The business class seats were really comfortable and the service could not have been better! Our only issue was when the airline made schedule changes we had to work with Kayak rather than directly with the airline and it took some time to get things sorted out.
Our original ticketed dates were canceled and we were rebooked for a day later at the start and end of our trip without ever being notified. Waited on hold over an hour 4 separate times for assistance from Japan air, since kayak and chatdeal refused to help. Japan air never answered and kayak would only offer to rebook us if we paid a $2000+ Difference in cost. Absolutely horrid overall experience. The Japan airlines flight crew was excellent, but we’re now departing and arriving on dates we did not choose.
They gave me the seat next to a very large person!!!
The JAL staff were all great at SFO and Haneda. I highly recommend JAL. I know I will be looking out for future flights with JAL. The food was very good as well as the snacks they prepared. Entertainment ok, the movie selection was ok. If JAL could add usbc charging that would be great. Also Bluetooth connectivity to the entertainment system would awesome. The headset connectivity was not great. High pitched noise came out if the headset. I did have trouble contacting JAL support while in Japan. I needed information about Covid testing for my return to the US. Basically no one picked up the phone. I ended up paying a lot of money for Covid testing when I could have paid less if I could have confirmed some information over the phone. Hopefully the US stops requiring Covid testing for entering the US or cheaper options become available. $160 x 4 was no fun!!
Highly efficient and great service
The number of flights available from the west coast US to southeast Asia has been severely reduced to the covid pandemic so flyers do not have all the options as in the past. So I reluctantly flew on JAL despite all the negative reviews [Spoiler: the reviews were correct]. Although I was pleased with the efficiency of the flight, the sincerity of the crew, and the high quality meals, the substandard business class accommodations made the whole flight uncomfortable. The chair was small, cramped, lumpy, and offered little privacy. It by no means compares to business class on China Eastern or Singapore Airlines -- the groups I usually fly. JAL will need to significantly upgrade business class if I consider this flight in the future.
缺點： "American airlines, No entartainment, no hi hello from the crew, no food, not even water... Funny guys, why the have flight people inside the plane :) domestic airlines are always joke compared to the world domestic or overseas...."
缺點： "Economy seat was very uncomfortable even though it reclined a lot. Was very disappointed I could not sleep on 12 hour flight. Arm rests too low? Shape of backrest was odd. Maybe provide a bigger pillow in addition to neck pillow to have something to rest arms on. Also tou need more movies. Singapore Airlines has many more options. Overall airplane, crew and food were very nice"
優點： "Crew took great care of us"
缺點： "The cabin was so hot it felt like there was no air conditioning. Please turn up the air conditioning (make it colder). Passengers feeling cold can use a blanket to stay warm. Passengers feeling warm have no solution. I was wearing just a T-shirt and was feeling so warm. Thank you"
優點： "It was great..."
缺點： "Lavatories on domestic flights in Japan are tiny. Like, super duper tiny."
優點： "Cabin crew were very helpful and polite."
缺點： "Food lacked flavor."
優點： "The crews were very kind and helpful."
優點： "The crew provided excellent service and the food is really great."
缺點： "My only issue was the other travellers not related to JAL. I was unable to properly sleep due to the toddler's whining and the senior who stopped me from reclining my seat."
優點： "Very comfortable and nice atmosphere"
優點： "Easily upgrade to premium economy class"
缺點： "Some staff lack of basic english"
優點： "The food on the plane is really good. The airline assistants are very friendly. The whole trip is really comfortable."
缺點： "The travel is too long for me. If there’s a direct flight, it only takes 12 to 13 hours for me to land but this trip took me 19 hours because the weather and they have to change the transfer spot to another in Japan."
優點： "Was fed a meal and snacks/drinks for this connecting 3 hour flight in economy. Hard to sleep in the economy seats, But with a blanket and thick clothes it would be better! Japan Airlines crew extremely nice!"
優點： "JAL is hands above any of the American airlines....so polite, helpful, diligent and graceful. Food much better as well, and newer planes."
優點： "Excellent service, excellent seats and comfort . Good food"
優點： "The seats were comfortable for economy, but that's about it. Unfortunately, everything else ranged between mediocre and okay. For non stop to Japan, I'd rather fly ANA."
缺點： "The whole entire class system that they are beholden to as if we're still living in feudal Japan. Swiss & Lufthansa serves more meals and at higher quality than JAL. The drinks were also blah. JAL focuses more on their Business Class and First Class Passengers. Even their luggage comes in first."
優點： "The staff were awesome. The facilities were good."
優點： "Crew was very nice. They let us switch seats when my boyfriend's TV wasn't working"
優點： "Service is great."
缺點： "Flight was an hour late. Boarded late. Took off late. Delayed 10 minutes at arrival gate with seat belt sign on."
優點： "Excellent food. Lots of food, drinks. Comfortable plane."
優點： "The crew will treat you with respect even if you fly with economy class like myself Superb food Great movie selections Cheap wi-fi"
缺點： "I cannot find one thing I did not like"
優點： "Friendly and helpful staff, excellent food."
優點： "Sakura lounge was excellent."
缺點： "The entertainment system was bit unsteady."
優點： "As usual A1 service all the way!"
缺點： "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."
優點： "Entertainment was good"
缺點： "Seats were uncomfortable, food was terrible"
優點： "Crew service is adequate. There's not much to complain about. Also I like they always put extra stuff on a table in the back, in case any passenger want to get extra between meals."
缺點： "The aisle is getting narrower and narrower. I sat by the aisle, and my elbow sometimes got in the way inadvertently or unintentionally."
優點： "All was efficient but no standout"
缺點： "Nothing was bad enough to mention this column"
優點： "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."
優點： "I am all right for travelling by Japan airlines this trips to Taipei. My hometown."
優點： "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
缺點： "The food was no better than any other airplane food."
優點： "The whole price was wonderful I like everything about it"
缺點： "There is nothing to dislike about the flight"
優點： "The fact that everything is included with the flight makes it very easy to fly with JAL. The staff was friendly and helpful when I was checking in. The agent tried her best to get me a window or aisle seat but was unable to. That didn't matter though. Airlines in the US should learn from them and treat their customers the same way."
優點： "attentive flight attendants, the aircraft looked reallly nice & they gave me a good seating position w/ more leg room"
缺點： "on a 12 hour flight they served meals only twice, at the beginning and at the end.. i was really starving in-between for somethign heavier (though u can ask for those biscuits etc).."
缺點： "Same thing as above"
優點： "Everything from delicious Japanese cuisine to attentive and courteous customer service from ground crew to flight crew greatly impressed our family. Being able to fly to Haneda is even better. We plan to fly JAL from now on."
優點： "The flight attendants are very friendly and polite. The seats in economy are generous and as comfortable as they could be in economy on a 10 hour flight. The two meals provided were pretty good for food served on an airplane."
缺點： "Nothing really."
優點： "I had only 30 minutes transaction time at Busan airport, and was not sure that I could catch my plane. The crew at the airport were very helpful, and a lady brought me to the security gate, and run out and checking in for me. With their help, I was able to catch the planes and arrived my destination on schedule. Thank you so much."
缺點： "This is just a poor airline in which I will never fly on again. I will blame it a lot on miscommunication but seats are horrible and need way for cushion especially if you are on a 11 hour flight."
優點： "Some of your reservations staff in Los Angeles needs to be counseled"
缺點： "Been more polite especially mike in your mileage program."
缺點： "Food and entertainment could better"
優點： "The crew was excellent & seats were comfortable"
缺點： "Better boarding procedures. JAL is better."
缺點： "They should’ve let us wait in the boarding room instead we all waited in the flight cabin, in our seats for 5.5 hours during the entire time of the flight delay. It was really terrible."
優點： "Friendly attentive staff."
缺點： "The seat was narrow and after 9 hours, not comfortable... Normal for economy though"
優點： "The cabin crew was great in services"
缺點： "Priority not thought"
優點： "Crew was fantastic. Really polite and attentive. Liked that they offered liquids throughout the flight to keep us hydrated. Good experience overall."
缺點： "Entertainment - didn't have to many movies I liked. Food was ok."
優點： "- Friendly staff. - Excellent service and boarding easiness. - Kayak's excellent price."
缺點： "- Entertainment had limited movies. - Food could have more selection for business class. - Loung in Japan is not the greatest and overcrowded. - Boarding from Japan to KUL was very poor specially in packing people like sardine in the shuttle."
優點： "The service...the food...the entertainmrnt....tq tq tq"
缺點： "The flight was delay .and I can’t able to catch my connecting flight I have to extra money for other connection flight"
優點： "Their service"
優點： "The crew are so courteous and helpful."
優點： "Good service"
缺點： "baggage was broken."
優點： "It was a fast flight, the crew was very accommodating and it was very comfortable."
優點： "Comfortable seats, excellent entertainment system (although lack of movie choices this time around), crew is attentive as usual, and the food is not bad for airplane food. Smooth traveling."
缺點： "If anything, it was simply the lack of movie choices but I guess it wasn't a good year for movies."
優點： "The extra inches were nice. Fairly comfortable seat. And the ice cream was a nice treat."
缺點： "I thought I would get a little more than a few extra inches in Economy Plus. Maybe an overnight packet (ear plugs, eye mask, toothbrush?) and/or a foot rest for the extra money, but it was literally only a few extra inches of space."
優點： "Food was quite good"
缺點： "the plane was Hot! So hot we couldn't use the blankets. The staff in Tokyo did not want to let me and my twin 11 yr olds board early. We need extra time to be organised and in our seats for a very long flight. If not we block the aisle. And that is without consideration for the fact that my daughter has limited sight so needs my help and it takes time. I was disappointed that they didnt come through the cabin from time to time with snacks as most airlines do on long haul flights."
優點： "Nice smile and service. Food is good as well"
缺點： "Arrived later than schedule"
優點： "Everything went well. ANA customer service wonderful, both at the counter and on the plane. Loved the meals, and fun to watch the available movies and shows at your seat."
優點： "Good food, seats were comfy enough for a 4.5-hr flight."
缺點： "Better Hollywood options for entertainment."
優點： "I like the way the stewardesses treating all passengers especially economy class- very professional , attentive to needs and service with great smile- overall wonderful experience and to think I had never heard of this airline prior to flying it for the first time was very impressionable for me"
缺點： "The in flights entertainment was a little limiting to me- but with the great service by crew- it didn't matter so much . But a little more wide variety could go a long way - or more new releases"
優點： "The crew is so polite and attentive. Snacks are free, generous, and tasty. Food is pretty good for airplane food. Interior was very clean and kept clean during the flight."
缺點： "I suppose the food could be better."
優點： "service from crew"
缺點： "chaotic boarding process/queue. connecting flight gate is quite a walk from 1 terminal to another (went down 3 floors of escalator ride and a distance tunnel walk - on a tight connection time (after a delayed departure/arrival)."
優點： "Good communication, food and services"
優點： "The staff was so friendly, attentive, helpful and pleasant!"
缺點： "14 hours on a a plane is a long time, no matter what :/ but it is amazing to be able to fly across the world in a day! The meal schedule was weird, but after we figured it out, it was fine, and the food was pretty good too."
優點： "Was a smooth flight, good flight crew. Tasty food too"
優點： "Crew very helpful and reassuring though plane late on arrival in tokyo."
缺點： "Due to snow in Seattle area plan departed 2 hours late which made a short connection time, but all went well."
優點： "The flight was very well organized and the plane left on time and arrived exactly on time. The service was excellent even though the plane was close to full."
優點： "Great airline!"
缺點： "some of the gates can be long walk"
優點： "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
缺點： "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"
優點： "Excellent check in experience. Lots of leg room in Economy class. Meals were well prepared and tasty."
優點： "Friendly and helpful airline staff and flight attendants. Efficient boarding. Departed on time. Great in flight service."
優點： "They had a lot of Great Movies! I was able to catch up with Kong, James Bond, The Great Wall and much, much more!"
優點： "Sleeper seats, food and service"
優點： "The service was good. The seats were comfortable."
缺點： "I missed the Thai crew. The crew was from Japan. No complaints about them."
優點： "Good food and service"
缺點： "Delay too much time"
缺點： "Limited number of movies"
優點： "Great customer service and very kind staff!"
優點： "Polite attendants"
缺點： "small leg room......"
優點： "Service was nice way more room than American Delta or United for economy"
優點： "Great service and great food"
缺點： "No complaints from me"
優點： "ANA staff are generally well trained (but are you really allowed to land with your laptop open on your lap as some people were?) ... good service overall, good movie selection, food varies from OK but boring to very good indeed ."
缺點： "Both meal A and B selections would have caused problems for people with shellfish allergies. One was a seafood doria so they have me the other meal. The other had a sauce with seafood extract in the ingredients. I can read Japanese so didn't eat it, but there wasn't any English information on it."
缺點： "Queued up with other Star Gold etc. customers (they have 2 queues, one for Diamond and one for other statuses). There's a sign on a pole. People queue up, then they swivel the pole round so I'm in the wrong queue now. Try to move, lose place in queue, they swivel it back the way it was... Good airline but boarding especially for domestic is disorganised with poor signage etc."
缺點： "The food quality was slightly lower than that on the outboud flight. I ordered Hindu Meal."
優點： "The seat had good width since I am 6"1 , unlike most American airline the comfort level is much better, not cramped."
缺點： "Not much all good"
優點： "Very friendly and attentive service, good movie selection on new screens."
缺點： "TSA-style pat-down at the gate in Narita before allowed to board."
優點： "Unexpectedly upgraded to business class - fantastic way to start a business trip... Food was amazing, and the seats and legroom are of course paradise compared with economy class - thanks ANA!"