Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami on ANA Economy ( NH13 / B772 )
On my recent trip to Japan I took a domestic flight on ANA (All Nippon Airlines) between Tokyo's Haneda airport and Osaka Itami Airport. Here is a quick look at the journey!
|Arriving at the airport bus in the early morning, Shinjuku - Tokyo|
|Electronic display/map showing the location of your flights departure gate!|
|Sterile looking ANA lounge|
|View from lounge as the sun rises|
|My bird - awaiting departure (Star Alliance Colours)|
Airline: ANA All Nippon
Seat: 13A (Economy)
Aircraft: B777-200 Domestic Config. JA711A - 7 years old
Scheduled Departure: 07.00
Actual Departure: 07.00
Scheduled Arrival: 08.10
Actual Arrival: 08.07
Passenger Load: 50 out of 412 (just 12%)
Boarding was soon called and I made my way onboard with approximately 50 other passengers. I guess Sunday morning at 7am is not the most popular time for business travel on this route. I don't recall being on a more empty flight on an aircraft of this capacity. I estimate just 12% of the seats were taken. I immediately noticed the 10 abreast seating configuration which ANA use on their domestic 777s. I find it unacceptable on long haul but for this short flight it wasn't too bad. Particularly since the seat beside me was vacant.
|Another 787 parked beside us|
|Menu - hope you can read Japanese|
|Ground Crew wave and also bow in Japan - very nice!|
|Taxi to new runway we see a Singapore A330|
|Ahead of us is the JAL oneworld 767, appropriate since we are in Star Alliance livery|
|About to line up Runway 05|
|Up and away!|
|Through the cloud base|
|leg room - tight but sufficient for 1 hour sector|
|The safety card|
Service on this short sector consisted of.... a drink. Mine was orange juice, but tea and coffee was also available. No snacks, no food at all. You certainly have to fend for yourself in the catering department on these short flights in economy. Between the lounge and the flight itself I got basically nothing.
Descent soon commenced and I had some amazing views of the concrete jungle that is OSAKA. I have never seen so much cement and buildings so close together. They really don't seem to have any large park areas at all, other than what you can see around the Osaka Castle.
We had a nice smooth landing and headed to the gate. Being a domestic airport there was nothing but JAL and ANA tails to be seen. Many of them of course are wide bodies which are used frequently on domestic flights in Japan.
|Arriving at the gate|
|Crew waiting to open the door|
|Here we are!|
|My bird takes a rest|