This time I chose the seat 10A via online check-in just to experience the left-hand side of the cabin. The load factor was a lot better than my outbound flight 4 days ago.
I took the airport bus from my hotel near the City Hall metro station. I did not remember the bus no. but it was a convenient way to reach ICN. What’s more, you got to enjoy this view.
The journey took a bit more than one hour and I arrived at the airport. OZ check-in counters are located in row L, there were quite a number of passengers waiting in the queue for J pax. It’s worth noting that Star Alliance Gold pax along with OZ’s own elites have their own counter(s) separated from the J pax, which at that time had a also a very long queue.
Waiting in line. Then was called to check in at the F counter by staff which was a nice plus. Finally got my boarding pass and a premium lane card for BKK which was not necessary for me.
Security check took some time as OZ doesn’t provide J pax with any Fast Track facility at ICN (correct me if I’m wrong but I didn’t see any dedicated lanes.
After that I went to the Business Class lounge which was right behind.
The lounge is spacious, spreading into two wings with plenty of seating areas. The decor is also very nice and cozy. It feels more like someone’s home library. The natural light is always appreciated. The catering was a bit disappointing though. The whalejet at the reception area.
Part of the catering
View from my seat
When It was 5 minutes to the scheduled boarding time I left the lounge. It took me less than 5 minutes to reach the gate 43. When I arrived, boarding had begun and I walked through with all other J pax. There was a gigantic queue for the Y pax. It was Friday so many weekend travellers to Bangkok I guess. :D
my ride today
the exact same cabin as 4 days ago.
storage space on the side which I love.
View from my seat 10A
Welcome drink :D
Safety demonstration during taxi
Leaving South Korea…
After the seat belt sign had been turned off, the FAs sprung into action. It was a full load at least here in the smaller J cabin. That resulted in the less personalised service than the outbound flight. The crew were still friendly, polite and courteous as always but I found the crew on this flight lack a bit of attention. For example, The plastic cover of the headphone and an empty bag of nuts never got cleared until after the dinner service. This is the opposite of the crew on the inbound flight who were a lot more proactive.
The menu was distributed (finally and this time they didn’t take it away after you ordered. Nice :D) I chose the Western option on this flight because the Korean option was Ssambap which I was not fond of.
Watching ‘About Time’ with an imposed Chinese subtitle. No way to turn the sub off.
Now it’s my turn. Your shift is over now” said the Moon the to Sun ;P
The tabled was set. Getting ready for the dinner service.
The appetizer was Quail Egg with Cravlax roll and salad.
The main dish was Deep Fried Seafood served with Vegetable Fried Rice. It tasted fine but the presentation looked a bit like an economy meal.
Fruit, cheese and crackers followed.
The dessert was Haagen-Dazz Vanilla ice-cream (which SQ serves in Y) and I chose the Ginseng tea with honey to go along with it.
After dinner was done, there was not much time before landing as the flight time was reduced to 4hours 50minutes due to tailwind.
Landed at BKK
Asiana Airlines Business Lounge
Seoul - ICN
Bangkok - BKK
Cabin comfort : The seat is great especially those next to the window. Very private and comfy for lounging on this day flight.
Crew : Asiana standard which means very good. Still some minor issues with lack of attention. They seemed a bit struggled to manage the full flight.
Meal and Catering : The meal was good though noting to writing home about. Great wine. Dessert could have been more creative.
Entertainment : Lack of contents on the IFE.
Punctuality : Perfect! Arrived early.
ICN is a great airport. The lounge was spacious and well-lit with natural light. The catering on the other hand should be improved.
BKK is good. The female immigration officer on this visit was extremely rude. ; (
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