Review of ANA flight Nagasaki Tokyo in Economy

Airline ANA
Flight ANA664
Class Economy
Seat 7A
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 19 Sep 23, 11:15
Arrival at 19 Sep 23, 12:55
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koresh
By SILVER 582
Published on 23rd March 2024

ANA (All Nippon Airways) ANA664 Nagasaki to Tokyo (Haneda)


Flight Details:

Airlines: ANA (All Nippon Airways)
Flight: ANA664 NGS to HND
Reg: JA610A
Aircraft: Boeing 767-381ER
Class: Economy
Seat: 7A
Departure Nagasaki Gate 5: 11.15am
Arrival Tokyo (Haneda) Terminal 2: 12.55pm
Flight time: 1 hours 40 minutes
Distance: 954 km or 593 miles


Video: ANA664 Nagasaki to Tokyo (Haneda)



Introduction


This is the trip report from Sept 2023. Trip reports continue, read previous flight here: Aircalin SB800 Noumea to Tokyo.

I planned this Japan trip using Google maps and watching YouTube and reading comments from different websites.


Routing


Note:

Google Live map is useful but unreliable in Japan

I had purchased a 7-day JR Pass, which allow unlimited travel on Japan Railway.I had traveled on train from Tokyo to Nagasaki.


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Travel Options

I checked the options to return from Nagasaki to Tokyo.

Option 1: 4 trains - Changing at Takeo Onsen, Shin-Tosu, Hakata, Shin-Osaka and Tokyo. Journey time: 16 hours
Option 2: Nagasaki city to airport, flight and then Narita airport. Journey time: 4 hours 

I dropped the idea of taking train, too time consuming and stressful. I decided to book a flight and then a take bus to Narita airport.


Pre-Planning


I had checked the flight options on Nagasaki Airport website. I didn't find flights directly to Narita, so I chose this flight based on timing and price as I had a flight to catch on the same day.


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I booked this ticket along with other flights before starting the Japan trip. I chose this ANA flight because of the Boeing 767-300ER.

The last Boeing 767, I had travelled on was Qantas from Sydney - Brisbane in 2010.

Read the report here: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE .


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Online Check-in


Check-in for this flight day before the trip.


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I was seated in a different seat, which I changed to 7A during check-in.


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Check-in completed


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I had saved the boarding pass on the phone.


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Organising the Journey


I stayed at a hotel next to Nagasaki station. I found the hotel convenient to travel using different modes of transport. Room was not fancy but I got, what I wanted.


Video: JR Nagasaki Station Hotel - Nagasaki, Japan



Previous evening, I went sightseeing to Nagasaki Ropeway. I got information from a local about the Nagasaki Highway Bus Reservation Center.
 
I had checked the bus schedule and the ticketing system before. 

See video below.


VIDEO: Nagasaki Highway Bus Reservation Center



Travel to Airport


Nagasaki city is 40kms from airport, journey time takes 1 hour depending on traffic.

Note:

Travel time in Japan is long, lot of walking involved.


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Nagasaki temperature was 27 degrees at 10.30am

Note:
Weather - August and September are hot months in Southern parts of Japan. I experienced 35 degrees in Kyoto.



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On the day of the journey, I checked out early. Bus station was 5 mins walk from the hotel. I got ticket from the machine.


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Bus schedule


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I waited for the bus to arrive


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Time for boarding through gate 4. Signs are marked.

Note:
Japan signage is well marked and planned, once you understand the system.


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Ticket checked at the gate, check-in bag handed for storage.


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Free seating on this bus. unlike the limousine bus in Tokyo.


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Fare information


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Window view


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Nagasaki city to airport, ticket price: JPY1200


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Video: Bus ride Nagasaki Station to Airport



Reached Nagasaki airport after an hour.


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Deboarded the bus and collected bag.


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Check-in Counter


Entered the terminal and headed towards the check-in counter.


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Customer service was very helpful, took my passport and then checked ticket details.


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I was asked to scan the check-in bag through x-ray machine and then issued boarding pass, baggage receipt and security check paper. I was informed that the yellow paper would be collected on landing in Tokyo.


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Departure Level


Departure is located on level 2


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Security Check


I took escalator to upper floor, shops are on the left side with security in center. Security check was quick as not many people in the queue.


Waiting Area


There was plenty of seats, I took one and organised my bag.


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Planespotting


I had completed all the formalities, with plenty of time for boarding. I explored the terminal. Window view of the airside. 

Note:

Nagasaki has an observation deck. I didn't go as it was too hot to be outside in the sun before travelling.

Solaseed below


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Passengers waiting for Solaseed boarding.


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Ready for pushback


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ANA in Star Alliance livery


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Solaseed pushback completed


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Empty waiting area


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Video: Nagasaki Airport ✈ Spotting



Exploring the Terminal


Explored the gates while waiting for boarding call.


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Sony Sensors


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Relaxed for sometime on near gate 6.


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Aircraft had not arrived from Tokyo


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Aircraft operating the flight was JA610A which had departed Tokyo- Haneda.


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Aircraft was on approach into Nagasaki Airport


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Boarding gate


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I was feeling hungry and got food, seated in front of the gate.


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Aircraft Arrives


Ground crew preparing gate for arrival.


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Aircraft landed on runway 14 and exited taxiway to arrive at gate.


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Aircraft information:

Airline: All Nippon Airways
Reg: JA610A
First flight date: 11/12/2002
Delivery date: 15/04/2003
Aircraft age: 21 year old


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Wide angle view as airbridge is attached to aircraft.


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Skymark arrives in the gate 5.


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Boarding area with aircraft in view


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Passengers gathered around boarding gate, time was 10.55am


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Boarding gate view


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Ground crew at boarding gate, boarding would be conducted in groups using boarding sequence.


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Gate 6 arrivals escalator for incoming passengers.


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Boarding


I would be boarding in Group 3.


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Boarding call for groups to commence shortly.


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Group 2 boarding in progress


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Joined the queue as Group 3 was called.


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Boarding pass was scanned and was allowed towards the aircraft.


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Aircraft was Wi-Fi equipped.


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OnBoard Aircraft


Crew was at the door greeting passengers,holding tray of earphones. Boarding pass checked and directed to seat. Passed the Business class which had black leather seats.  That section was full.

Boarding was still in progress.


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I was seated in seat 7A


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Window view


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Boarding continued


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Waiting for pushback


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Runway 14-32 in use


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Pushback


Airbirdge was withdrawn  and pushback commenced shortly.


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Safety demonstration was shown on screen and also conducted by crew.


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Nagasaki written on the ground and hill.


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After few minutes of taxi, reached runway 32-14.


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Takeoff


Aircraft to takeoff from runway 14.


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A short hold for JAL Boeing 737 to take off which was following the aircraft on the taxiway.


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Takeoff was quick and climb was steep.


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Window view


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Flight information, I used the Free WI-FI onboard to check flight location.


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Heading North along the coast of Japan.


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Scattered cloud at cruising altitude.


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Inflight


Boeing 767-300 window


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Checked the seat pocket and got safety card and airsickness bag


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ANA Boeing 767-300


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Airsickness bag


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Top view of meal tray


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Small meal tray as there is no food provided on this route.


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flipped side of the safety card


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Seat and audio controls


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Earphones for those wishing to listen to audio.


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Window view


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Bridge connecting the islands of Tokushima and Awaji Island


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CAbin SErvice


Crew service was drink. Crew used trolley for the drink service.

Choice was apple or orange juice. I chose apple juice.


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WI-FI


I used the onboard free WiFi to connect with the internet. Used the speed app for speed and direction. Internet speed was good, didn't have any issue while connected


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I spent time watching outside the window.

Osaka Kansai Airport below


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Flying past Osaka


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Seat view with content holder


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Curtains closed for business class


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Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International Airport below


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Flying close to the Minamiizu 


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Close to Shizuoka


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Chigasaki Beach below


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 Crew distributed lemon lollies to passengers.


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Approach and LAnding


Pilot announced aircraft would commence descent shortly. Conducted safety check. Flying over Chiba Prefecture


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View of Tokyo port


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Landed smoothly on runway 34L


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Long taxi followed


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Passing aircraft parked in remote bay


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Arrival in Satellite Terminal


Aircraft parked at satellite terminal.


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Passengers preparing to disembark after reaching gate.


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Window view


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Disembarkation was orderly.


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Aircraft view after deplaning


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Aircraft parked in Satellite terminal. Took a escalator to upper level and then another to go down to the ground level to catch bus.


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VidEO: Tokyo Haneda Airport Bus Ride



Window view from bus


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Bus took about 5-10 minutes to reach Terminal 2.


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Arrival Terminal 2


After deboarding bus, followed directions towards baggage claim


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Reached baggage claim and waited for the check-in bag to arrive.


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Arrival was not busy, bag arrived in 10-15 mins.


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Exited the ArriVAL Area


After collecting bag, exited the arrival area. Flight schedule on display.


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FLight, Route And AircRaft InformaTion


Aircraft routing


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Video: ANA ANA664 Nagasaki to Tokyo (Haneda) route



Flight path


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Tokyo - Haneda Terminal 2


I wanted to check the observation deck , which is on Level 5F.


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Checked the weather, Tokyo temperature was 33 degrees.

Idea of visiting the observation deck was dropped. Decided to take bus to Tokyo - Narita Airport.

I purchased the bus ticket from the machine and stepped outside the terminal.


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This concludes the trip report.

I hope you enjoyed reading this trip report.

Thanks for reading the report and watching the video.

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Verdict

ANA

7.1/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering5.0

Nagasaki - NGS

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

Tokyo - HND

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

Conclusion

ANA provided good experience both on the ground and in the air. Flight departed and arrived on time. Cabin was clean and well maintained even though the aircraft was old. Wi-Fi on board was free and had good connectivity. Entertainment was Bring Your Own Device [BYOD]. Earphones were provided and allowed to take home. Drinks were provided. Nagasaki airport is far from city, advisable to reach early due to road trip involved. Haneda airport was clean and efficient.

I had a satisfactory experience.

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  • Comment 647999 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6859 Comments
    Nice report as always. Always nice how many widebodies fly domestically in Japan. The Domestic 767 interior is pretty basic, but looks comfortable and clean and it's always cool to be on a widebody on a short flight. Nothing beats the spacious 2-3-2 configuration of a 767.

    Thanks for sharing!
    • Comment 649641 by
      koresh SILVER AUTHOR 129 Comments
      Yes, I booked the flight for the Boeing 767 as soon they will be retiring. As seen throughout Japan, people care for their surrounding and keep it clean. Thanks for your comment.

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