Earlier this year, ANA blew us away with its brand new Boeing 777 cabin. The new cabin, which debuted on August 2nd, saw both business and first passengers treated to impressive suites. Now, the airline has added its third route to the new cabin portfolio.
On August the 2nd, ANA flew its newly refurbished Boeing 777 to London for the first time. The flight served as the debut for the new ANA cabin and came just days before British Airways also operated its first flight with business class suites. Since then, with more aircraft now refurbished, three routes are now benefiting.
What’s so great about the cabin?
The new ANA cabin means that every premium customer on its fleet of refurbished Boeing 777 aircraft will get a suite. In first class, passengers get a slightly larger suite with more bells and whistles. This is called “The Suite”.
However, business class passengers don’t suffer in the slightly smaller suite known as “The Room”. In fact, the suite won the editors choice awards in this year’s Head For Points Travel and Loyalty awards. The publication commented that The Room “is exceptionally good”. In fact, the seat has so much space that two can fit on it quite comfortably.
Three routes so far!
So far, three routes have benefited from ANA’s new and improved cabin. First of all, the suites debuted on the route from London every other day until towards the start of September when a second aircraft was completed. Since then, two more have been added.
The second route to receive the new cabin was Tokyo to New York. We say Tokyo instead of Haneda or Narita, as both routes received the new cabin simultaneously. Because of the way the route is set up, the cabin initially operated Haneda ✈ New York ✈ Narita ✈ New York ✈ Haneda. One mile at a time reports that from Wednesday (1st January 2020), every Tokyo-New York flight will have the new cabin.
What about Frankfurt?
Frankfurt will be the third route to receive the cabin overhaul. The capital of German aviation will begin to offer the new cabin from the 1st of February next year. However, Initially only one of the two daily flights will benefit from the overhaul the 00:50 departure from Japan, and the 11:30 departure from Frankfurt. It would be fair to assume that the alternative Frankfurt flight will be the next to receive the new premium suites before an entirely new route.
Have you flown in ANA’s new business or first class cabins yet? What did you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!