JAL Boeing 777-300ER Sky Suite 777 – Virtual Tour and Review
One of JAL’s most important routes is its New York-Tokyo route, which it operates under a joint business agreement with American Airlines using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Last year, JAL unveiled an entirely new 777-300ER cabin configuration it calls JAL Sky Suite 777. It features four entirely new cabins, first class, business class, premium economy, and economy. The first aircraft with SS7, as it is designated in the flight timetable, went into service on January 9, 2013, on the Narita-London route. A second aircraft is set to join that plane on the same route and JAL will soon after put newly-configured 777-300ERs into service flying into JFK.
JAPAN AIRLINES 777-300ER SKY SUITE 777 CABIN CONFIGURATION
First Class Cabin: JAL Suite
While the airline’s Triple Seven aircraft had a JAL Suite prior to the introduction of SS7, the airline is installing entirely new and far more luxurious JAL Suites in the 777-300ER aircraft.
The first-class cabin features eight JAL Suites arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat is 22.8” (58 cm) wide. Each JAL Suite has a large and well-padded ottoman (which becomes part of the bed) at each seat. The ottoman is more than large enough for a guest to comfortably join in for a drink or dining in the suite.
The controls allow a choice of several preset settings such as bed and recline and a second set of controls allows for infinite adjustment.
The seats are covered in a very soft and luxurious brown leather and the table and side panels are finished in an elegant cherry wood. Center seats have a large, retractable privacy partition, which may be lowered when traveling with a companion.
Multiple compartments are available for storage. To the left (or right, depending on the seat) is a compartment large enough for a laptop; next to it is a compartment that can hold a large smartphone. There is room under the ottoman for a fairly large bag and each suite features several overhead compartments.
A 23” flatscreen monitor is situated above the ottoman and an LCD touch-panel controls all of the functions from lighting to entertainment. In addition to a USB port for charging, video input and AC power outlet are provided at each seat.
When converting the suite seating into a bed, the JAL Suite features a mattress topper that is placed on top of the seat in its lie-flat position and a Tempur pillow is provided. The bed is 6’ 6” (199 cm) long and it’s 33” (84 cm) wide.
Business Class: JAL Sky Suite
JAL’s 777-300ERs feature 49 new Sky Suite business-class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. While this sounds crowded, JAL has devised a unique system that gives each seat direct-aisle access through a series of aisles between each row. Some suites are on a slightly raised platform. The center seat in the 2-3-2 configuration can be reached from either aisle.
Each seat is 20.5” (52 cm) wide. Unlike in the JAL Suite, the small ottoman (which becomes part of the bed) at each seat is not suitable for visitor seating. The seat becomes a true 180° lie-flat bed that is 6’ 2” (188 cm) long and 25.6” (65 cm) wide.
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