From a wider range of meal choices to new amenity kits and pyjamas, ANA is upgrading the inflight experience for its business class and first class passengers.
As of March 1, all ANA business class travellers will enjoy a wider selection of meals and have the option of pre-ordering up to 24 hours before their flight departs, so they can be assured of their meal choice.
On flights from Japan to North America (except Honolulu), Europe, Southeast Asia and India, that roster will include the full range of dishes from ANA's The Connoisseurs program – a 'fine dining at 30,000 feet' collaboration with elite chefs from around the world.
The Star Alliance member is also taking this opportunity to upgrade the dishware used to serve its Japanese meals in business class and first class. In our experience, dining is one of the highlights of any ANA flight, and the new meal settings only add to this appeal.
Meal pre-ordering in business class was previously restricted to members of ANA's Mileage Club frequent flyer scheme, and even then the choice was limited to options from Japanese cuisine or international cuisine – so come March 1 there's more variety on tap for every traveller.
March 1 will also see the debut of new sleepwear and amenities as part of ANA's push to improve traveller convenience and comfort on international flights.
"We want to ensure that travellers, especially on long-haul flights arrive at their destination refreshed and ready to achieve their goals, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure," explains Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA.
In business class that means not only new PJs and cardigans – yes, that's a special ANA touch – but also high-quality feather comforters and a dual-layer pillow with a 100 percent Egyptian cotton cover.
First class flyers will relax with Nishikawa Sangyo feather comforters designed to boost breathability and heat retention, while the breathable duck down pillows both absorb and release moisture; again, the comforter and pillow covers are made from Egyptian cotton, and are accompanied by new blankets and cardigans.
Finally, ANA has tapped Globe-Trotter for improved amenity kits with Japanese skincare products for an added touch of local luxury.
First class kits will include The Ginza’s Essence Empowering Set of cosmetic solutions, while business class kits offer selections from Kose’s Sekkisei MYV. The kits will be available in several colors, rotated every 3-4 months.