Asiana Airlines First Class

This post is part of the series Vietnam Trip Report 2016

After a long layover in Hanoi, we were on our way to New York via Seoul. This Asiana Airlines B747 First Class flight was another bucket list item for me; to sit in the nose of a Boeing 747. I had checked off another bucket list item earlier on this trip by sitting in the upper deck of a Boeing 747.

Asiana Airlines First Class

Flight Details:

Asiana Airlines OZ734
Hanoi (HAN) – Seoul (ICN)
Depart: 11:00pm
Arrive: 5:20AM +1
Duration: 4hrs 20mins
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.

Asiana Airlines First Class

Asiana Airlines B747 first class cabin is arranged in 1-1 configuration with the exception of the last row being 1-2-1 with a total of 10 seats over 4 rows. Waiting at my seat was a blanket, pillow, pair of slippers, and headphones.

Asiana Airlines First Class

The seats are very wide and comfortable with plenty of legroom.

Asiana Airlines First Class

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

Asiana Airlines First Class

 

Asiana Airlines First Class

Once I settled in the friendly hostess came by and offered some welcome drinks – I only got water. She also passed eye shades and ear plugs which was nice since this was a red eye flight.

Asiana Airlines First Class

After that we were given the menus.

Asiana Airlines First Class

Asiana Airlines First Class

Asiana Airlines First Class

Asiana Airlines First Class

I was so tired on this flight since we started the day in Phu Quoc, flew to Hanoi and had a 7 hour layover then got on this flight; so I didn’t eat and opted to sleep the entire flight instead. The seat was very comfortable in the lay flat position and wide enough to give me room to wiggle around.

I woke up when we were about to start our descent into ICN.

The flight attendant then came by and offered me a hot towel and asked if I wanted anything to drink before we land; I just asked for a glass of orange juice.

Asiana Airlines First Class

Asiana Airlines B747 First Class Bottom Line:

I didn’t get the full experience on this flight since I slept most of it. However, the seats in the nose of the plane are much much better than the ones on the upper deck. Also, I wasn’t expecting much of a difference in terms of service compared to my last flight in business class on the same aircraft. That’s because whether you’re upstairs or in the nose, you’re still considered a business class passenger; the only difference is the seat. For that reason, I would definitely recommend the seats in the nose especially because they’re much better even tho they cost the same whether you’re paying with points or cash.

 

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