Asiana Business Class – Seoul to Los Angeles

Introduction
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Asiana Airlines
Flight OZ202
Seoul – Los Angeles
Depart 2:50 PM, Arrive 8:30 AM
Seat 11E

Gate 43
Gate 43
Jetway to First/Business Class
Jetway to First/Business Class
Stairs to Business Class
Stairs to Business Class

Boarding was at Gate 43. After following the First/Business class jetway we headed upstairs to the business class section.

Front Mini Cabin
Front Mini Cabin

The business class is divided into two sections, the front smaller “mini” cabin consisting of 5 rows of 6 seats in a 2x2x2 configuration. The back section of the business class has 11 rows of 6 seats, then a back row of 2 seats. The seats are in a slightly staggered configuration with the window seats alternating between being next to the window, and there being a slight gap. The middle seats are either very close together or separated slightly apart.

Business Class Seat
Business Class Seat
Pillow
Pillow
Headphones, Water
Headphones, Water

Waiting at my seat were a pillow, blanket, headphones, slippers and a bottle of water.

IFE Control
IFE/Seat Controls
Reading Light
Reading Light

The seat controls and IFE are conveniently placed and easy to use.  The reading light provides enough light and does not get in the way.  The USB plug is also smartly located and allows you to use electronic devices without having to get entangled in cords.

It should be noted that it was extremely warm in the cabin. Uncomfortably so. When asking the flight attendants if they could turn on the air, I was told that the “local people don’t like it (air conditioning)”. I can understand that they may not like it freezing, but the temperature was like being in a sauna.

Pre-Departure Water
Pre-Departure Water

I was offered a pre-departure drink, and chose water.

Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Menu
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List
Business Class Wine List

Menus were then distributed. There were “Western” and “Korean” options. I chose the Western option.

A little after an hour meal service began.

Eggplant Canape
Eggplant Canape

The meal began with a canapé of fried eggplant stuffed with tomato confit. Although it looks kind of scary, it tasted okay. It was room temperature, and would have been better if hot.

Roasted King Prawn with Couscous, and Baby Leaves, Asparagus
Roasted King Prawn with Couscous, and Baby Leaves, Asparagus

The appetizer was a Roasted King Prawn with Couscous, and Baby Leaves, Asparagus. The dish was served cold. The prawn was huge and well cooked. The rest of the dish didn’t seem to go together. With no dressing for the salad, you were just eating peppery greens, which I don’t mind at all.

Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup

Next was a Creamy Tomato Soup. I don’t like tomato soup, so I passed on this dish.

Pan Fried Halibut with Seafood Cream Sauce
Pan Fried Halibut with Seafood Cream Sauce

The main course was Pan Fried Halibut with Seafood Cream Sauce. The halibut was well cooked and meaty. The sauce was served kind of on the side which I appreciated. The sauce also contained shrimp and scallops which were also good. The little potato balls were crunchy on the outside, and creamy in the middle.

Fruit Plate
Fruit Plate

I passed on dessert, but did have a fruit plate which was kind of uninspiring but fresh.

I tried to get a few hours of sleep, but due to the temperature of the cabin I was never able to get comfortable. I had also caught a cold on the last couple of days on our trip, so the prospects of not feeling well added to my discomfort.

Mid Flight Fruit Plate
Mid Flight Fruit Plate

I asked for a mid-flight snack of fruit which consisted of some grapes, kiwi, orange, apple and some type of melon.

Restroom
Restroom
Restroom
Restroom

The restrooms are very large and one can easily move about without having to engage in a game of Twister.

Breakfast Fruit Plate
Breakfast Fruit Plate

Breakfast service began with a fruit plate consisting of a browning apple, pineapple, grapefruit and another fruit that I am not familiar with.

Yogurt
Yogurt

Blueberry yogurt was also served.

Ricotta Omelet with Sausage
Ricotta Omelet with Sausage

The main course was an omelet with Ricotta cheese and sausage. The omelet was good but there was so much Ricotta that it was sensory overload for me.

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4 thoughts on “Asiana Business Class – Seoul to Los Angeles

  1. Hello,
    How did you find being seated in Row 11, it being so close to the galley?
    Was the noise troublesome at all?
    We are pre-assigned in that row on an upcoming flight; wondering if it’s worth requesting to be moved.
    Thanks!

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    • @ Thomas

      I did not find being seated in Row 11 to be bothersome at all. Being in the “mini cabin” made it seem more private. I did not notice any significant noise or being close to the galley to be a problem.

      The main problem with flying Asiana is that the cabin is extremely warm, which other people have noted as well.

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      • Thank you. We’ve been previously seated in the row in front of the galley on other planes/with other airlines, and it has not been an issue, but it’s great to hear first-hand experience. And we’ll definitely be ready for the warm cabin; China Southern was sweltering, as I recall, as well.

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