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First Class on Japan Airlines

first_japanairlinesNo matter where you fly, it’s a good idea to check the schedule of the national airline of that country. They’re likely to have the most frequent flights in and out of the bigger cities, and tend to have an extensive network of flights into smaller airports all over that country. Which is why a flight to or from Japan might call for a flight on Japan Airlines.

As soon as you start thinking about a trip to or from Japan on Japan Airlines, it makes sense that you’d want the best class of service possible. It can be a long flight, after all, so if you can fly in a comfortable seat you’ll definitely enjoy the trip more. Which is why First Class on Japan Airlines is so appealing.

There are two cabin configurations for First Class on Japan Airlines – Skysleeper and Skysleeper Solo – and which one you get will depend on the route you’re flying and the aircraft you’re on, but the perks are essentially the same between the two.

Seat & Bed

  • Seats recline to a fully-flat position (horizontal to the floor)
  • Seats have Italian leather upholstery by Poltrona Frau
  • Each seat has built-in lumbar massage function
  • Side panels create privacy panels when seat is fully reclined

Food & Beverages

  • Menus created with the Association des Disciples d’Auguste Escoffier du Japon
  • Menus reflect seasonal ingredients
  • Fresh fish dishes, low salt dishes, and low fat dishes are all available for passengers who want healthier meals


  • Each seat has personal video screen with access to Japan Airlines’ in-flight entertainment, called MAGIC
  • MAGIC features on-demand movies, TV shows, audio channels, and interactive games

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary amenity kits include toothbrush/toothpaste, eye mask, travel-sized toiletries
  • Most Japan Airlines international flights have a camera view all passengers (First Class and otherwise) can enjoy called “Pilot Vision” of outside the plane