K-popped! flew home on a Malaysian Airlines flight on Nov 19. I couldn’t help but check out the in-flight entertainment for K-pop stuff. Note: this entry applies to the KL – Beijing/ Beijing – KL route.
The MH371 flight didn’t offer in-seat entertainment but had an overhead screening system. Thus, you couldn’t pick and choose the movies you’d like to watch. Everyone watches the same program being screened.
However, there’s the radio selection to keep you entertained throughout the 6-hour flight. The entertainment guide states that the Korean selections could be found on Channel 9. Don’t be fooled, it was printed incorrectly as the Korean channel was on Channel 8.
Twenty-three tracks were played on a loop, with very minimal interruption from the host of the program, Jae Eun-yoon. She only introduced, like, one song and the rest was played back-to-back.
Among the songs on the list were:
Ballerino – Lee Sang (리쌍)
세 사람 (feat. 왁스) – Lee Ki-Chan (이기찬)
사랑의 인사 – SeeYa (씨야)
My Angel – Fly to the Sky (플라이 투 더 스카이)
사랑…그게뭔데 – Yangpa (양파)
Lover Boy – Clazziquai (클래지콰이)
Cry Eye – Son Dam-bi (손담비)
사랑 앓이 – F.T. Island
쿵쿵 (feat. 태양) – Lexy (렉시)
There were also two Korean movies listed in the guide, but I didn’t get to watch any since we didn’t get to choose the movies :-(.