Flight Reviews

JAL 777-300ER First Class Seat

Review: JAL 777-300ER First Class from Tokyo Haneda to New York JFK

With limited award availability between Japan and Europe, I decided to start my most recent trip with a flight to New York. Considering that I had some Alaska Airlines miles to burn, wanted to try JAL’s international first class for a long time, and there was award availability on the day I wanted to travel, …

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Ibex Rakuten Eagles CRJ-700

Review: Ibex Airlines CRJ-700 from Sendai to Sapporo

While ANA and JAL are by far the largest airlines in Japan, there are also several smaller airlines operating domestic flights around the country. One of those is Ibex Airlines – a regional airline that primarily operates flights in and out of Sendai Airport in the Tohoku region and that partners with ANA. The airline …

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ANA 737-800 Premium Class Cabin

Review: ANA 737-800 Premium Class from Tokyo to Sendai

While thinking of which flight to take to Sapporo in advance of taking the BB-8 ANA Jet’s last flight, Japan was hit by a large earthquake that put Japan’s Tohoku Shinkansen (the bullet train connecting Tokyo with the north of the country) out of service. To fill the gap, both ANA and JAL (and later …

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Finnair A319 Business Class Cabin

Review: Finnair A319 Business Class from Vienna to Helsinki

On our way back from Europe to Japan back in February, my wife and I traveled in Finnair’s business class from Vienna to Tokyo Narita via Helsinki. I won’t be reviewing the long-haul flight from Helsinki to Tokyo on an A350 since I reviewed the same flight back in January on the exact same route. …

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Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class

Review: Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class from Doha to Vienna

Qatar Airways has, for better or worse, one of the most diverse fleets when it comes to the types of business class seats used. Ranging from standard recliners on some of its narrowbody aircraft, through older full-flat seats and reverse herringbone seats on some of its widebody aircraft, all the way to one of the …

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Qatar Airways 777-300ER Economy Class Cabin

Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Economy Class from Tokyo to Doha

When I booked this flight, I was hoping to receive a decent upgrade offer like I did on the same flight a couple of months earlier. Since that didn’t happen – the “offer” was about the same or even more expensive than buying a business class ticket outright – I instead flew the sector in …

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Finnair A350 Business Class Seat

Review: Finnair A350-900 Business Class from Helsinki to Tokyo Narita

A few years ago, I flew on a Finnair A350 in business class from Helsinki to Bangkok. As such, I had been looking forward to trying the same product on the Helsinki – Tokyo route back in December 2021. While most things remained unchanged from 2017, there were some slight differences in the provided service. …

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Finnair E190 Business Class Seats

Review: Finnair E190 Business Class from Vienna to Helsinki

On my way back from Slovakia to Japan at the end of last year, I decided to book Finnair business class from Vienna to Tokyo Narita via Helsinki. I booked the flights using Finnair miles. I bought those during the airline’s Christmas promotion where it offered enough miles for two business class roundtrips between Europe …

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Emirates A380 Economy Class Cabin

Review: Emirates A380 Economy Class from Dubai to Vienna

With my previous flight on a double-decker aircraft – both the 747 and A380 – having been back in 2018, I was excited to be flying on one again while making my way from Tokyo to Vienna last December. To make things even better, there were two nice little surprises waiting for me with this …

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