Seat Map Boeing 787-8 (788) Layout 1 Japan Airlines (JAL)


Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) Layout 1 Japan Airlines (JAL) with 2 classes and 186 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.


8/30/2019 Abdallah E, seat 46G

I did the 6-hour NRT-BKK hop in 46G. I am a "person of size". I was originally in a non-bulkhead seat farther forward, and the flight attendants moved me to 46G when it was discovered that I could not lower the tray table completely. The original seat was far more comfortable than the 17.5" width would suggest. 46G was snug,...

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5/18/2019 Abdallah E, seat 47G

Economy YVR-NRT return in May 2019. 2-4-2 seating provided wide aisles which made the seating and meal service feel less crowded. Seat pitch was a bit tight, especially if you put a water bottle in the seat pocket. When the seat in front is reclined fully there is very little room in front of you. The flight entertainment sy...

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12/10/2018 Bruce M, seat 7K

Lots of legroom but a cocoon style shell angle flat seat which is hard to sleep in. By contrast the 767 has a much nicer lay flat design. What were they thinking?

9/27/2018 SeatGuru User, seat 8H

The angle "lie flat" is very uncomfortable. One continually slides down. Impossible to sleep.

7/12/2018 Michael V, seat 1G

Also all seats in first row should be yellow at least since the galley in use is not the midsection but up front. They even pin the curtains closed so you can't use the toilet. Very poor design and the shell flat neo seats are not fit for human use. AWFUL AIRLINE AND PLANE

7/12/2018 Michael V, seat 1G

You should color these red. THERE IS NO OVERHEAD STORAGE SPACE WHATSOEVER FOR THIS SEAT OR 1D. Leaves you to fight with passengers in AB and HJ for some overhead space.

2/26/2018 SeatGuru User, seat 55

Although seat 55 is not regarded as preferable. I love it! Its out of the way and aoart from staff nonody walks by . Seat does recline . Your at the back near galley but its very quiet JAL staff are so respectful and quiet. Its not near washrooms which is hreat by me! I like the configuration of seats on dreamliner as well as l...

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12/18/2017 SeatGuru User, seat 23A

For all its supposed technological innovation, in economy class at least, the "Dreamliner" experience is normally pretty miserable. Most airlines pack 9 seats across, meaning it's more like a low cost cattle truck than anything "dreamy". JApan Airlines bucks the trend, with a 2-4-2 configuration. This makes it much more comfor...

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10/22/2017 SeatGuru User, seat 24H

Horrible. Flying this 787 from KIX-LAX the amount of legroom you get resembled something of a standard domestic US flight. Flew JL61/LAX-NRT prior to this on 777 and I had enough legroom to cross my legs (I'm 5'8", 173cm) but not this plane. It's very tight and very uncomfortable for an 11.5hr flight. Avoid this 787 if you can a...

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7/22/2017 Tomomi S, seat 47C

Dreamliner was a major let down. We took JAL61 LAX to Tokyo outbound (777-300ER), then JAL60 KIX to LAX on our return. The seat was uncomfortable. Barely any cushion on the seats which makes it really hard to sit on for 12 hours. The seat pitch significantly decreased compared to our comfortable outbound flight on the 777-300ER....

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3/31/2017 SeatGuru User, seat 25F

This configuration in economy is a major fail for JAL. The seat width and pitch is not adequate for the 11.5-hour flight from San Diego to Narita. I suffered as an average-size female with an empty seat to my left and my average-size husband to my right. It's almost tolerable for the 9.5-hour flight from Narita to San Diego.

2/27/2017 SeatGuru User, seat 2D

I always enjoy Japan Airline's superb service, both on and off the aircraft. I always fly JL017/18 between Vancouver and Narita, and despite the fantastic service, I am always disappointed with their "Flat Shell Neo" business seats. They are uncomfortable to sleep as it is not a pure "flat-bed", and older and overall not the qu...

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1/11/2017 SeatGuru User, seat 7A

I think 7A is one of the best business class seats on this plane. It has extra legroom and being a bulkhead has easy access to the aisle (with other business seats on this plane you do have to climb out). The proximity to the galley is not bothersome at all. Service is great, food is very good. The only downside is that these se...

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12/29/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 1K

I fly JL 65 & 66 a couple times a year and their Business Class seats are really not comfortable. The seats only has a 60 degree pitch and sloped sides. Not much "dreaming" going on on their Dreamliner! I'm booking a ticket for my next trip and I'm seriously considering another airline that has lie flat seats even if it means ha...

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12/5/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 10C

Business class seats are a total FAIL on this aircraft. As someone who is 6'5" tall, I had to sleep sideways and curled up, and even then I kept sliding down the seat which is at a steep pitch when in "flat bed" mode. If I sat up to sleep, the backrest hit me at mid-back, and it was barely adjustable. It felt like my back was...

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10/11/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 7D

Service in JAL's "version one" of the 787-8 is a mystifying fail. The business class seat is a variant on what was state of the art ten+ years ago. Shell, angle-lie flat, narrow arm rests, no storage to speak of, no privacy from your neighbors whatever. The leg rests were barely dimensioned to fit me at 5'10", I can't imagine ...

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9/21/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 46D46E46G

the legroom on these seats were great. we however didn't like the smell inside the plane. it was like the smell of the bathroom!

9/21/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 22D22E22G

we travelled with an infant and these seats were great and has good legroom!

7/16/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 45K

Not bad, but at 6'0" (183cm), think I might next opt to be behind a seat. When flying economy I sleep at least some of the time with legs crossed. This position is made easier with a seat to prop against. Seat 45K (and A, I would assume) do have a small bump-out from the emergency exit, but my legs were a few inches too long to ...

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6/6/2016 SeatGuru User, seat 45H

This seat was perfect for me, a very tall man in need of leg room. Overall, this 787 is a great leap forward in passenger comfort. Particularly impressive are the large toilets and the huge windows with electronic shading. JAL service on this flight was superb. The best Economy-level flight experience I have ever encountered in ...

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