Star Alliance member airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) will be upgrading some amenities for first and business class passengers beginning in September.
New menus will appear in both first and business class featuring meals from the airline’s “THE CONNOISSEURS” in-flight catering project, comprised of 10 renowned chefs, five beverage specialists and nine of ANA’s own chefs. The new dishes will appear on most flights from Japan to Europe and North America (except Honolulu), as well as regional flights within Asia.
Also new will be enhanced bedding in both cabins from Japanese manufacturer Nishikawa Sangyo. In first class you’ll see an AiR® mattress, Angel Float® pillows, cotton- and cashmere-rich blankets and comforters, and double-sided knitted pajamas (that you can take with you).
Business class bedding will be upgraded to include a new Air Cyclone® bed pad, in addition to existing pillows and comforters.
Does ANA not currently offer business class passengers an amenity kit on international flights? The press release states, “ANA will also start offering an amenity kit containing amenities from L’OCCITANE.” I wonder because of the “start offering” statement. [Edited to add: The answer is "no they currently don't" per Mark and Lack in the comments below.] Anyway, the kit looks pretty basic and includes lotion (serum), lip balm, a toothbrush and toothpaste, eye mask, earplugs, tissues and cotton pads.
I’ll be keen to get my hands on the new kit to critique in my Amenity Kit Reviews series.
I have yet to fly ANA, but I’ll be in mileage burning mode after locking in United million-miler status later this year. The Washington Dulles to Narita flight typically has the best award availability from what I recall. Does anyone have recent experience booking an award on ANA?
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