Japan Airlines B787 Sky Suite Business Class – Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo

Introduction - Southeast Asia Cruise
British Airways Terraces Lounge - O'Hare Terminal 5
Cathay Pacific B777 Business Class - Chicago to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific "The Wing" Business Class Lounge - Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific B777 Regional Business Class - Hong Kong to Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore - Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, and SEA Aquarium
Singapore - Chinatown, Botanic Gardens, and Raffles
Singapore - Orchard Road and Diamond Princess Boarding
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 1
Kota Kinabalu - Sabeh Cultural Center and Lok Kawi Zoo
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 2
Vung Tau and Vietnamese Countryside
Saigon - City Tour
Sanctuary of Truth and Pattaya
Bangkok - City Tour
Ko Samui - 4x4 Tour
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 4
Singapore - Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer
Qantas Lounge Singapore, Malaysian B737 Business Class, Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur
Japan Airlines B787 Sky Suite Business Class – Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo
Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines B777 Sky Suite Business Class – Tokyo to Chicago
Recap and Final Thoughts - Southeast Asia Cruise

Our second flight was on a new JAL 787 in their sky suite business class. Samantha took the window while I took the aisle. My first impression was that the window was very private, but lacked storage. There was only an overhead pocket that was not especially convenient.  It also was a a little claustrophobic.  The aisle seat had more convenient storage, but you are much more exposed.  That being said, I would still chose the window seat over the aisle for the privacy.  There was also a small amenity kit and slippers at our seat.

The entertainment system was great and consisted of a large 20 in screen with a touchscreen remote. You can also display the map on the handset while watching a movie on the big screen.  I liked to check the map if I see something interesting out the window, but you always have to stop your movie to see it. Then the system does not save your place and the movie starts over.  First world problems, I know, but being able to have both at the same time was great.

The flight attendants took drink orders shortly after takeoff and offered 3 snack options. Neither of us took them up on the offer instead deciding to sleep. Mattress pads and bigger pillows were not offered probably because of the relatively short (6 hours) red eye flight. The seat was comfortable enough though, and we both were able to get a few hours of sleep.

Breakfast was served about 1:45 before landing which seemed a little early. We both had the western breakfast which was OK, but not great.

I reclined my seat again after breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep until landing

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