Round the world: Japan Airlines Business Class, Hong Kong to Tokyo Narita in a Boeing 787-9 HKG – NRT

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I left the Cathay Pacific First Class cabana feeling as if I hadn’t travelled at all, high praise indeed! I approached the gate for flight number 4 of my round the world trip with delight…this would be my first time with JAL.

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Upon arriving at the gate I could see a shiny new dreamliner waiting to be flown.
The 787-9 from Japan Airlines feature their JAL Sky Suite as a Business class product, an award winning seat no less. I can see why, it is spacious and private…although the armrests are too low!?!?

The usual amenities were waiting at the seat, with the addition of slippers – not something you would see on other airlines with a flight time of 3 hours 25 minutes.

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Boarding was extremely efficient and we departed exactly on time. Once airborne I was offered a warm towel and a menu for the 3 hour ish flight.

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I was then asked what beverage I would like, I opted for Sake and a Japanese beer – my first beer on a plane I think…

For lunch I ordered the Japanese selection which consisted of many items including:

IMG_4144Egg custard with Shrimp, Duck breast, Crabmeat roll, dried mullet roe, miso soup, sea bass, simmered pork, egg cake, kelp and Conger Eel sushi….eat your heart out YoSushi!

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After that taste sensation I chose Ice cream and a Baileys.

IMG_4177The crew were very attentive throughout the flight, the most respectful cabin crew I have flown with…by the end of the flight even I had started bowing.

As we approached Tokyo I could feel myself nodding off…..the trip was starting to catch up with me, definitely sleep for the next flight is in order – next stop Los Angeles.
I now love Japan airlines by the way, lucky for me that’s the operator of flight number 5 too!

Upon landing I made my way to the First Class JAL lounge to freshen up before my next  Flight in 90 minutes. As I was pouring some Champagne it occurred the woman stood next to me was Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

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