I was in the ANA Suites Lounge at Haneda once before (on a UA GlobalFirst ticket, RIP). I was impressed by the sit down dining service. However, the Suites Lounge in Narita doesn’t offer that. Furthermore, the Suites Lounge in Haneda only offers the dining service around the time of evening departures to accommodate an abbreviated onboard service. ANA has two suites lounge locations in Narita. Satellite 5 has a Business Class and Suites Lounge on the fourth floor. Satellite 4 has a Business Class on lounge on the second floor and the Suites Lounge on the fourth floor. I was at the Satellite 4 location. However, both locations are pretty much identical.
I was pretty excited for this flight. I read amazing things about ANA (and JAL) first class. I booked this round trip first class flight using Virgin Atlantic miles which was an excellent deal (especially since there was a transfer bonus using American Express Membership Rewards at the time). I left the United Polaris Lounge and arrived at the gate to get a print out of my boarding pass.
Date: Thursday October 5
Seat: 29C Economy
Scheduled Push Back: 4:55 PM
Actual Push Back: 5:00 PM
This flight was a remote board. Business class and Star Alliance Gold were called first, where we boarded a bus to go to the plane. We then had to schlep our luggage up a staircase onto the aircraft.
Let me start of by saying wow!
This was my first time flying international first class (even though it was all on United) but I had access to the ANA Suites first class lounge in HND. Continue reading “Review: ANA Suites Lounge HND”