Myself and my 2 sons flew economy direct Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) return with JAL January this year ( JL771 /JL772 ) . Like all things Japanese the whole flight ran like clockwork . We booked online through a UK based booking agent for around $700 per ticket cheaper than either the airlines direct or any other site . Sydney check in was good and well managed , the return Tokyo check in was perfect , Sydney being Sydney the snowboards had to be taken to oversized baggage counter after weighing our luggage, however at Narita they just went straight through with the rest of our bags.. The 46 kilo checked luggage allowance ( 2 by 23 kilo bags ) plus carry on is double that of Qantas and much appreciated when taking snowboards , boots , apres boots ,ski jackets etc and there was no extra charge for the oversized luggage . The plane itself was near brand new , the seats comfortable, for economy seats , ample leg room ,good entertainment system and wide choice of what to watch . Inflight service was excellent, meals offered were good and the Fight Attendants attentive and helpful. To sum it up it was a typical Japanese experience, efficient , on time ( in fact early on the return leg ) and exactly what you paid for .