Asiana Airlines is officially axing first class from its Airbus A380s, although the upmarket private suites themselves will be retained and sold under the new brand of Business Suites. From 1 September 2019 the South Korean carrier and Star Alliance member will treat the twelve private suites ...
POSTED 8 May, 2019 7 Comments
Frequent flyer points aren’t only useful for booking business class flights: they’re also great for upgrading yourself from economy, such as when your employer or client will only purchase the lowest-priced ticket for your journey. Travelling on Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines i...
POSTED 28 Sep, 2017 2 Comments
Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines will bring its Airbus A380 aircraft to Sydney in November. But its visit will be short-lived, with the superjumbo appearing on only six flights between Seoul and Sydney – that’s November 13, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 26 from Korea on flight OZ601, and No...
POSTED 25 Aug, 2016 15 Comments
Star Alliance member and Qantas codeshare partner Asiana Airlines will resume daily flights between Sydney and Seoul from September 6 2015, after previously winding back services to five-times-weekly. Using a mix of four distinct aircraft types, passengers aboard selected Boeing 777 aircraft wil...
POSTED 3 Sep, 2015 10 Comments
Asiana Airlines will axe first class from all but four of its aircraft in a move to reduce ongoing losses. First class cabins across all of Asiana's Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER fleet will be ripped out and replaced by business class, with only the Airbus A380 retaining first cl...
POSTED 31 Aug, 2015 3 Comments
UPDATE | Asiana has shelved plans to upgrade its Sydney-Seoul flights to fully-flat beds in business class, which were to appear on the route from May 28. In their place, business class customers will continue to get 'sloping sleepers' through at least the end of 2015. An Asiana spokesperson ...
POSTED 27 May, 2015 12 Comments
Airbus’ early concepts for the A380 teased plenty of innovative ways to use the plane’s ample space. But only a handful of the dozen airlines flying the double-decker jet chose to swap revenue-raising seats for a lounge where first and business class passengers can mingle at 40,...
POSTED 16 Sep, 2014 15 Comments
Korea's Asiana Airlines will launch its first Airbus A380 flights in June – and we've got the first detailed photos to take you inside Asiana's superjumbo, including its 'private room' first class suites and upper deck business class seats. Asiana's A380 First Suites A dozen ...
POSTED 14 May, 2014 17 Comments
Four airlines will begin flying the Airbus A380 this year, among them fast-growing Gulf carriers Etihad and Qatar, boosting the superjumbo's customer base from the current count of ten. Those debuts will provide both a public relations fanfare and a financial fillip for Airbus, which has ye...
POSTED 4 Apr, 2014 12 Comments
Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...
POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment
This week in Get the Points, how to get Star Alliance Silver status instantly — and free of charge! Update: As of 0800 Sydney time on Tuesday 15 March, it appears BMI has pulled the deal and removed the signup page from its site. We'll keep the link in the article below in case the remov...
POSTED 14 Mar, 2011 5 Comments
Aviation research company AirlineTrends has cited a range of products and services for business travellers as key factors in choosing the world’s most innovative airlines. “The airlines featured on our list do not necessarily feature on the various ‘best airlines in the world&r...
POSTED 28 Jan, 2011 1 Comment
Hainan Airlines this week becomes the fifth Chinese airline to provide Sydney’s business travellers with direct flights into China, with the first of its thrice-weekly flights from Sydney to Shenzhen and onto Hangzhou.This is the first time these two Chinese cities have been served by direc...
POSTED 21 Jan, 2011 1 Comment
Asiana Airlines is gearing up to add six Airbus A380s to its fleet, although the Korean flag-carrier has no plans to schedule the superjumbo on services between Sydney and Seoul.The airline’s first A380, due for delivery in 2014, will make regular runs from Seoul to Europe and the US &ndash...
POSTED 7 Jan, 2011 0 Comments
The long drive between Korea's Incheon International Airport and Seoul is now a thing of the past, following this week's opening of the new Incheon-Seoul AREX airport express train. Two services are available. A high-speed service stopping only at Incheon and Seoul will take 43 minutes and cost ...
POSTED 31 Dec, 2010 0 Comments
Asiana Airlines' oddly-named but highly-regarded 'OZ Quadra Smartium' seat will be introduced on the daily Sydney-Seoul service towards the end of next year. The rolling refit of Asiana's Boeing 777-200ER fleet throughout 2011 will extend the availability of the unique seat from its current rout...
POSTED 7 Dec, 2010 3 Comments
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