An international first-class flight on a Skytrax five-star airline like ANA is a special experience. I covered the ANA flight from Chicago in depth here. That flight was also on a 777-300ER. This post covers the return flight to Chicago primarily in visual format.
Other posts on a wonderful trip to Tokyo for sakura season:
United Airlines Polaris Lounge, Chicago, Il – Lounge Review
Flight Review – ANA First Class 777-300ER, Chicago, IL to Tokyo, Japan (HND)
Tokyo Hotel Review – The b Akasaka-Mitsuke Hotel
The Ritz Carlton Tokyo – Hotel Review
My First Sakura Season -Photo Review
Shinjuku Walking Tour
Mt. Fuji Tour Review
Japan Airlines Diamond Premier Lounge Tokyo, Japan (HND)
Flight Review – Japan Airlines 777-300 Economy Class, Tokyo, Japan (HND) to Naha (Okinawa), Japan (OKA)
Hacksaw Ridge And Shuri Castle WWII Battle Sites – Okinawa, Japan
Japanese World War II Underground Naval Headquarters And Museum
Japan Airlines Diamond Premier Lounge Naha, Okinawa (OKA)
Hotel Review – Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo Haneda (HND)
Lounge Review – ANA First Class Lounge Tokyo, Japan (HND)
Flight Review – ANA First Class 777-300 Tokyo, Japan (HND) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
ANA Flight NH112 Tokyo,Japan (HND) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
Boarding at Gate 109, a short walk from the ANA Suite Lounge.
ANA’s first class seat is roomy with several storage compartments. Most controls and connections are hidden behind panels.
First class passengers are treated to an abundance of high-quality amenities including unlimited free WiFi.
The extensive wine list is displayed in slideshow format.
Spirits, beer and soft drinks
First Meal Service
I thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink and exceptional service of the first meal even though I was unsure of the names of and ingredients in many of the dishes.
Following the meal it was time to relax. I changed in the lavatory and hung my clothes in the closet built into the wall of the seat.
Mid-Flight And Arrival Meal
The enthusiasm and hospitality of the flight attendants, the quality of food, the ability to mix and match dishes and control the time and pace of dinning, the wine list (including all the Krug champagne one cares to drink) were at least equal to the experience on first-class flights I’ve taken on other Skytrax Five Star Airlines (Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Asiana Airlines). ANA definitely belongs in the same class. While the first-class seat on ANA’s 777-300ER does not have a door, seat comfort in upright and lie flat positions is outstanding. Free internet is another plus. For 120,000 ANA miles round trip, the flights in first class on ANA between Chicago and Tokyo were definitely the best travel deal I’ve had the privilege to enjoy.