Our flight was cancelled and rebooked for 6 hours later. We did not get notification of this change. My gluten free meal was not on the flight that was changed. All the airline reps that I spoke with were very unhelpful.
Announcements were made in Japanese, English, and Thai. We were warned about turbulence several times in all languages. Flight to Bangkok from Tokyo had a USB port to charge my iphone, but flight back to Tokyo did not. Service from cabin attendants was excellent. One apologized twice for running out of the lunch selection I wanted to have, even though I was happy with the chicken curry. Courteous staff and pleasant experience, even with a competitive airfare. I would fly JAL again.
I don't know because j never made the flight. I got a completely different time of the flight than what the time really was which caused me to missed the flight. On top of that I was treated rudely whenever I called to get another flight and I was unable to be helped. Additionally I never got a a refund. I am in the military and was out of 1400 moving costs on a flight that wasn't worth it. Never using again
All flight attendants were very friendly. Their polished appearance showed a level of professionalism that can sometimes be lacking with certain airlines. The seats featured foot and neck rests which provided some extra comfort during our long flight. Having a large selection of movies to watch in my personal monitor was fantastic. If I had the opportunity to choose Japan Airlines again, I definitely would.
Our flight from Bangkok to Tokyo had WiFi for purchase, but our flight from Tokyo to Hawaii did not. Had I known, I would not have purchased a 24 hour plan. There was some turbulence during the flight (some continued for over 30 minutes). I am used to the captain or crew of the plane making an announcement to passengers about what is happening and when to expect "relief", but there was no communication. Just an added touch to make passengers feel better.
Exceptionally good food for a flight operating in non-traditional meal times. It was fresh, tasty and extremely well presented. The crew was exceptionally pleasant. The aircraft, an Airbus A-330-300, appeared new, clean and in good condition. Clarity in terms of in-flight rules regarding the use and removal of items used by the passenger, like the airline in-flight magazine could have been better.
Check-in personnel were very slow and they failed to give me a seat in the extreme rear section of the aircraft which I prefer for both comfort and safety reasons. I was placed over the aileron, where I was unable to see or do anything.
Entertainment prices were steep, especially when using personal devices. A planewide AV system would have been better. At large, the general experience was excellent despite a 25 minute delay on arrival, MNL.
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