Review of Garuda Indonesia flight Tokyo Jakarta in Economy

Airline Garuda Indonesia
Flight GA 875
Class Economy
Seat 35K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 08:00
Take-off 16 Aug 16, 11:10
Arrival at 16 Aug 16, 17:10
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Abdul.Rachim
By 1957
Published on 3rd September 2016
Hello and welcome to my 2nd series of Flight Report

This series of report will describe about my report from Tokyo to Jakarta, on this journey i have 6 days-off to explore tokyo, shizouka and around
On this trip i'm using Garuda Indonesia due to the lower price, i got the return ticket for only IDR 5,300,000 (about USD 440) pretty cheap for a direct flight jakarta-tokyo. And this is also my 2nd trip using Garuda Indonesia. Here we go :

Flight Number : GA 875
Destination : Tokyo to Jakarta
Time : 11:10-17:30
Duration : 7h20m (Actual duration : 7h)
Airbus A330-300


I arrive at Tokyo-Haneda International airport at 9:45 a.m and as everybody knew, this airport is super clean, spotless, efficient, and also somehow relaxing. Here some look :

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Then i explore the airport for just about 20 minutes, because the boarding time is 10:45 a.m. Boarding was smooth, because the queue line was clustered in terms of row, and i got the seat 35K

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And My Seats : 35K

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They give some basic feature such as; blanket, pillow, headset, and also amenity kit for economy passenger !!!



Well, luckily i got the latest generation of Airbus A330-300 with new AVOD, wider screen, and with the latest selection of movies, yet not as extensive as EK. But i really impressed with the screen, it really is flawless and responsive, even to me one of the best screen. And this is a huge changes from the previous AVOD generation.

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There is also universal plug under the seat and also usb port on the screen.
Seat Pitch :
Plenty of legroom
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The seat pocket content are mineral water, refreshing tissue, in-flight magazine, dfs magazine, etc. They also have wifi on-board with some charge.



After take-off the FA give some mixed peanuts, and drink choice, there are juices, wine, milk, water, etc. I choose apple juice as always :

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The cabin was quite, because there is only 60% occupied with mostly japanese and somehow to me the new A330-300 generation provide much better experience than the previous one.
Time for toilet check :

Everything was on good condition, clean, and spotless. Well my only concern is that why there is no toothbrush on the kit ? But luckily when i come back again they already restock the tooth brush.

3 hours after take-off the FA prepare for the lunch, but unfortunately there is no choice for today. The choice was only japanese rice with mackerel with teriyaki sauce and vegetables.

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A set of lunch with :
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Bun and soy sauce for noodle (the bun was excellent with red bean filling)
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Soba
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I have no idea what is it, but it is a kind of mushroom with beans but taste ok


Well, it's a very nice lunch but not as excellent as the inbound flight (cgk-hnd) and the portion was ok for me
I enjoy the rest of the flight by watching some movies and explore the inflight magazine.
1 hour before landing the FA give us ice cream and drink, this time i choose orange juice

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Those ice cream is one of the best ice cream i ever tasted in my entire life, like seriously

The flight map :



At 17:10 our plane arrive at soekarno hatta, it is 20 minute faster than schedule time which is great !
Then i proceed to immigration and fortunately my baggage comes first.
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Verdict

Garuda Indonesia

9.1/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment9.0
Meal/catering9.0

Tokyo - HND

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Jakarta - CGK

6.6/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

It's a very excellent journey with Garuda Indonesia, the AVOD new system was much better than the old one and also the new aircraft provide much pleasant experience than the old one. The truly deserved the 5-star airline by skytrax. Really looking forward to flight with Garuda Indonesia again in the future.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 365550 by
    pokcay 52 Comments

    Great report! Fellow Indonesian here! Flew on GA 874 & 875 back in 2015. It was great.

    Shame they don't offer 2 lunch options, probably related to the occupancy? But i'm sure the lunch was great nevertheless

    Loving the AVOD, have yet to try one.

    Point of advice, might want to cover your names and all the ticket data

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  • Comment 365686 by
    ID_Flyer 23 Comments

    Fellow Indonesian too! It is really nice to fly on a new generation plane, with a better IFE!
    Did they run out of meal options or was there only one option loaded in HND? I found that, in the past, they had two options and a menu card was given.

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