Ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan Airlines has launched its newest first class seat on the A350. Other airlines such as Air France, Virgin Atlantic or China Airlines have opted for a three-class cabin that doesn’t include a first class, rather an excellent business class product along with a premium economy and economy. Since these and many other airlines opt for the A350 for long-haul flights, Japan Airlines is taking another direction and selecting the A350 for domestic flights only.
Japan Airlines A350 first class cabin has a total of 12 seats in a 2-2-2 layout designed with a black leather seat with a pitch of 53 inches and a width of 20 inches. Although it doesn’t convert into a fully flat bed (not needed for domestic flights), Japan Airlines first class seat does have a comfortable recline that can be controlled with touch technology located on the side of the armrest.
Other features include a 15.6-inch entertainment screen, moveable panel to separate the two seats for more privacy, personal reading light, USB and AC outlets, an open storage pocket on the side for your small belongings, and a mini-table for drinks (outside of the primary tray table).
Although the A350 seats don’t compare to their First Class on the Boeing 777, they do appear to be better than most domestic first or business class seats found on other airlines around the world.
Japan Airlines A350 first class is now available for flights between Tokyo Haneda and Fukuoka, with plans to expand routes to Osaka, Sapporo and Okinawa.
For a quick tour of the new cabin, preview the video below, courtesy of Aviation Wire.