Which Routes Feature ANA’s New Boeing 777 Cabins?

Which Routes Feature ANA’s New Boeing 777 Cabins?

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In the summer of 2019, Japanese Star Alliance carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) revealed an all new first & business class product. In this post I wanted to take an updated look at ANA’s progress with installing these new cabins.

With Japan having reopened its borders to visitors from around the globe, I know many people are once again planning trips on ANA, so hopefully many OMAAT readers will be able to enjoy the carrier’s new cabins.

Basics of ANA’s new first & business class

All Nippon Airways’ new first class & business class products are truly spectacular. ANA has always had incredible service, and now the airline finally has a hard product to match.

All Nippon Airways’ new first class, known as “The Suite,” is phenomenal. The hard product as such doesn’t look that amazing, but it’s a huge improvement over the old product. First class has eight very comfortable suites, each of which is comfortable and private. Personally I rank this as the world’s third best first class, thanks largely to ANA’s top notch soft product.

All Nippon Airways new 777 first class
All Nippon Airways new 777 first class

All Nippon Airways’ new business class, known as “The Room,” is really what’s most revolutionary. The seats have doors and an unreal amount of personal space. I consider this to be one of the world’s two best business class products, along with Qatar Airways Qsuites.

All Nippon Airways new 777 business class
All Nippon Airways new 777 business class

Which flights have ANA’s new first & business class?

While there are certain markets where All Nippon Airways consistently offers the new cabins, we have seen some variance. Of course the pandemic has changed airline strategy, and that applies to aircraft scheduling as well.

So let me share the basics of how many ANA 777s have the new cabins, how you can tell if your flight features the new cabins, and finally which routes currently feature the new cabins (though of course that’s subject to change).

How many ANA 777s have new first & business class?

All Nippon Airways has 15 Boeing 777-300ERs in its fleet. Nine of the 15 jets currently feature the new cabins, meaning that 60% of ANA’s 777-300ERs have the new first & business class. Six of these planes have been delivered to the airline since 2019, with the new cabins, while three 777-300ERs have been reconfigured with the new cabins (these planes are 10+ years old).

If you want to track registration codes, the following nine Boeing 777-300ERs feature the new cabins:

Nine ANA Boeing 777-300ERs feature new cabins

How can you tell if an ANA flight has the new cabins?

You can tell whether or not your flight is scheduled to feature All Nippon Airways’ new cabins just by looking at the seatmap. The easiest way to tell is to look at the business class seatmap:

  • The new business class cabin has 64 seats, while the old cabin has either 52 or 68 seats
  • If the business class cabin goes to row 20, then it’s the new business class; otherwise it’s the old business class
Business class on reconfigured 777s goes to row 20

If you’re on ANA’s website and a flight is scheduled to be operated with the new cabins, you’ll also see the prominent display of “THE SUITE” for first class and “THE ROOM” for business class.

ANA’s website shows when a flight features new cabins

Again, it’s only select Boeing 777-300ERs that have these cabins. You won’t find these cabins on other aircraft, including 787s, A380s, etc.

Which routes have ANA’s new 777 cabins?

ANA has had significant schedule changes recently, between Japan reopening its borders to foreigners, plus Russian airspace closures, which impact the carrier’s ability to operate certain routes (especially to Europe).

So while there’s some inconsistency, here are the routes that are generally scheduled to be operated by the new 777-300ERs for the 2022-2023 winter schedule (which runs through late March 2023):

  • Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chicago (ORD) for NH111/112
  • Tokyo Haneda (HND) to London (LHR) for NH211/212
  • Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Los Angeles (LAX) for NH105/106
  • Tokyo Haneda (HND) to New York (JFK) for NH109/110
  • Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Chicago (ORD) for NH11/12
  • Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Los Angeles (LAX) for NH5/6

In other words, as it stands, all flights to Chicago, London, and New York, should feature the new cabins, while some flights to Los Angeles feature the new cabins.

ANA’s incredible first class catering

Bottom line

All Nippon Airways introduced a phenomenal new first & business class in 2019, and the airline is making good progress with rolling out this product. At this point 60% of ANA’s 777-300ERs have the new cabins, so odds of getting them are good.

For the current schedule, you can expect the new cabins to be offered all flights to Chicago, London, and New York, and some flights to Los Angeles. While you’ll always want to check the seatmap for changes or aircraft swaps, that’s the current general plan.

If you’ve flown ANA’s new 777s, what was your experience like?

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  1. glenn t Diamond

    What route does ANA do now for NH211 HND-LHR?
    Previously flew over Russian territory prior to the Ukranian invasion but cancelled those flights rather than re-route.

  2. JinxedK Guest

    I have an upcoming The Suite flight JFK-HND in a few days and return flight in The Room HND-ORD so I'll have to see for myself if the extra miles to get the Suite is worth it.
    I also remember fearing something bad happened when I got ANA's email stating the ORD route changed, but it was a notification of change from the old 777 to the new 777... so going from the old staggered business class to the Room was a plus.

  3. Bob Guest

    Same w what Daniel posted: Flew out of HND to LAX on NH106 but my impression about the seat is different than his.

    IMO - one of the best business class seat. Got very comfortable sleep and I am 6' 1". I did not set it to fully lie flat, just had a slight angle on the upper part, and got one of the best sleep in business cabin, since ... forever.

    The dining...

    Same w what Daniel posted: Flew out of HND to LAX on NH106 but my impression about the seat is different than his.

    IMO - one of the best business class seat. Got very comfortable sleep and I am 6' 1". I did not set it to fully lie flat, just had a slight angle on the upper part, and got one of the best sleep in business cabin, since ... forever.

    The dining service does need attention. Since the flight left late (1055pm Tokyo local time), there was no dinner service, which means we're left to ala carte meal options (Ippudo ramen - great!, Udon - ok, rice bowl - ok, small sandwich and a few others). There is only 1 full meal - and that's pre-arrival.

    The lounge at HND - it was a zoo aka not great.

    Otherwise - the cabin hard product is good, soft product - with what they have to offer - is great. Staff - no complaint, although the cabin crew on my Japan inbound from Seattle - on old ANA cabin - were better.

  4. Anon Guest

    I wonder if the 787s will get a new business class product too?

    1. Andrew Diamond

      Lord I hope so. 787 J on ANA (and JAL for that matter) is a joke. Low walls, tiny foot box, I’m 6’2” and wasn’t able to lie flat comfortably.

  5. jeffyk99 Guest

    I flew the room NRT to ORD just a few days ago and it was an awesome flight. Service was great, food was also very good and the suite itself was fantastic. Very comfortable with good storage but yes if you are on the tall side it will be a little bit cramped in the sleeping position. First time I’ve flown ANA in business class but it blows away Korean Air’s “apex” seat business class in every way, from lounge quality, seat, inflight food, IFE and service.

  6. Bob Guest

    During the pandemic jfk to haneda "the room" cost 85k and $270 usd in taxes. When japan truly opened up in oct, this seat promptly went to 85k and $870 in taxes IF you're lucky enough to even get an award ticket now.

    1. Joe Jones Guest

      Book with UA miles to avoid the fuel surcharge scam. This is arguably now a better deal than using Virgin or Avianca miles.

  7. Mick Guest

    I flew ANA biz from Singapore to Tokyo to ORD in March this year and was very unimpressed with the soft product. Japanese meal was poor on both legs. Lounge was crazy packed at NRT. both legs were the old 787

  8. Rotuma Diamond

    In the photos the business class seat looks wider than the first class version. Maybe the first class is longer, though.

    1. Bob Guest

      The power of wide angle lens. Real estate agents love to use them to make rooms larger in advertisements.

  9. Daniel Guest

    I flew this the other day and was not impressed:

    - at 6ft, I touched at both my head and feet, had to curl on my side.

    - my flight left HND (to lax) at 10pm and there was no dinner service. Zilch. Only one meal 2 hours before landing.

    - the lounge at Haneda was a total zoo. It’s a priority pass lounge too.

    - there was no “lounge” position on the...

    I flew this the other day and was not impressed:

    - at 6ft, I touched at both my head and feet, had to curl on my side.

    - my flight left HND (to lax) at 10pm and there was no dinner service. Zilch. Only one meal 2 hours before landing.

    - the lounge at Haneda was a total zoo. It’s a priority pass lounge too.

    - there was no “lounge” position on the seat and my bum was numb. Didn’t find it comfortable.

    Overall, the flight wasn’t even in my top 10 business class flights. Just a counterpoint for those out there.

    1. Rotuma Diamond

      Interesting points. Which airlines would you rate better in business class? I rode on a Korean Air 748 a few years ago and loved it. All aisle access as well, which is not offered on Emirates’ 777s. Haven’t been on ANA yet.

  10. Nick Ballagio Guest

    NH5/6 has the old config if you check the tail numbers that have been flying for the IATA winter season. I’m scheduled to fly first LAX-NRT next week and I’m scheduled to be on the old First Square as well.

  11. Jay Guest

    Any guess as to which lounge ANA will use for its first and business class passengers going forward now that BA is moving to terminal 8?

  12. Serge T Guest

    Ben,
    There is no schedule 777 service out of SFO at all next year. It all says 787. No flights. I searched randomly in December and it was the same.
    For LAX starting March 27 it also changes to all 787. Is that accurate and logical?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Serge T -- Good catch, thanks for the correction. Updated the post to reflect that.

    2. Colin Guest

      ANA has only updated schedules through March 2023. Anything beyond that is only a placeholder. The only 777 routes in the dummy schedule are ORD-NRT, ORD-HND, JFK-HND, LHR-HND. That uses up a maximum of 8 planes, and ANA will have at least 13 active 77Ws next summer. I have a hard time believing all 3 LAX-TYO frequencies and SFO-NRT will remain 787s.

      Also, important to note that in the current winter schedule, NH 5/6 LAX-NRT...

      ANA has only updated schedules through March 2023. Anything beyond that is only a placeholder. The only 777 routes in the dummy schedule are ORD-NRT, ORD-HND, JFK-HND, LHR-HND. That uses up a maximum of 8 planes, and ANA will have at least 13 active 77Ws next summer. I have a hard time believing all 3 LAX-TYO frequencies and SFO-NRT will remain 787s.

      Also, important to note that in the current winter schedule, NH 5/6 LAX-NRT is operating with staggered business, not The Room.

  13. Mike W Guest

    We loved our ANA the Room flight to HND last week but I want to let anyone over 6ft know that they will not be able to lay straight when sleeping. You will have to bend your legs . Being 6ft 2" I think I prefer the old seat. The flight was great but tall people might sleep better in the old seat??

  14. LR Guest

    Unfortunately NH 7/8 both seem to be on 787's through at least June 2023:(

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Serge T Guest

Ben, There is no schedule 777 service out of SFO at all next year. It all says 787. No flights. I searched randomly in December and it was the same. For LAX starting March 27 it also changes to all 787. Is that accurate and logical?

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Joe Jones Guest

Book with UA miles to avoid the fuel surcharge scam. This is arguably now a better deal than using Virgin or Avianca miles.

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jeffyk99 Guest

I flew the room NRT to ORD just a few days ago and it was an awesome flight. Service was great, food was also very good and the suite itself was fantastic. Very comfortable with good storage but yes if you are on the tall side it will be a little bit cramped in the sleeping position. First time I’ve flown ANA in business class but it blows away Korean Air’s “apex” seat business class in every way, from lounge quality, seat, inflight food, IFE and service.

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