A Short Flight on an Asiana A321 in Business Class - OZ367 Seoul to Shanghai
Asiana Airlines of South Korea is one of only a few '5 Star' airlines as rated by Skytrax, yet I have seen very little reported online of it's short haul narrow body product. The narrow body fleet of 33 Airbus A320 an A321 aircraft serve short haul flights to nearby neighbours like Japan, China and also domestic flights within South Korea. So when I recently flew on flight OZ367 a scheduled A321 on the Incheon to Shanghai Pudong route I knew I should write about it on the blog.
|The large open air check-in hall at Incheon Airport|
Check-in was interesting as I had what the check-in agent described as a strange itinerary. I was connecting onwards from Shanghai to Singapore. Apparently I was doing something unusual! Perhaps it's because of the inconvenience of having to go through Chinese immigration and get a transit pass, followed by picking up the baggage and going back to the check-in area for the next flight. There is no transfer facility at Shanghai at the time of my flight. Anyway with my boarding pass in hand to Shanghai , I was on my way.
|My flight today is leaving from Gate 42|
|But I have time to go shopping first|
|Turning right for today|
|The business class lounge|
|The Asiana A321 surrounded by a snowy tarmac|
|The view from above Row 3|
|A cold winters evening|
|Seat Pitch - Not exactly generous in business|
Champagne was soon offered, on Asiana they serve Cattier. Quite a nice champagne in my opinion. I drank it throughout the flight.
It's quite a short flight to Shanghai (under 90 minutes) so dinner was served shortly after takeoff. I opted for the Korean chicken. It was a single tray service with appetizer, main and dessert all served at once.
|The Business Class Tray|
|The Pork Option|
The food was quite tasty and perfectly sufficient for a flight of this length. After the trays were cleared there was still time for an after dinner drink. I was given a packet of mixed nuts to go with my Baileys on ice.
|Gate Arrival at Shanghai|