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Japan Airlines Passenger reviews of Premium Economy Class and Economy Class cabin seat comfort for long, medium or short haul flights.

 

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JAPAN AIRLINES "PREMIUM ECONOMY" CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 737-800

Date :   21 January 2014

Review by : Quek Keng Guan (Singapore)

Comfort: 10/10

Seat Layout

2x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

NRT-CTS - very comfortable seat with good recline. It was advertised seat pitch of 38". Had a good nap on both sectors. Only overhead tv available for the short sector of 1.5 hrs. Upgrade to J class for 1000 yen is available upon check in. Good value for money.



JAPAN AIRLINES "PREMIUM ECONOMY" CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   10 January 2014

Review by : Alan Macpherson (USA)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x2x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Great newish Premium Economy seats on JAL's 777 international fleet feel like a US carrier's Business Class seats on 737/Airbus 320s! Great bigh res screen with very responsive, quality content on tap. Food and drink was better than average, and service was of high quality overall. For the LAX to NRT run in the future, it's going to JAL until AA upgrades its worn out Asian fleet.


 

JAPAN AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 31 December 2009 by Jonathan Wong (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Go on the economy upper class deck seat (where possible) as it better and more comfortable than the lower deck economy class seats. You also get an added storage bin.



JAPAN AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 4 December 2009 by Quek Keng Guan (Singapore)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Y class Haneda to Okinawa. Seat felt cramped, seat pitch about 30". Pillows were found on each seat. Blankets (not individually wrapped) were given on request.



JAPAN AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 2 September 2009 by Andrew Roberts (Canada)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

For an Economy Class Seat on a long-haul route (I was on a flight from Tokyo Narita-Vancouver), this was what I expected. Each seat had a personal television, a fair amount of recline, and a movable armrest. However, unlike other seats I've seen, the seat did not have a footrest. Also, though I'm on the small side, I still found it slightly difficult getting into the aisle.



JAPAN AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 23 September 2008 by Brian Smith (Japan)

AIRCRAFT :       B747-400

PAX SIZE :   X-Large

LAYOUT : 3x3 Upper Deck

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The upper deck seating on the emergency exit row are highly desirable and usually only for their Global Club members. I was flying with a member, so I could get it. They did block the middle seat and we had the aisle and window, and the legroom is outrageously good. The problem is the width of the seat. It is probably 15" when you account for the IFE controller digging into your thigh the entire flight. Flew to the US in this same seat arrangement a few years back and it was equally miserable. Unless you are a typical Japanese size (small) this seat is horribly narrow. Don't know about legroom in the normal seats, but it must be equally as bad.




JAPAN AIRLINES "PREMIUM" ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 27 August 2008 by Brian Smith (Japan)

AIRCRAFT :       B777-300

PAX SIZE :   X-Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

JAL's new premium economy on the JFK route is worth the extra money. Provided a very large person like myself with adequate comfort without having to shell out over $6000 for business class. The recline of the sliding shell seats is odd. Sort of like slumping rather than reclining, but a lot better than regular economy.




JAPAN AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 20th June 2008 by Quek Keng Guan (Singapore)

AIRCRAFT :       B767-300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x3x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Seats looked fairly new, grey in colour with light blue blankets and white pillows provided in each seat. Wings headrest gave comfort during the flight from SIN-KIX sector. There is some space available even if the front passenger reclines his seat. As compared with ANA Y class (from Sin- Japan route), ANA Y class seat is more comfortable as compared with JAL.





Review:   22 March 2008

Aircraft:  Boeing 747-400

Name:  Chris Lachman   (Australia)

Position:  Middle

Layout:   3x4x3

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  1/10

  Legroom space

Sydney to Tokyo then on to Vancouver and Mexico City. The economy seats are not made for people over 6 feet and I would never fly JAL again. The bulkhead seat has neither room to stretch your legs out, nor put them under your seat. Absolute agony. The bulkhead seats are so narrow that for fatter people it would be impossible to fit into them.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   15 January 2008

Aircraft:  Boeing 767-300ER

Name:  K Siu    (Canada)

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x3x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  7/10

  Legroom space

Seat pitch is on the tight side for anyone over 5'8" tall, about 31". Anything over 4-5 hours in this it will become uncomfortable. Seat comfort and width itself is otherwise ok and comparable to typical economy class seat. Being a 767 the layout is 2x3x2 means anyone is never more than 1 seat away from the aisle.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   4 January 2008

Aircraft:  Boeing 747-400

Name:  J Yoshioka     (USA)

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   3x4x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  4/10

  Legroom space

Tokyo Narita to Bangkok operated by Jalways Airline, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines. Seats were relatively new, but cramped both in pitch (about 30"-31") and width. Seatback video.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   21 May 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 767-300

Name:  Warodom Geamsakul

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   2x3x2

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  3/10

  Legroom space

I felt uncomfortable with this seat. Seat is made of hard material. And seat pitch is only 31 inches. Quite lucky that an economy class seat in B767-300 has a headrest and a footrest. JAL improving their IFE. However, I hope they focus more on improving their seat comfort, especially seat pitch.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes


 

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