JAL operates its 787 with angled lie-flat business class seats from LA to Osaka.
Due to our flight delay, we had been given two $20 meal vouchers at check-in. However, due to the free food at the lounge, we decided to buy a box of chocolates in the terminal to give to the crew.
Overall, service was impeccable, whether due to the half-empty cabin or our gift at the beginning of the flight.
Japan Airlines 69
Los Angeles (LAX) – Osaka Kansai (KIX)
Friday, May 27th, 2016
Duration: 8 hours, 40 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 787-847 (JA-828J)
Seat: 8C (Business Class)
This particular flight featured JAL’s angled-lie flat business class seats. While unfortunate for a modern aircraft, the seat was fairly comfortable.
For this flight, the menu read as follows:
The drink menu read as follows:
I had ordered the vegetarian meal in advance of the flight, so my starter began with asorted vegetables.
In contrast to the Japanese menu starter:
The next vegetarian course was grilled vegetables, along with a tomato filled with pesto.
The Japanese Kobachi bowls:
The main vegetarian course was pasta with tomato sauce and mushrooms.
The vegetarian desert was a cup of fresh fruit, somehow different from the banana compote on the menu.
To start our meal before arrival, the crew had prepared a thank you note in chocolate for the gift we had given earlier.