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Austrian Airlines Business Class Review 777

Austrian Airlines Business Class Review 777

Flying Austrian Airlines in Business Class is... pure luxury!

Their service, food, and seats are stellar --- among the best in the world.  I recently had the pleasure of flying them between Vienna and Toronto on their Boeing 777.  Here's my review:

(Buckle up - it's going to be a glamorous ride!)

Seating

Austrian Airlines Business Class Seat   Photo: Calvin Wood

Austrian Airlines Business Class Seat   Photo: Calvin Wood

First, let's talk about Austrian Airline’s Business Class seat.  I love it! The room allocation was simply palatial!   The seat came equipped with a HUGE side table that allowed me to spread out.  Power wasn’t a problem either - - it had USB chargers and regular outlets.  

And bonus: I was lucky enough to nab one of the prized solo window spots.  

 

Double Seats - Austrian Airlines Business Class Photo: Calvin Wood

Double Seats - Austrian Airlines Business Class Photo: Calvin Wood

Power Outlets - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Power Outlets - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Bedding

Lie-Flat Seats - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Lie-Flat Seats - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Sleeping on Austrian was a dream.

Their super comfy bedding was a winner: Soft & Plush. I loved the alpine motif on the duvet and pillows.  I felt like I was about to take a nap in the Alps!

I was on a day flight – but as soon as lunch was finished I took advantage of the seats that reclined to a fully flat position.  The side table actually cocooned me – forming a barrier between my slumber and the aisle. 

Seat Control - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Seat Control - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Lunch

Appetizers - Austrian Airlines Business Class

Appetizers - Austrian Airlines Business Class

Okay, let's discuss the in-flight dining – THIS is where Austrian Airlines blew away the competition. They actually had a chef on-board!

The cuisine was divine from start to finish!

First, they rolled out old world glam by serving appetizers from trolleys instead of on plates. Their selection was extensive – putting first class on most airlines to shame. And don't get me started on The Salmon Tartar – truly gourmet – from taste to presentation.

Appetizer Food Cart - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Appetizer Food Cart - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

For the main, I had the Fillet of Char with Crayfish Sauce, which IS the best fish I've ever tasted. And savoring it at 35,000 feet only enhanced my experience!

Main Course - Char - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Main Course - Char - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Dessert Trolly - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Dessert Trolly - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

To top everything off, I had the cheese plate with Austrian dessert wine (pictured at the start of this post).  They also rolled out a cart full of sweets - but there simply wasn’t any room left for that!   

Coffee Menu - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Coffee Menu - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Austrian has something that is quite unique – and that’s their coffee menu. It showcased about 10 different coffee concoctions.  I had the Viennese one with cognac  (as a sleep aid of course!).

Viennese Coffee with Cognac - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Viennese Coffee with Cognac - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Pre-Arrival Snack

Pre-Arrival Snack - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Pre-Arrival Snack - Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Just in case anyone was even remotely hungry after the feast they called lunch, Austrian served a delicious pre-arrival snack an hour before landing.  They offered two choices: Prawn Salad with papaya capriccio and chili lime dressing - - or  -  - Buffalo Mozzarella with asparagus. 

I went with the prawns to continue the "Seafood-Motif" of this flight.

My Verdict

Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

Austrian Airlines Business Class   Photo: Calvin Wood

In a heartbeat – I would go out of my way to fly Austrian Airlines in Business Class.

The food is spectacular – the seats are heavenly – and the service is top-notch.

I can't wait to experience their alpine hospitality again!

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