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Japan Airlines (JAL)

4.5 of 5 stars
1,278 Reviews
Headquarters: 2-4-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, 2-chome Shinagawa-ku, 140-8637 Tokyo Prefecture +81-0570-025-121 Website

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JAL were wonderful to fly with. We had our four children with us and they were very attentive to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ange B
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Rating summary
  • 4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
    Seat Comfort
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
    Customer Service
    4 of 5 stars
    Value for Money
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Check-in and Boarding
  • 4 of 5 stars
    Food and Beverage
    4 of 5 stars
    In-flight entertainment (WiFi, TV, movies)
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

JAL were wonderful to fly with. We had our four children with us and they were very attentive to ensure that they were comfortable and happy. The meals were lovely and larger than other airline meals. The entertainment system was very up to date and modern. The plane itself was roomy and economy did not feel squashy at all. We...

Southeast Asia Economy Tokyo - Singapore

Thank Ange B
Tintenbar Australia
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90 reviews
73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ouch, it all began with the officious crew in western uniform. I remember JAL staff in traditional (?) dress giving us a taste of their country as soon as you step on board. Seats are narrow and hard and at 164 cms I could not stretch out completely in a flat bed. Food so so.

North Asia Business Class Singapore - Tokyo
Thank CK61
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a flight to Tokyo from CGK, and I had a good time during the flight. I remember the cabin crew gave us a disposable towel for cleaning the face. The leg room is long enough, the seat is comfortable. The entertainment is good as well. One thing that I dislike is the food. I didn't like the raw...

North Asia Economy Jakarta - Tokyo

Thank setiawaty n
Level Contributor
85 reviews
98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little gem and a nice experience. Although this is only my second first class flight I think I'm happy to declare its probably not worth the extra dollars/points up from business class. MAybe Singapore suites may change this opinion. You get into the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney, where the Neil Perry dining means there isn't...

International First Class Sydney - Tokyo

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Trinidad and Tobago
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst JAL had most of the perks that usually come with business class, it's seats and your personal space could do with a a little face lift. Seats go into full bed mode, I even had a mattress in my overhead cabin to make my flight more comfy. Remote control was within reach without any effort to control my seat...

International Business Class Tokyo - Los Angeles

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Henderson, Texas
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3 reviews
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were dreading a long flight, but it was so comfortable, excellent food, very good wine, and the hostesses were attentive and beautiful. We had such a good time with our friends when the plain landed we did not want to get off!

International Business Class Los Angeles - Bangkok
Thank _popejanie
Singapore, Singapore
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267 reviews
40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As we have someone on wheelchair Travelling with us, we were assisted at every sector of the flights. First we were told to check in early to get the needed seats near to the toilets. We were able to sit together. Upon arrival at Tokyo for the transfer to the Domestic Terminal, there was a ground staff who assisted us,...

North Asia Economy Singapore - Osaka

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Noosa Heads
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1,889 reviews
419 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service on the Narita to Honolulu flight is different to other JAL services such as to Europe and USA where there is more competition.The food selection was very limited and the food good but not to the standard you might see on other flights. There was no amenities pack.The staff however compensate and are always very good and pleasant....

International Business Class Tokyo - Honolulu

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Cypress, California
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131 reviews
41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We flew from Los Angeles to Hong Kong with a 1 hour stopover at Narita in Tokyo on September 19. LA to Japan via Boeing 777 and Japan to Hong Kong via 787. Both new planes were very comfortable; I especially like the touch screen monitors and bathrooms. The cabin services were excellent throughout the trip. The pilot landed the...

International Economy Los Angeles - Hong Kong

Thank LnS2004
Newcastle, Australia
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119 reviews
30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very efficient and friendly check-in. Premium economy seats have plenty of leg room. When the person in front reclines the back of their seat does not move - so you always have plenty of space. This is the type of seat you got in business class a few years ago. Food was excellent. Onboard service was excellent. Well worth the...

International Premium Economy Los Angeles - Tokyo

Thank Roy K
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“This service did not have seats or food suitable for Australian tastes or size.”
 of 5 stars CK61, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a window/center seat, so you're in your own space, sleeping in an aisle seat with someone next to you watching TV can be bothersome.”
 of 5 stars KeishSee, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Just get ready to go!”
 of 5 stars _popejanie, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book this flight if you wish to reach your destination with no stop-over, but directly. Definitely time saving.”
 of 5 stars Kennyisegg, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Even though Economy Class, my kids love it.”
 of 5 stars veeraph0ngj, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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About Japan Airlines (JAL)
The country's largest airline, Japan Airlines (JL) is headquartered in Tokyo. It flies non-stop to about 60 domestic destinations and more than 30 international destinations in Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America. JL is part of the oneworld alliance and also has codeshare arrangements with about 30 other airlines. The airline has four classes of service: First Class, Executive Class (the equivalent of Business Class), Premium Economy Class, Class J (Economy Class seating with larger seats) and Economy Class. Its fleet features a variety of two-cabin, three-cabin and four-cabin configurations. Japan Airlines' primary hubs are located at Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) and Narita International Airport (NRT).
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