disclaimer: this trip was provided was wholly provided by Japan Airlines. I wish they would have thrown in some lotion, but I guess that starts pushing into Business and First class amenities. They are one of the only airlines I have ever experienced to do so and on research, the only airline that operates this cabin on the 787. Oops. This means your bags are tagged with that special "priority" tag, which will deliver your bags swiftly at baggage claim. Let me take you through my experience of JL41 by beginning with the first perk: 1. The flight times (2.45am takeoff and 6.25am landing) of JL41 may look controversial and horrible at first sight to lots of travelers but this slot has, in fact, been chosen for a reason. To help passengers do this, passengers are able to use the spa any time after 6pm on the night of travel. An updated and more spacious configuration. Around six and a half hours after taking off, still somewhere over Russia, the crew began the days inflight meal. The seat was also wide and instead of reclining backward it reclined forward so that it doesn't disturb the person sitting behind you. Their economy cabin is setup in a 3-3-3 layout and the seats offer 31” of pitch and only 16.5” of width. There was a huge selection of dishes and I went for the beef curry rice and a tiny salad. I experienced all of the features of the spa before getting out, and to tell the honest truth, in a state of complete relaxation. JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7/SS2) JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS8/SS9/SS9Ⅱ) Seating configuration: 2-4-2 (8-seats per row layout) 2-3-2 (7-seats per row layout) Capacity: 40 seats: 35 seats (787-8) 35 seats (787-9) Seat width (between armrests) approximately 48cm * Specifications for some seats are different. To confidently say this, JAL needed to ensure passenger comfort to all passengers, not just those in upper cabins. If you check out the video, I explain things a lot better. It’s where I and my two co-writers, James and Ethan, will be sharing all our travel reviews and aviation news. Here’s my ANA Economy Class trip report. It’s not hard to find your gate with this easy system and there is one food court for all restaurants. I had a delicious Sauteed Mushroom Soup, Pasta Genovese, Stone-baked Bread and Yogurt Jelly. Extra bonus that you get priority baggage service. My first observations of the area were not great, I have to admit. The choice was between ‘Hamburg Steak and Fettuccine’ and ‘Stir-fried shrimp in Chilli Sauce with Rice’. The "new" movie selections weren't as great as the choices that my sister had on her flight to Japan (she flew with Delta). There were around 10 different types of hot tub/baths, a sauna, shower stations and many other points of use. The meal prior to my arrival destination was another yummy entree and it was prepared by Soup Stock Tokyo . A lifestyle blog about two sisters who love to travel and mix in fashion, beauty, pet-friendly destinations and more. I was going to skip the pudding dessert on the entree, but since everything else was so delicious I gave it a try. To better the experience, they are also treated to a free bus ride to Haneda once they’re finished. Japan Airlines (JAL): 787 Economy class Hong Kong-Tokyo - See 9,044 traveler reviews, 6,332 candid photos, and great deals for Japan Airlines (JAL), at Tripadvisor. I happened to have done quite some shopping in Japan, so this was a great deal. Japan Airlines have focused on the launch of JL41 for a while now and as part of their sales push, have added some immense extras. When I checked into my flight, I had access to a special check-in counter. I'll be sure to visit a Soup Stock Tokyo the next time I go to Japan. Japan Airlines (JAL): Premium economy on a JAL 787-900 - See 9,051 traveler reviews, 6,361 candid photos, and great deals for Japan Airlines (JAL), at Tripadvisor. We were cruising at 40,000ft and were around five hours into the journey. JAL Sakura Lounge, NRT 11. As there was only one seat remaining, I immediately booked the flight. Japan Airlines 787-8 business class cabin. My favourite side dish was an octopus and potato salad which was presented fantastically and tasted great. I had no idea what upgrades this seat entailed, but I figured it wouldn't be anything like Business class, but I was expecting it to be better than Economy class. The Sky Suite economy seat was amazing. American Airlines just launched its first partner premium economy awards, but so far, it’s only for British Airways awards. The new Sky Suite product is unique from other economy class products in other ways, too. It was 4 pm and surprisingly there was no queue. Well, I wanted to know what went on further back in the aircraft. I am really impressed, however, that JAL have been able to offer economy passengers the lounge experience while keeping their prices competitive. The Sakura Lounge that I accessed at Narita International Airport was huge and the service and amenities were awesome. Before getting onboard I wasn’t expecting the levels of comfort or space that I had. I would say that the Japan Airlines Premium Economy is a good product and worth paying the extra if you can afford it. I’ll admit, I went into this experience feeling nervous about the whole decision because after all, 11 hours in economy is a long time. It wasn't quite a Business class seat where I can actually sleep like a normal person, but significantly better than an Economy seat. I have sat in JAL's economy seats and the Premium Economy seats were a million times better. This was the day I had been looking forward to for quite some time. Not a bad price when the cash price is over $1000USD for this flight (in economy). The final service offered a chocolate brownie and any final drinks requests. After I booked my flight, I did a quick search and was excited to learn that JAL ranked high amongst their competition. My Mom and I took seats 9A and 9C, which are a pair of seats on the left of the plane, while my … Finally, a premium economy that stands head and shoulders above economy. When buying an economy ticket, you aren’t simply treated to a ticket from A to B, but a range of pre-flight activities to get you in the mood for your flight. Along with its oneworld partners Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines, JAL primarily operates flights throughout Asia.. This site evolved out of my popular Instagram account, LondonSpotter. Most airlines pack 9 seats across, meaning it's more like a low cost cattle truck than anything "dreamy". More Boeing 787 Reviews on LondonSpotter: Enter your email below and be notified every time we publish a new article. Hence their Economy Class name is called Skywider, not only with better width but the leg room is also excellent with a … This JAL 787 business class flight from Tokyo to Taipei cost 22,000 Avios. JAL has installed newer business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration on some of its jets (777s and 787-9s) and it will have to do the same on its 787-8s unless it wants to be left behind its peers. The only con was the in-flight entertainment, but this was the same entertainment for all classes. Hi!We're sisters who are half Japanese and half American and we love to travel the world in style! For all its supposed technological innovation, in economy class at least, the "Dreamliner" experience is normally pretty miserable. I had a ton of leg room, a leg rest, an adjustable footrest, and a center divider for some privacy. Lights went out straight after takeoff and the cabin, for the most part, fell into deep sleep. The amenities included slippers, a toothbrush set, moisture mask, earplugs, eye mask and noise canceling headphones. Japan Airlines 787-8 economy review (SAN-NRT) Why are travelers still coming to Japan? JAL began Helsinki flights on the 787 in March 2013. As you read last week, I was onboard the first JAL 787 Service from London to Tokyo in Premium Economy and wrote how impressed I was with that. Haneda to Narita transfer bus 10. Japan Airlines 787-8 business class (Sky Suite) Beijing to Tokyo (Haneda) 08. Now call me naive for not fully knowing what to expect but I was amazed by the size of the place. JAL B787-8 Economy Class I also managed to take a look at the Economy Class product. By going eight abreast instead of nine, JAL have managed to increase seat width to 18.9” and seat pitch (gap between seats) to 33”. I have never heard about this and while I was eating my meal, I stopped my movie and began reading the pamphlet they handed out that explained the dishes and chefs of RED U-35. Seeing as it was around midnight UK time and 8am Japanese time, what was offered was very strange. We took off to the Northwest but banked right straight afterwards and flew down south before banking again and heading up the left of Yokohama. Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Business Class. JAL’s 787-8 consists of 42 business class seats spread across 2 cabins, with a 2-2-2 seat configuration. Complimentary JAL Sakura Lounge access. The JAL Boeing 787, developed in pursuit of comfort using advanced technology Wider, bigger windows for wider views Featuring windows 1.3 times the size of those on conventional medium-sized aircraft, offering wider views. The lounges definitely help ease my anxiety as the atmosphere is typically calm and relaxing. Economy was full, premium economy was about half full, and business class was about 75% full. Japan Airlines dominates Terminal 2, so finding the check-in counter was effortless. I got off the Tokyo Monorail at around 5.45pm, got the 15-minute walk up on Google Maps and walked through the area of Heiwajima which is basically a huge lorry and cargo terminal. With spa access, lounge access, flight times that encourage rest and one of the world’s best cabins, why would you not choose to fly Japan Airlines? It was tasty, not bland, and I actually wanted more. For my return journey I was onboard JA841J, another three class 787 just like my outbound leg. A huge difference for this mammoth flight. There is only one economy cabin as the aircraft is premium heavy (lots of business class seats). Japan Airlines ‘Super Economy’ Flight Review As you read last week, I was onboard the first JAL 787 Service from London to Tokyo in Premium Economy and wrote how impressed I was with that. I've never sat in an airline seat with so many footrest options. With more comfortable seats, the JAL 787-8 is hands down the best economy hard product I’ve experienced. RED U-35 is Japan's largest culinary competition where emerging talented chefs are discovered. Once I had undressed and entered the spa room I went around looking at the different options. Complimentary Heiwajima Spa access to all passengers. 3. I arrived back at Haneda with plenty of time to spare and headed for the lounge to crack on with some work. Copyright © London Spotter 2017 | Website by Hector. ANA, JAL’s major competitor on the Tokyo-London route, operate the B777 to London Heathrow. Once I was ready to leave there was still a lot of time to kill before the buses back to Haneda (00.20 and 1.20) so I headed back through the lorry terminal to Haneda feeling very refreshed. Well, I wanted to know what went on further back in the aircraft. I chose an ANA economy class flight from San Francisco to Narita. Japan Airlines’ Premium Economy increased 41.25 pitch, and increased recline and a world apart from Economy for sleeping or working. Haneda International Terminal is a long terminal but very simple in its design, which I like. The experience was just fantastic. I love burdock root and it has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. What interested me was what flying from London to Tokyo in economy class was like. JAL's Premium Economy seats were a huge upgrade from the economy seats. I can confirm that, after flying both economy and premium economy, JAL’s evident policy of ensuring comfort over cash has worked. I was SO impressed. Japan Airlines is one of our favorite airlines when flying to and from Japan. The lounge was a very comfortable experience and it looked as if passengers were in good spirits as we went to board the flight. 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Retrofitted 787-9 Routes The first retrofitted 787-9 will appear on the Tokyo Narita – Kuala Lumpur route from 31 July 2017 and will operate on that route 6 days/week. Be sure to subscribe to receive my monthly newsletter, exclusive offers and more. JAL have promoted this new night flight saying that you arrive in London feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. We love to share our tips on hidden gems and the latest fashion trends. I later realised I should have known this as we were handed a note at check-in letting us know. While JAL has two different configurations of the 787-8, the aircraft I flew on featured 38 Apex Suites business class seats in two cabins, 35 premium economy class seats, and 88 economy class seats. I got changed into the clothes they provided, shaved and went to lie down to relax even more. From Hidden Gems to Fashion Trends! I had booked seats 9A, 9C and 9D in the rear cabin. I have to say I was extremely surprised and impressed with what JAL’s economy class had to offer. This flight is bookable on Momondo. The soup was packed with so much flavor and the stone-baked bread was so much better than the in-flight butter rolls that are typically hard, dry, and cold. The combination of wide, comfortable, high-pitch seats with the better pressurization of the 787 and the consistently high-quality service of JAL makes its 787-8 a winner. Who doesn't like lounge access? Anyway – this is my full review of JAL economy on the 787-8. Japan Airlines operates in Terminal 2 of Tokyo Narita International, together with American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas and other OneWorld alliancepartners. Each seat offered direct aisle access and a high privacy wall to separate the two passengers. This is definitely nice if you don't like waiting in long lines or if you're running late. I knew that JAL had striven to better their economy product but I can now confidently say that they succeeded. Tested by Michael Gebicki, who flew courtesy of Japan Airlines Japan Airlines 787-8 business class (Shell Flat Neo) Tokyo (Narita) to San Diego. JAL has got a winner on its hands with the extra roomy seat with huge legroom, well worth the extra cost for anyone looking for a little more inflight comfort without the price tag of a business seat. When travelling from Tokyo to London it seems to me that JL41 and JAL are the obvious choice. (Travel Update | March 16) Majority of Japanese public believe Japan should postpone or cancel Olympics: Japanese surveys [COVID-19] Press Conference by the Prime Minister (March 14, 2020) Xinhua #Coronavirus vlog: how COVID19 affects life in Japan RSS, 10 Unique and Wacky Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan, Top 10 Amazing Things To Do in Havana Cuba. The only con was the in-flight entertainment, but this was the same entertainment for all classes. There were plenty of beverages and snacks, but I was hungry so I immediately went to the dining hall instead. Dropping off my bag was also pretty quick and straightforward. JAL Sky Wider II class onboard Japan Airlines Sky Suite 787 will feature 88 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. 2. The early takeoff means that passengers can and probably will fall asleep almost as soon as the aircraft hits the skies. Review – JAL SKY SUITE III – Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita – 787-9 Review – Shell Flat Neo – Tokyo Narita to Vancouver – 787-8 I was excited to be flying in JAL’s SKY SUITE III again, since I loved the seat layout on our Tokyo Haneda to Bangkok flight, which was operated by a … Nevertheless, I walked in, had my name checked off the list and got handed my bag which included soft clothes and two towels. Our takeoff time was 2.50, 5 minutes late. As much as I travel, I get a little anxious when I am sitting and waiting at the gate for my flight. 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You can find Soup Stock Tokyo on the grounds, in Japan as well, and they have a variety of soups with a soup menu that changes weekly. Japan Airlines (JAL) now is the only airline to still offer 2-4-2 (8 abreast) seating in Economy. The customer service was exceptional and both meals left me wanting seconds. All the reviews were outstanding, so I was happy that I made my quick decision to book that one remaining seat before it was gone. This is a review of the product that flies from Sydney and Melbourne to Tokyo. I didn’t set my expectations too high, which I thought was the best way to enter into this flight. Unfortunately, once I arrived at the lounge it became clear that economy passengers were only welcome after 11.30pm. I've been a passenger in the different classes both on domestic and international flights, but this was my first time experiencing the Premium Economy class. Other sides included a basic salad, bread roll, miso soup and a chicken dish which was stone cold. A review of the JAL 787-9 Business Class cabin as experienced on a flight between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita - these Sky Suites will soon be upgraded but the upgrade will take a while so this cabin will still be around for a while. It wasn’t until this point that I realized how important perk number three was. I did a bit of research into other economy products to see how this compared. My favorite items from the meal were the side dishes: The Julienned "Gobo" Burdock Root and Hazelnut, accented with Sherry Vinegar and the Seasonal Winter Vegetables enveloped in "Shira-ae" Sauce of Mascarpone Cheese and Tofu. The salad was a standard salad, but they made sure that it was super fresh. I went for the steak and fettuccine and have to say I was more impressed with the sides and pudding than I was with the main course. We then cleared the floor, were offered hot towels and descended into London Heathrow where we landed bang on time with a beautiful nighttime approach over London Heathrow. Japan Airlines is tweaking its Boeing 787 fleet with new business class SkySuites as well as premium economy, in the process slashing the size of the current economy cabin by over one-third. But increasing seat space isn’t all that JAL have done. Before I left, the … For that reason, I have named this review ‘Super Economy’. This dramatically changes the feel of the cabin and helps passengers to feel like they have a lot more space than they normally would. JApan Airlines bucks the trend, with a 2-4-2 configuration. Thank you Eva. Sisters Who Have A Passion For Travel & Fashion. It almost felt like fine-dining when my choices were Beef Sukiyaki, Sesame MIso Flavors or Chicken, Taro and "Yuba" soy milk skin Gratine. I really hope you enjoy the site. But after years of planning and saving airline miles, we finally were able to book business class flights on American Airlines from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Tokyo (Narita)! I would have never imagined that there would one day be a class between Business and Economy on aircrafts. It wasn’t until I arrived at the spa that I understood how big a place this was and how out of place I, initially, felt. Boarding began smoothly at 2.25am and we pushed back for takeoff as soon as we could. After I had my meal, I headed back downstairs and sipped on some green tea until my flight was ready for boarding. The JAL seat is hands down the best economy seat I have ever sat in. It was on floor 2F which wasn’t fantastically signposted until I reached floor 3. But until our trip in June 2018, we had only flown economy class on Japan Airlines. The seat next to me stayed empty. I went with the Beef Sukiyaki and it was not your typical airline food. If you want to learn more about other airlines that offer Premium Economy, Seat Guru has a great comparison chart. I have sat in JAL's economy seats and the Premium Economy seats were a million times better. I'm so used to unappealing wilted salads on flights and thought it was impossible to have fresh salads on any flight. Spoiler alert: it was as good as I was expecting, and I stepped off that airplane in Japan feeling as if it was exactly the kind of experience that sets the bar for long-haul economy class. The octopus dish and pudding were both very impressive offerings for an economy product and something I would highlight. New earphone plugs have been fitted to allow passengers to listen to the IFE using their own headphones instead of the double plugged airline ones, AC power plants have been fitted underneath every seat, accessory holders have been added to the seat back pocket, screens have been updated and now carry 10.6” of width and space under each seat has been completely cleared to allow unobstructed space to place your briefcase or backpack. Seat width increases to 48 cm in the new Sky Suite setup with an additional 5 cm compared to current Japan Airlines 787-8 aircraft in the old 3-3-3 economy configuration. After meal service, an ice-cream was served and the cabin lights were slowly re-dimmed for the cabin to fall back asleep. I definitely enjoyed the nice headphones, since I didn't have one myself. Service was then halted, snacks were laid out at the front of the cabin and people slept until the next cabin service one hour and ten minutes before landing. The final service offered a chocolate brownie and any final drinks requests. That, however, didn’t take away from the strange choice of ‘breakfast’ that I assumed would be offered. I would like to thank Eva who looked after me during the flight really well. JAL 787-9 Economy Class The seat pitch is also better than in most 787-9 Economy class cabins with JAL offering 33″ while other airlines mostly offer between 31″ and 32″. I knew JAL had incredible reviews in business class so wasn’t too fussed about adding to them. LEFT: JULIENNED "GOBO" BURDOCK ROOT & HAZELNUT ACCENTED WITH SHERRY VINEGARRIGHT: SEASONAL WINTER VEGETABLES ENVELOPED WITH "SHIRA-AE" SAUCE OF MASCARPONE CHEESE AND TOFU. With that in mind, I headed back to the terminal and found a quiet spot to work at. To be totally honest, I was a little disappointed with the choice of meal the crew gave. I also used the moist mask and toothbrush set. My Premium Economy seat was a huge upgrade. Royal Park Hotel THE Haneda 09. The cabin has 11 rows of economy seats and is unique from other airlines by offering a 2-4-2 configuration rather than your standard 3-3-3. There was a small cutout for all window seat passengers to exit his/her seat without having to bother the aisle-seat passenger but the seats were close enough to each other to allow the two passengers to converse and dine together. Economy passengers were only welcome to use floor 5. Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on Japan Airlines in Business Class: The electric shade featured on windows … Hopefully, AAdvantage will soon … This makes it much more comfortable. JAL's Premium Economy seats were a huge upgrade from the economy seats. One of the sweetest and nicest cabin crew I have ever encountered. This Boeing 787-800 (788) seats 206 passengers and is primarily used on International routes. Japan Airlines’ 787-9s are extremely low capacity (they have just 195 seats), so boarding was quick. JAL’s economy class isthe best long-haul offering I have ever used and would highly recommend it to all of you. As this is the case, JAL only offer 88 economy seats on the whole aircraft. No, … Both side dishes were super tasty! At TPG, our first priority when booking review flights is to use points and miles, and TPG definitely redeems a lot of points for travel — 17.5 million Amex points in 2018 alone. JAL have boasted that they ‘strived to create the world’s largest class of space and comfort in economy class’ and, in my opinion, they must have come close or even done so. However, this wasn't a deal breaker as I'd rather have all the other benefits instead of a great movie selection. We're sisters with a passion for travel and fashion. The customer service was exceptional and both meals left me wanting seconds. For pudding was a coconut mange with apple compote. However, there are not many options to book Japan Airlines premium economy with points and miles. All of the chef's that compete in RED-35 are under 35 years of age and although it's a fairly new competition (launched in 2013), it's backed by Japan's food industry leaders. I'm not a huge fan of pudding, but the "Anno" sweet potato pudding was so amazing that I wanted seconds so bad! My perks with purchasing Premium Economy started immediately. When I first saw that the spa was on offer, I booked my ticket and thought nothing much of it. When I was searching for a flight to Japan with my British Airways miles, one flight popped up for a Premium Economy seat from Los Angeles to Narita, Japan. Follow our adventures as we discover hidden gems, amazing landscapes or cute things to do in Japan. I found the place in good time but couldn’t seem to find the actual spa for a while. This struck me as a choice I would be offered for dinner and not breakfast. Japan Airlines (JAL) is one of the two main airlines of Japan, with ANA being the other. I woke up over central Russia, four and a half hours later, feeling very rested. A quiet area upstairs from the lounge with its own food selection. JAL ranked #6 for World's Best Premium Economy Class 2017, #3 for Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seats, and #6 for Best Premium Economy Class Airline Catering. 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