AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8205 times:
BA's club world flat bed is quite nice, although it is not very wide and if you're tall it won't be long enough. I'm around 1.74m and I found the BA club world flat bed seat to be only just long enough. But then again I'm quite picky.
If you choose VS you'll get the suites which are quite fantastic. So I'd recommend that.
As far as JAL, they appear to have a new C class though I'm not sure what it is like. There was an ANA trip report recently which said that everything was decent if not spectacular.
As far as equipment, JL and NH should be flying 744s (perhaps a JL 777), VS fly 346s and BA fly 744s.
Having had absolutely no experience with the Japanese carriers, I'd personally choose BA or VS if I had the option and I'd probably make it BA, esp on the upper deck of the 744.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3831 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8192 times:
Try BA, the flat beds are pretty decent, much better than any slidey offerings out there. I've flown a few dozen times and am yet to be disappointed. NRT goes from Terminal 1 which has the superb Zone R for check-in and very decent lounges with Molton Brown Spa for massage before flying, as well as one upon your return to LHR.
Paul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8157 times:
I would advise flying on one of the Japanese Airlines. Their Inflight Entertainment will be fantastic. In addition the Asian F/A's are the best in the world and arguably provide service more comparable to First Class. Although ANA and JAL do not have fully flat beds, they do offer the best alternative seating with extensive seat pitches. I have heard nothing but great things about these two airlines and if you are looking for very Business minded airlines, I advise you to fly one of them.
British Airways as we all know have the Flat Bed, and as FBGDavidson said, its quite good (Bye the way hello Davidson, how's things?), however the F/A service is always hit and miss.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3799 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8006 times:
Quoting Paul (Reply 6): In addition the Asian F/A's are the best in the world and arguably provide service more comparable to First Class.
You can say that again. Riding in coach on a NH 763 CTS-NGO and being the only foreigner on the plane, the F/A runs out, buys me a Japan Times in English since all newspapers on board are in Japanese. I didn't even ask for a newspaper! Hilarious!
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8003 times:
I would choose BA .They have the new and improved Club World seats ( which i have tried) with darker and more thicker/softer seat covers , darker seat dividers and softer pillows. BA's cabin service is always top notch from check-in to getting your luggage at the other end.T
The cabin and flight crew are friendly , the food is great and every one who works for BA loves their airline which is always good.
VS can be hit and miss so if you want a friendly and proffesinal service, BA is the only choice in my opinion.
I should get a job with BA's advertising section !!