Japan Airlines launches new first class suit

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Japan Airlines has made significant enhancements to its cabin offerings on the Airbus A350-1000, its new flagship for long-haul travel. These upgrades include improvements to first class, business class, and premium economy class.

First Class

The first-class cabins on the Airbus A350-1000 now offer more privacy and space. The suites are 1.5 times larger than the previous design, and they come with versatile seat configurations. The removal of overhead storage compartments creates a more open design, with carry-on bags stored under the bed. These suites also feature doors for maximum privacy, and the seats can be configured in three positions: as a sofa, a chair with a bed, or a double bed. Notably, they feature a “headphone-free stereo” with speakers in the headrest, a 43-inch 4K Panasonic television, closets, complimentary sleepwear, personal minibars, and digital monitors for communication with flight attendants.

Business Class

Business-class seating has also been upgraded. Each seat now has privacy doors for added comfort and privacy. The overhead compartments have been relocated to the window sides to create a more open feeling in the cabin. The seats in business class can transform into lay-flat beds measuring 78 inches in length. They also feature the “headphone-free stereo” technology in the headrest, small wardrobes for hanging jackets, and the option to purchase sleepwear for long-haul flights.

Premium Economy Class

Even premium economy class seats have seen improvements. They now have individual privacy screens between seats and electric actuation for added comfort. The 16-inch monitor in premium economy class has been upsized, making it 1.3 times larger than the previous model.

These upgrades reflect Japan Airlines’ commitment to enhancing passenger comfort and experience on long-haul flights. The airline plans to deploy its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft on routes from Tokyo Haneda Airport to New York JFK by the end of the year.