Asiana Airlines Business Class: Hong Kong to Seoul

Asiana Airlines
Flight OZ 722
Hong Kong to Seoul
Departs: 1:15PM, Arrives 5:30PM
Seat 8J

Upon having my boarding passed checked-in at the gate, I was informed that I had been upgraded to business class. While looking around at the gate, I noted a group of at least 100 students waiting to board the plane. I’m guessing that had something to do with the upgrade.

This flight is operated on a 747, and has Asiana’s old business class seat which are angled flat. Although the Smartium business class seat has much more privacy and is more comfortable, this flight only last a little over 3 hours. Nobody was seated next to me, so I had some semblance of privacy.

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Business Class

Business class is located on the upper deck. Business class is set up in a 2-2-2 configuration.

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Seat 8J

The seat is on the narrower side. Although there is a small divider between the seat, there does not seem to be very private.

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TV Screen, Leg Room

There is a decent sized TV screen. There is an ample amount of leg room as well.

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Slippers

Waiting at my seat were a thin pair or slippers.

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Seat Controls

The seat controls look outdated, but were easy to use.

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Air Vents

Air vents were a welcome sight, and something rarely seen on internationally configured planes. These were also welcome as Asiana tend to keep their planes very warm.

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Storage Area

There is a huge storage area next to the window seat.

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Seat Divider Control

There is also a control button for the divider between the seats.

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Outlets

A pair of outlets is also located between the seats.

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Pre-Departure Beverage

I was offered a pre-departure beverage and chose a glass of water.

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Hot Towel

A hot towel was also offered.

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Phiaton Headphones

Phiaton headphones were offered.

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Menu
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Menu
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Menu
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Wine List
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Wine List
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Wine List
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Wine List
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Wine List
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Wine List
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Wine List

Once settled in, menus were offered.

For lunch, I chose the Western option.

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Smoked Duck

An appetizer of smoked duck breast was served with a red pepper relish and some greens. The duck was tender, but did not have a strong smoke flavor. IT was served with a side salad with greens and frisee but was a little overdressed.

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Beef Stew

The entrée was beef stew with noodles and green beans. The tray looked like part of a TV dinner. The stew was fairly tasty, although it looked somewhat messy.

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Fruit Plate

A fruit plate consisting of watermelon, grapes, melon, and dragon fruit was served next.

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Ice Cream

Lastly, a small container of vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream was served.

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Bathroom Sink

The business class bathroom was fairly spacious. The sink was fairly wide and had a decent amount of space.

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L’Occitane Products

L’Occitane amenities were offered, which I generally like.

Service was friendly and professional. Asiana’s service is not overly pro-active, but if ringing the service bell, an attendant will be at your seat in a matter of moments.

It was a pleasant surprise to upgraded on this sector.

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