the board at the ticket counter and ANA code share company ask to call to united 1-800 #. I missed the flight and ended up buying one way ticket from other air line with my own expense."
Pros: "Service was amazing."
Cons: "The food quality was slightly lower than that on the outboud flight. I ordered Hindu Meal."
Pros: "The middle seats were seperated, so I had my own arm rests"
Pros: "The service is first rate even in economy seating. Attentive flight crew. Excellent airline."
Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Choices of food."
Pros: "service and comfort in Premium economy"
Cons: "ANA's food quality went down so much. Its basically as bad as united meals. Very sad."
Pros: "very good service comfortable seat"
Pros: "Nothing really major to complain about but nothing that went the extra mile..."
Cons: "The food was sub par.... And the service was very minimal. I felt that there were too few flight attendants for the large capacity of the Triple 7."
Pros: "The food was great. Very responsive flight crew."
Cons: "There was no information about connecting flights before landing."
Pros: "crews have good attitude"
Cons: "flight from kuala lumpur to narita is not for mobility impaired person, one has to take a flight of stair down to tarmac then board a bus, then on to the airport itself."
Pros: "Service and food was great, the price of the flight was good and overall, the flight was pretty smooth."
Cons: "Can't think of anything negative."
Pros: "The service was great, complimentary movie selection was fantastic."
Cons: "I requested strict vegetarian meals in advance, was given items that violated this request. Further, the items which were in accordance with my dietary restrictions were generally not satisfying."
Airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul 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 Kuala Lumpur to Seoul
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul
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