There wasn’t something extra special like in JAL F where they would check and make sure the bathroom is clean before you used it, personal note, etc. “In odd numbered rows (seats “C,” “D,” “G,” and “H”), seats are rear facing and are further from the aisle, and window seats are closer to the windows The service, on all four flights was personable, friendly and attentive. ANA’s first A380 looks so cool — from the outside. YAY!!! That’s not a bad thing; I actually thought it was very comfortable. I woke up about six hours later as the lights were turned on for breakfast. I don’t have any good photos of the brewery, I screwed up there, howeveR here is a very reverent photo of some Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishinki muroka namagenshu in our hotel room in Kyoto after visiting the brewery. There was no service on the ground and once things got started, everything took a long time. I probably would pick this over many other F products like AA Flagship F. But … what about armrests? I recently had a chance to test out this product also. JAL — the other big Japanese airline — doesn’t include priority security when flying in biz, but ANA does. Around this point the crew passed through the cabin to distribute candy or other sweets. You are not bothered by the fact that one has to sleep at an angle? @UA-NYC: My dinner service was over 4 hours, and they wake you up 3 hours before landing. Currently, the new Business Class is available between Tokyo Haneda and London Heathrow. In fact, there are three “cabins” on the flight for a total of 64 seats. Also, the seats are staggered in such a way that you get quite a bit of privacy from neighbours. There’s a small shelf under the TV screen but it is way too small to fit anything larger than a wallet. Though ANA took the hard product to a new level, the service flow left a lot to be desired. I made myself comfortable at one of the counters and decided to have a light breakfast. Whether your long-haul business class flight is on one of ANA’s Boeing 777-300ERs or the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, you’re going to enjoy the flight. This isn’t a seat, it’s a fully flat sofa bed with the latest electronics, Japanese wood touches and more… Earlier this year, the Japanese carrier surprised basically everyone when they unveiled a new first class and a new business class seat, all at once. Then there was an amenity kit, which had a dental kit, eye mask, earplugs, and three types of lotion. The First Class suites are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. Nope, that’s not water I’m drinking, but rather I switched from champagne to the lovely Junmai Daiginjo Hakkaisan sake. As far as the soft product goes, well, that’s a different story. ANA’s new business class seat known as “the room”. Depart: 4:55PM Though the screen quality is great, the IFE selection was weak. Right now there's great business and first class award availability on Star Alliance airline ANA from several US cities to Tokyo and back starting in August and running through the end of the current airline schedule (basically, October). Nice seats! Their 777s used to have slow Wi-Fi where they charged based on data, while they now have high speed Wi-Fi with pricing based on time, rather than data. Additionally, the IFE user interface is the most robust I’ve seen in all my travels. ANA business class storage compartment, mirror, and charging. Introducing the world’s best business-class seat. All Nippon Airways entertainment selection. There are seat pre-set options, and then there’s also a knob you can twist to recline your seat. However, I preferred my seat, 15A (in the second to last row of the main business class cabin), which was a rear facing seat closer to the windows. I can’t imagine what business class will look like in ten years or more. Once the seatbelt sign was off, the crew closed curtains between cabins. There will be a total of 12 completely redesigned B777-300/ER's featuring this new product. They’re not meant to be funny, but they are. ANA A380 Business Class Japanese Meal. One thing I noticed is that the seat is very low. If done correctly, flying with ANA can be a delectable gastronomic experience. Always appreciate different opinions. When the seat is in the dining position it is at its highest height and the back of the seat is almost 90 degrees upright. Frankfurt Airport will soon begin to receive ANA’s new business class cabin. Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater. The table separates the seat from the aisle. @ GuruJanitor — Not a silly question at all! The flight served as the debut for the new ANA cabin and came just days before British Airways also operated its first flight with business class suites. This was a lot of food, and everything I tried was fantastic. It also helps with the issue of ANA having a lackluster entertainment selection. We just don’t have a timeline yet. The new product was packed with some top-notch amenities too. Except for immediately during boarding, I have never felt the wow factor disappear so quickly in all my travels. Almost all Asian airlines are stifling overheated, and hot, to the point of being very uncomfortable. “If there’s one place in the world you can travel where you can let your guard down when it comes to safety, it’s Japan. Also, I will be moving towards more international travel, and will attempt to go through Japan as much as I can, just to escape UAL. @ Rich C — I’m sure it will return to normal soon, but I think the lack of availability is expected given the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. ANA Sky Holiday only has two exclusive 3-Days-2-Nights packages with the ANA Business Class and luxury hotel inclusion. Just plug your device in and boom, access to all your favorites on the large 4K screen in front of you. At its largest, the seat is 38 inches wide, which puts many first-class products to shame. I decided to go with the western menu (don’t worry, on my subsequent ANA flight I’ll have the Japanese meal), and was served the starter about 90 minutes after takeoff. There are various seating options, with plenty of counter space for those looking to work. Aeroplan is transfer partner with Amex Membership Rewards and Capital One, and in this case I redeemed miles I already had in my Aeroplan account from a previous Amex transfer bonus. In space alone, this seat blows Qatar’s Qsuite out of the water — and the Qsuite is winner … No armrest, and while you can ‘create’ one with pillows, it’s not the same. Regarding the bed: How long would you say the bed was? Right next to the HDMI port are a universal power outlet and fast-charging USB port. Unlike Western carriers, ANA doesn’t serve pre-departure beverages (maybe that’s the secret to a 20-minute board time?). There were also slippers, a shoehorn, and a shoe bag. There are a few overflow rooms sprinkled throughout the lounge, which were most definitely needed by the time my flight boarded at 9:50 a.m. However, if ANA really wants to take this product to the next level, it would be nice if they offered the option of a thicker mattress pad. The difference of flying in ANA Business Class The flight from Hong Kong to Osaka is around five hours long and it will feel even shorter, and more delightful when you opt to book the ANA Business Class package from the ANA Sky Holiday website. (they have good service in the back!). Can we a late 2020 LAX route roll out? The next course came 45 minutes later and my main course was served well over two and a half hours into the flight. Our Business Class passengers will receive world-class treatment when flying with ANA. It’s unfortunate, because the attention to detail on JAL is impressive, and similarly on intra Asia ANA flights. 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Your email address will not be published. I like a nice firm bed, but at times, is impossible to get s good night’s sleep in Japan, because the beds are so hard. I was so hungover when I arrived in London that the immigration officer said, quote you look f*****g horrendous. Perhaps ANA’s biggest improvement comes in business class, where they’re installing a product that they call The Room. This doesn’t bother me because the airline has made such great strides when it comes to personal space in a staggered configuration, and to me that’s the biggest innovation. The smaller one featured a cold buffet of salads and finger sandwiches, as well as self-serve alcohol. Register here to save your space. @The nice Paul – I really didn’t see this as an issue. That’s impressive. Lucky, the Hakkaisan is acceptable but it pales in comparison to the Noguchi Naohiko. Finally, there is a button to adjust the seat’s tracking. Finally, there is a latched compartment next to the TV screen with a bit of space for some thin items like a tablet or book. Some of the best options for one-way business class tickets include the following: The very best value for redeeming on All Nippon Airways is to book through Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, as you can redeem just 95,000 miles for a roundtrip business class ticket from New York to Tokyo. These seats look as good as F, width-wise. Trust me, that was not fun! Everything about the seat is well designed, including the fancy new lighting and adjustable tray table. It’s nice that they pour your drinks at the seat. I think the real issue though is that the ANA seats are just getting worn out on many aircraft, and the color palette hasn’t aged too well. Obviously there are still some risks, but…” – Actually its that type of naive thinking that results in people becoming victims of crimes. I sat in 13K which was an odd numbered row rear facing window seat. I booked this trip to Beijing primarily around flying ANA first class from Los Angeles to Tokyo and Air China first class from Beijing to Los Angeles. While I loved having such a suite in business class, the hard bed and the poor IFE (very limited choices and what is offered is of low quality) made a long flight feel that much longer. There will be a total of 12 completely redesigned B777-300/ER's featuring this new product. Even my Google Pixel couldn’t fit. Also, Japanese seem to like rock hard beds, maybe it had something to do with them sleeping on the floor (tatami)? I didn’t realize that it wasn’t standard to receive a PDB on Japanese airlines. The new cabin, which debuted on August 2nd, saw both business and first passengers treated to impressive suites. I measured over 20 inches of width between seats. It was still good, though! Oh, and perhaps the most exciting of all of this? Ben, I’m surprised with what you have mentioned about the pre departure drink service not being done on ANA. There were just nine Western TV shows to watch. Is it thinner than the CX Biz class pad that you just flown recently? @ Eugene NH’s current business class product doesn’t have any storage either, so it’s too bad they didn’t improve that. You don’t get a “double” bed, but you can lower the divider so that you can sit right next to the person you’re traveling with. I was on a discounted paid ticket from Hong Kong that connected in Tokyo, but biz and first-class award seats were released just one week before departure. Plan for your travel with ANA Website. The catering doesn’t look as good as that of JL J. Editorial Disclosure: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any entity mentioned herein. [ANA Official Website] Information is available here on ground, in-flight, and optional services for passengers traveling in Business Class on ANA international flights. If you prefer to relax in bed, there is a retractable touchscreen remote to help choose your content. To the left of the seat is a compartment that opens, which has a literature pocket, a mirror, and a small pouch where you can store things. The new business class seat is being called “The Room” and is supposed to make passengers feel like they’re in the comfort and privacy of their own living rooms at home. Back in November 2018, I flew in business class from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing (via Tokyo) with Japanese airline ANA. ANA is launching a new Business and First Class seat on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and the London route has been the first to get it. Superrrrr excited! For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel. I definitely got one flying KUL-NRT in NH regional business on the 787. Accordion blinds work at the touch of a button. ANA have launched a new Business Class "The Room" on their B777-300/ER aircraft. Fantastic review! ANA’s new business class cabin is massive, with 64 seats: Sitting in one of the mini cabins is probably ideal in terms of minimizing foot traffic, though I chose to sit in the main cabin, since I was curious to observe the service flow. [ANA Official Website] Information is available here on ground, in-flight, and optional services for passengers traveling in Business Class on ANA international flights. The Points Guy will not sell your email. There were pre-departure meals. Just a thought. Looks like a spectacular product. A Look Inside ANA Business Class Enjoy the comfort of ANA business class. The business seats are spread across two cabins in a 1-2-1 configuration, consisting of 13 rows. That's great for connecting onward to Asia. But stay tuned, because soon I’ll share my thoughts on whether I’d rather fly The Room or Qsuites. Reviewed: ANA's indulgent new business class cabin Save Tokyo is poised to welcome crowds for the Olympics in 2020 Credit: istock Lizzie Frainier, Senior Content Editor I remember the feeling I had when I flew Qatar Airways Qsuites for the first time, and how I was in disbelief upon boarding. I knew I had to try them, because both first and business class look industry leading. I would like to subscribe to The Points Guy newsletters and special email promotions. I never had any language issues, and could always communicate regarding any service items. To listen to the IFE system, you need to use a two-prong audio adapter or the pair of Sony noise-canceling headphones waiting at each seat. The tray table extends from in front of the seat, and is huge. For F it was a bit underwhelming. I have never flown Qsuites, but I was underwhelmed with the Room on the same route last month. With the introduction of The Room, ANA has set a new gold standard for international business class. I’d definitely recommend the former since the provided pair was mediocre at best. I don’t eat meat so I stuck with the perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned seafood. New York (JFK) – Tokyo (HND) The ANA (NH) Airbus A380 was purchased specifically for services between Japan and Hawaii. Not sure what happened to others in ANA…. I was lucky enough to visit his brewery outside Komatsu this summer, truly a magical little place and the tasting room is a thing of pure beauty, model on a traditional tea house but ultra modern in style with a vista over the rice fields. ANA’s new The Room business class is arranged in a standard 1-2-1 staggered configuration, and the sheer amount of space dedicated to each seat is truly impressive. I only had the Japanese meals on all four flights, which were excellent. With a privacy door, it basically is one. Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. Ana Airlines Business Class Upgrade Guide: How To Upgrade. As such, I needed a connecting flight from Tokyo, and decided to try yet another ANA regional business class product – the cradle type seat on the Boeing 767. Image Credit: Stephen Au. And these are no ordinary light switches. This has quite a resemblance with A350-1000 Qsuites. There was again a choice of Japanese or Western menu. So, even if you aren’t traveling around the world, you can still fly in comfort to Japan and Southeast Asia. Sell it to us? Still, I’d have to try this new business class while flying to BOM, although my favorite has been Qsuites all these years. In total, the $2,674 itinerary required 133,700 Membership Rewards points, but because it was booked as a revenue ticket, I was eligible to earn frequent-flyer miles.I credited the flight to United MileagePlus — as a Premier 1K member, I earned 23,… The crew finally ended up clearing trays about three hours after takeoff. @ Rico — SFO hasn’t yet been announced as a destination, though I’m sure it will be on the route eventually. The tray table extends out from just below the TV. Unexceptional ground experience; limited IFE selection; slow meal service. ANA 787-8 Business Class. I did that to confirm that there’d be a Japanese meal waiting for me on the plane. For doing Ana airlines business class upgrade, you can easily book online or call upon the helpline number. Other amenities included two pillows, as well as a Nishkawa-branded duvet and mattress pad sheet. Your drinks at the office, this would help keep my productivity at a time appealing imo security flying. 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