If you’re looking for a little pre-flight luxury before a long trip ahead, JAL lounge has you covered.
After recently revamping the Sakura business class lounge in March, Japan Airlines opens its doors to an even newer and more luxurious first-class lounge in the international terminal at Haneda Airport.
To ensure JAL and OneWorld travelers are fully relaxed and entertained before their flight, the lounge offers amenities consisting of a shoe shine service, a library full of travel books in both English and Japanese, a gaming area, and a teppanyaki and sushi station.
For the anxious flyer, or one who would like to kick off the trip with a celebratory toast, the lounge offers a bar stocked with Laurent-Perrier champagne and seasonal Japanese sake from the upscale sake-tasting bar in Omotesando, Hasegawa Saketen, all served in Riedel glasses.
Catch up on some reading or work in the gallery space filled with historical artifacts and photos. This place is known as the Red Suite, or a “secret hideaway.”
Get those legs moving in a game of foosball in the play room, or make the mind work in a game of chess.
Enjoy pancakes for breakfast, teppanyaki steaks and Black Bershire Pork for dinner, with a buffet throughout the day.
You can freshen up with a shower at the lounge, and even get your shoes shined with the service collaboration by luxury shoemaker, John Lobb, and JAL.
According to Australian Business Traveller, in addition to JAL first class passengers, top-tier Oneworld Emerald members in other loyalty programs such Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Diamond, British Airways Executive Club Gold and American Airlines Executive Platinum can all access the lounge.
With this kind of pre-flight service, it’ll be tough to make it onboard your flight.