A variation on an increasingly familiar theme, the seats will be staggered 1-2-1 across for a total of 24 seats, rather than the 2-2-2 currently. The design is very similar to what Qantas is bringing to its Airbus fleet, meaning solo travelers do best picking the window seats and couples taking the pairs in the middle of the cabin. You can see here what routes you’ll find the Sky Suites on. The seat features a universal AC power outlet, a 15.4 inch touch-panel TV screen, and USB port.
The crew apologized for the out-of-date product as soon as we took off, and given that it was a quiet flight, we had a seat pair to ourselves. The lyrically written description on the menu (above) made us chuckle a bit, both for its inaccuracy in the case of the old 767 product, as well as the slightly off-base translation into English.
The food was however the highlight of the flight, with a tasty Japanese starter and one of the better fillets of beef we’ve had on a plane in a while. While the seat may be difficult to fix quickly, we were disappointed with the crappy quality of the headphones, which fitted poorly and offered worse sound quality – let alone have a noise cancelling feature.
The refurbishment of the 767 also brings excellent news for the Economy cabin, with a 2-3-2 configuration that has an outstanding 34 inch seat pitch across a total of 175 seats.
Flight JL727 left Osaka-Kansai at 4.45pm, arriving in Bangkok at Survanabhumi at 8.35pm. We paid 25,000 British Airways Avios points and about $180 for a one-way ticket, but return fares in business class start at about 186,000JPY ($1,860).