ANA Business Class Review
It was one hazy Tuesday evening in Singapore and I suddenly missed going on trips again, so I decided to look through some pictures from my Japan trip a couple of months ago. That was when I saw these unpublished pictures of the flight that I took to Tokyo, NH802 with All Nippon Airways (ANA).
I bought my ticket about two months before my departure and I was lucky enough to catch ANA’s promotion – only SGD 600 for a return ticket. Let me sidetrack for a bit – I think these days it’s so much easier to get decent-priced tickets to Japan on full-fledged airlines (about SGD 550-650) compared to a couple of years ago. So guys, start planning your Japan trip already! 🙂 I assure you, Japan won’t disappoint!
Fast forward to one day before my departure date…
Somehow, I woke up really early that day. I remember picking up my phone to check the time and seeing a new email from ANA about my flight details. As I was scrolling through the email with my eyes half-opened, I spotted
Seat: 20A (Business Class)
“Hmm… ANA must have mistaken my seat as business class,” I thought.
I decided to ignore the email and went back to sleep for another hour or so, and when I woke up I had completely forgotten about the email, thinking that it was just a dream.
I only realised that it was real after I checked my email during lunch break in the office.
Free upgrade to Business class? Seriously?
I do not think I had ever been so excited about going on an airplane until that day (I’m serious guys!). As much as I love to travel, flying is just a big no-no for me, especially after all the unfortunate incidents in recent years. Nowadays I can’t even sleep when I am flying 🙁
Anyway, back to my story..
When I saw that my ticket had been upgraded to Business class, I thought maybe finally I could sleep on the plane! Yay! 😀
I did a bit of research and I found out that the business class ticket was about 5 times more expensive compared to the economy class one. But of course, with that hefty price tag, you will also get all the premium services 😉 Here’s my ANA Business Class review 😉
First, you get to do your check in through a premium counter – no queue, no big fuss – super easy process! 🙂 Next, you get access to the premium lounge. In my case, I got to visit Singapore Airlines lounge where I spent the next few hours sleeping and sipping my TWG tea while I waited for the boarding gate to open. Upon reaching the boarding gate, you will get to use the premium lane to enter the gate and, of course, you get to board the plane first too! 🙂
Finally I was sitting inside the plane, enjoying my welcome drink in my big seat and getting ready to enjoy my comfortable “bed” for the next 6 hours. Thankfully, I did manage to catch a few good hours of sleep on the plane. Although, I woke up a few times in between my sleep to eat breakfast and lunch.
I will let the pictures to do the talking now 🙂
Overall, service was really great! The stewardess kept on checking if I needed anything. She knew that I loved the green tea so much that she kept coming back to fill my glass up. Food-wise, it was the most enjoyable meal I have ever had on a plane! 🙂 Free flow of Royce chocolate, Ippudo ramen, Japanese udon and refreshing green tea <3
Some people were curious and they asked why ANA upgraded my flight for free. I’m not sure actually. But one reason that I can think of is my mileage points. I took their flights to the US & Japan before so this could be one of the reasons. If this is true, then make sure to make use of the frequent-flyer programme. Maybe one day your flight will be upgraded to business class for free too 🙂
Whatever the reason was, I was very grateful that my seat was upgraded. So thanks ANA for the wonderful opportunity. I definitely had a great time flying with your business class on that day 🙂 Easily the best flight experience ever. Looking forward to my trips next year to the US and Japan with ANA (again) <3
To visit ANA’s website, click here.
Click on the following links to read more about my solo-tripping experience in Japan:
- Satou Steakhouse – Delicious & affordable Japanese steak in Tokyo
- Bills Cafe – World’s best breakfast served in Yokohama
- Tomita Melon House in Hokkaido
Click here to find out how you can apply for a visa to Japan for free (conditions applied) 🙂