ANA is bringing back its flagship aircraft for all London flights from the end of October.
With Japan reopening, albeit at a snail’s pace, Japanese airline ANA has started to rebuild its international route network. As part of that, it will return to flying the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft exclusively to London, once daily from 30th October.
This is excellent news because in 2019 ANA installed fantastic new business class and first class seats. Both are impressively wide, with THE Room (pictured below), the business class seat, almost twice as wide as your average lie-flat seat.
Whilst we haven’t flown it, Rob did get to sit in it on the ground at a media event. It was so big that at one point he was sat side-by-side with someone else in the same seat and there was still space between them.
As we wrote last month, you can redeem Virgin Points on ANA for THE Room or THE Suite. It is one of the best Virgin redemptions out there – not only do you get an exceptional on board experience but it is also shockingly good value.
The only snag is that availability is often tight and you will have to be flexible with your dates.
Before you book, remember that Japan is not yet fully open to tourists. There is still a daily passenger cap in place, although it was reported yesterday that there is significant pressure to re-open more widely later this month.