ANA First Class Suites Review: B777-300ER (HND-LAX)

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ANA First Class Suites Review – B777-300ER

Recently, I flew All Nippon Airways First Class Suite from Tokyo (HND) to Los Angeles as a part of my ANA Round the World adventures. It was the last segment of 7 total legs. Despite flying First Class on several airlines in the past including Emirates A380-800, Emirates B777-300ER and others, this was my first time flying on ANA. I was very excited to try ANA since ANA First Class is always ranked in the Top 10 every year by Skytrax.

The Lounge

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ANA Suite Lounge
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ANA Suite Lounge

This journey started at the ANA First Class Lounge in Tokyo Haneda International Airport. It was perfect for me because I always enjoy my pre-flight routine which includes light meals, and free drinks.

Restaurant “Dining h”

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Dining h “Cook-to-Order” Menu

ANA has been operating the “Dining h” Restaurant in the First Class Suite Lounge since last year. There are several late night flights to the US from HND, so this restaurant is targeted for those who fly out late. My departure was at 10:55pm so I figured the food in the lounge would be superior to what I was given on the plane.

I was so excited to see the Wagyu Steak on the menu. I would order this every single time!

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Hokkaido Wagyu Steak

My steak was served at my table in about 10 min. In the mean time, I got my beer from the automatic beer machine and a few things from the buffet line to go with my steak. The steak was cooked so perfectly I wanted another one! (I didn’t order another, but I’m sure I could have if I wanted to.)

Overall this was another great first class lounge experience in Japan and was comparable to the Japan Airlines Sakura First Class Lounge in Narita International where you can have hand-made sushi.

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ANA First Suite Lounge

ANA First Class Suites Review – Check In & the Gate

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Departure Gate 108A at HND International
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ANA B777-300ER

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ANA B773-300ER offers 8 First Class Suites in the cabin, and my choice this time was 2A. My favorite seat is 2K, but I was too late to secure that seat this time. That’s ok.

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Separated First Class Entrance to the plane

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We had 3 passengers out of 8 suites, and I was the first one to get into the plane. I always like it!!!

ANA First Class Suites Review – Seat 2A

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My Suite 2A

The ANA First Class Suite is a bit simpler than other suites I have flown in the past. A set of pajamas, slippers, and an amenity kit were in the seat already when I arrived.

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Pajama
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Noise Cancelling Headphones
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Amenity Kit

To get ready for takeoff I quickly changed in to the pajamas, put on the slippers and waited for my 10 hour flight to LAX.

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Later on I was given a blanket and a pillow. Since First Class wasn’t full, my bed was madeup in seat 2D.

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Extra Amenity

The Assistant Head Purser was my designated flight attendant and she also brought me a basket with extra amenities. I only used the eye mask during the flight and it was alright.

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1st Class Cabin before take off
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Welcome Drink

For my welcome beverage I chose champagne, but it was late and I didn’t catch the name. KRUG Grande Cuvee was offered later on and I think I finished about a whole bottle by myself.

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Remote Control
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Extra Storage

The suite had a few extra storage areas tucked away. I’m always afraid that I’ll forget my stuff if I use these types of spaces.

Food & Drink

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Krug Grande Cuvee

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My flight attendant knew that I was going to write about this flight experience so she was very attentive and helpful with everything. Despite having my camera ready all of the time, turbulence meant my picture of the Krug didn’t come out so well.

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Amuse – Cheese Stick mixed spice flavor, Crab meat and Shrimp salad rolled with smoked cuttlefish, Port pate with red wine gelee, Prosciutto and yogurt mousse with mango

I don’t sleep right after the take off and don’t like when airlines turn off the lights immediately. (ANA did not.) My flight attendance made my bed in 2D and I slept about 3 hours during the entire flight. There was a mattress for the bed, it was somewhat comfortable for a 3-hour nap.

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My in-flight bed

Before I went to sleep I ordered Japanese Ramen. Ippoudo Brand ramen is very popular in Japan but I didn’t have it during my stay this time. It was a perfect night snack for me after the Wagyu Steak at the Dining h.

There are more light dishes, such as curry & rice, Eel over rice, and beef hamburgers, but I was full after the ramen noodles and rice. It was very good!!!

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In-flight meal set up
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Ippudo Ramen and steamed Rice

About 2 hours before landing in LAX, breakfast was served. American Style and Japanese Style breakfast were the two choices and I picked the Japanese Breakfast.

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Japanese Style Breakfast

Even though I was eating my breakfast, the entire cabin was in sleeping mode. The height of each suite is very high so there is plenty of privacy even when the door is open. Thankfully this means there aren’t a ton of distractions and you don’t see/hear people eating, etc.

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Natto – Fermented Bean in Japanese Style
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Dessert and Coffee after Breakfast
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Route Map

ANA First Class Suites Review – Bottom Line

It was a very short flight for me (well 10-hours) and I really enjoyed every bit of it. The service from the crew was awesome, and so was their in-flight meals.

My friends often compare ANA to Japan Airlines because they are both from Japan. Most of them like Japan Airlines better than ANA because of their level of services in the cabin, and the quality of the food they get. I’ve been in Japan Airlines First Class 3 times already and this ANA First Suite experience was not far behind from Japan Airlines, in my opinion.

I used American Express Membership Rewards points for an ANA Round the World redemption and it turned out to be a great deal. I’ll definitely do it again when time permits.

Have you flown in First Class on the All Nippon Airways B777-300ER? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments.


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    • There was no air nozzle in this one.
      I don’t think I ever had an air nozzle in the first class cabin from my past experience with KE, OZ, CX, JL, and SQ. Cool air is coming out from behind the luggage compartment, and overall cabin temperature was good for me.
      The hottest one so far was Korean Airlines Kosmo Suite 2.0 in 2016, but it was ok for the rest of them.

  1. Flying JFK-NRT w/ my fiancee in March. We currently occupy the middle seats in row 1 (1D and 1G). Would you recommend staying in row 1 or switching to row 2 because of potential galley/kitchen/lavatory noise?

    Thanks!

    • I like row 2 or higher better but I think it’s a personal choice. I like the cabin-view from back row to feel the space. Galley can be bothersome but this one was ok. However I always try to secure my seat away from lavatory. Middle seats is good for flying for a couple. If you are ok with flying on a bulkhead seat, you should be ok with row 1, otherwise I recommend you to switch to 2D and 2G.
      Enjoy your flight!!

    • You can find more about ANA RTW from below link at Round the World section.
      https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/amc/reference/tukau/award/tk/zone.html

      I’ve planned my entire route under 18,000 miles.
      ATL-IST, FRA-ICN-KIX-HND-LAX (17,389 mile total)

      Burnt 160K in American Express Membership Rewards points, transferred to ANA, and booked it over the phone with ANA customer service representative.
      You can find the ticket availabilities at United, Aeroplan, and ANA website.
      All have to be with the Star Alliance Partner airlines.(somehow I was not able to find the one with SQ)

      They have somewhat complicated rules of RTW but…
      the basic idea is that you have to come back to the same country(doesn’t have to the same city) using Open-jaws(no limit) and stopovers(up to 8 times) within the distance of total route. You will have one year time limit to finish the entire itinerary.
      You only can go “One-way” when you fly over the continents, but allows the back-tracking inside each continent.

      Hope this helps little bit.
      Thank you.

  2. You can find more about ANA RTW from below link at Round the World section.
    https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/amc/reference/tukau/award/tk/zone.html

    I’ve planned my entire route under 18,000 miles.
    ATL-IST, FRA-ICN-KIX-HND-LAX (17,389 mile total)

    Burnt 160K in American Express Membership Rewards points, transferred to ANA, and booked it over the phone with ANA customer service representative.
    You can find the ticket availabilities at United, Aeroplan, and ANA website.
    All have to be with the Star Alliance Partner airlines.(somehow I was not able to find the one with SQ)

    They have somewhat complicated rules of RTW but…
    the basic idea is that you have to come back to the same country(doesn’t have to the same city) using Open-jaws(no limit) and stopovers(up to 8 times) within the distance of total route. You will have one year time limit to finish the entire itinerary.
    You only can go “One-way” when you fly over the continents, but allows the back-tracking inside each continent.

    Hope this helps little bit.
    Thank you.

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