Review of Garuda Indonesia flight Jakarta Tokyo in Economy

Airline Garuda Indonesia
Flight GA874
Class Economy
Seat 60K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 06:55
Take-off 23 Nov 17, 23:55
Arrival at 24 Nov 17, 08:50
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FiamaArin
By 2690
Published on 14th December 2017
SIN - CGK GA Y / A330-300: Link
CGK - HND GA Y / B777-300: HERE
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CGK - SIN GUA Y / B737-800: Link

Second leg of my journey to Tokyo! We spent some time at Soekarno-Hatta waiting since we were moved to an earlier flight on the previous leg.

Garuda Indonesia
GA874
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) - Tokyo International Airport (HND)
B777-300
PK-GID
Economy Class
Gate 10

My Boarding Pass for this sector.
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The departure terminal is a completely different world from the arrival terminal. It was like the air-conditioning wasn't even turned on. The whole terminal was really stuffy. Poor from CGK here.
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As mentioned in my previous report, it seems that most passengers on my previous flight were transferring to one of the three listed flights here.
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Let's look at our plane for tonight!
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The call for the HKG flight started of proceedings, followed by the PVG flight and lastly, the HND flight (Mine!) I really like the purple LEDs on the aerobridge.
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Newspapers are provided to passengers at the door. The Jakarta Post and Asahi Shinbun if I can remember correctly.
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Back into the huge B77W cabin arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.
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An overhead view of the seat, followed by a point-of-view shot from the seat and lastly a shot of the cabin from my seat. So I took the risk and booked an aisle and window seat, leaving the middle seat empty and it paid off on this flight! My mother and I got the entire row for ourselves.


Let's have a look at the IFE system. From what I can tell you, the system is the same as the previous flight but there is much more content. Almost 20 more movies and shows to watch on this long flight.


The FAs serve a wet towel oshibori and a bottle of water. Not a fancy oshibori like SQ but still a decent touch.
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GA's safety video.
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I thought I'd show everyone the menu since it was available.
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Let's look at the seatback contents: Headset, Airsickness Bag, Safety Card, Arcade In-Flight Shopping Magazine, Stars In-Flight Entertainment Magazine and Garuda's own magazine, Colours.


Wow, an amenity kit! I wasn't expecting one of these. Socks, earplugs and an eyeshade in a nice pouch.
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Take-off!
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Once we level off, the FAs start supper service. The hot box contained a sweet muffin and a chicken filled pastry. I had a wine to go along with the meal. Something hot to eat before I slept was nice.
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Took this before I knocked out for the night.
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When I woke up, the sun was beginning to rise on the horizon.
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2 hours before arrival, breakfast is served.
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Western option. Omelette, chicken chipolata, roast potatoes and tomatoes accompanied by cut fruit and yoghurt. The western option comes with a croissant too.
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Asian option. Japanese porridge with minced meat and scrambled eggs accompanied by soba and cut fruits along with a yoghurt drink.
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Flying over Japanese territory!
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Obligatory toilet visit. Toilet is clean but can't really see any amenities anywhere. Also, don't mind the hair.
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Arriving at Japan after 7 hours!
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Nice morning over Japan.
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Landed at HND!
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After taxiing, we wait to disembark. Bye Garuda, this was a good flight.


Arrivals board.
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Train to the city.
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Verdict

Garuda Indonesia

8.8/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Jakarta - CGK

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Tokyo - HND

9.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

All I can say is, I am a fan of Garuda. The service is great, the food is good and the plane is comfortable. Recommended airline here on this sector. Stay tuned for the return flights!

Information on the route Jakarta (CGK) Tokyo (HND)

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The average flight time is 7 hours and 25 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 422866 by
    cheapflyer.JP 61 Comments

    Hi, FIAMAARIN.
    Wow, I was surprised to hear that GA provided an amenity poach even in Economy class. GA seems to provide top-notch service, meal, amenity.etc....
    On this route, I guess a clean toilet is the most important aspect for Japanese passenger who prefers super clean toilet. GA did a good Job.
    Thank you for your report.

  • Comment 423412 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4991 Comments

    A great report as usual! It's so nice to see that some airlines still make an effort to make the Economy class experience not only tolerable, but actually enjoyable! When so many carrier are going to 3-4-3 in Y on 777s (even CX! Ugh), it's so good to see a carrier that still has comfortable seats in Y and a good service as well. Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 425630 by
      FiamaArin AUTHOR 63 Comments

      Hi Kevin,

      I hope to bring many more reports for everyone in future! Yes, it is sad indeed that 3-4-3 is becoming the norm. Even SQ is changing their economy price structure(and not for the better). Please stay tuned for more reports!

      Thanks,
      FiamaArin

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