Japan Airlines - JAL
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Review of "Japan Airlines - JAL"
Maybe I just got lucky and got the worst aircraft that JAL own or maybe I'm just so used to really GOOD Airlines (such as SIA, Thai and Cathy) that I found JAL to be horrific...and horrific is being nice...so lets get on with the details...My flight was a 6pm flight from Bangkok to Narita Economy class; it's a 6-hour flight.
First the seats, small, very very small, with leg room that an 8-year-old child would find tight. I am not overly tall but I could not put my feet on the floor in front of me if I tried to sit straight in my seat, My knees had to be jammed into the seat in front higher than my own seat, if I sat slightly sideways i could squeeze my feet onto the floor, just. Foot rests, no idea couldn't reach the floor to find out.And so we took off...and then it got really bad...the smoking started. I swear every person in smoking class must have had 4 or 5 cigarettes in their mouths waiting for the "no smoking" light to go out, and as soon as it did the smoking cabin just fogged out. One minute you could see into it the next it was zero visibility. The flight attendants closed off the smoking area with curtains and that slowed the rolling clouds somewhat, but what was really needed was an airlock. The whole plane stank for the whole flight.
Hot towel, wow that hot towel that everyone else is raving about arrived, the best one was the one before landing so I could wipe the stench of cigarettes off of myself...hot towels, so what every airline has them..…even Olympic.The food, now being as this was an evening flight my friend and I decided not to eat at the airport before the flight but rather to eat on the plane...big mistake.... dinner was served shortly after take off and it was a...cheese sandwich...one cheese sandwich... with a slice of cheese...not even a lettuce leaf to brighten it up....and then there was the tea...no shortage of tea…..drink as much tea as you like....but no more sandwich’s. to see.
I shall never ever fly JAL again, not even if they were half the price of everyone else, and I'm sure the ground crew wave to SIA, Cathy and Thai planes too.
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Listed on Ciao since: 28/06/2000