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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air China ($542), Japan Airlines ($1,300) and ANA ($1,327).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The entertainment system, the leg room, the toilets with complimentary tooth brushes. JAL hit it out of the park."
Cons: "Not one thing."
Cons: "Seat cushion could use more cushioning. Larger portions of drinks served"
Pros: "Food was good. Good leg room. Smooth flight."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and cheerful. The beverage selection was very good and the food was decent. The on board entertainment is some of the best around. The boarding efficiency of JAL is the best I have seen."
Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "More space"
Pros: "Seat was spacious. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Lack of individual air vent make the flight uncomfortable. I was too warm and unable to sleep even though it was an overnight flight."
Cons: "No service. No drink, no snack, flight delayed. Missed last bus from airport to station at base where stationed. No happy"
Pros: "Service was very goood"
Cons: "Food was not great and entertainment was average"
Cons: "The fact that my father was diagnosed with Cancer and they wouldn’t refund our 1300.00 for round trip tickets to the Philippines which is our vacation home. The airline required documentation from my fathers doc which I provided. He was not going anywhere for at least a year (radiation and chemo) and the denied even credit.I was able to get my parents tickets refunded by a different airline. NEVER Again. my father passed 8/12/2018. Our trip was scheduled for 9/13/2018. Very disappointing.see"
Pros: "Great service. Food drink and inflight entertainment"
Pros: "This flight was part of a longer trip - I flew from Hartford, CT, USA on a different airline and connected to Japan Airlines in Chicago. I flew Chicago to Tokyo in JAL and then from Tokyo to Manila again on JAL. The service on first leg was very good and friendly of my JAL flights, food was good, seat was comfortable. Then on my second flight from Tokyo to Manila I was shocked but thrilled that I had been given an upgrade to first class. The whole experience was outstanding! The seat was incredibly comfortable and the food was phenomenal. The only problem, not that you could call it a problem, was that I was so comfortable with my fluffy pillow and fully reclining seat that I couldn’t stay awake to finish my movie! Thank you!"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "We traveled with our 1.5 year old and JAL was incredibly accommodating and made our trip very enjoyable. They went above and beyond to make sure our trip was smooth and provided impeccable service."
Pros: "everything went well. food and service was great."
Cons: "the return flight had a guy next to me that would keep putting his feet in front of me. he would spill over to my side so much. pretty rude person."
Cons: "The crew kept accidentally bumping my chair and never apologized"
Pros: "On time Cleanliness"
Cons: "The food for people with special needs is horrible Most of the staff has poor communication in English on international flights"
Pros: "JAL went above and beyond. The aircraft was very comfortable, temperature was near perfect.. Onboard entertainment was very good. Flight attendants were very friendly, very helpful. And with out a doubt, this was the best meal I have ever had in-flight."
Pros: "Excellent service, excellent seats and comfort . Good food"
Cons: "Selections of movies"
Pros: "The flight crew was incredibly kind and attentive"
Pros: "Service is great."
Cons: "Flight was an hour late. Boarded late. Took off late. Delayed 10 minutes at arrival gate with seat belt sign on."
Pros: "Excellent crew,service and great food."
Cons: "It was little bit warm during flight. There were several other passengers that c/o the temperature being too warm."
Pros: "This was the best flight I have ever been on. The crew was so friendly."
Cons: "Absolutely no complaints."
Pros: "Incredibly nice staff made you forget about the older plane model you are in. Decent airplane meals and the nonstop from San Diego makes Japan now a frequent destination for us! I lucked out with 3 open adjacent seats roundtrip woo hoooo!"
Cons: "Movie selection was the same on return flight which was a bit of a bummer."
Pros: "What a terrific airline. Polite service, great food, comfortable seats and a clean plane. So much better than US airline companies."
Cons: "I reserved Korean air but it was Japan air line. I was really difficult to web-check in to find my reservaiton."
Pros: "Good service."
Pros: "The staff tried to accommodate all of our needs. Everyone was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Food was not the worst but not so great"
Pros: "The flight's timing and airports are perfect for a short weekend getaway between Seoul and Tokyo. JAL service is also perfect!"
Cons: "No individual AC vents to stay cool on long flight."
Pros: "The hospitality of the crew"
Pros: "The airplane and all crevices"
Pros: "Great friendly service on jal... my wife and I got lucky and we're bumped to business class. Would fly with them again 100%"
Pros: "excellent seat space, friendly flight attendants, would fly with JAL again."
Pros: "The flight staff was excellent on my flight back to JFK. They were very attentive and kept a smile. There was never a time where I felt uncomfortable. There was open seating on the flight and the staff allowed passengers to relocate for increased comfort. It was a nice flight."
Cons: "The food on my flight was just ok. Going out to Japan the food was pretty good and I really enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed on the way back."
Pros: "Excellent custumer service including cabin attendants' attentiveness and pilot's warnings of turbulence. Great in-flight entertainment. I liked the special touches such as the small snack and water bar available throughout the flight, and the breakfast Kumamon special. Clean bathrooms are very very appreciated."
Cons: "The only bad experience was when we were boarding, and I asked whether I could take a newspaper and the business class flight attendant snidely said that it was only for business class. I understand the comment, but her expression and tone were unnecessary."
Pros: "Extremely nice flight attendants, little toothbrushes in the bathroom, pretty decent meals. I would definitely flight with again."
Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."
Pros: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Everything is perfect."
Pros: "SERVICE was amazing and everything was very smooth"
Pros: "I was surprised that such a short flight was able to use the newest generation of the 737, the 800 series. While as cramped your typical 737, the seat backs are super thin to allow just that much extra leg room for my two-meter frame. As always, the cabin crew was lovely."
Pros: "My son and I enjoyed the courteous and genuinely friendly service and attention from all flight personnel paid too us to ensure a wonderful experience to and from Japan. From Hawaii JAL manager upon check in concern for my son not feeling well to the attendant realizing we spoke no Japanese to apologize and begin conversing in English, every one was pleasant and professional in desire to please us and make our trip so comfortable."
Pros: "JAL in general."
Pros: "evening flight. not too crowded"
Cons: "delayed by 1 hour meal was so-so"
Pros: "the flight attendants were fantastic"
Cons: "Only 30 people were not priority boarding (including me). Not being Japanese makes you a second class citizen on Japan Airlines."
Pros: "This is the best airline I have ever taken. Staff were attentive, boarding was quick and efficient and there were lots of meals, snacks and drinks. In-flight entertainment selection was also great."
Pros: "Wonderful crew..nice plane and comfortable seats!"
Cons: "No inseat power or usb on the monitor"
Pros: "Plenty of room for economy seats. Good food. Free movies and music. Friendly service."
Pros: "Onboard service was perfect - prompt, friendly and professional"
Cons: "The cabin was always kept a bit warm"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Slightly delayed"
Pros: "Crew was amazing.Premium economy seats were superb. Food was also good."
Cons: "Food was great, flight attendant were very friendly and helpful and eager to make sure I was comfortable, ANA rocks as a awesome carrier; my goto airline when it’s time to cross the pacific again"
Pros: "boarding was super easy. the airline crew members are very polite and accommodating to any request or concern you might have."
Cons: "Less delays"
Pros: "Service, crew, seats, punctuality"
Cons: "Bad food, cold coffee and tea."
Pros: "Timely schedule"
Cons: "Foods and beverages quality/variation"
Cons: "All was 100%! Thanks!"
Pros: "Honestly everything went really well. Like the title say, it was easy booking, a great price, and I got some wonderful memories to bring home."
Cons: "I did think about changing my departure time but the ticketing agency didn’t relly quickly enough so I was stuck. Luckily it worked out."
Pros: "Flight attendants were incredible!"
Pros: "very clean over a 9 hr flight , great seat and flight attendant"
Pros: "Service and crew were good, very kind and accommodating!"
Cons: "The layover at Narita airport was rather short to do some duty free shopping to bring home to U.S."
Pros: "Prepackaged sandwiches were so so. Crew were friendly and helpful. Leg room was pretty good. Bathroom had a lot of amenities."
Cons: "The seats are kind of flat."
Pros: "The airline was late in arriving for my translate flight but when I got to the airport in Narita everything was taken care excellent ground service"
Cons: "The flight attendants gave me the most beautiful hospitality hope you keep up the good job this was my third time around using ANA"
Pros: "Comfort was good"
Cons: "Drinks and refreshments given in meager amounts by stewardess like it was being rationed Choice and scope of movies was poor and narrow"
Pros: "Flight attendants were wonderful, food and snacks were great and seats were comfortable and seemed to have a bit more space."
Pros: "Seating was comfortable, staff were very attentive and obliging, offered tea, coffee water etc frequently. Blankets were also on offer. No comments to make in food or entertainment as not on offer ( as a domestic flight would not expect them)."
Pros: "Crew onboard and in Brussels where very nice and efficient."
Cons: "Plane was nice and clean but they should upgrade the standard of the food and there movie selection."
Pros: "Food & Entertainment"
Pros: "Very good experience with ANA."
Pros: "felt Agent's kind care of elder (me) at Airport. Thanks."
Cons: "Full of passengers. Code Share!?"
Pros: "Excellent food. Very nice service."
Pros: "Very comfortable plane and excellent service."
Pros: "lunch was filling, ordered gluten free meal, received more food than expected, beef steak was good, potatoes nicely roasted, also got a side of large prawns (2) and a crab leg. Aircraft is a bit dated, seats hardly reclined beyond 10 degrees."
Cons: "Cabin is bit old, seats don't recline enough, smells musty."
Pros: "The ANA crew were very sweet and accommodating"
Cons: "Very unhappy over the first leg. Nothing indicated it was a United Airline flight to be boarded at United Airline terminal in LAX. Seat selected at time of booking was not honored since selection has to be done on United Air's web site. Did not get the meal I ordered for the same reason. Very short time to get from arrival gate to the connecting gate at Haneda."
Pros: "Lots and lots of meals and snacks. I was worried it would be an issue on such a long flight but every time I took a nap, they came back with food or snacks!"
Cons: "Seat would not recline. That should be standard. My back was sore after trip."
Cons: "Touch screens were a bit glitchy. Was not able to adjust brightness, and volume kept readjusting by itself."
Pros: "Food and movies options."
Cons: "Not enough help to put my carry on on the overhead luggage storage."
Pros: "Great service with professional staff. I would definitely fly with ANA again in the future and recommend them to others."
Pros: "The flight attendants are super nice every time we fly with ANA, and the have great food."
Pros: "Courteous and friendly staff, clean aircraft and on-time schedule."
Cons: "There was nothing I did not like."
Pros: "Wish there was more movies in English"
Cons: "Very hard landing."
Pros: "Great service and good food"
Cons: "Nothing felt like they were glad to have me onboard."
Pros: "Crew is always awesome"
Cons: "Needed more Japanese movie options"
Pros: "Cabin crews are efficient and very polite. Film selection is fine."
Cons: "Food is boring. I always find myself hungry after flight, as I couldn't find much to eat so left a lot. Maybe I should bring my own food from next time..."
Pros: "I fly around often, at least 10 times a year, and ANA has always had the best service, cleanest planes, and the best entertainment. I recommend flying with ANA anytime you travel."
Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."
Pros: "On time，no delay. Food is good. Crew is concerned about passengers when I request to change to an aisle seat，though my request is not fulfilled. I still appreciate the crew's effort."
Pros: "Nothing really major to complain about but nothing that went the extra mile..."
Cons: "The food was sub par.... And the service was very minimal. I felt that there were too few flight attendants for the large capacity of the Triple 7."
Pros: "My son can not eat peanuts, I am so happy you offer the peanut free meals. And ANA always have good sevice."
Pros: "The food was great. Very responsive flight crew."
Cons: "Could have been slightly cooler in the cabin."
Pros: "Cabin comfort"
Cons: "Only two Hindi movie"
Pros: "The crew was courteous and helpful. The food was good. The seat and bed comfortable."
Cons: "There was really nothing to dislike. The video choices could be more imaginative."
Pros: "Service in a air."
Cons: "I needed water in the airplane because inside was so dry, however it was so hard to ask water and they gave me very little of water."
Pros: "We were the first to be there in line in wheelchair yet we were the last to be assisted."
Pros: "I like the service and professionalism being showed by all staffs of the ANA airlines and highly recommendable to my relatives and friends who are planning to have a vacation in Japan or in any other places in the world..they are very punctual with the schedules .I was so happy with my experience with ANA Airlines. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience we had."
Cons: "Seats are narrow, leg room poor, and food service is minimal."
Pros: "Crew was great and was happy to get gluten free food i could eat"
Cons: "Not lose my bags :("
Pros: "Great crew, super clean and new plane"
Cons: "Food is “unique” and entertainment options are a bit outdated"
Pros: "Overall good flight"
Cons: "First flight was delayed which resulted in the missed connection, overnight stay in Beijing and lost time in our final destination"
Pros: "Smooth flight!"
Cons: "Delay in China without any explanation."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Not a thing"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "Food tastes horrible. Flight attendant picked her nose at one time right before distributing the drinks and did not wash her hands. You're not given your own canned drink rather a half a cup. Seats are too small/don't look clean. Movie selection was poor. Plane was delayed! Luggage left in Bejing."
Cons: "Delayed an hour due to inbound flight late on schedule"
Cons: "Ca Needs to be more clear on who can get a transit entry , I with a US Passport didn't get one and stuck in pek airport for 25 hours ,"
Cons: "After I checked in found out the boarding pass is not my name !! Went back got the right one & also changed luggage tags (2) , but the luggage’s missing, tidy is day 3 ! Still hoping...."
Pros: "The plane made no unscheduled landings."
Cons: "The extreme delay that caused me to nearly miss my connection with Air China, the incredibly low level of English spoken on a flight originated in the US, and the complete dismissal of three cabin crew members when I asked about arrangements to be expedited to our connecting flight to Bangkok. Avoid this airline completely, and if at all possible, transiting through Beijing Capital Airport."
Pros: "Crew was very cooperative."
Cons: "Not enough English movies or series or songs. Tv screen not working. My baggage got delayed by 2 days"
Cons: "Transfer in Beijing gave only one hour between flights. Impossible to make with China's cumbersome security procedure. Why did they give us those flights? Told staff on plane that we had a tough connection. No communication or procedure to help make transfer. Got to the gate BEFORE flight was to take off but plane was uncoupled from ramp and NO STAFF present. Went to another Air China gate and could not get any help. No supervisors to help. Five people missed the connection. Had to wait over EIGHT hours for next flight and was offered NOTHING by way of compensation. Does not appear that Air Chine wants to live up to the country's status in the world. Very poor service."
Cons: "the food was so bad. no vegetarian options"
Pros: "Kayak messages about the gate number, delay, and so on all went into my spam folder and found them later after the flight"
Cons: "Plane was delayed several hours. Initially, Air China delayed flight assuming due to leaving late en route from China to EWR. Then because of rain in NYC area, ultimately almost 4 hours past initially scheduled time of 12:40 pm."
Cons: "No guarantee for flight due to inclimiment weather"
Cons: "cabin space"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence the last half. I got sick and I have been flying for 20 years through Europe and Asia. It never happened before. A rough landing."
Pros: "Very nice and friendly crew! Keep up the good job!"
Cons: "The screen broken and I could watch anything"
Pros: "Food tasted good."
Cons: "We only got two meals 9 hours apart, on a plane ride 13 hours long! We were starving for nine hours! We only got a drink offering after 6 hours. This made me soo dehydrated and dizzy"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine"
Cons: "Air China canceled my original flight without notification, put me on a different flight and then changed my connecting flight to the next day so I landed an entire day after my original plan. They also put me inside a very uncomfortable hotel in Beijing."
Pros: "Their boarding are faster"
Cons: "Crew don't pay attention to your request"
Pros: "The food was very good."
Cons: "Our TVs in front of our seats did not work. No entertainment for 14 hours. Horrible. Also We were forced to check a carry on on our first leg. that had our emergency essentials. Everything was rush rush. Then when we arrived in Chiang Mai. None of our luggage was there. We are traveling to another destination and pray we have All 3 bags. They have notified us that 2 bags will be here tomorrow. We were forced to check a carry on that had our emergency essentials. Everything was rush rush. Then when we arrived in Chiang Mai. None of our luggage was there. We are traveling to another destination and pray we have All the luggage by Thursday. When we leave."
Pros: "Free hotels, dinner and breakfast for transfers."
Cons: "Lack of snack in between meals"
Pros: "But very very far experience from Emirates or Qatar air to this part of the world."
Cons: "The veggie/vegan options were inedible overcooked plain veggies and an unflavored carbohydrate - thank god we brought some food. No entertainment system and the plane was definitely a decommissioned 757 from a 1990s 757."
Cons: "Worst experience ever. Costumer service is horribld. Flight continously delayed with 10 minute notifications. Never recommend this flight"
Pros: "My Sleep"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ELSE"
Cons: "First , all 4 luggages were disappeared in the airport. When we got it is 7 hrs later . Second, 3 out of 4 luggages were broke. Try to call airline, no one answer and help ... very disappointed .. never has those problems with other airlines. Third, delay the airlines without airline people help.. delay almost 10 hrs to flight back to HK .. never buy this airline ticket.. very bad service.."
Cons: "Food was awful Confusing why we weren’t allowed our phones on airplane mode."
Pros: "Big plane"
Cons: "The TV screen is not working"
Pros: "The staff was very pleasant."
Cons: "flight was late, barely made my connection (which was also late)."
Cons: "Boarding Procedure was a bit of a mess; Lounge in newark is kinda mediocre."
Pros: "Great movies. Flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "The international flight delayed 30 min, so will miss the 4pm connected flight, but air china didn’t put us in the connected flight right after the 4pm flight, which was the 6pm flight, instead they assigned us to the 8pm one and made the overall delay 4 hours. This is not nice."
Pros: "Air China aircraft is very new and clean."
Cons: "My flight from JFK to Beijing the crew members are very loud. When they speak, they are loud. Also the have tried 3 times to get flight attendants for service. They just ignore. Their announcement in English is really bad. I can barely understand anything."
Pros: "Many meals and movie selections which helped."
Cons: "No leg room."
Cons: "The connection time between my flights was only one hour. It took me more than 30 minutes to get off the plane and from the tarmac to the airport. By that time, my connecting flight was boarding. By the time I made it through security, I had missed my flight."
Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "I've never had worse food on a plane in my 30 years of flying. And i was shocked that we were offered food only twice on a nearly 14 hour flight with no opportunity to snack on anything in between."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "No AC in my section for a 13 hour trip. Was so uncomfortable. Dated entertainment and slow crew service."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "We couldn't use out phones, all I wanted to do is listen to music I already have save to my phone. The food was horrible."
Pros: "Dude at counter who had to change our seats as we were flying with an infant was great. Other people who were assisting us didn't know how to fix the issue but he did. Then when we boarded, he made sure we went first as we had all that baby stuff you have to carry!"
Cons: "I have flown Air China 6 times and every time we leave late. One time it caused me to miss a connecting flight and I was stuck in LA for two days. Food is not good. Buy snacks before you board. Movies/entertainment is poor. Nothing to watch for 15 hours."
Pros: "Crew were quite accommodating. Because our flight was delayed by 2 hours,crew let us off the air plane as soon as possible so that we could catch our connecting flight."
Cons: "The flight was late causing a lot of stress in connecting flight."
Pros: "They gave us a meal on a flighy that was only an hour and a half long"
Cons: "The entire flight the plane dropped and there was severe turbulence"
Pros: "I liked the food and how quick everyone was to help us when we needed something or had a question."
Cons: "The flight was extremely rough for the last 4 hours which was nerve wrecking."
Pros: "They accommodated to my vegetarian diet"
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight because of late landing"
Pros: "Good time between flights"
Cons: "Some one broke into my lovage and took thing"