Retro Review: Asiana Business Class, Seoul-Manila

Asiana Airlines business class, Seoul to Manila

Flight: OZ703
Departure time in Seoul Incheon (ICN): 19:50
Arrival time in Manila (MNL): 23:00
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Seat: 4D
Duration: 4h 10m
Date of flight: December 22, 2013
*This is an award ticket, Business Class flight #43

Asiana Airlines Business Lounge

A short visit to the Asiana Airlines Business Lounge before heading to the departure gate.

Aircraft, Airbus A330

The Airbus 330-300 taking me to Manila that night, just three days before Christmas day.

Boarding, Gate 46

Boarding started on time (7:20pm) at Gate 46, with a separate line for business class passengers.

Business Class Cabin

The business class cabin has a 2-2-2 configuration with a total of 30 seats. That night, more than half of the cabin was full.

Seat 4D

My seat 4D (the one on the right side).

Personal screen

Headphones and entertainment controls.

From the film selection, I ended up watching "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones".

The seat controls giving you at least four variations 😉

The armrest controls.

The reading lamps are located between the two seats.

Spacious legroom.

Slippers and blanket

Pre-departure Beverage

As soon as I was seated, the cabin attendant came and offered something to drink. I settled for a glass of water. After awhile, the captain came to the PA and informed us of the flight time to Manila which is 3 hours and 50 minutes. The immigration and customs cards were also distributed together with the Asiana pen. Take off was actually 30 minutes delayed due to air traffic.


The menu card as well as the wine list. As usual, there was the choice of Korean and non-Korean dish. The Korean meal consisted of the traditional Pan Fried Yam "Seoyeohyangbyeong" and the nutritious "Ssambap". The champagne was the same as the one on the London-Seoul route, Piper Heidsieck Brut.

After setting up the table, the cabin attendant served the appetizer which was Smoked Duck with Mixed Greens.

Smoked Duck with mixed Greens

Main Course

Deep Fried Chicken Breast served with Doobanjang Sauce, Vegetables and Steamed Rice 😋

The other choice was "Grilled salmon served with mushroom cream sauce, asparagus and potato".

Cheese: Blue, Cheddar, Maroilles Nouvion

For dessert, they had White Chocolate Panna Cotta, plus various selection of coffee and tea. Since I was already feeling full, I skipped the dessert and tea. Afterwards, hot towels were distributed.


Inside the lavatory, there were amenities which included combs and dental kits. Also, there were the usual L'Occitane skin care products.

A small window for viewing whatever is outside 😉


Again, another great experience flying with Asiana Airlines. The food was great, the service was excellent and the whole flight itself was enjoyable. Till next time, Asiana Airlines. Kamsahamnida 😍