Japan Airlines JAL Domestic Lounge Diamond Premier Tokyo Haneda HND review

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Japan Airlines is based in Tokyo Haneda’s Terminal One. There are a couple of lounges available in the terminal, one north and one south. At each one, there are actually two different lounges.

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For first class & high status passengers, there is the JAL Diamond Premier Domestic Lounge. Even though I was going to be flying to Fukuoka in economy, I was able to access this lounge since I had flown in first class from San Francisco. For other passengers, there is the Sakura Lounge.

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The Haneda Diamond Premier lounge looks the part of a first class lounge. It’s very quiet, with lots of nice private seating in workspaces.

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There are also massage chairs available.

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Unfortunately, the first class amenities stop there. The food was limited. There was no hot food available, just rice balls and some other snacks.

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As far as drinks, there were beer machines, along with an intimidating coffee machine.

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The only liquor available was Macallan 12. I do love Macallan 12, but if you’re not a whisky fan, you’re apparently out of luck in the Diamond Premier lounge.

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The Japan Airlines Diamond Premier domestic lounge at Tokyo Haneda is a quiet, relaxing spot for sure, but the amenities that would make a lounge first class are lacking. While I wouldn’t expect such a lounge to rival Japan Airlines’ international lounges, I would at least expect something more than just a bit more privacy. Then again, given the JAL “first class” room at SFO, I’m not sure why I had any expectations at all.


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