JAL Business Dining 1

Date: 30/9/2014

Class: Business Class

Route: Tokyo to Sydney

Duration: 9 hours 20 mins.

JAL Business Cabin 1

JAL Business Lounge Entry 1

I received business class lounge access in terminal 3 of the Tokyo Narita airport. The lounge is called “Sakura”. The lounge is located near the entry of customs.

When entering there is a counter where you provide you ticket to validated you of your access. For first class passengers – they were on the top level while business class was an elevator that goes downstairs.

I arrived downstairs and the lounge is actually quite large.

JAL Business Lounge Dining 1

JAL First Class Seat 14Date: 29th September, 2014

Route: Chicago to Tokyo

Class: First

Duration of Flight: 12 hours

JAL First Class Cabin 1


At the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 3 – I went to the Japan Airlines (JAL) check-in. There was no one there on any classes even though there was a separate class for First. As I was flying to Sydney via Tokyo all on Japan Airlines my check-in luggage would be going through all the way to Sydney.

The departure gate for Japan Airlines is K19 for today. It is right next to the American Flagship Lounge for First Class. I have written in a previous post about this lounge. This disappointing lounge does not reflect the excellence of Japan Airlines itself.

The departure ended up being an hour late due to a malfunction with the check-in system. As a first class passenger – I boarded after the kids/special needs entered the aircraft first.…