In 2015, Asiana Airlines decided to remove almost all their first class seats on their fleet, except on their A380s and four Boeing planes including the 747-400’s and 777-200ER’s. Although first class isn’t as available as it used to be, if you do find yourself in an Asiana first class suite, you’ll have an unexpectedly pleasant experience.
There are a total of 12 Asiana first class suites situated in a 1-2-1 layout and are completely enclosed with a sliding door. For those sitting in the middle, the panel can be adjusted to enjoy your fellow traveler’s company or family member/ significant other during the entire flight. If you’re flying solo and are in one of the middle seats, you can still get just as much privacy as the solo suites on either side of the plane.
Each Asiana first class seat measures 25.2 inches wide with a pitch of 84 inches, which means, even the taller folk can sit or sleep comfortably without feeling scrunched. The suite doors can be closed and opened via a touch of a button, and the side features a built-in mini closet to hang your coat, suit or jacket.
If you’re planning on sleeping, you can relax comfortably in the seat that converts into a fully-flat bed on top of a mattress pad, a large pillow and soft duvet. Another bonus? The ceiling lights up with stars and beautiful mood lighting. If the bed won’t get you in the mood to sleep, the starry night just might.
Other Asiana first class features include a 32-inch entertainment screen, a large armrest that’s also a compartment that closes for loose items, USB and AC ports, a separate touchscreen to maneuver your seat, two different cabin lights (one for reading above the seat and one near the end of the suite that’s less bright), and an ottoman on the opposite end.
As for the amenity kit, Asiana first class passengers receive a newly updated kit by SPIRIANT, featuring a bag by Salvatore Ferragamo with products by Salvatore Ferragamo as well. The amenity kit offers face and hand cream, lip balm, perfume/ cologne, refreshing spray, shoehorn, wet towelette, earplugs, comb, socks, toothpaste and toothbrush. Asiana first class travelers also receive pajamas and slippers for a restful flight.
Even though the colors of Asiana first class cabin is a little dull, pair everything else with good service and delicious Asian/ Western cuisine, the overall experience is fantastic.
Have you had the chance to fly on Asiana in first class? If so, how would you rate it? For a full tour, check out the video below, courtesy of Travel Summary.