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Our First Glance Inside of ANA’s Hawaii-Certain Airbus A380

After months of anticipation, All Nippon Airways finally took delivery of its very first Airbus A380 in March, which will be used exclusively for flights between Tokyo and Honolulu. It was a bittersweet moment for the manufacturer — with no new orders on the books, as of now, it was the very last time Airbus …

After months of anticipation, All Nippon Airlines in the end took supply of its first actual Airbus A380 in March, which might be used completely for flights between Tokyo and Honolulu. It was once a bittersweet second for the producer — with no new orders at the books, as of now, it was once the very remaining time Airbus delivered a superjumbo jet to a brand new buyer.

And, in an peculiar transfer, ANA didn’t welcome reporters onboard for a excursion — in reality, the primary time any member of the general public has had an opportunity to percentage pictures of the inner seems to be this week, when my good friend Sam Chui were given to discover the brand new double-decker jet in Japan.

Photograph by means of Nicky Kelvin / The Issues Man.

Sam posted his footage on Twitter and Instagram, and generously agreed to percentage them with TPG readers as smartly.


The overall airplane fits the structure we’ve anticipated since remaining yr, with 4 right kind cabins, consisting of eight seats in top quality, 56 in industry and 73 in top class economic system, all at the higher deck, and 383 in economic system under, together with a distinct segment referred to as “ANA COUCHii” within the rear, with economic system seats that grow to be right into a three- or four-seat mattress, very similar to Air New Zealand’s Skycouch.

ANA totally redesigned its firstclass cabin for the A380, with a wholly new product, whole with a sliding door and a 32-inch TV.

Like top quality, industry seats are organized in a 1-2-1 configuration, so everybody will get direct get entry to to the aisle. They’re staggered, although, so some seats be offering extra privateness than others.

Situated at the back of industry category, premium-economy seats be offering 38 inches of pitch and 15.6-inch in-flight leisure methods. And, since those seats are at the higher deck, passengers on the window have get entry to to a distinct garage compartment — particularly helpful for flyers seated within the bulkhead row.

Organized in a 3-4-Three configuration, economic system seats be offering 34 inches of pitch, along side seat-back leisure, energy retailers and USB charging ports.

Sam says the ANA COUCHii segment is perfect for households — there’s even a distinct circle of relatives powder room simply at the back of.

Paid firstclass fares are astronomically prime, beginning at a whopping $13,500 round-trip. Award tickets are a some distance higher deal, however availability is extremely restricted — I best discovered seats to ebook close to the tip of the agenda, in February and March 2020, so that you’ll want to plan some distance prematurely. Trade-class awards don’t seem to be to be had in any respect, although the ones fares are extra affordable, beginning at $3,200 round-trip.

Confidently extra award house will open up over the weeks and months to return — we dig into all your redemption choices proper right here, together with the next systems and round-trip charges:

Cabin ANA MileageClub

Avianca LifeMiles United MileagePlus

Aeroplan Singapore KrisFlyer Virgin Atlantic Flying Membership

Economic system 35,000 – 43,000 miles 55,000 miles 55,000 miles 80,000 miles 108,000 miles 45,000 miles
Top class Economic system 53,000 – 61,000 miles N/A N/A 130,000 miles N/A N/A
Trade  60,000 – 68,000 miles 96,000 miles 110,000 miles 160,000 miles 210,000 miles 70,000 miles
First 120,000 – 129,000 miles 132,000 miles 170,000 miles 200,000 miles 250,000 miles 90,000 miles


In case you do arrange to search out availability, it can be conceivable to course via Honolulu from the mainland US to Asia, giving you a chance to revel in the A380 for a similar selection of miles as a nonstop flight to Japan:

We’ll be again with many extra footage after ANA’s A380 release on the finish of Would possibly, however head on over to Sam’s web page for a better glance presently.

Featured picture courtesy of Sam Chui.

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