Japan Airlines Launches New First Class Amenity Kits and Pajamas
Japan Airlines offers its luxe lie-flat first class on just one of its aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER — TPG flew it in 2015 and had a great experience. When you fly first on the 77W, you'll get not just the lie-flat seat with 33 inches of width in a 1-2-1 configuration and delicious food and service, but each passenger also gets a set of pajamas and an amenity kit filled with luxury products. Today, the Tokyo-based carrier announced that it's refreshing its pajama and amenity kit offering for first-class passengers on international flights beginning yesterday (March 28).
The new amenity kits are by Porsche Design — German brand that evokes the iconic sports car manufacturer it its products. They come in two different colors — red and gray — and feature a dental kit, earplugs, eye mask, brush, moisture mask, pocket tissue and Porsche Design hand and body cream, facial spray and lip balm. The red kits are for flights coming from Japan, and the gray kits are for flights going to Japan.
The new pajamas are also Porsche Design in a sleek black with gray trim. According to JAL's press release, the new pajamas will be available for around three months. After that period, it's not clear if the carrier will revert to the old set of pajamas (gray) or switch to something else.
If you want to test out the new kits, you'll have to be a first-class passenger on board the airline's routes between Tokyo (HND and NRT) and New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) and Paris (CDG).
The old amenity kits were Loewe-branded and featured Shiseido products. With the new kits, the Loewe pouches are going away, but the Shiseido products will continue to be offered.
It's always good when a carrier makes an effort to improve the experience for its passengers. While it's not clear if the pajama switch will actually be an improvement, from looks alone, they're more appealing. The amenity kit is a more modern version than its corduroy predecessor, and its contents seem like they'll complement the luxurious experience that JAL first class promises to provide.
What do you think of JAL's new first-class amenity offerings?
H/T: One Mile at a Time