Review: Japan Airlines B777-200ER Business Class Sky Suite


Following my review of the Business Class Sky Suite on the Japan Airlines B777-300ER, I thought I would review the new Business Class product on Japan Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ERs. These planes are mainly used for mid-range flights (including within Asia and Hawaii). This new product differs from what JAL offers on their Boeing 777-300ERs, 787s, and 767s.

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The Business Class Sky Suites on the B777-200ER are set up in a herringbone layout and are 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 a “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, Singapore, and Tokyo and Honolulu. These planes needed an upgraded product, and this new offering is 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.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.