Flight OZ 722
Hong Kong to Seoul
Departs: 1:15PM, Arrives 5:30PM
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.
Business class is located on the upper deck. Business class is set up in a 2-2-2 configuration.
The seat is on the narrower side. Although there is a small divider between the seat, there does not seem to be very private.
There is a decent sized TV screen. There is an ample amount of leg room as well.
Waiting at my seat were a thin pair or slippers.
The seat controls look outdated, but were easy to use.
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.
There is a huge storage area next to the window seat.
There is also a control button for the divider between the seats.
A pair of outlets is also located between the seats.
I was offered a pre-departure beverage and chose a glass of water.
A hot towel was also offered.
Phiaton headphones were offered.
Once settled in, menus were offered.
For lunch, I chose the Western option.
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.
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.
A fruit plate consisting of watermelon, grapes, melon, and dragon fruit was served next.
Lastly, a small container of vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream was served.
The business class bathroom was fairly spacious. The sink was fairly wide and had a decent amount of space.
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.