Japan Airlines offers one of my favorite first class products in the world. I find that JAL first class is incredibly well rounded — the service is exceptional, the food is good, they have reasonably priced Wi-Fi, there’s great bedding, and there are so many nice “touches” to the experience.
Up until now JAL has offered great amenity kits and pajamas in first class, though it looks like they’re changing them up (it remains to be seen whether it’s for better or worse).
JAL’s old pajamas were high quality, and both comfortable and stylish.
Meanwhile their amenity kit was provided by Loewe, and they also offered separate Shiseido skincare products.
JAL will be changing this up as of March 28, 2017. JAL is now offering Porsche Design amenity kits and pajamas in first class. Per JAL’s press release:
JAL developed new amenity kits in collaboration with PORSCHE DESIGN which is the German premium lifestyle brand.
Two different colors of amenity kit cases will be introduced separately on flights to and from Japan, featuring the design with uniqueness.
The amenity kit will include a toothbrush set, mouthwash, earplugs, eye mask, hand & body cream, facial spray, lip balm, brush, moisture mask, and pocket tissue. The amenity kit will only replace the Loewe kit, and the Shiseido toiletries will continue to be offered.
On top of that there are also new pajamas, which will apparently be available for a period of around three months (I’m not sure if it goes back to the previous product after that, or what).
While I liked JAL’s old pajamas, I do think the new ones are stylish.
As a reminder, Japan Airlines just has first class on their 777-300ER aircraft, which operate select flights to Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and San Francisco.
The two best programs for booking awards in Japan Airlines first class are American AAdvantage and Alaska Mileage Plan. Alaska Mileage Plan is really the best value, since you can fly JAL first class one-way from the US to Southeast Asia for just 75,000 miles one-way, and can have a free stopover in Tokyo.
What do you make of the new Porsche amenity kits and pajamas for Japan Airlines first class?
(Tip of the hat to Point Me to the Plane)