Dec01/Jan02 we (me, wife, 2 teenagers) flew JAL SYD
25/12/01 B743 - this was great! Up stairs Y class! Much better than downstairs. JL
FAs were the greatest. Good lookers, attentative, efficient and very compasinate when youngest teenager was suddenly air sick about 7 hours into the flight, Food was good. IFe was cabin screen only.
This was required by timetable and the cost covered in fare. Hotel Nikko (owned by JL
) was across the road/railway from terminal. Cross on overhead bridge right into hotel. Hotel very good, but went to sleep. Breakfast included.
26/12/01 B763 Operated by AZ
. JAL checkin counter was confuised by our JL
flight number, after phone call sent us to AZ
counter. Would have been nice if it was mentioned in docunmentation.
Jan02 B744. Lucked out with this one! Ended up in rear downstairs Biz class section. It was sold as Y, so it had Y service, the food was not good, but their cateriers at CDG
were on strike and the food was from SNCF!(French Railways). Biz cabin was worn, not the best seats, only about a 70 degree recline, but did have PTVs but not AVOD. FAs excellent again.
transit about 8 hours.
Jan02 B743, seated on main deck. Aircraft was full. Food was good, FA
excellent, again. Flight got really hot towards the end. So did SYD
but not to this extent.
are very good airport to transit, even without lounge access. The transit hotel inside the customs area at NRT
is too small, but we did get a room for my wife for about 6 hours which was satisfactory. The teenagers and I made do with the shower rooms and lounge which were very acceptable.
I would not hesitate to use JL
again to Europe, although on our last trip we flew QF
(Y)/SK (Biz) via NRT