Asiana goes daily on Sydney-Seoul flights from September 6

By Chris Chamberlin, September 3 2015

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 will enjoy fully-flat beds in business class, each with direct aisle access...

Look for 'B77W' and 'B77L' in the 'Aircraft' column on Asiana's website
Look for 'B77W' and 'B77L' in the 'Aircraft' column on Asiana's website

... while travellers on the Airbus A330-300s and older Boeing 777-200s will instead find 'sloping sleepers' at the pointy end:

OZ602 from Sydney to Seoul is wheels-up at 9:30am to touch down in Korea at 7pm that evening. On the return OZ601 pushes back at 8:30pm for a 7:40am arrival the following morning.

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn both points and status credits on Asiana's Australian flights by booking their journey via Qantas on the QF flight number.

Through Virgin Australia's tie-up with Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines, Velocity members can too earn points, although not status credits, on Asiana OZ flights.

Simply provide your KrisFlyer number when booking directly with Asiana, and later convert your KrisFlyer miles into Velocity points on a 1.35:1 basis.

Read: How to convert KrisFlyer miles into Velocity frequent flyer points

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

03 Sep 2015

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I don't think Asiana has neither the 777-300ER and -200LR

https://au.flyasiana.com/C/en/homepage.do?menuId=003009001000000&menuType=CMS.

Hi gdumas, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

As it turns out, Asiana uses non-standard aircraft codes in its own booking system and also in the GDS – in this case, B77L which would usually mean a Boeing 777-200LR, and also B77W which would normally refer to a Boeing 777-300ER.

However, Asiana appears to operate six different configurations of the Boeing 777-200ER and uses these other codes to differentiate between them, so we've updated our article to reflect this.

Cheers!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Dec 2014

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Would hate to get an aircraft change from a 777-200 LR or 777-300ER to a 777-200 or A330-300 the lie flat product looks much nicer!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Nov 2014

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Chris, do you know what are the dates that we'll get 77L with QS and what days we get the old seat? I hate to have another TG that flying is like lottery. 

It seems to vary from week to week, so best to check the aircraft code when you book.

04 Sep 2015

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I'm not sure where people are getting "777-200LR" or "777-300ER" from considering Asiana does not operate any of the two stated aircraft. The only model of the 777 that they operate is the 200ER and have been doing so Since 2004. Asiana's "non-standard" aircraft codes on their booking site must suggest something else, the "L" & "W"'s do not necessarily suggest a different 777 aircraft type, rather possibly differently internally configured  sections of the aircraft as not all their fleet consists of the same seat configuration as some have PTV's whilst others have AVOD etc.

The answer is in the comments above – these aircraft types originally appeared in the article due to what Asiana displays in the GDS, however have since been corrected to reflect Asiana's non-standard aircraft codes.

01 Feb 2012

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Is that seriously their uniform? Makes me confused whether this is a North or South Korean airline

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Dec 2014

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Yes, it is their uniform

13 Oct 2015

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https://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Asiana_Airlines_OZ_602

Looks like they planned on running the flat beds for 3 rounds trips.

Asiana is really turning into a joke if you want to fly business. I will no longer fly with them.  


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