Class rating 8.1
- Boarding 9.5
- Seat for sitting 8.0
- Seat for sleeping 3.0
- Service 9.0
- Entertainment 5.5
- Food & drink 8.0
- Punctuality 9.0
- Baggage 5.0
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- B777-200ER (W32) - 0.0
- B777-300ER (W82) - 6.7
- B767-300ER (A41) - 7.6
- B737-800 (V40) - 0.0
- B777-300ER (W83) - 7.6
- B777-200ER (W51) - 0.0
- B777-300ER (W73) - 9.1
- Embraer 170 - 0.0
- MD90 - 0.0
- B787 Dreamliner - 8.4
- B777-300 - 0.0
- B777-200 - 0.0
- B767-300 (A23) - 0.0
- B767-300 (A33) - 0.0
- B737-400 - 0.0
- Saab 340 - 0.0
- Bombardier Q400 - 0.0
Confusingly, JAL has five types of long-haul business class seats, the latest being found on Boeing 777-300ERs.
The oldest type is the The SkyLuxe Seat, a cradle design that reclines to 152 degrees. Similar to this is the Skyrecliner.
The Shell Flat Seat is an inclined flat bed.
The maximum seat pitch between rows is 62 inches (157cm) and the recline 170 degrees. Seat width is 59.7cm or 23.5 inches and when fully extended in bed mode it is 190cm or 75 inches long. These seats have 10-inch TV screens.
The Shell Flat Neo Seat is also an inclined flat bed.
On Boeing 777s, seat configuration is 2-3-2 with 77 seats. The seat's design is based on the Shell Flat Seat, but improved, with a 15-inch TV. The seat pitch is 153 cm (60 inches) and width is 49cm (19.2 inches). In a reclined position the stats are: Bed Width 57cm (22.3inches); bed Length 192cm (75.6inches). The upholstery of the seat includes a slip-proof cover.
Finally, there is the JAL Sky Suite (pictured) which began being introduced from 2013. Cabins on the Boeing 777-300ER comprise 49 seats in a 2-3-2 layout.
Seats are 188 cm (74 inches) long, 65 cm (25.5 inches) wide at the top and 53 cm (21 inches) at base. They have 23-inch TVs and unobstructed aisle access for every seat. On request, sleep gear from Weava Japan Inc is provided.
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