Ishrion
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American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda - A Trip To Asia Pt. 1 - Video Trip Report

Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Link To Full Trip Report With Takeoff/Landing: https://youtu.be/Z9lWFLNYvqw

This is a four part series of my trip to Asia.

The four flights feature:
- American Airlines 787-9 Business Class LAX-HND (Pt. 1)
- EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class HND-TSA
- Cathay Pacific 777-300 Economy Class TPE-HKG
- American Airlines 777-300ER First Class HKG-DFW

This is the first of four flights on my trip to Asia. I arrived at LAX to take the flight to Tokyo Haneda

[Flight Information]
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Registration: N831AN
Airline: American Airlines
Date: Early June 2019
Flight Time: 10 hours 30 minutes
From: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
To: Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Seat: 6L

- Boarded through the second doors and headed to the left to see American's beautiful 787-9 cabin featuring the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond seats.

- This seat is similar to the ones found on Virgin Australia, Xiamen Air, Hainan Airlines, China Airlines, WestJet, and more.

- My first impressions of the seat were positive. It felt very spacious and had an immense amount of storage compared to Americans' 787-8 J seats.

- We were served a PDB drink. I chose orange juice.

- We taxied quickly Runway 25R for takeoff. We had a very smooth ascent through the clouds.

- Passed west of San Jose and San Francisco. SJC, SFO, HAF, and OAK were visible as we were flying.

- There were amazing views of downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. They're featured in the video.

- Full Menu is featured in the video.

- Eventually meal service began. We were given a hot towel followed by warm nuts and a choice of drink.

- Appetizer began with Prosciutto and Picked Vegetables. The prosciutto was great, vegetables weren't the best.

- This was followed by the main course: Beef Short Rib with a Baked Potato and Hericots Verts.

- This short rib was very good, but not as good as the one on my PHX-ANC flight.

- For dessert, I chose the Passion Fruit Mousse. Honestly one of the best desserts I've had.

- Soon after meal service, the flight attendants locked the electronic windows into the darkest setting. I honestly dislike this feature... it's understandable for sleeping.

- I set my bed to lie-flat mode and decided to get a few hours of sleep.

- When I awoke, a flight attendant asked if I would like a snack. I chose the Udon Noodles. I accidentally used too much sauce so it ended up being a bit too salty...

- I watched a few movies.

- An hour and thirty minutes before landing, the flight attendants switched the mood lighting on to "sunrise".

- We were served 'breakfast'. I chose the Beef Donburi which tasted great.

- Soon we began our descent into Tokyo Haneda.

- On approach, I managed to spot a Philippine Airlines A330 from Manila landing parallel with us.

- You can see the Tokyo Skyline and the SkyTree on landing.

Summary
Overall, another great flight on AA. I'd definitely say their international product continues to shine while their domestic product is a bit lackluster. This flight had great food and comfortable seats. This is truly a competitive product for passengers traveling to and from Tokyo.

Thanks for reading/watching. Please leave any feedback you may have.

Previous Trip Reports:
American Airlines 737-800 Business Class Philadelphia to St. Maarten: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420387
American Airlines 777-300 Business Class New York JFK to London: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420789
American Eagle CRJ-900 First Class Philadelphia to Cincinnati:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1421299
American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Zurich to Philadelphia: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1422345
American Airlines 737-800 First Class Dallas/Fort Worth to Orange County:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1422417
American Eagle E-175 First Class Los Angeles to Omaha: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1423337
American Airlines MD-80 Main Cabin Extra Omaha to Dallas/Fort Worth: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1424695
American Airlines A321neo First Class Phoenix to Anchorage: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1426019
American Airlines A321neo Main Cabin Extra Anchorage to Phoenix: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=142681
American Airlines 737-800 Economy Class St. Maarten to Philadelphia:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1427821

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Re: American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda - A Trip To Asia Pt. 1 - Video Trip Report

Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:24 am

Wait, is American really serving the same meals on both domestic and international flights?! That feels so cheap to me ...
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Re: American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda - A Trip To Asia Pt. 1 - Video Trip Report

Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:51 pm

TWA1985 wrote:
Wait, is American really serving the same meals on both domestic and international flights?! That feels so cheap to me ...


Similar meals, yes. Heck, if it tastes great it’s fine. International flights you’ll usually get more options. I just went with the rib because I knew it’s usually a hit, which it was.
 
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Re: American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda - A Trip To Asia Pt. 1 - Video Trip Report

Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:28 am

Great report. I flew on N831AA on AKL-LAX this past January in 1A. She's a great bird.
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Re: American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda - A Trip To Asia Pt. 1 - Video Trip Report

Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 pm

kann123air wrote:
Great report. I flew on N831AA on AKL-LAX this past January in 1A. She's a great bird.


Thanks! I really enjoyed the aircraft.

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