Review of Asiana Airlines flight Seoul Bangkok in Business

Airline Asiana Airlines
Flight OZ741
Class Business
Seat 10A
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 05:35
Take-off 08 Aug 14, 18:30
Arrival at 08 Aug 14, 22:05
OZ   #22 out of 133 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 91 reviews
Yabboritow
By 6363
Published on 15th February 2015
Hello and welcome to my flight report!

This is the inbound flight of my trip on Asiana A380 after spending 5 days revisiting Seoul and meeting up with friends and enjoying Seoul’s summer air.

I really love this city. It has a metropolis feel mixed with the traditional buildings here and there then it has the Mount Namsan standing on the background.





The routing is as followed

OZ742 BKK-ICN Asiana Airline C A380 –>> http://flight-report.com/en/report-9385.html
OZ741 ICN-BKK Asiana Airline C A380–>> You are here

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Part of the catering
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View from my seat
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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
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the exact same cabin as 4 days ago.

seat control
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storage space on the side which I love.
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View from my seat 10A



Welcome drink :D
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Safety demonstration during taxi
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Leaving South Korea…
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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.
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Watching ‘About Time’ with an imposed Chinese subtitle. No way to turn the sub off.
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Now it’s my turn. Your shift is over now” said the Moon the to Sun ;P
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The tabled was set. Getting ready for the dinner service.
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The appetizer was Quail Egg with Cravlax roll and salad.
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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.
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Fruit, cheese and crackers followed.
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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.
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After dinner was done, there was not much time before landing as the flight time was reduced to 4hours 50minutes due to tailwind.

The mood-lighting
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Landed at BKK
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Verdict

Asiana Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.5

Asiana Airlines Business Lounge

7.6/10
Comfort6.5
Meal/catering6.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Services8.5

Seoul - ICN

9.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Bangkok - BKK

8.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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. ; (

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy it! :D

Information on the route Seoul (ICN) Bangkok (BKK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 5 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Seoul (ICN) → Bangkok (BKK).


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The airline with the best average rating is Thai Airways with 8.2/10.

The average flight time is 5 hours and 34 minutes.

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