Asiana Business Class – Bangkok to Seoul

Introduction
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Asiana Airlines
Bangkok to Seoul
Leave 11:40 PM, Arrive 6:50 AM
Flight OZ742 – Boeing A330

Gate
Gate

We got to the gate late where boarding had already started, although the waiting area was still quite full.  Business class boarded under the Gate E5 sign on the right where there was no wait.

Seat
Seat
Blanket
Blanket
Headphones
Headphones

Waiting at the seat was a comfortable pillow, blanket and headphones. It should be noted that these are angled seats that are not fully flat. It seems as though Asiana now flies a 777-200 or the A380 on this flight which both have fully flat beds.

Slippers
Slippers

Slippers were also provided, which were a little on the thin side.

Leg space
Leg space
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Storage Space

There is ample foot space with several small cubbies for storage.

Seat Controls
Seat Controls

The seat controls move in every possible direction, and do have several pre-set positions.

Screen
Screen
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IFE Control

The IFE control is to the right. The screen is fairly big, with a nice clear picture.

Coat Hanger
Coat Hanger

There is also a coat hanger at the seat.

Partition
Partition

There is a partition between the seat next to you.

Outlets
Outlets

There are two outlets to each seat, which is very helpful in this gadget connected world.

Coaster
Coaster

The seat also has a drink coaster.

Reading Light
Reading Light

There is also a flexible reading light.

Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu

Once we were seated, menus were distributed.

Avocado, Smoked Salmon Appetizer
Avocado, Smoked Salmon Appetizer

The meal started with an appetizer of avocado, smoked salmon and capsicum sauce. The dish was mostly avocado, but tasted perfectly fine although the sauce did not have any heat to it despite the name.

Beef Tenderloin Brochette
Beef Tenderloin Brochette

For the main, I went with the Beef Tenderloin Brochette. The beef was tender, but somewhat lacking in flavor. The vegetables looked like a clunky ratatouille, but was well cooked.

Dessert was Vanilla Panna Cotta, but I skipped out on that.

It should be noted that the plane was uncomfortably warm, and the flight attendants will not turn on the air because the “local people” don’t like that. I have a hard time sleeping on a plane as it is, and with the temperature it was even more challenging.

I suppose if Asiana marketed their flights as having an onboard sauna, they could really charge an extra premium.

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