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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
Enjoying the pace of the installments being posted.

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2018, 07:34:01 PM »
Part 5
 
Introduction
AA First - JFK-LAX
QF First - LAX-MEL
TG Business - MEL-BKK and BKK-ICN
OZ Business - ICN-JFK
 
Upon landing in Seoul, South Korea, I cleared transit security which was a breeze and headed to the Asiana Business Class Lounge. The lounge is massive and split in two, with both sides almost identical. In the time since the flight and writing this post, I seem to have lost most of my pictures of the lounge, so I’ll try to describe it as best I can from memory.
 
There was plenty of seating including: casual, lounge, table top, office cubicles and private massage chairs. As far as the kosher food situation, aside from a fresh make-your-own salad bar and fresh fruit, there was not much. There was some good coffee and other drinks. I stayed in the lounge for a bit and had a shower before heading to the gate for my final flight of this trip.
 

Grand Piano in the Bar
 

Big A380 Model (I Want One!)
 
Flight #5
ICN-JFK
Asiana Airlines – OZ222
Business Class – A388
 
Boarding commenced approximately 45 minutes prior to departure. There was no real order and everyone and all classes just boarded at once. It was quite chaotic, but I eventually made on board.
 
I boarded directly onto the upper-deck and was directed towards my seat (10A). The seats on this particular aircraft are staggered, full-flat seats. They are decently conformable and if you can snag a “true” window seat you’ll also have a ton of privacy. The reason for this is because the rows are staggered, the even rows in the forward cabin, and odd rows in the rear cabin are next the window with the console by the aisle. See below for pictures and the map from SeatGuru.


 



Seat map from SeatGuru






Legroom and Ottoman


Extra Window Storage on the Upper Deck



We pushed back on time and headed directly to the runway for take-off. Once we were airborne the crew commenced their service. The meals on this flight were provided by Hermolis, and were hand’s down the best of the entire trip! The main course was salmon with rice and steamed veg. The salmon was fresh and tasty. Not dried out.


Views on Take-Off


Lunch

I just want to point out at this point that for the entire duration of the 14 hours, there was a mechanical whine coming from, what sounded like, the door. It wasn’t loud, just continuous and whiny.

After lunch I settled down and watched a movie or 2 before going to explore the plane. As mentioned previously, the A380 is huge! And it’s quite nice to be able to go for a nice walk during the flight. At the front of the cabin there was a small lounge, not unlike the one on Qantas. There was a small 4 person couch, a self-service bar and big screen showing the moving map.


Lounge Area


Moving Map


Moving Map


I don’t recall what was provided as the snack from Hermolis, however, I did ask for a fresh fruit plate. The flight was long and about half way through I was so exhausted that I passed out and woke up an hour from landing. ONe thing of note is that the bathroom on the A380 is very big and spacious!


Fresh Fruit


Very Spacious Bathroom


Bathroom


Beautiful View

Thank you so much for reading my first trip report! Any and all feedback is welcome!
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2018, 09:58:41 PM »
Great TR!

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2018, 11:02:09 PM »
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2018, 02:52:31 PM »
Great TR!
+1, very enjoyable read.

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 05:14:07 PM »
+1, very enjoyable read.

Thank you  :)
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2018, 12:46:39 AM »
Nice trip reports, those mixed nuts were kosher?
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2018, 06:49:07 AM »
Nice trip reports, those mixed nuts were kosher?

Thanks! Ask your lor for all questions regarding food when on the road.
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2018, 09:57:10 AM »
Awesome!
How were the AA and QF flights booked?

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2018, 10:00:17 AM »
How were the AA and QF flights booked?

Says in the first post, booked with 72.5K aa.

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2018, 12:50:22 PM »
Says in the first post, booked with 72.5K aa.


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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2018, 05:39:57 PM »
Thanks for your TR, well written and nice pictures.
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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2018, 07:00:01 PM »
Thanks for your TR, well written and nice pictures.

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Re: Not Everything Is Qantas First Class
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2021, 09:41:12 PM »
Part 3

QF First - LAX-MEL

After settling in, the flight attendant came around and offered me pyjamas, amenity kit, headphones, a menu and a pre-departure drink. I asked for ginger ale in a champagne flute because... why not?!


Vintage Dry (Ginger Ale)
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