Review of Japan Airlines flight Helsinki Tokyo in Economy

Airline Japan Airlines
Flight JL414
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 09:20
Take-off 02 Dec 14, 17:25
Arrival at 03 Dec 14, 09:45
JL   #3 out of 81 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 158 reviews
Published on 19th December 2014
I arrived after my finnair flight 2 hours before, i went straight to the JAL gate and sat there for a bit.

Went toilet, came back, people came, I went away, not much to do at helsinki though.

Here's the pics they had candles on the jet bridge, never seen that before

Video here:

I was able to film on both sides of the aircraft so that was good and the crew were happy for me to film at the door and they were very friendly

The cabinn crew were good, the food was very nice, i dont normally like honey mustard from supermarkets but this was lovely

I was recording the sunrise but then halfway through the window shades started to turn on sending it a funny color so i asked the crew if i could turn my window back to light as it wasnt working so she went back and did it for me which was nice.

There was a finnish cabin guy also working and he gave me a pen to fill in my immigration form

Video with ATC & northern lights

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Japan Airlines

Cabin crew10.0

Helsinki - HEL


Tokyo - NRT



Information on the route Helsinki (HEL) Tokyo (NRT)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 5 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Helsinki (HEL) → Tokyo (NRT).


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

The average flight time is 9 hours and 11 minutes.

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  • Comment 124830 by
    Esteban GOLD 18009 Comments

    Thanks for sharing, but a bit more text would be great. And it is not a big deal to change the order of the pictures, don't be lazy and be more considerate for people reading you.

    • Comment 307167 by
      directorphilip2 AUTHOR 82 Comments

      I did re-order them, i forgot to take the text out? anyway what do you mean be considerate? I'm not asking you for anything and i'm not hurting you

    • Comment 307173 by
      Esteban GOLD 18009 Comments

      When I tried to read your report, the pictures were in the wrong order indeed, and without text, that made your report barely understandable.

      This is why I asked you to be more considerate against fellow readers who would not understand your report.

      Of you course you did not hurt me nor anyone, but a FR is kind of Xmas gift, the cover picture is the packaging and then you open it and from something that looked so promising(the aurora) it was just a wrong side report without text.

      You corrected the order and that's great, but a bit of an explanation to your pictures would be handy.

    • Comment 307168 by
      directorphilip2 AUTHOR 82 Comments

      thanks, i'll upload here if people like

  • Comment 124862 by
    KL651 TEAM 4527 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    JL service seems really above Finnair's.

    Wasn't there any breakfast offered before landing?

  • Comment 124874 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6105 Comments

    Hi there, thanks for sharing this report. Very cool pics--the aurora pic is awesome. I see you reordered the pictures, but it still says they're backwards in your report. Speaking of the text there is little to no text describing the flight itself. Could you please add some and make use of the Summary section to add your thoughts. It is difficult for a reader to understand your grading if you are not justifying it. The pics are great for sure, but without text it's more of a photo album than a review/report, you know? Normally I would jump on a unique report like this to post it on the site's twitter or facebook, but in its current state, I wouldn't be able to. Shame really :-(
    Again, would definitely appreciate if you can add more text.

    p.s. you can have clickable links by adding these tags [url] [/url] on each side of the url.

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