Welcome back to my latest trip report. This is the No.4 leg of my flight report, Asiana airlines, ICN to SFO flight. This is the first experience of A350 for me, so I was excited about it.
This series would cover recent vacation in the USA, and 8 airlines and 5 countries all the way to the USA.
No.1 AirAsia X A330-300 Sapporo(Japan) – Kuala lumper (Malaysia) No.2 AirAsia A320 Kuala lumper (Malaysia) – Shenzhen(China) No.3 Asiana Airlines A330-300 Hong Kong(Hong Kong) -- Incheon(Korea) No.4 Asiana Airlines A350 Incheon (Korea) – San Francisco (USA) ← You are here. No.5 Delta Airlines B717 San Fransico – Seattle No.6 Alaska Airlines B737-700 Portland – Oakland No.7 Boutique Air PC12 Oakland –Merced No.8 Boutique Air PC12 Merced – Los Angels No.9 Asiana Airlines A380 Los Angles – Incheon No.10 Asiana Airlines B747-400 Incheon – Hong Kong No.11 Hong Kong Express A321 Hong Kong – Narita(Japan) No.12 Spring Japan B737-800 Narita(Japan) – Sapporo(Japan)
After spending a night in Seoul, I headed toward Incheon Airport by the train, which connects Seoul station to the airport about an hour. I headed to Airside directly, because I already proceeded check-in at Hong Kong airport, and no checked baggage.
A350's face view
At the end of the Airbridge, the newspaper was available. Two cabin crew welcomed me and checked my boarding pass.
The first impression of the cabin was simple and conservative, compared with B787, which has a sophisticated cabin design.As well, it was still clean and brand-new.
The window was bigger than usual Airbus fleets, it would be a great improvement. Most interesting A350 cabin design is an electric seat belt sign, which looks quite cool and modern.
Seat pitch was huge. And Seat design was well considered and comfortable. During boarding, Cabin crew distributed a slipper and a US customer form.
At 16:50, We took off. I felt their engine noise level was quieter than B787 during a max thrust. However, I could not feel a difference during a cruising.Both are pretty quieter than other aircrafts.
A winglet was cool.
IFE was big and intuitive. There were many English and Korean movies, music. At the same time, a Phone call to the ground and other seats were available.(Maybe free)
Seat to seat call
A350 is the only aircraft, which is equipped with Wi-Fi in Asiana fleets. I hour $11.95,1day 21.95.It's not so expensive.
First meal service was started when we flew over Japan. Cabin crew said, "We had a chicken and Korean meal". I had a Korean meal.
Korean meal was served with vegetables, which were not salad.I put meat and rice on the vegetables and roll them in. It was delicious, however, it was little difficult to eat on the aircraft.
After the meal, Cabin light was turned off. I realized the electric sign was bright enough to disturb my sleep.
When We flew near Alaska, A chicken burrito was distributed as a snack, it was a heavy snack in a midnight. However, It tasted good.
I watched some movies entire this flight. I found the cabin crew distributed drinks every 2 hours, so I didn't feel thirsty.
It's getting brighter.
Second meal service started an hour ahead of the landing.We had two choices, an omelet, and a rice porridge. I chose an omelet. It was "meh" compared to dinner. However, It was still delicious and high quality.
Before the landing, Unicef video was broadcasted, followed by collecting money by the cabin crew.
Beautiful weather and a winglet.
We are descending
On the final approach, We approached with an Airbus sister, American A321.
At 10:40 am, We safely touched down.Then, quick taxiing to the gate, We stopped next to the B777 of Korean AIr.
I walked down to the immigration and waited for 20 minutes.
My next flight was 4 pm, so I decided to take a 292 bus and move to Bayfront Park for a spotting.
Thank you for reading. Next report would be Delta B717 flight.See you soon.
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I got on 292 bus from the Airport ground floor.It took 6 minutes.
San Francisco local bus
United B747.She retired on Nov.7 2017.
Asiana A350.Thank you for carrying me.
Two SouthWest B737s took off at the same time.
Seoul - ICN
San Francisco - SFO
This is my first experience of A350. A350 was quieter and more comfortable, compared with B777 or A330. Asiana Airlines has a great customer service, especially, Catering was so great.As well as, Cabin crews were accommodating. I had no complaints about this flight.
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