Review of Japan Airlines flight Tokyo Osaka in Economy

Airline Japan Airlines
Flight JL117
Class Economy
Seat 53C
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 00:55
Take-off 14 Jan 20, 12:30
Arrival at 14 Jan 20, 13:25
JL 157 reviews
By 1131
Published on 1st August 2020

JAL Dreamliner economy class report Haneda to Itami

Hi there,

Here are my trip in January 2020 before the pandemic with JAL domestic from Tokyo to Osaka.
The reason i choose airplane over train in Japan because of the luggage I carry with me and also the cost is cheaper by airplane than shinkansen since I am not using JR pass.

Anyway we left the hotel early morning by taxi from Ginza to Haneda JAL Terminal since our flight is at 12.30.
Only took us 30 minutes from Ginza to Haneda by Taxi.
From there we go to the check in counter and find some food before go inside to our gate.

The flight is quite full don't seem to find any empty seat.
The seat configuration is 3-3-3
The seat got IFE but only 2 movie since it's domestic flight only I guess. 1 Western movie and 1 japanese movie and some music selections.
The flight from Haneda to Itami only took 52 minutes and we only got served drink.

We landed in Itami Airport in Osaka and the terminal itself quite small and only serve domestic flight only.
The airport is still in very good condition and near to the city center than kansai.
From the airport we took airport limousine bus to Umeda then to our hotel.

Thanks all for reading my report
Here are my video about my trip from youtube and picture are down below

Arrived at Haneda domestic JAL terminal after a 30 minutes taxi ride from Ginza

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We went inside the terminal to check in for our flight

The check in counter queque is quite long but it move fast, after check in process we went around the terminal for some snacks and food before we go inside and we ate Yoshinoya.

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Found some bento in the airport

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After we eat we go inside to our gate waiting to board our plane.
Then it's time to board the plane. 

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Business class seat on JAL Dreamliner domestic flight

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Economy seat on JAL Dreamliner domestic

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Safety Instructions card

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Cabin view and IFE on JAL Dreamliner

Baggage claim at Itami Terminal

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Japan Airlines

Cabin crew8.5

Tokyo - HND


Osaka - ITM



Jal domestic is recommended over shinkansen if you got lots of luggage. But if you are travelling light and want to experience bullet train than try shinkansen. Me myself like both option depending on your timing and preference and mood.

Overall flying experience with JAL was nice and pleasant everything went smoothly.

Information on the route Tokyo (HND) Osaka (ITM)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Tokyo (HND) → Osaka (ITM).


The airline with the best average rating is Japan Airlines with 8.1/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 3 minutes.

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  • Comment 559678 by
    Aigle_voyageur 747 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR.

    JL 787's cabin in economy class is very similar to its newest A350. For the inflight catering, it's what we can expect from a domestic flight.

    Overall flying experience with JAL was nice and pleasant everything went smoothly.

    Still, it seems the flight went too fast... ^^

    Have safe flights ;)

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