June 25, 2017

Review: Asiana A330-300 Business Class Seoul to Osaka

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Asiana First Class Lounge Seoul (ICN)
Asiana A330-300 Business Class Seoul (ICN) to Osaka (KIX)
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Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge Hong Kong
Singapore Airlines First Class 777-300ER Hong Kong to San Francisco
Hyatt Regency SFO

Asiana OZ 112
Seoul (ICN) to Kyoto (KIX)
May 22, 2017
Aircraft: A330-300
Seats: 2H/2K

Seoul to Osaka is a similar distance as San Diego to San Francisco yet we were boarding a wide body A330 for the 90 minute flight.  We flew Asiana business class in 2014 and the experience was relatively similar.  The seats on this aircraft are nothing special - fixed shell backs and angled lie-flight.  But they are perfectly comfortable for such a short flight.  Unfortunately that means no storage  under the seat for takeoff and landing.

We boarded the aircraft and settled in.  Headphone and slippers were waiting at our seats.  Asiana's A330's are setup with a 2-2-2 configuration.  We had a window and an aisle on the right side of the aircraft.  The business cabin filled up quickly so I was only able to get a few pictures.

The entertainment system (at least in my case) basically sucks - I had to use track ball on the remote to move the cursor around to make selections.

It didn't work very well so I decided to have some breakfast and just watch the moving map and the views outside the window.  The food was fine - nothing memorable but got the job done.

The massage feature in the seat is always a hit.

Before we knew it, we were approaching Osaka.  What a crazy airport.  The longest terminal in the world and built on reclaimed land.

We landed more or less on time and were through immigration with our bags in less than 20 minutes. I love Japan!

Next up:  Figuring out how to buy tickets and board the train to Kyoto!

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