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Review: Asiana Airlines B777-200 – Business Class

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Arrival Airport Incheon International Airport
Flight Carrier Asiana Airlines
Flight Number OZ131
Duration 1:30
Aircraft Boeing 777-200
Cabin Class Business
To the point Watch our photo report of the flight OZ131 between Fukuoka and Seoul on Asiana Airlines in business class!

After two days of eating ramen, ramen and more ramen we are about to make a quick trip to Seoul.

As on our arrival, we take the metro to the airport. Everything is well indicated, the subway is spacious enough to accommodate suitcases.

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Fukuoka Subway

The station is located in the domestic flight terminal, you have to take a shuttle. This one, on the other hand, is operated by a small bus that fills up very quickly.

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Shuttle to Fukuoka Airport

 

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Shuttle to Fukuoka Airport

 

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Shuttle to Fukuoka Airport

One of us could not check in via the mobile app of Asiana Airlines, so we make a quick passage by the counter reserved for the Business class where everything is settled in two minutes.

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Fukuoka Airport

 

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Fukuoka Airport Counter

We then head to the “Fukuoka Lounge” which is operated by a third party for a group of airlines. This is not surprising as Fukuoka is a small international airport.

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Fukuoka Airport

 

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Fukuoka Airport

 

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Fukuoka Airport Lounge

 

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Fukuoka airport lounge

The living room looks relatively new and although it is “blind”, i.e. without windows to the outside, it has nice lighting. There are the basics: an office area, a lounge area with individual armchairs and tables.

The food and drink offer is more modest: coffee, beer and some snacks.

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Buffet at “Lounge Fukuoka

 

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Buffet at “Lounge Fukuoka

The hour has just embarked and we go towards the door which is in 2 minutes, the terminal not being very big. It’s really weird to have a big jet like the Boeing 777-200 for a flight of only one hour covering 564km. But we will not complain and say that we miss the CRJ-200!

There is the business class seat I took on my 2015 flight from Seoul to Los Angeles. I took a window seat for this very short flight. I’m not a fan of Asiana’s cabin colors but the other aspects of the seat are comfortable.

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Business Class seat on the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777

 

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Business Class cabin on the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777

 

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Business Class cabin on the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777

There is enough storage space, the power outlets are accessible.

For this flight of a few tens of minutes, we find a quite suitable offer.

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Asiana Airlines Business Class Menu

 

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Asiana Airlines Business Class Menu

Before take-off a glass of refreshment and the press are distributed.

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Welcome drink in Asiana Airlines Business Class

We see a plane of Jeju Air, Jeju being an island very appreciated by the Koreans. The Seoul-Jeju route is one of the busiest in the world with more than 100 flights per day.

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We take off quietly towards the North to go straight to Seoul after a short crossing of the strait between the China Sea and the Japan Sea.

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View of Fukuoka at takeoff

 

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View of Fukuoka from the takeoff

The meal is served quickly, but always with a nice presentation. Accompanied by red wine, because why not?

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Asiana Airlines business class meal tray

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We can see the jump that the aircraft makes between the two airports. A flight time of 55 minutes, of which only 20 minutes are for cruising.

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Journey between Fukuoka and Seoul

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A small tour in the toilets which allows me to take a picture of the cabin.

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Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 Business Class cabin

It’s time to go down to Incheon. We’ll see you soon for the flight back to Los Angeles.

Bottom line

Fast and efficient, it is a luxury to be able to fly on a 777 for such a short flight. It reminded me of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight we took with Jean-Maximilien last May from Montreal to Toronto. We would like to see more flights like this in North America!

 

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