I flew ANA first class a few years ago and was impressed by the service, so during my most recent, pre-pandemic trip to Japan I burned some frequent flyer miles to see how it had evolved in the intervening period. The answer: not much, as designed. And that’s no bad thing.
After the introduction of the Flying Honu Airbus A380s and the latest version of ANA’s first class seats, this hard product is now two generations old — and there remain pluses and minuses.
I really like the swing-out cocktail table, which is unique to ANA and is handy not just for showcasing the excellent wine and sake list but also for catching up with content on a tablet.
The sturdy adjustable table, too, remains above average, while the amount of storage around the suite is still decent.