Having just reviewed the Business Class Sky Suite on the Japan Airlines B777-300ER, I thought I would review the new business class product which you find on Japan Airlines’ 11 Boeing 777-200ERs. These planes are mainly used for mid-range flights (including within Asia and to Hawaii). This new product is different than what JAL offers on their Boeing 777-300ERs, 787s, and 767s.
The Business Class Sky Suites on the B777-200ER are set up in a herringbone layout and similar to the product offered on certain Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways flights.
These refurbished 777s feature 42 business class seats, in 11 rows in a 1-2-1 configuration, 40 premium economy seats, and 154 economy seats. Business Class Sky Suites will feature the new fully-flat seat “JAL SKY SUITE III” all offering unobstructed aisle access. Premium Economy Class will have the well-received “JAL SKY PREMIUM” seat which has already been introduced on other JAL SKY SUITE configured aircraft. Economy Class will be fitted with “JAL SKY WIDER” seat boasting a new spacious economy product, offering up to 10cm with more legroom than the existing seat, and a 3-4-2 seating configuration.
Japan Airlines will launch the new offering on their 777-200ER between Tokyo Haneda and Bangkok this July 2016, then Tokyo Haneda and Singapore, and Tokyo and Honolulu. These planes needed an upgraded product and this new offering is most definitely a great improvement, only confused by the fact that it is slightly different from the Business Class Sky Suites on the B777-300 which are slightly different from the Business Class Sky Suites on the 767.
For comparison, you can read our other Japan Airways Business Class flight reviews.