Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Mar 2014
Total posts 358
Flying Tokyo to New York return in economy. Which airline would you choose?
Must be direct. No preference on airports at either city, open to various times of day. Mainly a question around service. One World sapphire, EY gold, Skyteam gold... Thanks
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,060
From NRT or HND to JFK or EWR you really only have 4 airlines flying direct; namely AA, UA, JL and NH. In economy I'd go for JL or NH. Since you're not Star Gold, I'd suggest flying JL.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Dec 2014
Total posts 191
AA don't operate direct routes, they only Code Share with JAL
You are right! My apologies. They terminated their HND flights!
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 872
JAL has great servise, though seats are very small.
Member since 07 Sep 2015
Total posts 17
Personally I like JFK airport because friendly staff etc. for flights recommend American Airlines or Japan Airlines as it was a good experience.
Source: Personal Experience
AA don't operate direct flights they terminated them
Considering that you are OW emerald it would be silly not to go with them, JAL offer their 777-300ER and 787-8, I would go for the 777 as there is more room, the 787 is known to be a tight squeeze in Y. Delta also operate this route but I can't stand them or United, their Y absouletley freaks me out. ANA is not a bad option but considering you don't have status with them it is not really an option.
Hope this helps,
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 170
You can only fly from Narita to New York
If you have status with an airline definetley choose them reccomend JAL
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