Class rating 6.7
- Boarding 6.0
- Seat for sitting 6.5
- Seat for sleeping 7.5
- Service 7.5
- Entertainment 4.3
- Food & drink 6.5
- Punctuality 7.5
- Baggage 7.5
- 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
JAL has three different first class seats on its-long haul fleet.
This is JAL's older-style first class seat, which looks more like a traditional business class seat. There is a solid partition between seats, which extend almost fully-flat. Feather duvets and pillows are provided.
2. JALSkysleeper Solo
The Skysleeper Solo reclines fully flat. Once reclined it is 66cm (26 inches) wide and 185.4cm (73 inches) long.
3. JAL Suite
Launched on the new 777-300ER aircraft, the JAL Suite is being upgraded during 2013.
There are eight suites in a 1-2-1 configuration. Seat Pitch in the latest cabin is 199cm (78.5 inches), width is 84cm (33 inches) and recline 180°. The TV screen is 23 inches.
The new decor is a woodgrain finishing that evokes an ambience similar to that of a personal study or bedroom.
The seat is upholstered in tan leather with 5-inch wide, thickly padded armrests making it reminiscent of a traditional armchair. At the touch of a button, the armrests smoothly retract as the seat converts into a full-flat bed. In the 180° position the seat combines with an ottoman located at the opposite end of the compartment to create one of the largest and widest, most comfortable sleeping areas in first class. When the seat is in the upright position, the ottoman can be used as a seat, should the passenger, for example, choose to discuss business, dine or just pass the time with a fellow traveler. The large sliding table can be placed conveniently in between the seat and ottoman providing ample space for both passengers at such times.
Passengers seated in the pair of suites located in the centre of each row can raise or lower privacy partitions located between them to create the exact atmosphere they wish. Passengers are provided with Bose noise-cancelling headphones for JAL's state-of-the-art audio-visual-on-demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment system. The compartment also features stowage spaces for bags and small items, a large side shelf, literature pockets and a laptop power point.
Mattresses have been made exclusively for the JAL Suite by the company Tempur-Pedic International Inc., whose products have been recognized by NASA and certified by the Space Foundation. The mattresses are made of a material called TEMPUR® described by the company as ‘a visco-elastic temperature sensitive material that moulds to your body. It yields slowly under compression, making no counter pressure, until the load is distributed on the entire area. When the load is removed, TEMPUR recovers slowly.
Cabin attendants place a mattress on each seat-bed on the passenger’s request together with a down comforter and a choice of pillow. Passengers can choose between a Symphony Pillow made of super soft TEMPUR, or a down pillow.
New loungewear is also offered in the JAL Suite. A cardigan embossed with a gold-colored JAL First Class logo and matching pants made of 100% pure cotton have been exclusively designed for JAL by the designer Aoshi Kudo.
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The First Class Suite is a very good product. On my flight only the 4 window seat were taken. The three FAs did a very good job and handled our requests always with a smile. The food, chicken, was very nice and the wine collection is impeccable. Since the middle row was empty, we all had 2 suites, one for sitting and one for sleeping! During the flight I... more
Flight from NRT-LHR Check-in is very well staffed so there are no queues though this being an award ticket from my BA Executive Club Avios, it took them a long time to decipher the booking, though this was no worse than a similar experience on Star Alliance. The lounge is spacious, calm and very understated. The section I was in was all designated a quiet zone... more