ANA Premium Economy HND-YVR

ANA offers an excellent Boeing Dreamliner product out of Tokyo Haneda to a lot of destinations, and Premium Economy is a nice step up from being shoved all the way in the back in coach.

Since there was no priority pass lounge for us in the Haneda airport, we took some time to do some Duty Free shopping. Arguably, it is some of the strangest duty free shopping that I’ve ever seen.

From multi flavored Kit Kats…

Flavored Kit Kats

Flavored Kit Kats

To dolls in plastic boxes…

Dolls in Boxes Haneda

Dolls in Boxes Haneda

To whatever the hell these things are…

No clue what these things are.

What in the…

Mochi balls…

Haneda Mochi Balls

Haneda Mochi Balls

To massive Donald Trump size Tic Tac supplies, incase you wanna grab someone on your next flight by the p… well, you know what…

Gigantic Tic Tac Container

Gigantic Tic Tac Container

From here, it was a short walk to the boarding gate, where we were only 2 minutes to boarding.

At check-in, we asked to be seated in the first row of economy, knowing full well that it was really premium economy. The other check in agent obliged, and put us all in row 15. Apparently at check-in all the “economy” section looks the same, so take this as a fun travel hack. If you’re flying ANA, ask to be moved to row 15/16/17/18 at check-in ☺

The seats are larger with lots of legroom. They have footrests and a larger recline than the other seats, and are pretty comfortable.

ANA Premium Economy Seat

ANA Premium Economy Seat

The seats are in a 2-3-2 configuration throughout the cabin, so if you’re a couple, this is much nicer than the 3-3-3 configuration in regular economy.

ANA Premium Economy Seat

ANA Premium Economy Seat


ANA Premium Economy Seat

ANA Premium Economy Seat

Just before take off, the flight attendant came around with an amenity tray, with not only toothbrushes and eye masks, but also just regular masks!

ANA Premium Economy Amenities

ANA Premium Economy Amenities

Hey, when in Rome… do as the Romans!

Trying out the ANA Amenities

Trying out the ANA Amenities

The hardest part about sitting right behind business class is the constant reminder that you’re SO CLOSE and yet SO FAR AWAY.

ANA Business Class Curtain

ANA Business Class Curtain

Meal service is exactly the same as coach, so don’t expect anything special. In fact, you can probably find some straaaange stuff. Like THIS…

ANA Food

ANA Food

I opted for the quick sandwich option with yogurt. It seemed like the safe bet.

ANA Food

ANA Food

As a fun side note, if you haven’t been on the Dreamliner before, the window dimming during the middle of the day is really cool.

ANA Dreamliner Window Dimming

ANA Dreamliner Window Dimming

While I wasn’t a fan of the coach class experience, the Premium Economy was definitely a step up. Don’t forget, when you get to the check in counter, ask to be moved to the “economy” row 15-18 🙂

Have you flown ANA’s Premium Economy Service? What are your thoughts?

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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3 Comments

  1. Wow you’re one ignorant idiot.

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    • Well that’s such an insightful and encouraging comment. Thanks, Claire

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  2. Welcome to Vancouver!

    btw the Japanese Kit-kats are /the/ /best/!

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