Review of Japan Airlines flight Asahikawa Tokyo in Economy

Airline Japan Airlines
Flight JL1100
Class Economy
Seat 20J
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 12 Oct 14, 10:10
Arrival at 12 Oct 14, 11:55
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seahyile
By 1224
Published on 9th March 2016
Hi all, this is a long overdue report flying back from Asahikawa Airport in Hokkaido to Tokyo Haneda Airport back in 2014. After spending a week in Hokkaido, I would fly JL back to HND before connecting to HKG for a 3 day stay. The outbound sector can be viewed in the link below.

Outbound: SIN-HND on CX via HKG,
HND-MMB on JL1189 — http://flight-report.com/en/report-10891.html

Inbound: AKJ-HND on JL1100 — YOU ARE HERE
HND-SIN on CX via HKG

JL1100
Route: AKJ-HND
Depart : 10.10am
Arrive: 11.15am
Aircraft: B737-800, JA322J


Shiretoko National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1 out of 4 in Japan



Beautiful scenery in Utoro, Hokkaido, facing the Sea of Okhotsk
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Driving the 300km+ journey to Asahikawa
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Blue Pond, Biei
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Sunflower Field in Biei
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This is really delicious in Shikisai-no-Oka's Restaurant!
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Shikisai-no-Oka Flower fields
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Biei Town, Hokkaido. 1 out of 100 most beautiful towns in Japan
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Time to fly back to Tokyo. I wait for the shuttle bus to Asahikawa Airport which has a schedule in accordance with the flight schedule at AKJ.
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JAL Check-in Counters. This will be a full load to HND.
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JAL's daily flight schedule to HND.
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Walking back outside to snap pictures of the terminal building after checking-in and receiving my boarding pass.



I head to the observation deck for a quick view before I clear security procedures.
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My plane getting prepped for the return journey to Tokyo
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I prepare to enter the boarding gate.
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Goodbye Asahikawa as I board the plane.
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Class J seats which would cost just JPY 1000 more if you book on JAL website. Mine was an award ticket so probably another time.
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Wing shot.
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Items in the seat pocket. Airsickness bag, safety card, duty free shopping and JAL domestic magazine all in Japanese.
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Preparing for takeoff.
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Farewell Asahikawa.
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Southbound
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I go on a walk around the aircraft mid-flight. Today's flight is operated by Captain Hoya.



Deboarding from remote stand and bussed to the terminal.
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Japan Transocean Air B737-400
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Baggage reclaim at Belt 6
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Verdict

Japan Airlines

6.6/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering5.0

Asahikawa - AKJ

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Tokyo - HND

9.2/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Pleasant experience on a short flight overall with no delays whatsoever. Good value for money for my award ticket to have a holiday in Hokkaido.

Asahikawa Airport:
Modern small airport with great a observation deck like all other Japanese airports.

Tokyo Haneda Airport:
Baggage arrived on time and left the terminal in less than 10 minutes.

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