The airline wanted to charge me an additional $108.00 to check my second bag despite their policy stating that the first two checked bags are free. In order to not miss my flight, I had to leave one bag. Thankfully, I had enough room in my other bag and carry on to accommodate all my things.
Cons: "Breakfast could have been better"
Pros: "It was great..."
Cons: "Lavatories on domestic flights in Japan are tiny. Like, super duper tiny."
Pros: "The cabin crew was excellent -- friendly, always helpful, energetic."
Cons: "We requested a seafood special meal. The food quality was satisfactory, but most of the items tasted very bland. The accompanying dishes were unimaginative -- raw vegetables (salad), steamed vegetables, pickled vegetables. One exeption was a smoked salmon bit with capers -- this was the tastiest part among 8 meals over 4 flights."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Pros: "Bad handling and organization by JAL ground management. There was no support at the gate or clear leadership or direction of what needed to happen or what was to be done for the passengers They dumped everything in the Malaysian ground agents to handle without clear direction. Very poor service and no accountability"
Pros: "Crew was attentive, food tasted great, the whole experience wasn't anything like the American style companies that try to shake you down for every penny and still get get ripped off."
Cons: "The whole experience was great for flying economy long distance. I will 100% be looking for Japan air as an option for any flight I do in the future."
Pros: "The crew is outstanding. A girl two seats away from me barfed and two attendants were there immediately with a bag, cleaning wipes, etc. They are very friendly and patient with passengers. The next best part was the comfort. I got a good amount of sleep on my nine-hour flight."
Cons: "The movie selection and meals were not bad, but I've had better on other airlines."
Pros: "I was on board with my 4 months old baby. The crew was so kind, they helps me a lot."
Cons: "PA announcements could have been louder. I also had difficulty understanding when I could hear the English words."
Pros: "Spacious leg room"
Cons: "Toilets can be cleaner . And food could be tastier with 2 choices ."
Pros: "The window shades were so cool. Seat was small but fairly comfortable and I like the foot rest."
Cons: "No vegetarian options on the main meal menu"
Cons: "The fact that my father was diagnosed with Cancer and they wouldn’t refund our 1300.00 for round trip tickets to the Philippines which is our vacation home. The airline required documentation from my fathers doc which I provided. He was not going anywhere for at least a year (radiation and chemo) and the denied even credit.I was able to get my parents tickets refunded by a different airline. NEVER Again. my father passed 8/12/2018. Our trip was scheduled for 9/13/2018. Very disappointing.see"
Pros: "Service was excellent and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Missed flight due to medical emergency"
Cons: "Bad seat near bathroom. Smelled like pee entire trip"
Pros: "Very clean and modern aircraft. Staff were friendly and attentive. They provided directions and a guide for travelers transitioning from domestic to international flights. Strongly recommend Japan Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing, well done."
Pros: "Nicest crew I have ever seen!"
Pros: "Everything was wonderful. However, it was a little too warm on the flight for our liking. Other than that, we had a great experience."
Pros: "The crew were very polite"
Cons: "No choice of menu and films only very limited choice."
Pros: "The crew, the flight, the pilot to cabin communications, the food, USB hookup, and the movie selection was amazing. I am so happy that I flew Japan Airlines on my return trip. I would highly recommend them for your travels."
Cons: "My original flight was late and pushed my entire schedule back. I had 15 minutes to deplane and get to my connecting flight. This caused a lot of stress on me however, the Japan airlones Crew escorted me (we ran as fast as we could) to my next flight so that I wouldn’t miss it. I boarded with 1 minute to spare which is way too close for my comfort."
Pros: "Excellent crew,service and great food."
Cons: "It was little bit warm during flight. There were several other passengers that c/o the temperature being too warm."
Pros: "The customer service overall was really good."
Cons: "The food always messes up my stomach, where the whole day after I can’t eat anything"
Pros: "I really loved the food they served on the airline, along with the entertainment and the stuardesses. It made for a very enjoyable trip."
Cons: "We didn’t dislike anything except the comfort of the seats, but of course that is expected for the Economy Class."
Pros: "Quick local Flight. Left and arrived on time."
Pros: "The crew was excellent and the gluten free meal I requested ahead of time was the best airline gluten free meal I've ever had!! :)"
Pros: "Can use wifi with free"
Cons: "Great airline great service. Haihly recommended"
Cons: "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."
Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."
Pros: "super comfortable seats, great food, huge monitor, non stop service for the 13 hours plus JFK-hnd new flight"
Cons: "Aisle seats not very private, remote control not intuitive to use"
Pros: "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."
Pros: "on time and excellent service"
Cons: "a bumpy ride compared to our flight from NY to Japan"
Cons: "Requested Vegetarian Meals. Didn't get them"
Pros: "JAL used to be a premium airline like Korean Air"
Cons: "Now JAL is like American Air, just stuffing a greyhound full of souls."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. Overall it was as good as a 12 hour economy flight can go."
Cons: "Unfortunately they ran out of some food by the time they got to us and only had fish left. It was okay, just not my favorite. We were 35 minutes late taking off which contributed with me missing my connecting flight."
Pros: "Everything from delicious Japanese cuisine to attentive and courteous customer service from ground crew to flight crew greatly impressed our family. Being able to fly to Haneda is even better. We plan to fly JAL from now on."
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Seat felt stiff but felt well rested after flight"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and boarding went smoothly. The flight was late but the staff seemed courteous, polite, and apologetic for the delay."
Cons: "I thought I had ordered a vegetarian meal when I booked the flight roughly 1.5 months prior to my trip. However, when the meal was being served, there was only a chicken or pork option and my vegetarian meal had either not been properly booked or had been forgotten. When I informed the staff, I was asked to show proof that I ordered a veggie meal. I could not pull up my email confirmation as we were flying and there was no internet access. I had to lug my bag out of the overhead and search for a print out confirmation. I had not come prepared with the "evidence" the stewardess wanted. While the staff tried to be polite, I also found them to be quite rude, demanding that I produce evidence. Could they not have simply given me an extra salad without all the fuss? I felt I was being treated as a criminal for requesting a veggie meal that had, unfortunately, not been recorded in their system."
Pros: "Boarding process; comfortable legroom on the Boeing 787; 1st meal was also excellent"
Cons: "2nd meal, some sort of a rice seafood mixture"
Pros: "The cabin crew were very helpful and the food great. The aircraft was strict on keeping time."
Pros: "More leg room in Japan airlines. I decided to use JAL as much as possible. Stewardess are all nice and very attentive."
Cons: "Food is ok, but way so much better compared to the other airlines. The chair is not as comfortable (hard to sit) , but more leg room is a good advantage."
Pros: "Service & seats are great."
Cons: "The connections were a bit late, making the long trip longer!"
Pros: "Plane is comfortable"
Cons: "AA attendants were aloof, too busy talking to one another to notice passengers. Service was slow. I felt as I was an inconvenience to the staff."
Pros: "Our flight from Tokyo to Beijing was very pleasant. The flight attendants were very polite and helpful. There was a lot more leg room than most American/European airlines we have taken. The food was quite good and we even got Häagen-Dazs ice cream."
Cons: "I wish they had a larger movie selection, but they had most "New Releases"."
Pros: "My son and I enjoyed the courteous and genuinely friendly service and attention from all flight personnel paid too us to ensure a wonderful experience to and from Japan. From Hawaii JAL manager upon check in concern for my son not feeling well to the attendant realizing we spoke no Japanese to apologize and begin conversing in English, every one was pleasant and professional in desire to please us and make our trip so comfortable."
Pros: "checking in at chicago ohare ord was a nightmare.there were only 12 of us in line yet the wait exceeded 1 hour , we watched as the airlines next to us processed well over 150 passenger's while the japan airline moved slower than snail sex. it was painfully beyond slow."
Pros: "Crew was great. Food was excellent."
Cons: "Boarding process. Everyone rushed in when the gate was opened. No sequential boarding."
Pros: "Great crew. Old plane. Late arrival. Great food."
Cons: "Business class seats are old."
Pros: "The crew was extra friendly. The seat was spacious. Good leg room."
Cons: "Main meal , too much rice for a westerner. Quality could improve a bit. Bread roll was below average."
Cons: "Flight attendants skipped/didnt serve our row any drinks."
Pros: "None at all."
Cons: "If they give you the seat assignment you pay for."
Cons: "Install IFE, organize the boarding process. Blankets on given on request"
Pros: "The food improved compare from last year but during the 16 hours and 40 minutes flight the crew should have come out and ask the passenger or offer some drinks. They only came out when then they serve the meals. It’s a long travel, they should have checks the passengers if they needed anythin"
Cons: "Checking in your luggage take too long. The staff specially the Manila, seems not well train because they keep going to each other and discuss things or asked the other crew what to do. I started checking in at 4:08 pm and I finished past 6:00. Crews should checks the passengers every now and the"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, the seat was excellent"
Cons: "Having the luggage checked in transit without going out to open it for inspection"
Cons: "Let’s passenger choice the seats with time"
Pros: "Time management"
Cons: "More information about the terminals"
Pros: "The lay flat bed was amazing and I like the privacy of the seats; this Philippines Airline business class is enjoyable!!"
Cons: "Don’t ask the stewardess for recommendations on what dishes to eat for meals; their taste is quite different from yours!! My stewardess recommended a pork dish that she said was tasty, but I found it dry and chewy!! But that’s Filipino taste!!"
Pros: "Ground and flight crew were great"
Cons: "Quality of in-flight snacks, beverages and IFE systems were very poor"
Pros: "Crew very helpful and gave extra care."
Cons: "Soup was too salty."
Cons: "I do hope the cabin crews would smile more to let the passengers know they are happy to serve."
Pros: "Check in counter crew was very courteous and efficient."
Cons: "One of the departure boarding counter staff was rude and crass where i lined up, held up the line for over 5 minutes going over just 1 passenger's ID and boarding pass. Poor IFE and inedible snack."
Pros: "Despite a shortage of Flight Attendants on the Flight the ones that were working did an AWESOME Job serving the Passengers ."
Cons: "For the sake of the Flight Attendants more Of them to help."
Pros: "Good Crew"
Cons: "Lower their fare"
Pros: "Boarding and deboarding seem to be so much faster in Asia based airlines than US."
Cons: "Need more frequent beverage services. Also, we paid for more leg room, but it was still claustrophobic."
Pros: "The flight crew was great"
Cons: "The ground support at the transfer desk horrible"
Cons: "Missed the connection and had to pay to rebook"
Pros: "I was in a window seat for this flight with no one in between me and the man in the aisle. It was nice to have some space to spread out in."
Cons: "I am about 6 feet tall and the leg room was terrible. I was thankful that the person in front of me did not recline, other side their head would have been in my face."
Pros: "Again lovely food and crew. Same good seats as the A350 from LHR."
Cons: "Boarded and ready on time but 1hr delay for ATC reasons . The A330's a bit short of toilets requiring a 'queueing system' at busy times. Probably not the actual airline's fault but the ground handlers at AKL took an hour to produce my bags meaning me missing a connecting internal flight."
Cons: "waiting 2 hours for the plane to park"
Pros: "Broken tv control and head sets x 2 wish I could have used my bose"
Pros: "Most ofit"
Cons: "Transfers in manill"
Pros: "XSS %3C/h1%23XSS%3C/h1%2E"
Pros: "foods and crew were very courteous"
Pros: "American carriers should take note and work to improve passenger comfort and experience."
Cons: "A better entertainment system would be nice."
Pros: "On time departure"
Pros: "The flight crew and seats"
Cons: "The poor communication and control of ground staff during boarding in Manila. Will not use PAL again due to the chaos there. Communication with customers was non existent"
Pros: "Up to date and WORKING entertainment system. Ample charging options. Business class seat operation a little cumbersome and complex, but fully reclining"
Cons: "Came down with flu right after flying, again! Most likely sources are passaenger poor hygiene, poor cleaning practice between flight and poor air recirculation with inadequate filtration...hope to fix those things one day"
Pros: "Absolutely Nothing."
Cons: "They choose to serve beef curry on a flight from a Indian minority country. Surprise, 20 of us were stuck with it because that is all that was left... All that is left is beef, is that ok? Like we have a choice. Late as always too."
Pros: "The comfort of the cabin and the service from the crew was superb."
Cons: "The stewardess as usual they are not friendly as they should be with the passenger, I have been flying with philippines airlines often time hoping the crew will be super smily and friendly, they are cold as ice !"
Pros: "Crew staff were nice and friendly"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Cons: "Check in at Kuala was a chaos. The agents were at a lost not knowing how to handle the family in front of me. It took them more than 30 minutes to handle just one family. I think there must be something wrong with the booking system. It took me 45 minutes to complete my check in."
Pros: "Need more leg room"
Cons: "Food, wasn't good"
Pros: "Crew were nice."
Cons: "leg room only enough for shorter people. Tall people will have their knees pressed against the seat in front. If you are tall and ask for a bulk-head seat, you will be asked to pay a huge increase in price. Zero consideration will be given to weather the seat is adequate. If you want an adequate seat, you must pay as if you wanted luxury. Also, the food was horrible. Also, even some international flights will have NO entertainment system at all and no means to charge your cell phone so you can entertain yourself."
Pros: "It was good other than how long it takes to travel, but that's only because there are no direct flights to Puerto since it's anairport in the making... But other than that, friendly staff. Good flight."
Cons: "I don't like to complain. It. Makes me feel selfish, I didn't really see anything out of the norm, instead I met some great people along the way."
Pros: "The seats were larger than most international coach flights with enough leg room that when the person in front of me reclined, my knees were left untouched. They also had very well organized transfers at both of my layover locations, alleviating stress in 1-2 hour international transfers. Cabin crew was more than friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The meals could have been better and they frequently ran out of options. Meal portions were smaller than I've seen on previous flights and I was left wishing I'd brought more snacks."
Pros: "The flight attendants were pleasant"
Cons: "The food was horrible and not really a choice. The children's meals should be more simple like fruit and chicken and fish without sauces"