JAL Travel

AIRwin

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Check out the trip reports by @scoobs214 earlier this year:
 

tdimdad

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SYD-HND-HEL return earlier this month. If you are after an opinion, I like them better than QF or CX. The Y cabin on 787's is roomier, their service is very nice, and the food also miles better than in QF. On this trip, I tested out the PE cabin and it made the 13 hour legs much more comfortable.

BTW, check your baggage allowance carefully! I had a JL ticket with 2*23 kg but - out of an old habit - packed using 32 kg limit in my head (ended up with 29 kg in one bag). The extra weight >23 kg cost me USD 100 on the way out but got it for free on the way back.
 
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neils2004

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Thanks for the responses. Booked to fly SYD - HND - LHR soon and Japan still closed to tourists also airside transit hotel still closed so a night in the terminal beckons!
 

scoobs214

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Thanks for the responses. Booked to fly SYD - HND - LHR soon and Japan still closed to tourists also airside transit hotel still closed so a night in the terminal beckons!
Hi @neils2004 , I did that trip earlier in the year, albeit in J class, but found them to be an amazing airline, very efficient, great food and extremely polite. Had no issues with transit at HND, and laying on a bench in there terminal overnight wasn't that bad. Just be prepared and bring a pillow and a blanket as it gets cold! It felt very safe and secure but not many places open.

There is a paid lounge (if you don't have access) that you can just jag when you arrive as they close at 10pm. You can pay for a shower and a basic lounge access, its worth it. The JAL lounge closes as you arrive normally.

On another note, it took about 2 weeks for my points/tier points to credit to my frequent flyer account (I use BAEC), so if it doesn't show up straight away just give it a few weeks.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Scoobs214
 

neils2004

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Thanks scoobs214. Have completed the journey and your comments are correct.
Travelled W and had access to the 1st class lounge which was excellent. As you stated we came prepared and all worked out well in the end. JAL were excellent and happy to travel with them again.
 

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