Review of Asiana Airlines flight Taipei Seoul in Economy

Airline Asiana Airlines
Flight OZ712
Class Economy
Seat 17K
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 28 Aug 23, 13:15
Arrival at 28 Aug 23, 17:05
OZ   #60 out of 94 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 109 reviews
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Published on 13th May 2024

Routing


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Hello readers, welcome back to part 3 of my 2023 travel series. This reports starts with me returning home from Taiwan. But first, theres a 2 hour ride to the airport.


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Railway Viaduct


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tpe airport


Welcome to Taiwan Taoyuan international airport! This airport with the IATA code TPE is the largest airport serving the country of Taiwan, and is where most international flights take place. The check-in for OZ is near the eastern side of Terminal 2, along with other *A carriers such as NZ and BR. Also it's interesting how there are signs for AC and NH besides neither of them currently flying out of TPE. NH uses TSA for flights to HND and AC used to fly to TPE from YVR, which i flew on back in 2017 and 2018.


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Here's the check-in area of terminal 2. While TPE is not as flashy or big as other airports such as ICN and SIN, its very convenient and wasy to get anywhere.


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Some nice plant sculptures near the check-in area.


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Some cargo planes including a CI 747


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Road heading towards the airport.


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There's also an area above the check-in area which is not too crowded and is a good place to relax if the check-in is not open yet.


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After checking all our bags, my family got lunch in the food court in floor B2. I got some ramen which was quite good and not too overpriced for airport food.


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Security went pretty quickly, here's the area right after.


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Map of terminal 2. However i found the walk times to be higher estimate, For example it took me only about 5 minutes to walk to gate C9 where my flight departs.


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Unlike most other airports I've been to, passengers waiting for their plane at TPE wait at a different floor that the rest of the departures area. This waiting room has some vending machines, power ports, and a bathroom. It's also located next to the arrivals area so you can see passengers who have just landed.


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Hainan Airlines A330


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Here's my ride for today, HL7755, a Boeing 777-200ER that had its first flight on 14 Jun 2007.


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Here's the plane, but from a different angle.


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flight oz712


Boarding soon started, and i soon found my way to my seat. My seat for this flight was 17K, a window seat Compared to all the other flights i took on my trip, this was the only one without AVOD. There was a screen, but it cycled through movies on loop. Not like there was time to watch a movie considering the flight was only 2 hours long. The only problem was that this plane sometimes also flies to European destinations, like Istanbul and Rome. I wouldn't want to be stuck with this IFE on a 12 hour flight.


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Here's the legroom, its generous like always but the IFE box beneath my seat reduces space quite a bit. I ended up just using it as a sort of makeshift footrest.


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Non-bifold tray table


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The view from my gate


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Starlux airlines plane. Would like to fly on JX someday.


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Waiting in like for takeoff


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Takeoff went smoothly and soon we were at cruising altitude heading towards ICN.


meal


Soon after takeoff, the flight attendants served lunch. There was only one choice, which was this amazing beef and chicken dish. The meal was also served with plastic cutlery and gochujang sauce.
Main: Black pepper beef with soy sauce chicken and rice. 10/10 Super delicious. I liked how there was two kinds of meal instead of the usual 1.
Side: Bread and butter 6/10 The same bread and butter I'm used to on airplanes.
Dessert: Peach jelly 7/10 A bit too sweet for my tastes, but the texture was nice
Drink: Apple juice 8/10 this was probably the first time I've seen a drink served inside a meal box/tray that's not water. On top of that the flight attendants came around with the regular selection of juices and sodas.


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I ended up alternating between Star Wars: A New Hope and the map for the duration of the flight. 


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The screen's not very bright, its super hard to see anything when the windows are open.


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Yoshi plush i got a few months back at Universal Studios Japan.


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Cruising


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Another plane below us


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On final approach into ICN


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Deboarding was smooth, like my last few flights.


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Thank you for reading my flight report. There's one last flight i need to take before i arrive back in SEA.

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Verdict

Asiana Airlines

6.4/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering8.5

Taipei - TPE

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Seoul - ICN

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Despite the old cabin, this was an enjoyable flight, with friendly crews and delicious food. I would definitely recommend flying OZ.

Information on the route Taipei (TPE) Seoul (ICN)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 8 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Taipei (TPE) → Seoul (ICN).


Useful

La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est China Airlines avec 8.2/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 24 minutes.

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