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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12467 times:

I know this thread was posted before, but this time JAL posted photos and more detailed information.

JAL will introduce first class for the first time on domestic flights. The new offering will be rolled out on seven daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Itami . From April 1, the first class product will be available on flights from HND to Fukuoka and Sapporo.

The seats will be arranged on board B777-200 aircraft in a 2-2-2 configuration, and a center partition made with a wood finish has been added between each pair of seats for extra passenger privacy. The customer-friendly principles of Universal Design have been incorporated into the seat's design to ensure that it is usable by as many people as possible regardless of age or physical condition.
Passengers who have purchased a domestic fare ticket can upgrade from economy class to first class by paying just 8,000 yen for each sector of their journey.


It's rare to see one airline offering First Class on domestic flights this days. Good move, I hope it works for JL.

http://www.jal.com/en/press/0001114/1114.html

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User currently offlineBigvince76 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12412 times:

That is a very cheap upgrade price, the seats and food look worth it to me. Are domestic Y tickets very expencive?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12430 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12371 times:

They can be quite expensive, but if you are travelling from abroad, you can get good deals and then, you can still pay the surcharge and get the F or J Class seats. Although I don't really see the point of reclining seats on a flight of only 1h30-2h, it certainly is a nice way to travel.

I remember flying from ITM to HND about five or six years ago, on a JAS 777, and that was a very nice experience; relatively expensive ticket to begin with (about £100 one way), but a small surcharge for F Class and Bob-san's your uncle - a nice 2-2-2 layout and a very nicely presented snack.


User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12331 times:

They called those snack? Wow, on US carriers it's a meal service. LOL.... Great job JAL....

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2953 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12056 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
Although I don't really see the point of reclining seats on a flight of only 1h30-2h, it certainly is a nice way to travel.

Less than that. Flight times in the winter between HND-FUK or CTS-HND can go 1.5 hours but ITM-HND can be done as little as 30 minutes. Not sure if any corporation is going to approve 8,000 yen even for top execs, but we will see.
JL is stuck with a marginally better seats with the J-class which only adds 1,000 yen.
ANA's Super Seat upgrade costs approximately 4,000 yen which is much better suited for such short-duration domestic runs.


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11762 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
Although I don't really see the point of reclining seats on a flight of only 1h30-2h, it certainly is a nice way to travel.

I look at it this way. When you watch television at home, if you have a recliner, you'll stretch out, right? Even for the half hour shows.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3878 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11665 times:

Wow, that looks comfy!

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5084 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

Looks very nice indeed!


Looks better than International First Class on some airlines!



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

50 € is not a waste of money here!  Smile

It looks quite nice and comfortable!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

JAL also starting new destination Siem Reap(Cambodia) with charter this winter and regular from early 2008 using 767-300.

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