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JAL SS8 roll out schedule and official seat map

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Latest info can be found on http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inflight/int....html#suite787

NRT-FRA
From Dec 1 2014 till Mar 28 2015

NRT-JFK (JL003/004)
From Jan 1 2015

NRT-CDG
From Mar 5 2015

NRT-DLC
From Mar 30 2015 till Jun 30 2015

NRT-HEL
From Jun 1 2015

NRT-CGK (JL725/726)
From 1x weekly on Thur from July 1 2015 till Oct 24 2015

NRT-HAN (JL751/752)
From Oct 25 2015*

* Mix of SS8 and SS9 service. JL752 will start from Oct 26 2015

NRT-DFW (JL011/012)
From Nov 30 2015

NRT-DME (JL441/442)
From Feb 3 2016**

**The press release states from Feb 3 2016 but the route info page linked above only shows SS8 from Feb 3 - Feb 29 2016.
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Old Sep 5, 14, 3:27 am
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JAL SS8 roll out schedule and official seat map

JAL SS8 roll out schedule and seat map

http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201409/003066.html



C: 38 JAL SKY SUITE
PY: 35 JAL SKY PREMIUM
Y: 88 JAL SKY WIDER II

IFE will be upgraded to MAGIC-VI
JAL SKY Wi-Fi will be installed as well

More details here: http://www.jal.co.jp/newsky/ss8/

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Old Sep 5, 14, 6:43 am
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Here's the English press release: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201409/003069.html
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Old Sep 5, 14, 12:02 pm
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This is awesome. I think I'm ready to just start flying JAL and paying for the seat rather than using miles. That J beats AA F!
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Old Sep 5, 14, 5:01 pm
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WOW!! Amazing! JL put the real Sky Suite in J (not the inferior one from the 767) and kept 8-abreast in Y (the only airline in the world to do so)! I really hope they keep this configuration. Right now JL is looking so much better than NH or any other airline.
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Old Sep 5, 14, 6:08 pm
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The real question is: will they operate this on intra-Asia routes (to BKK, SIN, KUL, etc.) or continue to use the existing 787 Shell Flat Neo product?

Ironically, the seat map here is completely mislabeled: https://www.jal.co.jp/aircraft/conf/787.html
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Old Sep 5, 14, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
The real question is: will they operate this on intra-Asia routes (to BKK, SIN, KUL, etc.) or continue to use the existing 787 Shell Flat Neo product?

Ironically, the seat map here is completely mislabeled: https://www.jal.co.jp/aircraft/conf/787.html
NEO seats will stay for now. JAL may consider retrofitting them in the future.
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Old Sep 5, 14, 11:40 pm
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How would any of you rate the SS7 F seat/experience in the 777 vs. the 778 seat/experience based o what you have read of the SS8 product?

My question stems from being booked on the 408 in F next June and now discovering it will be SS8 which is business class is it not?

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Old Sep 6, 14, 12:06 am
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How would any of you rate the SS7 F seat/experience in the 777 vs. the 778 seat/experience based o what you have read of the SS8 product?

My question stems from being booked on the 408 in F next June and now discovering it will be SS8 which is business class is it not?
F is just the extra attention and better food. It's up to you.
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F is just the extra attention and better food. It's up to you.
So the seat is more or less the same? That would help make the loss of F palatable a bit. It looks to be the basic seat. Just a more crowded cabin.

Are they at least going to cater the same wines as the F they are giving up? The C class wines are pretty average but the F wines are quite good.
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Old Sep 6, 14, 2:04 am
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So the seat is more or less the same? That would help make the loss of F palatable a bit. It looks to be the basic seat. Just a more crowded cabin.

Are they at least going to cater the same wines as the F they are giving up? The C class wines are pretty average but the F wines are quite good.
They are not the same seat. F is much more comfortable given it is both wider and longer. Also it has a better mattress pad and comes with more functionalities.

Definitely won't be serving the same wines either.
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Old Sep 6, 14, 2:11 am
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So the seat is more or less the same? That would help make the loss of F palatable a bit. It looks to be the basic seat. Just a more crowded cabin.
Not at all... F has wide seats arranged 1-2-1 and tons of leg room, while SS8 is 2-2-2 and has much less real estate. SS8 does close the gap towards F.

F > SS8/SS7 > SS6 > NEO > the rest.
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Old Sep 6, 14, 2:17 am
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Not at all... F has wide seats arranged 1-2-1 and tons of leg room, while SS8 is 2-2-2 and has much less real estate. SS8 does close the gap towards F.

F > SS8/SS7 > SS6 > NEO > the rest.
Thank you. Not exactly the news I wanted but the info is exactly what I was looking for. :-)
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Old Sep 6, 14, 4:06 am
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Yes, F is better than J, but the J seat in SS7 and SS8 is very, VERY good. It's closer to F than any other airline's J seat. And JL's J menu is also one of the best in the sky.
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That's a winner! Can't wait to get on one of these.
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Hopefully NRT-CDG is next after FRA and JFK. Unless they're waiting for the 789 on that route?
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