Asiana Airlines brings forward its LA A380 service

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For those of you who are tracking A380 inaugural flights, Asiana Airlines will be commencing their Airbus A380 superjumbo services to Los Angeles by a week. Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 rolling out of the paint shop - Image, Airbus The service will now commence on 20th August (instead of the 26th August) between Seoul Incheon and Los Angeles International, according to their … [Read more...]

Asiana reveals pictures of its A380 cabins (First, Business and Travel)


As Asiana Airlines gears up to operate the double decks Airbus A380 aircraft, the airline has released some pretty pictures of the product. First up is First Class... which in some respects looks like an Underground train with the entryways into the suites (with a two door sliding soultion, a 32" screen,  in a 1-2-1 configuration on the lower deck of the plane Entrance to a … [Read more...]

Asiana Airlines A380 takes another step closer


At GhettoIFE, I have very soft spot for Asiana Airlines (Mainly for some excellent customer service experience, but also for some amazing flying experiences... like flying in a First Class Cabin as the only paying passenger). As such I take a bit of an interest in what this airline does. Asiana Airlines put in an order for its Airbus A380s - a fleet of six aircraft - some … [Read more...]

Winners of the Lufthansa Rubber Duck and Asiana Airlines Amenity Kit


Well this has been a fun one, but it's to announce the winners of the Fabulous Lufthansa Rubber Duck, and the Asiana Business Class Amenity Kit... But, first... lets go through the comments for giggles, commentary and laughs. First up... there was a batch of entries after the cut off point. I've let them through, but for an on-time departure, please ensure you board the … [Read more...]

GhettoIFE giveaway: Lufthansa Rubber Duck

For some, these are like gold-dust. Seriously. The only things more converted that these in the aviation world are the Rimowa Amenity Kits. What am I talking about? The Lufthansa First Class Terminal Rubber Ducks Now, I won this from Lucky at TravelMagic (who landed it on my head too. A Lucky shot there indeed - stop the groaning down the back) for guessing an answer … [Read more...]

Flight number OZ214 retired

One of the traditions after a major incident is that after a while, the flight numbers related to that incident can be retired by the airline in question. It seems Asiana Airlines is to retire the OZ214/213 pair operating between Seoul Inchon and San Francisco,  that was related in the San Francisco crash earlier this month. From the 12th August, these flights will be … [Read more...]

Asiana San Francisco Crash: No mechanical failure

A few more details have emerged and have been confirmed since Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco Airport. The Boeing 777-200ER (registration HL7742) landed short of the runway, hitting the sea wall and ripped its tail off in the process, causing the plane to crash at the airport. The aircraft bounced twice, then spun around and departed from the left side of Runway … [Read more...]

UPDATE 6: Asiana Boeing 777 Crashes at San Francisco Airport

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Breaking news with an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER operating OZ214 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. The airplane was coming in from Seoul, South Korea and apparently crashed sometime after touching down on Runway 28. The Flightware map is at Image: KTVU  … [Read more...]

Asiana Airlines appoints their latest ambassador… PSY


If you've only managed to get Gangnam Style out of your head, and Gentle men is ear-worming it's way in - a bit of news that you'll all appreciate as K-Pop star PSY has singed with Asiana Airlines as their Ambassador. Image - Asiana Airlines From this, PSY will be doing publicity for Asiana via Facebook and Twitter, working with the airline to promote it at events and … [Read more...]

Asiana Airlines to operate their new 3 class product between ICN and JFK

If there is an airline who I have a soft spot for, it's Asiana Airlines. Whilst  I find whilst their hard product may not be the best out there compared to some (if you've been on a long trip on a Wedgie Bed... it's not great, but it's not bad), the soft product and the sheer warmth of their crews has made me choose Asiana more than not. Well, there's good news for people … [Read more...]