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“The first of 2 Asiana flights on the same day: New York to Seoul”
Review of Asiana Airlines


Reviewed December 7, 2017

On the B777-200ER from New York to Seoul lasting more than 13 hours, the flight was smooth, the attendants were friendly, the seats were comfortable and had enough leg space. Very clean, spacious, mostly quiet except for one child having certain reactions at times (and the flight steward tried to help). Two items were given to every passenger: In-flight slippers, alongside a toothbrush with a travel-sized toothpaste. A thoughtful and very-welcome gesture.

Korean food such as bibimbap for lunch was delicious (with good quality gochujang and sesame oil) and well-presented, although the veggies did not fare so well when it came to the steamed rice selections with gochujang-flavoured beef or chicken for the second meal. Did not try the steak for lunch, so unable to comment on that. The mid-flight snack of a ham and cheese roll also went down well. I was very well-fed, and my hot water requests were quickly answered.

Entertainment was slightly less varied than Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines, but still very decent. For the ticket price relative to overall quality experience if flying from New York to a Southeast Asian destination, this airline is better than those 2 airlines (IMHO, but YMMV). Asiana is one of South Korea's two main carriers, and provided a positively memorable experience with this aircraft.

Even though I was already at the boarding gate but had gone to the store next to it to look at Maui Jim sunglasses wonderfully-designed to truly protect the eyes from the sun in a stylish manner (and not easily available outside certain countries), the Asiana representatives at the counter later called my name alongside the gate number and flight number, to ensure I would reach the correct gate with enough time. Boarding was also quick. Flight took off on time, and landed on time.

Notes: If you have any specific dietary requirements involving animal-free meals or not eating certain meats for personal reasons, check to see if special meal choices can be booked to accommodate your preferences, prior to buying a ticket.

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Thank SuzanneS2683
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Long flight very good, but many shorter flights have old planes. Service is good. Food is normal airline quality.. On short distances normally no entertainment system or only over head with some random programs running. With that said it's possible to find good prices tickets if you book in time and they seldom late or cancelled.

Thank Ida L
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

HND to ICN 2h 20min.Relax and comfortable.
ICN to IST is long fright but I could watch many good movies and I took delicious Korean food at this fright.

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Been flight with Koreanair mostly. but Asian has good price compare to Koreanair and seat was very comportable.

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Thank josephlI4953EK
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

I had no problems checking in online a few days before flight, everything went smooth. Good check in at counter desk. Flight was good with a meal provided, drinks hot and cold handed out.

Thank perfect_spy
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