Last July Asiana unveiled a new, cutting edge first class product, featuring fully enclosed suites and the largest personal TVs in the sky. The 777-200ER aircraft featuring this product initially operated the Chicago to Seoul Incheon route, though Asiana has announced that they’ll also be starting three cabin service with their new product to New York JFK starting July 22, 2013. Asiana has always had amazing in-flight service and food (you can read my trip reports on their service here and here), so getting their new hard product to another destination is a huge win, in my opinion.
Best of all they have a ton of first class award space on the route, so snagging an award ticket shouldn’t be too tough. Conversely I’ve found it nearly impossible to find first class award availability on their Chicago route as of late.
Definitely an exciting change for those with Star Alliance miles!
Update: It looks like they’ll also be pulling the product from the Chicago route as of July 22, 2013, so this is merely a route change for the aircraft.