Japan Airlines JAL First Class Sky Suite Review
I recently got back from a weekend trip from Japan. Yes, you read that correctly. I went to Japan for just two days from Los Angeles. Why? Because I saw some award availability on Japan Airlines JAL First Class and decided to go for it. At the time of booking, the First Class Sky Suite ticket was going for $11,521 after taxes and fees.
I had a 4-hour layover in San Francisco before my flight departed. I didn’t mind as it gave me enough time to film what I needed for my vlog. After finishing my filming, I headed over to the Sakura lounge. Upon checking in at the lounge, I was escorted to a semi-private room for first class passengers. The food and beverage were limited to small bites and snacks.
I proceeded to head to my gate as my boarding time was at 3:25 pm.
I was quickly escorted to my seat by a flight attendant. The seat (2G) was wide and spacious with enough storage compartments for all of my belongings.
Free Wi-Fi was provided. I didn’t capture the speed of the Wi-Fi but I was able to Facebook live stream without any lag.
Compartment to store any briefcase or purse
A hidden section to put your shoes into if you choose to wear slippers.
Food and Beverage
Japan Airlines used to serve Salon Champagne but switched back to 2009 Cristal earlier this year. Some might see it as a downgrade but the Cristal was nothing but smooth and crisp. After my 3rd meal, I decided to switch to the other champagne.
The 5-course Japanese set menu was absolutely delicious. I was surprised at the quality of fish they used. I’m glad I didn’t eat too much in the lounge beforehand because this menu set made me extremely full.
From bottom left, Fried White Fish marinated in Vinegar Sauce, Grilled Lobster with Egg Yolk Vinegar, Egg Cake topped with Caviar, Horse Mackerel with Braised Soy Pulp and Sweet Corn Fish Cake.
I went ahead and got the Japanese breakfast as opposed to the Western style they had to offer. The coffee was french pressed and the flight attendant even had an hourglass to ensure the perfect time to pour into my cup. What better way to end my flight with a delicious scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a waffle.
The Bald thoughts
Wow!, that’s all can say about my experience on Japan Airlines First Class. The staff was extremely attentive, polite, and friendly. It was the small details that I admired. For example, every time I went to use the bathroom, the flight attendant would make my bed. A flight attendant would walk down the aisle every 3 minutes to make sure I was doing okay during my meal. Lastly, I woke up from my nap and found an airplane on my desk that included my last name, flight number, and date. This small gesture of appreciation from my flight attendant surprised me and it made me happy to have something to remember the crew by.