Another airline to offer individual private suites to its first-class passengers is JAL (Japan Air Lines) who has created along with London-based James Park Associates the new â€œJAL Suiteâ€. The first class compartments are now 20% more roomy.
Upholstered in grey leather, the seatâ€™s shape is basically a bolted down traditional armchair with facing ottoman, above which is a 19-inch TV screen.
Passengers can enjoy the latest movies, music and games using JALâ€™s state-of-the-art audio-visual-on-demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment system,â€ according to JAL.
With the touch of a button the seats convert into a comfortable bed for sleeping. Indeed, JAL has commissioned Tempur-Pedic International Inc. to custom make the bedsâ€™ mattresses.
â€œLoungewear is also offered in the JAL Suite.
A cardigan embossed with a gold-colored JAL First Class logo and matching pants made of 100% pure cotton have been exclusively designed for JAL by the designer Aoshi Kudo.â€
â€œThe console features stowage spaces for bags and small items, a large side shelf, literature pockets and a laptop power point, whilst the ottoman can be used as a seat, should the passenger choose to dine with a partner.â€
â€When dining onboard, passengers in the JAL Suite can now order whatever they like, whenever the like, as often as they like. In the JAL Suite, no meal times will be fixed to give passengers the full freedom to choose when they want to eat (Dinner is served in either American or Japanese style).â€
This first class seating will be available in their new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts on the Tokyo â€“ New York flights starting August 1, 2008. If youâ€™re planning a trip via JAL first class, book your suite now as there are only 8 suites available.