This post is part of the series Vietnam Trip Report 2016

After a couple of hours spent on social media and emails at the Asiana Airlines Seoul business class lounge; it was time to take our Asiana Airlines B747 business class flight to Hanoi. I was looking forward to this flight especially because it was my first time on the upper deck of a Boeing 747. I can’t decide which aircraft I like better; The Queen (Boeing 747) or The Whale (Airbus A380). Regardless, this was a true #avgeek flight for me. I was so excited; I made sure to be first one at the gate for boarding.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Flight Details:

Asiana Airlines OZ733
Seoul (ICN) – Hanoi (HAN)
Depart: 7:20pm
Arrive: 10:10PM
Duration: 4hrs 50mins
Aircraft: Boeing 747

Boarding started on time and I was the first one to board the plane. Asiana Airlines used to sell the seats at the nose of the B747 as a first class fare. Now, Asiana doesn’t sell first class seats on their B747s; you’ll get business class service but the seats are much bigger and lay flat unlike the ones upstairs. Even tho I could’ve selected to sit in the nicer seats, I really wanted to sit in the upper deck of a 747. On the way back we sat in the nose in the bigger “first class” seats.

The bigger nicer seats in the nose of Asiana Airlines B747
Asiana Airlines B747 upper deck business class cabin is arranged in 2-2 configuration with a total of 24 seats over 6 rows. Waiting at my seat was a blanket, pillow, pair of slippers, and headphones. The exit seats have a ton of leg room.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

My seat had ample leg room as well.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

The window seats have a ton of storage space between the seat and the window.

All the controls were to my left- entertainment controls, seat controls, reading light and a USB port.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Shortly after settling in we were offered some welcome drinks – I took some champagne this time.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

After that we were given the menus.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

For this flight I selected the western menu which started with shrimp salad in tomato with baby leaves and mixed greens.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

I selected the beef tenderloin steak for the main course.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

Since it’s been a very long day; I didn’t check out the entertainment system and elected to sleep instead. The seat is not the most comfortable since it’s angled flat, but it wasn’t terrible. I still managed to sleep for most of the remaining time.

Asiana Airlines B747 business class

 

 

Asiana Airlines B747 Business Class Bottom Line:

The business class product on this flight was very old and wasn’t the most comfortable. If I would take this flight again, I would definitley pick the bigger seats in the nose of the aircraft. I only picked the seats in the upper deck this time for the experience. Even tho the seats were not very comfortable, I managed to sleep for a few hours. The food was good and the service was great. The flight attendants were very attentive and helpful.

 

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