During our last family vacation through Asia, we flew on five different airlines, including Asiana, a Korean-based airline and current recipient of the Skytrax Certified 5-Star Airline Rating – awarded to only eight airlines in 2016.
We flew from Seoul, Korea to Bangkok, Thailand and were impressed with the personal and professional service throughout the almost six-hour flight.
The flight crew took the time to welcome each Business Class passenger and offer a pre-flight beverage. I selected a lovely champagne.
Flight attendants circled the cabin pre-flight, topping up glasses. The wine selection with dinner was excellent – no one was thirsty on this flight!
In-flight food choices included Western and Korean food. I selected an Asian-inspired rice and chicken entree with a garden salad and delicious berry-flavoured dessert.
Business Class Cabin and Seats
The spacious Business Cabin on the Asiana Airlines A330 offered five rows of seats configured in a 2x2x2 arrangement and access to four lavatories (two in the front and two in the rear).
The angle-flat seats in Business Class on the Asiana Airlines A330 were comfortable for relaxing, dining, and watching a movie, but did not become flat enough for a decent sleep on the evening flight from Korea to Thailand.
Before flying Business Class on Asiana Airlines from Seoul to Bangkok, we relaxed in the spacious Asiana Business Class Lounge in Incheon’s (ICN) Main Terminal. From the reception area, two wings stretch in opposite directions – both lounge spaces offer a hot and cold buffet, bar, and variety of seating areas. We selected the light-filled lounge area on the right side of reception.
Good to Know
- The Asiana Airlines A330 aircraft flying between Seoul and Bangkok offered two classes of service – Business and Economy.
- Asiana offers a superior Business Class product with fully lie-flat seats known as Business Smartium. Be sure to check the aircraft and seating options before you book your ticket if you want to book the Business Smartium Class.
- Business Class passengers received slippers, a blanket, pillow, and full-size headphones.
- I used Aeroplan points to book tickets in Business Class on Asiana Airlines.
- I wrote an article about Bangkok Airlines and plan to post about our flights on the remaining Asian-based carriers – Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, and Lao Airlines – in the future. Please get in touch if you have any questions about these airlines.