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.
Everything was great, special leg room is bigger than other airlines.
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"
The flight was a little bumpy because of rain as explained by crew. Food:Some passengers were asked choose their preferred meal but were later on asked to take the other one because of limited quantity
缺點： "I was not aware that I flew in Narita and flew out of another airport."
優點： "Crew was friendly, eager to help. Flight arrived on time."
優點： "Comfort as usual"
缺點： "No idea"
缺點： "Add a low carb meal option"
優點： "Entire crew members, food, hospitality & aircraft."
缺點： "I am diabetic patient & I couldn’t get my aisle seat so, I had to wake up my both side passenger too often. Missing my Hindi movies."
優點： "Crew great but seating not so comfortable"
缺點： "Better Seats"
優點： "the food was god. the crew was very accommodating"
缺點： "Wonderful food and service"
優點： "Comfortable seat & nice crew."
缺點： "Seat booking was not available when I booked on line. Ad some difficulty getting a seat next to my wife."
缺點： "if the seat can be reclined a little more"
優點： "The crew is amazing but that is to expect since it was a Japanese crew that operated from Narita."
缺點： "The vegetarian food was terrible; unless they mistook my request and did a vegan option. The first meal was an o-k noodle stirfry type of thing but the breakfast was a porridge that had no flavor. Hopefully it was a misunderstanding but worth noting."
優點： "Attentive and friendly service, good food, fairly spacious seat."
優點： "The staff is friendly with attention to detail"
優點： "Crew was prompt and courteous Entertainment choice was good"
缺點： "1. The seat width is small for comfortable sleeping 2. Choice of non-Japanese food can be enhanced 3. Flight boarding was delayed beyond announced delayed departure also"
優點： "Empty seats"
缺點： "Only snack No entertainment No chargers"
優點： "Security was efficient and quick. Customs was expedited. Both flights, take off and landings, were smooth!"
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： "Service was excellent; I felt well-cared for!"
優點： "ANA great service, as always, outstanding work! The flight attendants so pleasant. American, Delta, or United can't pull off this kind of service."
優點： "The crew are so courteous and helpful."
優點： "The crew are so courteous and helpful."
優點： "Good service"
缺點： "baggage was broken."
優點： "Staff were friendly from check in to disembark. Food was quite good. Boarded on time and people were accomodating of one another in the entry and exit process."
缺點： "I was travelling with my twin 11 yr olds one of whom has limited sight. They normally only allow early boarding of young children, but we need extra time as I have 2 children to organise and my daughters sight dictates that i have to assist her. Other passengers were not impressed. I would like the airlines to take the initiative to have all children boarded early as if we board with everyone else, the aisles will be blocked as my children try to get organised."
優點： "Very helpful and accommodating flight attendants ... all with a smile!"
優點： "Good food and cabin service. Accommodating in connecting flight arrangements."
缺點： "Left an hour late because of slow ground service and poor scheduling. Extremely uncomfortable seats."
優點： "Flight left on time, service is good and also good entertainment options. Food is a bit so-so frankly but not bad."
缺點： "They take a long long time to let economy class deboard on arrival even after the doors are open. Biz get off first naturally but the staff are sometimes chatting to them for a rather long time."
優點： "the place. new. lots of space for the legs. air inside the plane was better than others."
缺點： "kosher food is a no go. you need to improve this. also to hold fruits for vegi clients."
缺點： "seat labeling not clear"
優點： "Ground staff was very helpful, we had an overweight luggage and they kind out provided a complementary package box to redistribute the weight instead of charging us extra baggage fees. The flight attendants were caring and offered great service. The entretenimient system on board was easy to use and had a large library of movies."
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： "The crew was very efficient and the food was also good"
缺點： "You should add some veg dishes"
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"
優點： "The stewardesses were always smiling and very engaging!"
優點： "The flight attendants are super nice every time we fly with ANA, and the have great food."
優點： "Great service and great food"
缺點： "No complaints from me"
優點： "I appreciated the fact that mostly everyone is bilingual there. It helped tremendously because I don't know Japanese."
優點： "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
缺點： "Choices of food."
優點： "Young, pretty, and charming stewardesses. :-)"
優點： "Great seats in business class. Lots of privacy. Great service as well."
缺點： "American style Food could have been better. Didn't try the Japanese food."
缺點： "There was turbulence at the beginning of the flight so we couldn't get the snack that we ordered. When the turbulence died down, the flight attendants did not bother to complete the food service for snacks or drinks ordered. I had to get up and ask twice. They were not present much at all in BUSINESS CLASS. So that's why I rated the experience as poor. The international food choices are poor. They do not taste good. I think I have to stop flying ANA. Kisha"
優點： "The plane was new and the seats recline quite a bit. The movie selection was solid (though disorganized)."
缺點： "The food service was a plastic bag of goodies (bag of chips, water bottle, toblerone, kit kat, pastry) - what?! The turbulence announcement was made once in english and japanese by the auto-plane service followed by the crew announcing it again in both English and Japanese. The same was done with the duty free. The plane pressure also felt very strong and cause discomfort for the wife. The movie selection was solid (but badly organized) and the TV show selection wasn't terrible. It should all be better. Come on ANA! Contact me for recommendations."
優點： "Food was good but not on every segment. Unlike many other airlines, ANA ticket counter team was very good. Japanese cabin crew etiquette & respectfulness are appreciated."
缺點： "Cramped seats. Narita has poor general facilities overall. Therefore ANA should offer a discounted lounge facility for passengers with more than 4 hours transit. (I read that lounge food is surprisingly bad. I used the United lounge instead.)"
優點： "This flight left nearly an hour late, which at 1 AM really hurts. The crew were ok, but the flight seemed understaffed, and our service in premium economy was pretty ordinary."
缺點： "Total gong show getting to our connecting flight in HK, but Cathay Pacific got us there with only seconds to spare."
缺點： "耳機聲音轉小，但是機內廣播超大聲，透過耳機都覺得耳朵快爆掉，又不能調整，代表機內廣播音量和電影音量設定不對。 派餐太慢，我們水果餐先取得，但跳過我們沒有給飲料。 入境單要2張(我和同伴)，只給1張，說晚點給，但是後面座位的人卻有取得，又一直沒有送來，再要求後，才告知已經派送完畢，要我們落地再寫。"
優點： "Very good entertainment system."
缺點： "Food was horrible. No drink service. Old seat."
優點： "Entertainment system is nice with recent movies and many other selections."
缺點： "I found my pillowcase has a long human hair. And noticed the same in the other pillows around my seat. Also, the tray table has a few spots of food stain. One of the toilets, the hinge of the toilet seat is broken"
優點： "The crew were busy but very attentive"
缺點： "I could not plug in my headphones because of the proprietary plug on the airplane. I understand some airlines used to use proprietary plugs to keep people from taking their headphones that were offered complementary for the flight but I’d rather use my high end noise canceling headphones."
缺點： "The in flight entertainment is very old."
缺點： "flight always late as usual"
缺點： "去程和回程的機內椅下，餐枱十分污穢，似乎沒有人做清潔，厠所殘舊，污糟，衛生程度比廉航差! 回程在墨爾本check in 時要自助都沒有問題，但詢問地勤問題時十分不友善! 這次國泰給我的印象完全難以想像的差!"
優點： "I am so blessed for their upgrade to primum economy, that was incredible experience for me and my two sisters. Thanks"
缺點： "My earphones was broken, a little bed for me. Entertainment without sport news."
優點： "My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous."
缺點： "Everything. Worst experience of my life"
優點： "Familarity with airline"
缺點： "Limited food options. No drinks service."
優點： "All the flights had bad Kosher food"
優點： "Cleanliness and no disruptions"
缺點： "The crew were slow to clear the food trays"
優點： "Overal, very pleasant flight."
缺點： "My headphone jack did not work, but I was able to switch seats. I could see that being a big draw back if I was not able to switch."
缺點： "Unhealthy meals and snacks.,unappetizing,used plastics. Not enough bathroom supplies for international flight. Landed in JFK instead of newark"
缺點： "The seats seemed like they had no padding and it kept stabbing me in the back. Seat belts were so thick and hard i couldn't lean in any direction to get comfortable as it would stab me. My partner and I were also seated separately. Painful flight, disappointed."
缺點： "Punctuality doesn’t seem to be a priority for Cathay Pacific or Cathay dragon"
優點： "The Stewardesses were polite"
優點： "The cabin crew was nice, courteous, and professional. The cookie and juice were good. The variety of music was nice."
缺點： "The flight was delayed an hour. Airport crew leaves a lot to be desired. The passenger next to me took up too much space- no fault of the airline tho. The soy chicken was salty."
優點： "Superb crew and excellent service."
優點： "Service is good."
缺點： "Wash rooms are limited"
優點： "The crew is bilingual and they work and move fast"
缺點： "Flight CX882 Seat 59K the food tray does not stay up, food keeps sliding to the right. Both departing and returning flights ran out of free gifts as stated for the purchase of Laneige skin care products. Food selection is less desirable compared to other Asian airlines. Inside the crew food storage/service area looks old and dirty. I can see the area from my seat."
優點： "Chicken rice"
缺點： "Mess in TPE"
優點： "service was excellent"
缺點： "boarding took very long."
優點： "CREW AND PLANE"
優點： "Customer service and food was great"
缺點： "Planes are old do not have larger entertainment screens and don't have wi fi"
優點： "Nice crew. Economy seats ok."
缺點： "Really bad food. Ran out of noodles for breakfast and had the worst 'eggs""
優點： "Great food, free, and also free snacks, lovely staff, extra pillows and blankets provided. Roomy, loved it, plan to use then again !"
優點： "Usual Cathay high standards - which is what one expects."
缺點： "Older A330 for short haul so not lie flat seats. Older IFE. Food, oddly, not great today (unusual for Cathay)."
優點： "Great crew. Super friendly."
優點： "Friendly staff"
缺點： "Entertainment touch screen did not work properly. Staff had yo reset it a few times but it still didn't recognise touch most of time which was frustrating. The screen should be chaned or repaired. It was cold on the plane Departure was delayed but we did not get explanation"
缺點： "1-hour delay due to inclement weather"
缺點： "Plane got delayed for an hour, WITHOUT any air conditioning. I forgot what the captain said about the HKG airport not capable of providing air conditioning to the plane. Anyway, I began sweating after 10 mins, and it sucks."
優點： "Flight attendant spoke good Mandarin and was willing to continue to speak it even to someone who didn't look like a Chinese speaker - unlike some Chinese airlines where they launch into English assuming that if you don't look Chinese you can't speak Chinese."
缺點： "A glass of wine or beer would have been lovely."
缺點： "We were scammed by Kayak and Cathay Pacific. We had entered all our information correctly: first, middle, and last name. Cathay Pacific did not print the middle name of the boarding pass. Apparently, Hong Kong is strictly on the passport exactly matching the boarding pass. We were stopped before security and Cathay Pacific decided it was the perfect opportunity to charge us $400 for a rebooking instead of amending the name, which we had entered correctly in the first place. We were pushed back and forth between kayak and cathay when kayak told us they weren't able to change the name on the day of the flight. Will never fly cathay or book from kayak again."
優點： "Nice flight great service"
缺點： "I like everything"