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First Time To Japan Part IV: OZ ICN-PEK In New C  
User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 17 hours ago) and read 19274 times:

Welcome to PART IV of this report, continue with PART III, I am heading to PEK for my Iran Air's flight.

In the beginning, I do not have much expectation of this sector because it is just help me to catch another flight, but after booking, I knew that I will on OZ's new Business seats in this sector, I was excited!

Business Class Check-in area for all Asiana Flights
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/001.jpg

PIDS


There were many people travelling that day, so I passed immigration and security after 25 minutes

After that, take a look of the lounge
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The lounge was big, but the furniture was not very clean as i can see some dirty around me
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Food offering was not enough, the only hot food was instant noodles!
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1 September 2010

Seoul/Incheon (ICN) – Beijing (PEK)
Airline: Asiana Airlines
Flight: OZ 333
Aircraft: 777-200ER
Registration: HL7756
Seat: 6K (Business)
Gate: 43

Gate area
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Boarding Pass
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Gate
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HL7756
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Boarding
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Cabin from the front
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/014.jpg

Seat 6K, missing 1 window
The seat was good, and the width is even more than the old config! Love it!


Seating pitch
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Cabin view
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Table, firm, large enough!
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But the table hinge keep knocking my knee...
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Only 1 hour 30 mins to Beijing
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Oh.....
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Seat control and AVOD control
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Fully-flat, I am only 5' 9", but my head and toes touched both ends, but still better than CX's Business Class seat, at least I can find somewhere to put my arms.
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Safety Information Card
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Asiana this side
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After take-off, meal time
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Beef in Korean style, not as good as NRT - ICN's leg
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Toilet in front of Door L1, there is no toilet at the rear in the business class.
Seems the area at my seat 6K was a toilet. This layout use more areas to fit 24 seats while the old layout can fit 28 seats
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Arrived Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3
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Stayed a night at Hilton Hotel PEK, a new hotel opened for about 1 month only
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/039.jpg

Large room
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/040.jpg

The bed was good, however the room was too dark at night


View from the room
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/042.jpg
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While thinking the SuperJumbo has been landed at 15:08 (according to the airport's website) on another runway, she appeared at 15:33 with my room service!
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/044.jpg


This is the end of PART IV, Part V is coming soon!

My past TR:
Three 5-Star Airlines In 8 Days (102pics) (June 2008)
First Touch Of China Southern MD82 (31 Pics) (August 2008)
China Airlines HKG - TPE (47 Pics) (August 2008)
HKG-BKK With China Airlines In C (61 Pics) (November 2010)
HKG-BKK F On Emirates' 777-300ER (67 Pics) (May 2009)
HKG-TPE Turnaround On TG's A340-600 (33 Pics) (June 2009)
HKG,MFM,TPE,SIN,BKK In CX C And BR Y (201 Pics) (August 2009)
SQ Y HKG-SIN In 2009 w/MH And 1st A380(128 Pics) (Year 2009)
Ooop! I did it again Part 1 EVA Air MD-90 (May 2010)(50 Pics)
Ooop! I did it again Part 2 CX HKG-SIN run (May 2010)(116 Pics)
Photo Report: My Trip For BG’s DC-10-30 (June 2010)(63 Pics)
First Time To Japan Part I: AI HKG-KIX In F (August 2010)
First Time To Japan Part II: JL KIX-HND In J (August 2010)
First Time To Japan Part III: OZ NRT-ICN In C (August 2010)

14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (4 years 16 hours ago) and read 19065 times:

WoW .... The seats are almost exactly like those of Etihad's Pearl Business Class. I think this is the first time i see these seats replicated with another airline!


Very interesting!

Cheers,
Roni



A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
User currently offlinetk747 From Australia, joined Sep 2009, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 16 hours ago) and read 19054 times:

Wow that has to be one of the best business class seats going around. Food offering looks disappointing though.

Great last picture as well 


User currently offlineairpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 952 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 16 hours ago) and read 18946 times:

Hi Sutrakhk

Thanks for your series of interesting reports - what a journey you're making! - and especially for this one. I'd been dying to see what the new J on OZ would look like. Looks very nice indeed and as Roni says, it almost identical to EY's J class. It's my favorite configuration and seems like the best way to go in Business class.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z23/sutrakhk/Flight/Japan/Part4/030.jpg
.
Very strange window view from a triple seven.  

Cheers
airpearl


User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6570 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 hours ago) and read 18642 times:

Very nice report again with very nice pictures!

The new J seats on OZ looks fantastic!

Food offerings were disappointing in the OZ loung but I think there's a seperate Star Alliance lounge that caters more to non-Koreas.

Hotel in PEK looks great with fantastic views!; How much did you pay for the room ?

The777Man



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User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 hours ago) and read 18027 times:

So cool! I've always wanted to visit ICN! Since KE is in SkyTeam I'm hoping to someday use my Delta SkyPesos to get a ticket... Even if I do I won't be able to visit the Asiana lounge so thanks for sharing!

That last picture has got to be one of the best I've ever seen on A.net! Nothing like a good meal with a great view!


User currently offlineairdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 690 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 17627 times:

Very nice! I'm currently reading your whole series of TRs covering your trip to Japan, and I'm very impressed with the variety of airlines you chose to fly - in true a.nutter spirit   

OZ's new business class looks great, too. Incidentally, the seats are exactly the same as Alitalia's new Magnifica class (currently only installed on its newest A330-200s). Certainly looks like a very comfortable ride.


User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17458 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
Food offerings were disappointing in the OZ loung but I think there's a seperate Star Alliance lounge that caters more to non-Koreas.

Hotel in PEK looks great with fantastic views!; How much did you pay for the room ?

Oh really? Where is the Star Alliance lounge? But I don't have much time to explorer the airport that day.

The net room rate was RMB1098 on that day, however I chose the rate with dinner, breakfast and RMB100 drink coupon in the bar, which cost me RMB1450 excl. tax. I would try Langham Place next time to compare

Quoting burj (Reply 5):
That last picture has got to be one of the best I've ever seen on A.net! Nothing like a good meal with a great view!

I was excited about this photo too. True luxury ^^

Quoting airdolomiti (Reply 6):
Very nice! I'm currently reading your whole series of TRs covering your trip to Japan, and I'm very impressed with the variety of airlines you chose to fly - in true a.nutter spirit

OZ's new business class looks great, too. Incidentally, the seats are exactly the same as Alitalia's new Magnifica class (currently only installed on its newest A330-200s). Certainly looks like a very comfortable ride.

a.nutter spirit -- flying 24 hours to catch another flight? But it is true that I started to love flying after joining airliners.net

I think this config in 777 would be more roomy, A330-200 would be a bit cramp, isn't it?


User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16875 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
Food offerings were disappointing in the OZ loung but I think there's a seperate Star Alliance lounge that caters more to non-Koreas.

There is no other star alliance lounge other than OZ in ICN, you must have thought of somewhere else.

The main concourse in ICN only occupied by OZ and KE, hence a OZ lounge, F and C lounge totally separated.

Concourse A is where all other carriers use, but the only lounge there available for *A members is also a OZ lounge.

Years ago it used to have a SQ lounge in the main concourse, it was before Concourse A completed, that lounge has since closed when everyone other than OZ and KE moved to Concourse A.

[Edited 2010-09-22 17:15:55]

User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1092 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14495 times:

Wonderful stuff.... the entire series of TR's. Very interesting variety - had you had Hainan it would have been the cherry on top!

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
While thinking the SuperJumbo has been landed at 15:08 (according to the airport's website) on another runway, she appeared at 15:33 with my room service!

This was fantastic. Along with your roomservice. Haha. You seem like a decadent man staying in these lovely places, flying these lovely airlines and living well. I salute you!

Keep up these pleasant TRS!



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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1086 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13780 times:

Many thanks for all the pics and report.

OZ seats' color look bright and refreshing.
Too bad the tray table is very small so the meal has to be squeezed into small tray!
The tray seen there is about the same size as THAI's Economy class meal tray on the 747-400 galley.

Isn't it the same biz seats on ANA 77W and EK 380? Do they just look slightly different on NH/EK?
Or perhaps other manufacturers?

THAI will be the next copy-cat staggered biz seats on their updated Boeing 747-400 HS-TGY/Z/A/B/F/G.

I'm not so sure how many OZ 777s have been reconfigured with the new staggered seat?



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 13009 times:
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Nice report!

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
Food offering was not enough, the only hot food was instant noodles!

- Perhaps the offering were weak because of time of day? - I'd hope they were better during lunchtime and in the evening.

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
While thinking the SuperJumbo has been landed at 15:08 (according to the airport's website) on another runway, she appeared at 15:33 with my room service!

- Nice view, room service and the A380, impressive! Must remember this hotel next time I find the time to visit.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlinekurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11975 times:

Excellent report! Does anyone know where OZ is flying the Quadra Smartium seats long-haul? Those look really nice; I assume that the ICN-PEK-ICN turn is just to use the aircraft in between longer flights to Europe, Australia or North America.

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2392 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11635 times:
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Your last pic is kind of "must of the must" !!!!

               



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10928 times:

Nice trip report, enjoyed reading this and the rest of the series. Looking forward to hear more!


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