ANA All Nippon Airways Economy Class Review! (FLYING TO TOKYO) (LIFE IN JAPAN EP.1)


What is this sake? Sake All the sake you can drink They literally handed me it.. What is going on Members of the Barrio It’s Jon coming to you from JFK Airport In New York City And today.. we’re starting the Japan Trip One month in Japan And i’m flying with ANA All Nippon Airways Rated.. one of the best airlines In the entire world We’ve got a 14 hour flight I’m going to take you guys through.. The entire process And we’ll see if it deserves the rating that it has As one of the best airlines in the world I was hoping that nobody would be sitting next to me for the flight But I’ve been informed that their will be somebody in the middle seat.. So.. I’m hoping it’s not to awkward To vlog in the middle of a flight Especially with a lot of Japanese passengers Who I know are super polite So.. i’m going to try to keep my voice down as much as I can. I am absolutely shocked that I made it through security with 4 cameras A kindle and a laptop Without being hassled all that much That was the hardest part I think of the trip.. But now I am walking Towards.. gate number 5 Where the flight boards in about an hour It turns out gate number 5 was so busy That.. I had to move somewhere else Because.. I literally could not find a seat By ANA’s departure I think this flight is going to be completely full Because a lot of people realize That.. flying to Haneda airport Over Narita puts much closer to the city Which is why I’m flying there. And I used 47,500 ANA points Which I transferred from American Express And about $170 dollars I thought that was an absolutely incredible redemption But now..I’m going to show you some essential items That I always travel with On a long haul flight This is a first for me Check out these pants Guys I’m wearing sweat pants For a 14 hour flight I might not be the most fashionable guy on the plane But I will be the most comfortable Next up Eye mask.. Very important Should be dark.. But..I don’t control the lighting on the plane Good headphones I never trust the airlines to have better head phones Than I would possibly have Because.. 14 hours I’m going to be probably watching a lot of movies And the last item which I haven’t dug out of my bag yet Is a kindle Because.. I can’t watch movies the entire flight Interesting note Their are no groups In economy class Everybody just boards at the same time It’s about 10 minutes until boarding starts And there’s maybe.. 20 people in line right now.. Hi, how are you? How are you doing today? Good how are you? Thank you Watch the flight attendant stow the man’s scarf.. That’s customer service. I am A little jealous of business class 12 hours..44 minutes It was supposed to be 14 hours I think we’re going to be a little bit faster Than expected Outlets.. very very useful right here Loving this Cup holder Foot Rest That is how this seat reclines. I’ve never seen antyhing like that before It goes down We’ve got 65 channels Of movies This is going to keep me occupied As long as I want What is this.. sake? Sake All the sake you can drink They literally handed me it.. Yeah it matches her dress Can we keep this? No… We are off to an amazing start They had 4 different Japanese beers The flight attendant told me to go with.. Santori She said I could try them all throughout the duration of the flight Want me to show yours? Sapporo Yeah Sapporo It’s classic And a back of sake Yes Japanese Beer.. sake.. Wine..All available At your disposal Dinner time This is the first time I”ve actually seen.. a menu in coach That’s like a business class type of thing Very cool You do have chopsticks. That is very cool. First time I’ve ever had chopsticks On a flight Here we go You know what That beefs actually not bad Definitley the best coach beef I’ve ever had before Not bad at all The smoked salmon was excellent By the way I just tried it This may be the best.. coach meal I’ve ever had I can’t even think of anything that.. Is even close, honestly. I’m not saying it’s first class level But..For coach ANA you’ve done a great job It makes you question what are they eating in first class, exactly What are they eating up there..? Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream for Dessert ! Japanese Green Tea I think that the customer service here has been Tremendous Every flight attendant has a big smile Anything you need They are happy to bring it over They wer eeven talking to me asking me.. what I’m doing in Japan? They saw my camera, they gave me something to film It’s been a really great and suprisngly Good experience so far What did I do for 13 hours 1)Read my kindle 2)Watched movies.. 3)Edited this very vlog you’re watching I never did give a proper tour Of the bathroom This is pretty cool Italian blood orange face and body lotion Who would have thought? Not your typical western breakfast. Pasta or beef.. The pasta was nothing special The crew wrote me a note! Arigato Alright members of the Barrio We are in Japan and I have a lot of energy For someone who has not slept for the entire 13 hours of flight. That was very nice of the crew to give me that card. They didn’t know I was filming for YouTube Really.. they didn’t pay me to make this video. Man what a flight I’ve got a lot to say. Alright Members of the Barrio Final thoughts on my ANA flight. I thought the customer service was absolutely excellent The food was pretty good Considering it was in coach In fact excellent, considering that it was coach The only thing I didn’t like.. was that the seat Did not recline backwards I didn’t like that whole sliding forward in your seat thing It really didn’t help me get much sleep But we ‘ve got an entire month In Japan coming up So make sure you’ve got notifications turned on All of my Japan videos Are going to be going. In my Japan playlist We’ve got so much planned It’s going to be awesome Make sure to subscribe if you are new to this channel Thank you so much for watching Until next time

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  2. Just flew ANA from Germany to Tokyo in the 787 yesterday in economy class. A few months ago I did Tokyo to London in economy on JAL also on their 787. I'd have to say JAL were better. ANA are consistently more expensive than most other airlines and are apparently a 5-star airline. I just couldn't see how. Granted, I wasn't flying business, but their business class sears were pretty similar to other Star Alliance business seats. Their premium economy seats were almost identical to the economy ones and weren't even in their own little curtained-off section.

    My biggest gripe with ANA has to be the price and the product itself. Other carriers offer the same and/or better for much less. The attendants were ok, but were very unconfident using English and just seemed a bit inexperienced overall. Seats were narrow but my biggest problem with the seats were how the screens couldn't be adjusted if the person in front of you reclined. Why would ANA leave out such a basic, common sense feature? The guy in front of me reclined his seat very early on so I couldn't see what I was watching.

    Then there's the inflight entertainment itself. This was definitely the weakest part of ANA's product. There was very little choice when compared to other airlines. Outside of a few new releases, there weren't many English movies to choose from. The TV shows section was very limited in terms of English shows. ANA 's inflight entertainment is very Japanese heavy with about two thirds of it being Japanese only content. I've lived in Japan a long time and Japanese TV is something I look forward to getting away from. If I'd known ANA were like this, I'd have brought more of my own entertainment.

    Overall, they're "just ok" in my opinion. Again, as someone who's lived in Japan a long time, I realised afterwards that they probably rate so highly with Japanese customers is because they offer a very Japanese product and experience. Service is competent but impersonal, the cabin is clean (but cabins should always be clean) but not flashy, food and drinks are very Japanese, and the entertainment is what Japanese people are used to on TV. Great if you're Japanese, but kind of lacking in some areas if you're not. I also suspect that a lot of their praise from non Japanese customers comes from Americans used to the awful service and quality that is typical of US carriers. Seriously, anything is better than your typical US-based airline. If you're going to choose a Japanese carrier, I'd recommend JAL over ANA. JAL seem to be a bit better at catering to non-Japanese customers for a better price.

  3. 4:50 Flight attendant wave to his camera with her so cute smile!!! 
    アテンダントさんがカメラに向かって手を振ってくれてるよ〜(´V`)♪しかも、笑顔かわいい。

  4. How come the crew wrote you a note with your name included? Privilege treatment because you had a camera? 🙂 Seat reclining is not much used by the Japanese because they'd rather sleep at 90 degrees than bother the person behind, I've noticed that both on airplanes and those night buses for young people with no money, lol =S

  5. Superb video as myself and wife are flying to japan for my 50th in 2 years time and ANA was my preferred airline from London 🇬🇧 to Tokyo and your video has confirmed how good they are , cheers 🥂 mate

  6. Wtffff the girl waving at your camera and giving you a card???! That is NOT normal… If that doesn't mean she didn't want you, then I don't know what is

  7. Pretty great to see someone reviewing the economy class. Usually most reviews you will find are either Business class or Premium Economy…

    And yes, ANA customer service is the best. I've flown with them twice from Australia to Japan and they never disappoint me.

  8. Love flying to Haneda instead of Narita just because I possess a Suica card ( which I personalized in case I misplace it or lose it ) so I can take the Monorail to Hamamatsucho, then the Yamanote line to Shibuya. The Suica card is quite versatile, can use on vending machines, Lawsons, 7-11s, so on. And with the Olympics coming in 2020, they are expanding the usage of the card. I've flown ANA on several occasions and can tell you they are indeed the best Airline to fly directly to Tokyo Haneda. It may cost me a little more, but the tradeoff of Haneda instead of Narita is well worth it IMO

  9. I fly from Tokyo with ANA a week ago. Fabulous airfare. Highly recommend to try it.
    AA and UA shall study the service from ANA

  10. Haven't done an inflight review video in a while so here you go. This time on the excellent All Nippon Airways (ANA) from JFK to Haneda. Excellent inflight service as usual and the cleanest flight cabin I've ever flown in (even after a 13-hour journey the cabin looked clean and tidy). ANA is slowly climbing its way to the top of the airline charts and trying its best not to wake up the airline giants like SQ, Emirates & Qatar. Well, this video probably does not help with its covert operation 🙂
    Link: https://youtu.be/iXT3RgzbAj0

  11. Wow, drinking on a Economy class? Well, I don't flight much but that's pretty impressive.

    It's like everybody has dignity in ANA. Lol!

  12. The guy awkwardly kissing his wife at the 2:55 mark is the world famous chef, Ivan Orkin, profiled in the Netflix series Chef’s Table (Season 3, Episode 4).

  13. I flew ANA to Australia and I loved it. they were hella nice and the food was honestly good, they even offered to accommodate me since i’m vegetarian.

  14. Thank you for sharing your experience with ANA . This helps me a lot . I will be flying the same Airline from Japan to MX this coming March =)

  15. I'm in the Air Force and received my orders to Yokota AFB; going in late June. Thankfully, the military booked me and my family on an ANA flight from Sea-Tac to Narita, 9 hr. flight. Flown ANA quite a few times, always impressed by the cleaniness of the aircraft and the services. Love my Sake with my Japanese meals. IIRC, all my flights on ANA, the meals came with chopsticks.

  16. We only fly ANA Business and it’s the tops. Our penguin traveling companion even got a gift from the flight attendants.

  17. @2:55 Ummm …thats the chef Ivan from Ivan ramen right there…was he on the flight!?!? I woulda talked nonstop about ramen to him lol

  18. I have an up coming trip in July 2019 from Houston to Narita and Narita to Ho Chi Minh City with ANA in business class. This will be my first time flying with them and I'm really excited. Great review.

  19. Just got back from Japan totally agree about ANA though the movies back were the same there 🙁 (LAX-Narita 3 weeks 👍🏻) can’t wait to go back but man I missed the Sake pour wah

  20. 5:37 i think the Beer and Sake had taken its toll on you LOL. Great flight review , thanks for sharing.

  21. Japan is one of my favourite countries !! 've been there thrice !! You can also come to country "Taiwan" !! It's safe here ! Thats what the most of foreigners said !

  22. I wanted to fly this airline to the Philippines on my last trip there in '16 but things didn't work out. This year, it's ANA all the way there and back (from Texas). Looking forward to it. Thanks for the review.

  23. Ok you better stop using chopsticks if you can’t hold them properly. Its not a freaking pen!

  24. Agree, ANA = All Nippon Airline of Japan is the WORLD BEST as always… ; D
    The Japanese people really know how to provide EXCELLENT services at all level of businesses.
    LOVE JAPON for that indeed!

  25. Alcohol will give you bad feelings in the days after you land. Do your body a favor and drink water. A LOT.

  26. I know this is old but i will be flying ana. San fran to bkk, lay over in japan in premium economy! I usally flt biz class but wanted to see if P ecomony product and save a 1000 dollars. Thank you

  27. Flew from LAX to NRT just like you, also in economy just like you. Watched ur vid ahead of time for heads up on what it was like. Awesome review!

  28. I heard in December and January that JAL is cheap.. flying with ANA in April 8th to the 18th of 2020.

  29. Thank you for sharing your experience! Just flew ANA from Bangkok. Wonderful airline! Reminded me of Pan Am back in the day when not many people could afford to fly. Will fly with them any day!

  30. Flying to Thailand via ANA in 1 week! Stops in Tokyo for a few hours so this video was very informative and right on time! Thank you

  31. I remember flying to japan around 2 months ago and I had food poisoning of some sort and was puking all throughout the flight (I felt so bad for everyone near me) but the air stewardess’s were so nice and helped by getting me ginger ale and more plastic bags. But the meals were a bit underwhelming

  32. I just don’t know how anyone can justify paying tens of thousands of dollars for a single flight……….you could literally travel to 5 different countries (or more)! For the cost of just this one flight…..

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