Flight: NH962 (77W)
Route: Beijing (PEK)- Tokyo (HND)
Time: 15:20- 19:45
Duration: 3h25min (1313 miles)
Seat& Class: 5A (Business Class)
ANA premier class passengers are invited to Air China’s lounges at Beijing International Airport. If you have a Priority Pass, you can even access to Air China’s First Class Lounge. There is, however, little difference between the business class and the first class lounge except for the napping rooms; if anything, the first class lounge is less crowded, has a little more variety of meals and feel more comfortable. Concerning refreshment, both lounges have shower rooms, which are getting a little bit older (but workers there are kind to us, if I may point out).
The new Beijing Airport is about to open at the very end of September 2019. I am really looking forward to seeing the new business and first class lounges, but Star Alliance members do not right now move to the new airport. They are mainly Skyteam members (like China Southern and China Eastern) that are about to move.
At the dining area, you can have a variety of Chinese dishes like steamed meat dumplings, stir-fried beef and peppers, fried rice, traditional style soup and noodles, in addition to the normal sandwiches, yogurt, croissants and many more.
The staggard seat is one of my favourite. If you choose a window seat, you can spend your time working, sleeping or watching a film without annoyance. It secures high privacy and is like a private pod. I wish I could choose the first class seat on this flight… nonetheless there is nothing more to say to this fabulous business class seat. The inflight meal was also very good as a whole.
Those who arrive at Tokyo (NRT/ HND) airport with ANA flights (First& Business class passengers and status members) can enjoy refreshing service provided by ANA on arrival. Although ANA provides Arrival Lounge at Tokyo/ Narita Airport, it does not have the Arrival Lounge here at Tokyo/ Haneda Airport. Therefore, they offer free TIAT Shower Rooms (30 minutes) and soft drink service; you can receive one free bottle of water or green tea, or 200 JPY off drink coupon, which you can use at the TULLY’s coffee shop next to the shower rooms. You can check the ANA’s Conditions in detail from here.
However, the rooms are very limited and are always crowded. With any luck, you can use it within the next five minutes, but sometimes you have to wait for about an hour. Anyway, ask the staff as soon as possible to book your room.
Extra EditionShort-distance flight like Tokyo- Beijing route does not offer First class service, so when the long-distance aircraft like B777-300ER are put in place, ANA sometimes opens up their First Class seats to business class passengers. Seemingly, the seats are open to ANA or Star Alliance status members. You can see detailed information regarding seats, inflight meals, lounges and many more from here.