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Route: FRA-ICN

Airline: Asiana (OZ)

Cabin Class: First

Equipment: Boeing 747-400

Flight Number: OZ542

Seat Number: 2K

Asiana First Class Cabin on the 747 FRA-ICN

Date: February 5, 2014

Departure time in Frankfurt (FRA): 18:30

Arrival time in Seoul (ICN): 12:40 (+1 day)

*This is an award travel, First Class flight #6

 

Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel

 

Introduction

February 18, 2014 It was my first time flying with Asiana in first class so you would understand how excited I was on this day. I have flown with them in business class last year at least three times but this is quite different since I really get to experience the great food and excellent service exclusive for first class passengers.

Check in

Check in counter for first/business/Star Alliance Gold members

My Asiana First boarding pass while enjoying a glass of red wine at the Senator Lounge

First class passengers on Asiana get to use the Senator Lounge which they also call their First Class Lounge. I am really hoping that one day, I could also have access to the famous Lufthansa First Class Terminal but for now, I am still happy with the Senator Lounge.

Boarding

Boarding at Gate B42.

Aircraft

Boeing 747-400 bound for Incheon

Seat

Welcome to my seat, 2K! Four of the eight first class seats were occupied that night.

Personal TV monitor

Seat and entertainment controls

Bose headphones

Amenity kit containing my favorite Bulgari products

Pajamas and slippers

A plate of warm nuts and a glass of guava juice

(No alcoholic beverages were offered)

From the movie selection, I ended up watching Gravity and Last Vegas which were both nice films.

Arrival/Departure and Immigrations forms

The menu card and wine list

Dinner menu, Western

Dinner menu, Western

Champagnes on board

Red pepper with Eggplant Mousse and Olive Tapenade

A glass of Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2000

Table set up, and oh I love the rose!

Caviar

Lobster Claw and Prosciutto Ham

Basil Tomato Soup

Roasted Halibut Fillet with Herb Fine Crust

served with Red Pepper Sauce, Cream Spinach, Grilled Bell Pepper and Mushroom Risotto

Manchego, Red Cheddar, Brie

Blanc-Manger with Blackberries and Custard Sauce

Green Tea

After the meal, I went to the lavatory and when I came back to my seat, I was offered turndown service by one of the flight attendants. Cool!

Light snacks menu

Menu for the second serving, Western

I chose the Korean meal instead which was rice porridge.

Fresh fruits and a cup of green tea

L'occitane products inside the lavatory

Arrival in Seoul

I had about six hours before I take my connecting fligth to Tokyo so I decided to go to the city. Although it was cold, it was sunny day in Seoul!

Conclusion

 

Impeccable service, excellent food and comfortable seat. I was impressed that the purser came to my seat to thank me personally for flying with them. Upon learning that I'm from the Philippines, she actually thanked me in Filipino language. Cool!

 

I've read a lot of reviews about Asiana first class and they all say one thing, it is one of the best airlines to fly with. I totally agree. I will never hesitate flying with you again, Asiana. Kamsahamnida!

 

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