Already bored right after boarding – no pun intended – I took a few photos of what would be my view for the next 15 hours or so on my way back to Tokyo… That Boeing 777-200 from Delta was either new or recently refurbished : large touch screens for in-flight entertainment without any remote ...
DL280 from Narita (NRT) to Atlanta (ATL). Was actually supposed to leave one day earlier but there was some overbooking. I managed to negotiate the conditions under which I would give up my seat : $400 in cash + upgrade to business :) Flat bed is really nice, you can sleep on your tummy !
Only 3.5 hours from Beijing to Tokyo…
For long-haul flights, I find those footrests rather annoying as they block (even folded!) my legs from stretching under the seat in front of me.
Two rows of first class, 11 rows of business class, 5 rows of premium economy, and at the very back of the plane, 12 rows of economy (depicted here). I don’t think I have been on a plane with fewer economy seats than this one. Kind of depressing to know that the large majority of ...
Quite an improvisation from JAL staff: tissue box taped on a cupboard. Good example of Kaizen!
Bound for Paris. Estimated flight time 12h30min. JAL is obviously trying to reduce expenses. Service was somehow disappointing. Worse than I remembered and worse than my usual carrier for Europe (AF). Both JAL and ANA have foot rests in economy: useless to rest your feet, disturbing to stretch your legs. I really hate those… Actually ...
That’s what I call a decent screen! Note the power plug on the right and USB port on the left :-)
Waiting at Narita Airport…
Hard to believe that there are still some planes for long haul flights without personal entertainment. Unfortunately this KE0001 bound for LA is one of them. Came as a shock and I’m totally unprepared: no book, no ipod… This is going to be a long flight!
Even if I stretch really hard, I can’t touch it ;-)
Not since the last time I flew (only 13 days ago and in the opposite direction) but since I was upgraded. New year gift from AF? Thank you!
JAL flight, AF code share, upgrade nonetheless :-)
747-400 seat 1A :) Thank you KLM!
Long way to Tokyo
US of A, here i come!
Not today unfortunately..,
Thank you Air France :-)
Seoul, here i come again :-)