Mina-san (みなさん)… we are flying to Tokyo, Japan!
The flight duration was about 7hrs, departing from Singapore Changi Airport and arriving in Tokyo Narita International Airport.
To fully experience the Japanese culture, why not choose a Japanese Airline? That’s what we had in mind when we booked our flights with All Nippon Airways (ANA).
We travelled as a family of four with two children, aged 5 and 10. Our overall flight experience was quite pleasant. The in-flight meals, however, wasn’t quite up to expectation.
Read on to find out about our flight experience in details 🙂
Economy Class Flight Experience
ANA’s check-in process was simple and efficient. It was a smooth process with no hiccups. There wasn’t even much of a wait to drop off our bags. Then again, it might be the fact that we checked in two hours before departure time.
When it was time to board the plane, the ANA crews signalled for us to get ahead of the rest of the Economy Class passengers.
Our first impression on board the plane was encouraging. The seating area looked spacious. We could really use the leg room for the 7hr long flight.
For the Economy Class passengers, the basic amenity goods included a pillow, blanket, and headphones.
We liked the blanket, especially . It’s extremely soft to the touch.
Do not underestimate the importance of this small screen in front of your seat. For the next 7hrs, it’s your in-flight entertainment or otherwise boredom killer. Or, you could nap all the way if that’s even possible.
To be honest, it didn’t exactly kill my boredom entirely. I watched two new Hollywood movies which I hadn’t seen, and then I ran out of things to watch. There were quite a selection of Japanese movies and talk shows though.
Games selection was limited, and so was the variety of songs for listening. I’m guessing ANA is expecting that the majority of their passengers aren’t into games and songs anyway.
Our kids, on the other hand, were busy with their welcome gift – a pack of stickers and play cards.
I always look forward to meal time when I ran out of things to occupy myself. Eating is also a form of entertainment, don’t you agree?
We were given the choice of either Western or Japanese breakfast. We opted for a Japanese meal, of course. The porridge with plum was light to the taste. The noodles, which came with dipping sauce and seaweed sprinkles, was delicious. We ended our meal with fruits and strawberry
Disappointing! The kid’s meal was surprising off standard. Our kids hardly touched their meals. The waffles were soggy, omelettes were plastic-like, and some kind of legume for side dish?!
The kids get sandwiches (cheese & tuna) for tea break. Apparently, it was delicious despite the fishy odour.
You must and I really do insist that you try ANA’s red & white wine. These wines are lovely for beginners and very easy to drink. If you prefer something bubbly, go for white.
The crews were all smiles and extremely polite, which made the overall flight experience a pleasant one for us.
And that wraps up our review of ANA’s flight experience.
Do you have any questions regarding taking an ANA flight from Singapore to Narita? Feel free to ask them in the comments below!