Greetings Flight Report Community. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at this report. This is part 3 in the itinerary described below.
For this report I will be sharing an adventure that took place in November 2014. I've gone through my photos and determined there is enough to document the experience adequately. I have taken lounge photos from previous visits to round out the report. It's a pleasure for me to arrange the pictures into a report to relive the excitement of the trip. The reports will be broken down as follows:
LAX Delta Skyclub and Delta LAX-SEA (First) http://flight-report.com/en/report-10695.html Delta SEA Skyclub and Delta SEA-ICN (Business)http://flight-report.com/en/report-10721.html Asiana ICN Business Class Lounge and Asiana ICN-SIN (Business)(This Report) Singapore Airlines The Private Room and Singapore Airlines SIN-HKG (First)(Coming Soon) United Club Hong Kong and ANA HKG-NRT (Business)(Coming Soon) ANA Suite Lounge NRT and ANA NRT-ORD (First)(Coming Soon)
I experienced several firsts on this adventure:
First time in SQ TPR and SQ First First time on ANA in any class
Let's pickup the story in transit at ICN. Also see the end for a few pics around the Singapore food scene.
It's very late at home so I'm quite tired at this point and I must apologize for the lack of detailed photos in this section.
This is only my second time transiting ICN but both experiences have been suboptimal with exceedingly long waits at the transit security screening. The long waits are punctuated with apparent disorganization. Officials would come in and make and announcement and the back half of the line would then go running, presumably, to another, less congested checkpoint. There was also an abundance of line hopping as those who were about to miss a connection were brought to the front of the line(s). Quite the contrast to NRT where transit security is very fast and efficient.
Airside at ICN.
Some entertainment in the terminal.
I enjoyed the music for a spell and then made my way to the Asiana transit desk. I was checked in and the agent took the time to humor me and look for a seat with an empty seat next door. It was then off to the Asiana Business Lounge.
The lounge is pleasant ans spacious but the food and beverage on offer are quite weak.
After a brief stay it was time to wander down to the gate and board the flight.
Very dated angle-flat business class seat. THe IFE screen is a decent size however the resolution is appalling.
The crew are warm and gracious in their greeting. I am always so very impressed with the grace and precision with which the Asiana Flight Crew perform their duties. It really is a pleasure to be in their care.
PDB on offer are orange juice, water and champagne. Guess which I selected?
Lovely menu presentation.
Essentially there was a Western path or a Korean path for dinner choices. I opted for the western and sin of sins neglected to snap a picture of the main. My apologies.
Fruit and cheese.
Pre-arrival snack service. Was offered from a trolly full of sandwiches.
We arrived on time to a deserted Changi Immigration hall.
I'll add a few pictures of Singapore below.
Marine Parade Laksa, yum!
Asiana Airlines Business Lounge
Seoul - ICN
Singapore - SIN
Thank you for reading this report. I know it's a little light on detail.
Asiana has a great food and beverage program and very good personal service inflight. After that, I'm afraid they are not competitive. The seats on the A330 are downright uncomfortable and the ground/lounge experience at ICN is forgettable. I've tried the First Suite on the 777 and it's stunning and Business on the 777 and 380 looks very good so I know they're moving in the right direction.
Next up I lose my SQ First virginity.
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