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Red Eye Report: Asiana Airlines 767 Business Class Phuket to Seoul

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Phuket (HKT) – Seoul (ICN)
Sunday, December 14
Depart: 2AM
Arrive: 9:45AM
Duration: 5 hours 50 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 767
Update: Original title said A330 ~ Thanks, Commenter Brittain! I've updated the post!
After wrapping up a great trip in Dubai ...
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Asiana First Suites: OZ 221 New York JFK - Seoul ICN | Trip (Ro)Ports


Bidding adieu to Star Alliance United Airlines underwent a massive devaluation in February 2014 on award redemption via Star Alliance partner carriers using MileagePlus points. As I had accumulated well over enough points to buy at least two one-way award tickets in Premium cabins on partner ...
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The only passenger in Asiana Airlines First Class Seoul to Frankfurt

For the second time on my trip, I would be the only passenger in the First Class Cabin on a long haul flight.  Not too shabby!

the Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 Combi that would take me to Frankfurt
 
Then again, shabby could be a word used to describe the First Class ...
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Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge in Seoul

I was about to experience something new.  I have heard glowing reports on Asiana Airlines service, especially in First Class.  I was excited to finally try it for myself.  
After my quick stay at the Hyatt Regency Incheon, I returned to the airport, and proceeded directly to ...
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Lounge Review: Asiana Business Class lounge at Seoul Incheon

At approximately 5:30 AM, I took the KAL limousine shuttle from the Hilton Seoul to Seoul Incheon International Airport. The comfortable ride took about 40 minutes from door to door. The airport was surprisingly busy and check-in, passport control and security took about 45 minutes to ...

Trip Report: Asiana Airlines Business Class Seoul to Narita, Airbus A330

This is a continuation of my trip from Los Angeles to Tokyo. When I originally booked this trip, I was booked in first class on a Boeing 747-400. About a month before the actual trip, I received an equipment change notice and saw my flight was downgraded from the Queen of the Skies to an Airbus ...
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Lounge Review: Asiana First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon

This lounge visit was part of my trip to Turkey and China. My index including trip reports for Air Canada, Asiana, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines, and lounge and hotel reviews can be found here. 
The Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon Airport is located in ...
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Asiana Airlines First Suite Class - New York/JFK to Seoul

The shuttle ride from the Sheraton took less than fifteen minutes, which surprised me for New York. I had been expecting a long commute, as I've experienced when staying at other JFK airport hotels.
I had arrived to JFK about three hours before departure, figuring on spending time in the lounge ...
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Local News Station Reports Racist Joke as Names of Asiana Flight 214 Pilots

I have yet to offer my analysis on the recent Asiana crash, but it will be forthcoming and will focus not on the crash itself, but on the way the media reported on it: irresponsibly in many cases.
With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and the race to get news out before anyone else, even at ...
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Dispelling Misconceptions About Asiana Airlines Flight 214

The recent crash of an Asiana Boeing 777 at SFO has dominated the news lately. There's nothing the 24-hour news monster loves more than a good aviation disaster and it will be discussed ad nauseum by them until the next shiny object appears on the news horizon.
This particular accident is ...
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View from a UA B747 - The Crash of Asiana Airlines at SFO

At this point we have all watched the shocking video of the Asiana B777 crash land at SFO, but did you notice the UNITED 747 sitting on the taxi way waiting to enter that same runway to depart?

You can see the UA 747 at the right of this photo. 
That was UA885 at full B747 ...
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Breaking: Asiana 777 Crashes at SFO

The news is just breaking now, but an Asiana 777 from Seoul has crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. No injuries reported at this point, but one passenger tweeted:
plane came in at a bad angle, flipped, exploded.
But other reports differ. David Eun (@Eunner) ...
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New Thai Airways Flight - Los Angeles to Osaka

Thai Airways no longer flies to Bangkok non-stop from Los Angeles, its only U.S. destination, but does provide service via Seoul and starting next year, via Osaka as well.
With the new flights just loaded into the schedule, Thai has made generous award space available on the new route. The ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Asiana Boarding Gate Lounge

The Asiana Boarding Gate Club is located in the satellite terminal that is served by most airlines serving Seoul Incheon Airport except for Korean Air and Asiana. Although Asiana flights fly to and from the main terminal, Asiana still maintains a smaller club for their Star Alliance Partners, known ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul

After a very short and comfortable late night flight from Manila to Seoul on Asiana Airlines, my travel companion and myself arrived at the Incheon International Airport slightly rested (we both napped for about an hour of the 3.5 hr flight). Being that it was only 5am, it was still too early to ...

Getting Away on Miles: Asiana Business Class Manila to Seoul

My travel companion already wrote an excellent article that described our flight from Manila to Seoul on Asiana in Business Class. Although he did a wonderful job, it was his first flight in Business class and definitely looked at things differently than a more seasoned flyer would, therefore I ...
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Guest Post: First Time In Business Class

My first time getting on a plane was when I was 7 years old; I was leaving the country that I was raised, the Philippines, and traveling to my new home in New Jersey. After that, I’ve traveled an average of twice a year via air and always in economy class, or as I call it, the “regular ...