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First Time To Japan Part II: JL KIX-HND In J  
User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13037 times:

This is PART II of this report, you can go to Part I by clicking here

Although I fly to Osaka, but the first station for this trip was Tokyo, so I have to pick a domestic flight from Osaka to Tokyo. Actually there are many connections after my arrival at 13:00, since I want to try the retiring A300-600R from JAL, so I have to wait for some hours in KIX airport till 19:15.

To spend the time, I planned to visit the observation hall.
The shuttle bus cost 100 Yen each way
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PIDS clearly display the info and the aircraft used
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CX's 777-300 was arriving
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3 airliners from Mainland China
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Back to the airport terminal, I still have many times, so have a early dinner at the KIX airport terminal
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Check-in area of JAL's domestic flights
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Security check point
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Although in Class J, but still no lounge access, so spot some aircrafts
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25 August 2010

Osaka/Kansai (KIX) – Tokyo/Haneda(HND)
Airline: Japan Airways
Flight: JL 188
Aircraft: A300-600R
Registration: JA 8566
Seat: 4H (Class J)
Gate: 22

Boarding pass, Japan is widely use the 2-D barcode for domestic flight.
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Gate area
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JA8566 just arrived from Sapporo
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Seat 4H, the seat was quite narrow to be honest
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View from my seat, the FA discovered I was taking pics, and she told me that taking pics is not allowed when on ground. It is only allowed after take-off.
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Seat pitch, quite good!
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2 - 3 - 2 seating. The Class J cabin was 90% full
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Safety Instructions Card
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Seat introduction


Drink service for this short flight.
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Toilet visit
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Confirmed!


Waiting......
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PS: Apartment at Shinjuku District
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This my first time on A300-600R, but after taking JAL's one, I found that the feeling was quite similar to those older A330 (Of course, they are in same family!)

JAL actually keep the aircrafts very well, clean, tiny and well-maintained, hope they can find a new home after retiring from JAL.

For 'Class J' in JAL domestic network, it is just paying 1000Yen more than normal economic seat, so I think it is not a real J experience since the only thing you get over economic is a better seat, earlier boarding and de-boarding, that's it! So don't expect much! If you need something luxury, pick the flights with First Class service.

Stay tune for Part III


My past TR:
Three 5-Star Airlines In 8 Days (102pics) (June 2008)
First Touch Of China Southern MD82 (31 Pics) (August 2008)
China Airlines HKG - TPE (47 Pics) (August 2008)
HKG-BKK With China Airlines In C (61 Pics) (November 2010)
HKG-BKK F On Emirates' 777-300ER (67 Pics) (May 2009)
HKG-TPE Turnaround On TG's A340-600 (33 Pics) (June 2009)
HKG,MFM,TPE,SIN,BKK In CX C And BR Y (201 Pics) (August 2009)
SQ Y HKG-SIN In 2009 w/MH And 1st A380(128 Pics) (Year 2009)
Ooop! I did it again Part 1 EVA Air MD-90 (May 2010)(50 Pics)
Ooop! I did it again Part 2 CX HKG-SIN run (May 2010)(116 Pics)
Photo Report: My Trip For BG’s DC-10-30 (June 2010)(63 Pics)
First Time To Japan Part I: AI HKG-KIX In F

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6903 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 12884 times:

Another nice report, well done.

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
JAL actually keep the aircrafts very well, clean, tiny and well-maintained, hope they can find a new home after retiring from JAL.

Tell me one thing which is not kept clean in Japan...


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineLatinTraveller From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12652 times:

Nice trip report. Was your apartment at Shinjuku part of the Citadines Group? It looks exactly as the apartment I stayed in Bangkok.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6648 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12602 times:

Very nice report again with nce pictures! Nice that you got to ride on a A300-600R since they will be gone very soon.

The777Man



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User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5126 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11249 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Tell me one thing which is not kept clean in Japan...

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Thanks for the report. I wonder why JAL bothers to even keep a J-class on this flight.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinetriple7man From Thailand, joined May 2005, 760 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11150 times:
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Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
View from my seat, the FA discovered I was taking pics, and she told me that taking pics is not allowed when on ground. It is only allowed after take-off.

I have had the same experience on JAL twice, once when taking pictures outside the window while we were on the ground, and another time I took a picture of business class section, I was told not to take pictures. I don't know why.

What kind of apartment did you at Shinjuku? Were you there for work or vacation?

The spotting facilities at KIX are quite nice.

Your TR brings back many fond memories of Japan.



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User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10814 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Tell me one thing which is not kept clean in Japan...

I saw a man spitting at the zebra crossing at Shinjuku, and a 200% full rubbish bin at a island, can I count those? ^^

Quoting LatinTraveller (Reply 2):
Nice trip report. Was your apartment at Shinjuku part of the Citadines Group? It looks exactly as the apartment I stayed in Bangkok.

Yes, you are right! A nice place to stay, especially the hotel room was so small in Japan, this kind of apartment was a haven.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 4):

Thanks for the report. I wonder why JAL bothers to even keep a J-class on this flight.

Can earning 1000Yen per person be the answer? But I think that the Class J was welcomed be the businessmen

Quoting triple7man (Reply 5):
I have had the same experience on JAL twice, once when taking pictures outside the window while we were on the ground, and another time I took a picture of business class section, I was told not to take pictures. I don't know why.

What kind of apartment did you at Shinjuku? Were you there for work or vacation?

The spotting facilities at KIX are quite nice.

Your TR brings back many fond memories of Japan.

According to the FA, no pic on ground is by Japan law, and it is stated in their inflight megazine also.

It's Citadines Apartment in Shinjuku, about 15 minutes walking from Shinjuku Station. But I would take the bus for 4 stations to the Shinjuku Station instead, especially at 35C temperature. I was there for my vacation.


User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10308 times:

Quoting sutrakhk (Reply 6):
According to the FA, no pic on ground is by Japan law, and it is stated in their inflight megazine also.

That is correct, I had the same experience with NH as well.

Also there is a law prohibit Japanese carriers to serve predeparture drinks also.


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