Asiana business class meal — main course of potato crusted orange roughy. The first plate I received was a scrumptious and crisp cheese, artichoke and veggie appetizer. Happy and safe travels. The Pros: “Honeymoon” seats and service lived up to the hype. @debit, how long have you been reading this blog again (or are you a fake debit)? CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners. While still on the ground I decided to check out the rest of business class, including the forward business class cabin, which has 20 seats. Discount coupons cannot be applied to code share flights and tickets with other airlines. One Mile at a Time is owned by PointsPros, Inc. The appetizer consisted of marinated shrimp, and was much more up my alley than the appetizer served with the previous meal. Underneath that was the 110v power outlet. Asiana’s business-class lounge features a baby grand piano, shower rooms, massage chairs and large storage lockers. Just did the A380 Asiana Frankfurt to Seoul 7 hour layover then Seoul to Sydney. I have miles saved up with Asiana to upgrade with. Reminder: OMAAT comments are changing soon. Korean, if you have a window, you have to step over the next person. Asiana’s A380s get all the attention, but its 777 also offers a comfortable business-class product. I would not hesitate to travel in Asiana’s business class on the 777-200ER again. The crew lined up throughout the cabin, and then did a synchronized bow. Fortunately, I found plenty of mixed award flights on Asiana that featured center “honeymoon” seats, as opposed to the traditional middle herringbone configuration, which we had already experienced when flying on Delta One for our honeymoon to Amsterdam. If you’ve flown Asiana A380 business class, what was your experience like? This reminds me of the Curb Your Enthusiasm skit where Leon explains the difference in sleeping temperatures between blacks and whites. Here are the details from my flight aboard Asiana’s 777-200ER from San Francisco to Seoul in Business Smartium Class. I thought the food was alright — the soup, cheese course, and dessert were great. I live in Seoul (6 years and counting) and can confirm the standard setting is always 26C (78F) for summer time and public places like department stores and shops (with heavy government enforcement), so presumably this is what the airplane is set to. That’s cheap on Asiana’s part, since clearly they have this policy because they don’t want to pay the US taxes on alcohol served on the ground (meanwhile they do offer pre-departure champagne when departing Korea). Wow, I am a Northeastern Asian and can attest that what you guys find really hot is actually really cold for me (I usually bring fall/winter clothes on flights and ask for extra blankets). same here for the reverse herringbone, not a fan. It’s Lucky’s review. I much prefer these staggered layouts. Service was attentive and friendly. Incheon Transit Hotel 05. After the meal the cabin lights were dimmed and mood lighting was turned on, though the lights were never fully turned off. Asiana business class lunch — coffee and cheesecake. The domestic portion of our trip from Orlando to San Francisco was in economy but the other segments (SFO-ICN, ICN-MNL) were in business class. Then the breakfast options included an omelette but being as though I hadn’t slept (more later) I opted for…Lasagna. Lucky, did you ask the crew to make the cabin cooler? While we didn’t have time to experience the Asiana Airlines lounge in San Francisco, we had a two-hour layover in Seoul (ICN) and got a chance to check out the business-class lounge — the carrier also operates a first-class lounge there. Eva Air A321 regional business class Seoul to Taipei 06. I made a quick stop through Asiana’s Business Class Lounge. These are the ideal seats in this configuration, since they have the most privacy. Asiana business class meal — appetizer of marinated shrimp. My seat in Asiana Airlines' Business Class cabin In most 2-2-2 configurations the smart seats to choose are the middle ones, because you g… The bathroom had a good number of toiletries, including a toothbrush and toothpaste, a razor, etc. The library-like setting was a delightful contrast to the loud retail environment of the main terminal. Ballantine’s 17-year-old Scotch Whisky was the premier spirit on board. Seat: 20A (Business Class). Asiana’s Business Cabin on A380 is located on the second floor. They used to have quite nice amenity kit, but that’s been downgraded to what you got… It’s mostly attributable to the fact that Asiana airlines’ parent company, Kumho Asiana Group, is going through some tough financial difficulties as I speak. It had a wide variety of seating options from lounges to workspaces, as well as a dining area with a mix of hot and cold dishes. I have 2 tickets for my honeymoon in Business class from NYC-ICN-Sydney (NYC-ICN on 777-200LR, ICN-Sydney on the A380). I almost felt uncomfortable with how nice the flight attendants were to me. The rest of the experience is pretty average. After a couple of hours I decided to order a snack from the refreshments menu, which read as follows: There were three ramen options, and I chose the spiciest… and boy was it spicy. I echo the various comments about the temperatures in the cabin. The owner of this site is not an investment advisor, financial planner, nor legal or tax professional and articles here are of an opinion and general nature and should not be relied upon for individual circumstances. Had a true window seat and found it comfortable, food and service was very good. Stay connected via social media, or subscribe to our free email newsletter for tips on upgrading your travel and maximizing your miles! 8-across for 2K or 4-across for 4K? It’s great to be able to have huge and easily accessible storage spaces you can use during the flight. I’m not a fan of these seats at all, since they feel really exposed, and you’re quite a distance from the window. Lastly the dessert trolley was rolled down the aisle, with the choice between fruit and mango cheesecake, along with coffee and tea. Not many people would choose the latter but that is what it comes down to. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Because (1) I lost a good number of pictures from the beginning of this trip due to a failed hard drive and (2) the flights were all fairly similar, I will just combine them into a single trip report here. Asiana A380-800 business class Los Angeles to Seoul 04. I boarded through the forward door on the upper deck, where the exceptionally polite flight attendants pointed me in the direction of my seat. United Airlines 737-900/ER first class San Diego to Los Angeles 03. Asiana Airlines make your journey more comfortable and offer premium services to run your business faster and more conveniently. Just to make sure nothing is lost in translation here, there’s even a diagram showing this: The first leg the cabin temp was perfect, second leg it was so hot it made sleep difficult. Across the board the crew was exceptionally kind, poised, and gentle. Duration: 13hr25min Great staff but the business layout is terrible. Just a different perspective. I have to say the hard product was very hard indeed (pun intended). © 2021 THE POINTS GUY, LLC. curious to your thoughts…. Lastly a dessert trolley was rolled down the aisle, off of which I selected a delicious fruit tart, and also ordered a coffee. Also waiting at my seat were a pillow and blanket. I love adjectives as much as the next guy; but, can something really be “horrifyingly” bland? I was also offered the canapé, which consisted of melon, parma ham, and mushroom. In the nose of the plane were two lavatories. In these compartments were headphones, which were above average quality. Every other row has the console closer to the aisle, with the seat closer to the window. The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. Asiana Airlines regional business class menu. This is only applicable to Asiana Airline flights provided by Asiana Airlines, and is not applicable to Star Alliance mileage tickets. I know that a lot of asian carriers tend to keep the cabin warm–have you ever asked them to cool it down a little? Much of our honeymoon was booked in business class on Asiana, including our outbound flight from Seattle to Seoul and our return flights from Hong Kong to Seattle, connecting in Seoul. At that point the pre-arrival meal service began. Wide space between rows, ranging from 58 to 62 inches in width; 167 -degree bed-type seats – Seats; the finishings were kinda lame, though I’m not a designer so it’s not a big deal. A few minutes later the crew passed through the cabin with landing cards for Korea. At around 4:50PM local time the captain announced that we were starting our descent and would be landing in 40 minutes. Asiana Airlines Business Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon Airport is Certified as a 4-Star Airline Lounge for the standard of product facilities and staff service. And the food is good, though not amazing. Adjusting the angle to about 150 degrees and propping up the headrest a little did make the sleeping atmosphere more pleasant. Good food and wine choices; really enjoyed just about everything I ate in both directions. This might be too much information, but we were able to spoon during the flight, so those “honeymoon” seats definitely lived up to the hype. Maybe just an issue on the A380? By 12:30PM we made it to runway 24L, where we were immediately cleared for takeoff. So if you could get a window seat, go for it! Menus and wine lists were also distributed at that point. Lounge in Sydney is shared with Air New Zealand which is still good but the Asiana business lounge in Seoul is amazing - clean, spacious area and very classy with modern facilities and shower rooms offered expensive branded products. S A380s get all the codeshare flight numbers every time they referenced flight. 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