Review of American Airlines flight Tokyo New York in Business

Airline American Airlines
Flight AA134
Class Business
Seat 10A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200
Flight time 12:35
Take-off 18 Apr 13, 06:55
Arrival at 19 Apr 13, 06:30
AA   #52 out of 121 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 456 reviews
Olman
By 5762
Published on 2nd October 2013
We were booked on AA134.Since all flight from HND depart early morning getting to the airport can be a little bit of (an expensive ) challenge .
I was able to take the 4:30 JR from Tokyo station and use the first Monorail at 4:58 so made it easily bit still who likes to be awake that early?
After check-in we headed to the JAL Sakura Lounge what we found pretty deserted.
Breakfast spread was pretty mellow with just scrambled eggs,sausages,some pastries and a couple of japanese options.
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We boarded our AA 777.WE had seat 10A/B
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Wifey checking out the amenity kit and slippers:)
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Pre-departure beverages were offered and menus distributed.
For entrees they had a Gruyere Cheese Omlette,Pancakes,a Frittata and Chicken Teriyaki .
We both wanted to have pancakes but they only had 1 order left(come on there's only 3 people in front of me counting the center seat!?).I'm no complainer and just went for the omlette(what a great hubby…) but honestly if I'd pay a couple of thousands for those tickets I'd expect them to have every single item of that list and not a miserable one left there from the inbound flight….
Breakfast first course with Bagel,smoked salmon and cream cheese(Oooh of course those classy red straws:)
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Mid flight they offered a couple of snack options.We went for some sushi.tasted just like at Tsukiji a day before….my sarcasm don't go through writing as much as in real life;)
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Since your leaving at 7am and arriving at the same time there's no lunch/dinner so they just offer brunch.The menu consisted of either Cajun chicken or grilled ham and cheese sandwich.
We both went for the latter..
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Verdict

American Airlines

7.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering5.5

Tokyo - HND

7.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness9.5

New York - JFK

8.6/10
Efficiency7.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Overall we had a pretty good flight.Seats were OK,service was actually pretty good.The gentleman in my row was really nice and attentive.
The only thing that makes this flight really unattractive is it's schedule.Early wake up,you never have a nice big lunch/dinner and it guarantees jet lag for the next week….
JFK was pretty busy since most of the South American flights arrive early morning.Thanks to Global Entry we were out in a matter of minutes and couldn't wait to get a couple of hours of sleep before starting my day back home in NY.

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5 Comments

  • Comment 88999 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5304 Comments

    Hi again,

    I added the IATA 2-letter codes to your flight numbers in your reports. Please at the codes to flight numbers for future reports.
    BTW, thanks for this report on AA's Haneda-NYC route--the first on this site. They should really be using a refurbed cabin for this long flight.

    Thanks!

    KevinDC
    Community Manager/Moderator

  • Comment 89058 by
    Papoumada SILVER 5895 Comments

    Thank you for this short report about a long flight.

  • Comment 89128 by
    pititom GOLD 10702 Comments

    Thank you for this FR ! And yes, nobody wants to wake up that early. Well...at least I don't ^^ I don't even know if you could make it to NRT at a reasonnable price (either taxi or hotel there).

    I like the aspect of the catering in general. I agree it's cheap to load only 3 pancakes, but the omelet looks good. The Japanese tray is nice also and the salmon looks tasty.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    • Comment 282224 by
      Olman AUTHOR 6 Comments

      Actually it departed from HND and transportation was easier than I thought it's gonna be.We stayed just by Tokyo station so took an early JR to Hamamatsucho and from there the first monorail to the airport.it was convenient and obviously waaay cheaper than a cab.

  • Comment 89147 by
    offcm 957 Comments

    thank your for this report. the cartering is light! in particulary for the second service

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