Asiana is another Star Alliance partner with excellent reward availability to Asia and Japan. From New York and Los Angeles to Seoul, Asiana flies the Airbus 380 along with Boeing 777 service from other US cities. Their 747s currently serve Europe and Asia. Asiana also provides connections from Seoul throughout Asia to places like Shanghai, Bangkok and Hong Kong just to name a few. Asiana has been named the worlds best Economy Class in recent Skytrax ratings.
Asiana Premium Class
Asiana offers two first class arrangements; the Suite and Lie Flat. The highly rated First Class Suite occupies the front of the lower deck on their Airbus 380s. One 777 version has First Class Suites installed and another 777 version has the First Class Lie Flat installed, as do the 747s. The way to tell on a seat map is the Lie Flats are angled toward the window. The Suite is famous for having a 32 inch personal TV screen.
Asiana's First Class Lie Flat is equally attractive and comes with the same outstanding service and food selections.
Smartium is the name of the lie flat business class seat. It offers direct aisle access to all passengers while the Recliner seats are in pairs of two or three. For international business class passengers the Smartium seat is superior to the angled lie flat seat. The way to determine if your aircraft has Smartium is the seat map will show all business class seats with aisle access.
In 2017 Asiana has indicated all long haul aircraft business class seats will be the Smartium seat.
Asiana is due to take delivery of the new Airbus A350 aircraft in the spring of 2017. This aircraft will feature 28 business class seats along with a 36 seat premium economy section. The business class seats are their Smartium seats that feature some upgrades including a tray to hold headphones with magazine rack that's easily accessible. Configuration on the A350 will be 1x2x1 in business class. Window seats with even row numbers will be the most private seats on this aircraft.
To learn more about Asiana's A350 follow this link.
For more on Asiana Airlines and their inflight services, please refer to their website with this link to Information and Services
Asiana Aircraft and Business Class Seat Specifications
Asiana long haul aircraft configuration is as follows:
A350: Smartium Business Class 28 / Premium Economy 36 / Economy 247
A380: First Class Suite 12 / Smartium Business Class 66 (upper deck) / Economy 417
B747-400: First Class Lie Flat 10 / Recliner Business Class 45 (24 upper deck) / Economy 304
B747-400 Combi: First Class Lie Flat 10 / Recliner Business Class 24 (upper deck) / Economy 230
B777-200 V1: Smartium Business Class 22 / Economy 272 (currently incorrect on Seatguru)
B777-200 V2: Smartium Business Class 24 / Economy 271
B777-200 V3: Recliner Business Class 28 / Economy 272
B777-200 V4: First Class Lie Flat 8 / Recliner Business Class 28 / Economy 226
B777-200 V5: First Class Suite 8 / Smartium Business Class 24 / Economy 214
(Version 5 will show as 77W on flight searches)
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