The boarding staff were professional. I could not board because I was not aware or informed of Covid restrictions in Japan (passing through) . Fortunately the counter staff declined my boarding so I was not stuck in ORD or rejected in Japan. I will gain the required testing and reschedule the trip next week.
Awesome crew! Highly recommended!
Inside the airplane is hot.
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.
The delay was 6 and half hours… They didn’t provide any comfortable space to stay. We needed to worry about PCR test and everything, so at least they could provide reasonable offers which is that we could use JAL lounge or somewhere we could relax and stay.
優點： "The flight never occurred. The first leg of my flight from Ho Chi Minh was cancelled and I was not informed. I discovered this when I went to check in. I called Kayak to resolve this since I had confirmation of the booking and was placed on hold. After 2 HOURS I hung up. At roughly 4:00 am I spoke with someone at Kayak who confirmed the flight was cancelled and that I was not contacted. An offer was made to put me on another flight a day later but that was impossible because of needing another Covid test. I was able to arrange another flight that was more expensive."
缺點： "I would like to be reimbursed the difference in flight cost since I was not informed about the flight cancellation."
缺點： "flight didn't even happen"
優點： "Very friendly and accommodating crew."
優點： "The crews were very kind and helpful."
優點： "crew was professional, attentive and polite"
優點： "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."
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： "Great crew. I easy transfer!"
缺點： "Food was not great."
優點： "While many other airlines are cutting down on their service quality and amount of food on their flights, Japan Airlines has done the reverse: offer excellent food and great service at every tier, including economy. We took a flight from NY to Tokyo and felt like it was one of the best long haul flights we have taken."
優點： "The crew were very polite,"
缺點： "but thet could not help me in getting hooked up with the wifi, which I attempted to do numerous times. The food was mediocre, at best, and the seat was hard and not very comfortable."
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： "Crew was great, just like Japanese specific hospitality. Crew clean up toilet and keep refilling toilet supply. Airplane was nice and clean. Entertainment equipment was up to date."
缺點： "I could not log in in JAL website using mileage account. They said it has been maintanance mode for a while and could not tell when it would be completed. I tried a month later but the problem was not solved. They foward any problems and inquiries to reservation center but calling the number won't find anyone to talk. Always they put me on hold for hours and never reached anyone. I have food allergy and tried to request for special meals but the option was not there under my eticket number as described in their website. They say the option may not be available because I purchased my ticket from 3rd party, not from JAL or it was code share flight. Very inconvenient. I had to skip 2 meals out of 3in leaving for Japan. I got very hungry at the end of the flight...."
優點： "Very family friendly. Good entertainment system."
優點： "Comfortable business class seat. Flight was on time. That’s what I wanted."
優點： "They were every where all the time! No sitting around in the back like most airlines. Movies Hallie and many first run and Oscar nominated."
優點： "Flight attendants provided high standard of service and courteous."
優點： "The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb. Although, our trip is long it doesn't seem like because of the great service."
優點： "JAL is great!"
缺點： "Cold food"
優點： "Service was excellent."
缺點： "The food could have been a little more mainstream"
優點： "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
缺點： "Selections of movies"
優點： "Politeness. It definitely stands out."
缺點： "Coffee. It just didn’t taste good to me. But they had wine!"
優點： "Able to accommodate many dietary requirements and friendly crew"
優點： "Food and entertainment was good."
缺點： "Because of some system updating we were unable to check in online and had to wait until we got to the airport to select seats. By then, there were no decent seats available. My bladder nearly burst because the guy next to me slept the whole time. They say it will take 3 weeks to update the system. This is a terrible level of customer care."
優點： "It was pretty comfortable for a 14hour flight and all the flight attendants were super nice and very helpful. Different then most airlines in my opinion. Next time I go to Japan it will be with Japan Airlines no doubt!"
缺點： "The only thing I didn't like Was leaving the plane."
優點： "I am looking forwards to using them again! I paid more using this airline than their competitors. But after completing my trip I will have to say it was well worth it and will using them again."
優點： "Still, love JAL's customer service from the cabin crew. The flight attendants are always friendly, courteous and professional. They do a great job of meeting and exceeding passengers expectations"
缺點： "The cabin area was extremely warm; at one point, I had to take out the safety card and fan myself. There was no explanation why the approximately 5-hour flight was uncomfortably warm. During the flight, I woke up from a sound sleep because of the heat in the cabin."
優點： "Great service. Great in flight entertainment. Served a meal. Had USB charge port. Spacious even though I was in the last row."
缺點： "Wish they offered a vegetarian meal, however the food was great and I still was satisfied with the parts I could eat."
優點： "The food was excellent and the stewardesses were extremely attentive and helpful."
優點： "The service on this flight was excellent.First class service in the economy section."
優點： "This was an AA flight.I never expect excellent service from AA."
優點： "Staff- the ladies in flight were very friendly and courteous."
優點： "excellent foods and services, spacious seats, crews speak english, flight is landing is smooth"
缺點： "seats need a bit more padding"
優點： "Everything was on time. Crew was outstanding."
優點： "Crew ok need dim liggts more like American airlines does they donnt realize how long travel times from us especially from chicago to toyko"
缺點： "Everything else ok"
優點： "I wasn't interested in the meal which i would eat in airplane before i got on the plane. So, without any expectation i got the meal. It tasted good and the service after meal was also good. If i have a chance later, want to take air Japan again."
缺點： "Food so-so boxed ramen very poor bottom of the seat after 5-6 hours very hard and uncomfortable"
優點： "They were super considerate the entire flight."