[Update: JAL has updated the booking engine to show the type of business class product used on 787. Details can be found on the latest post] Japan Airlines (JAL) has updated their 787 longhaul seat map. Until recently, JAL has been using the A43 configuration on 767-300ER as the place holder (well A43 minus the lavatories and galleys). The newly updated seat map reflects a bigger business class cabin and a 2-4-2 configuration in economy class instead of 2-3-2. Below are the detail seat map.
Business Class Cabin
|JAL longhaul 787 business class cabin (Source: JAL website booking engine)|
The economy class cabin will feature a 2-4-2 configuration with the exception of row 22 and row 45, which the 4 middle seats are missing. There are a total of 144 seats in the economy class cabin. For those of us who love to seat in the exit row, JAL has cleverly configure the economy class cabin to increase the number of exit row seats. They have installed an entire row of exit row at the back of the cabin, making the total number of exit row seats to 10! Well the only downside to this is you will be sitting at the back of the plane and get deplane last :o Well that's a trade off I will take if I can have unlimited legroom on a longhaul flight!
It's a really clever design to reduce the rear galley size by adding a middle galley in front of row 45. This way they have enough room to put an extra row at the end! They probably will have the Sky Oasis (self served bar) in front of row 45 too (well just my guess)