Asiana Airways Introduces the 'OZ Quadra Smartium' Seat
It seems that anytime we discuss airline seating it’s either about the worst of the worst or the best of the best, and today we’re talking about the newest and the best from Asiana Airlines. They’ve invested some serious time and cash to the development of their newest business class seat, and they have even given it an awesome name: OZ Quadra Smartium Seat. Alright it’s a little wordy, but we’d love to give the Smartium a try.
The name comes from the flight code for Asiana Airlines—OZ—and "Quadra" is about the four smart features available on the seat. The new seat is able to go fully flat and is 74 inches long, enabling most to stretch out without a problem. There’s separate space between each seat to read US Weekly in private, and direct access to the aisle means you can overdo it on in-flight champagne and not bother anyone to use the restroom. Overall the up front cabin will have only 24 seats—a reduction of eight from the previous design—giving everyone more space for in-flight comfort.
The airline thinks their new seating is pretty smart due to the seat placement, and that’s where they get the Smartium label. The new seats can be seen on the airline’s newest Boeing 777 aircraft, and should be available from Seoul to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing.
The new cabin comfort is only available on certain days of the week, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before opening up the wallet. Eventually the new seat will make it to more and more aircraft, so the other airplanes don’t get jealous.
· Asiana Airlines - The OZ Quadra Smartium Seat [Official Site]
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