Japan Airlines will bring its flagship Boeing 777-300ER onto Sydney-Tokyo flights from October 25, 2015 and begin selling first class suites on the route, along with its latest Sky Suite business class seats and free inflight Internet.
The Japanese flag-carrier says the decision to trade up from the Boeing 777-200ER jet and introduce first class is "in response to growing demand."
"First Class service will be available in line with introduction of (the Boeing 777-300ER)" a JAL spokesman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.
JAL's Boeing 777-300ER sports eight first class berths.
Although christened the JAL Suite, these are more of a 'mini-suite' – along the same lines you'd see at the pointy end on Qantas, or British Airways – rather than the full-enclosed private cabins of Emirates and Singapore Airlines.
The JAL Suites come equipped with all the mod cons, including a 23 inch flat-screen telly.
The 83cm wide seat converts into a 2 metre bed.
We love the spacious table – no awkward juggling of laptop and dinnerware here!
And speaking of space, there's plenty of stowage for your in-flight kit.
The 49 business class seats, dubbed Sky Suites, are also ensconced in their own cubicles.
The lie-flat beds can accommodate 1.88 metres from feet to follicles, with width varying from 65cm down to 53cm at the base.
The cubicles also sport a class-beating 23 inch monitor.
Despite a 2-3-2 layout, JAL has staggered the seats to ensure that every passenger has direct and unobstructed access to the aisle.
Couples can't really sit together, but they can open the privacy screen and share a toast.
Again, we always like to see room for cool-looking carry-on bags.
JAL will offer free, unlimited wireless Internet for business class and first class passengers on the Boeing 777-300ER.
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