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A Quick Peek Inside Japan Airlines' Newest Business Class Cabin

Where: Japan
March 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM | by | ()

Last year, Japan Airlines launched their new business class cabin, but it's only just now beginning to take to the skies. And while we always get pretty excited for flat-bed seats, we're even more excited to announce these newly outfitted birds are bringing their bells and whistles to US routes.

Japan Airlines seeks to tick all the boxes for travelers hoping to cross the Pacific in comfort. The seats are aubergine-hued, lie-flat, with dual mode mattresses, large entertainment systems, direct aisle access for each, and lots of nooks and crannies to store your stuff.

A roaming Jaunted associate got lucky and scored the new cabin on a recent flight from Chicago-O'Hare to Tokyo-Narita; he was left quite impressed with the entire seat and comfort of the cabin. He only took a few photos, but here they are.

What he liked:

· Spacious seat with lots of storage space
· Turn-down service with a mattress that is firm on one side and soft on the other
· Very private and large seats (25" wide and 6' 2" in fully flat mode), and the aisle seats having dedicated space for a laptop
· Huge personal entertainment screen, measuring 23"
· Small 'Magic V' remote controller is like a touchscreen smartphone and has flight time remaining displayed at all times
· A hook specifically for stowing the noise-cancelling headsets, and several power outlets for your devices
· Electronic divider for those traveling on their own or who want a little privacy

What he didn't like:

· At times the window seat could be claustrophobic
· Armrest lowers when seat reclines, so elbow support is only available in the upright position
· Aisle seats have no access to window and, with no channel of aircraft cameras, there's no way to whats happening outside
· Touchscreen is not as responsive, lagging at times with shaky scrolling

Chicago, New York, and LA are all on the list to benefit from these seats on the airline's fresh batch of Boeing 777-300ERs. Keep a look-out for them and these new seats right now.

Western appetizer

Asian appetizer in Kobachi bowls

[Photos: Stefan Keller]

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