Review of ANA flight Tokyo Singapore in Economy

Airline ANA
Flight NH801
Class Economy
Seat 37K
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 07:20
Take-off 19 Feb 21, 18:10
Arrival at 20 Feb 21, 00:30
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FiamaArin
By 948
Published on 26th September 2021

Introduction


Final flight of this 6-part epic. I have a 3 hour layover in Tokyo before departing back to my hot and humid country.



All Nippon Airways
NH801 
Narita International Airport (NRT) - Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
B787-9
JA896A
Economy Class
Gate 32

ETD: 06:05PM
ATD: 06:07PM (on time)
ETA: 12:50AM
ATA: 12:29AM (on time)


A picture of the boarding pass issued in Boise.


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airside


Passing by empty Duty Free shops.


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More walking as the group transferring from the flight are led by ground staff to the Transfer Desk.


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At the transfer desk, the staff made sure everyone had the appropriate paperwork and documentation for the next legs of the flights. Being a Singaporean citizen, all I needed was to produce my receipt for the arrival swab tests.


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I was also issued a new boarding pass for the flight.


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The FIDS were as expected. Barely any flights or just straight up cancelled.


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My plane being loaded in the late afternoon sun.


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Another look at my previous plane! Being loaded and restocked for the return flight shortly.


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I didn't do much walking because I was already pretty tired from the previous flights. The setting sun cast a beautiful pink hue over the airport.


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Boarding was announced punctually and the few passengers heading to Singapore started to board.


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Down the aerobridge.


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And into the plane.


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Onboard


Passed by NH's business cabin.


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Took my seat at 37K. Legroom, decent. 


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Up close of the IFE for this flight.


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A familiar IFE remote. Seems like airlines have been using this since forever.


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Not a full flight. 


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The seatback contents have been reduced to just the flight safety card, airsickness bag and a pair of headphones.


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I do appreciate that ANA label their seats on the armrests.


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Taking a look at the flight preview for tonight.


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7 hours to Singapore. Will be arriving Saturday morning.


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Took off promptly and once we hit cruising, the cabin crew began handing out snacks and drinks.


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Followed soon after by the meal. The cabin crew had a laminated card showing the two options and you just had to point at whichever you wanted. I opted for Japanese curry again. The meal was served with a roasted chicken salad, garden salad, some edamame and a futomaki. Beverages were also available for request. 



Mid-way though my meal, the crew handed out a portion of hot cream of corn soup. 


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Cabin lights were dimmed once the trays were collected.


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Took a rest and woke up with 2 hours to arrival.


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Obligatory toilet visit. Clean toilet with the signature Japanese bidet.


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Flying over the Philippines.


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Spent the rest of the journey watching random shows till final approach.


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DISMEBARKATION


Cabin lights are lit after landing and as we taxi to the gate.


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Disembarking. Thank you ANA for the pleasant flight.


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The familiar heat and humidity of the air.


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Changi with almost no-one except staff fully dressed in PPE.


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Made my way towards immigration and bag collection.


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Will be collecting from Belt 16 tonight.


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There aren't many bags so it's easy to spot my items on the carousel.


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Verdict

ANA

9.2/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering9.5

Tokyo - NRT

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Singapore - SIN

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

A great way to end my trip. ANA delivered a wonderful product on this flight. Asian carriers still hold the edge in terms of product compared to the US carriers. Thank you everyone for reading my reports and I hope to deliver more once the pandemic ends.

Information on the route Tokyo (NRT) Singapore (SIN)

6 Comments

  • Comment 581744 by
    ThomasDutch SILVER 542 Comments

    Seems that service remained pretty good with ANA during Covid19 despite a few procedures, but being isolated for two weeks after a businesstrip is an absolute terrible thing. Been seeing a few others with a mandatory quarantine arranged by state, so I guess you may have been lucky with the hotel or were you allowed to choose?

    Thanks for sharing this report.

    • Comment 581769 by
      FiamaArin AUTHOR 69 Comments

      Hi Thomas,

      Thank you for reading my report! The quarantine hotel was allocated by the government. Basically we were just ushered to the bus. I didn't even know where I was headed until I saw where the bus was heading to.

      FiamaArin

  • Comment 581771 by
    Aigle_voyageur GOLD 687 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR :)

    A very good flight on ANA with a very good japanese catering.

    Interesting fact about the seats labels on armrests. I never paid attention.

    As for Singapore's quarantine measures, ewww... I hope the pandemic ends soon as well in Asia.

    Have safe flights. ;)

    • Comment 581830 by
      FiamaArin AUTHOR 69 Comments

      Hi Aigle,

      Thank you for reading my report! I hope you enjoyed it. \

      Interesting fact about the seats labels on armrests. I never paid attention. >

      It's a small detail but a great way to help older folks who can't look up find their seats.

      As for Singapore's quarantine measures, ewww... >

      Looking on the bright side, I just treated it like a two-week company sponsored staycation. I do believe these measures are needed to slow the spread of the virus, especially in Singapore with our aging population.

  • Comment 581974 by
    757Fan 607 Comments

    Looks like a great flight with ANA. They seem to offer a really good Economy Class product! Thanks for sharing.

  • Comment 583296 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5530 Comments

    A nice end to a cool pandemic-era series of flights!

    ANA service seems mostly the same as pre-pandemic, minus showing menu choices on cards and mask wearing, etc. The meal looks very tasty, for an intra-Asia route.

    Ever-changing quarantine and vaccination requirements along with border closures have made international travel during the pandemic very challenging. Thanks for giving us some insight into the Hotel quarantine. It's nice to see that Singapore is finally opening up to some countries with the Vaccinated Travel Lane programme. It seems it was successful enough with Germany and Brunei that it was expanded to 9 more countries--hopefully this continues as we learn that Intl travel can be safe when vaccinated.

    Thanks for sharing!

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