- Bangkok Layover
- Hong Kong Layover (Novotel Nathan Road & Bo Innovation)
- HKG - ICN on Asiana Business Class with visits to Krisflyer and CNAC Lounges
- Seoul Layover (Grand Ambassador Hotel)
- ICN-FRA on Asiana First Class
I'd like to begin this part of the trip report that Asiana First Class lived up to the hype and expectations. It was definitely a WOW experience on our part. The service both on the ground and in the air was outstanding. The food in flight was one of the best we have eaten and being a lover of Asian food, it was comforting to be able to have a good warm bowl of rice in flight. The only slight disappointment was the quality of champange (no Dom here) but I did try a really good glass of Grand Cru.
As expected, there was no line in the first class check-in counters. We were promptly checked in and told that we would be the only ones in the first class cabin today. We were then escorted to the staff entrance of the security check point where again, there was no line. As this was our first time flying out of ICN, we browsed through the airport and duty free before proceeding to the first class lounge.
We liked the "library-ish" deco of the lounge which we thought gave a somewhat exclusive feel to the lounge. The lounge was pretty empty when we arrived but it did feel up about 30 minutes before our flight. The lounge itself wasn't too big - I would guess it would be about the same size of the Lufthansa FCT in Frankfurt. However, there were many facilities like a dining area, slumber room, showers and even a TV area with private TVs.
|OZ 747 to FRA|
|View from our seats|
|Right side of the First Class Cabin|
|Crab and fried rice|
|Dessert - fruit and persimmon puree|
|Vegetable Buckweat Pancake|
About 2 hours before landing, they feed you again with a "light-meal". Lydia went with the western option of veal cheeks while I chose the Korean option of spicy sea-breem soup.
|Starter- Risotto Balls|
|Spicy sea-breem soup|
A unique "feature" of Asiana is that it offers first class passengers a departing gift. This ranged from candles to iPhone covers and shopping bags that we were offered in this flight.