My enquiring mind wanted to know just when exactly do they feed you on a long haul flight when there is a significant time difference. 

We just finished our first long haul first class flight on Japan airlines and now I have the answer! 

Upon boarding, you are greeted with champagne or orange juice.  Thank you! 

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Within an hour of boarding, the food started rolling out. 

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And it didn’t stop for what seemed like hours! 

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This was the menu for the Japanese meal.  There was a Western meal offered as well.  I thought you chose one thing off the menu.  Nope.  They bring you the entire menu to you in small portions. 

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We were served 8 courses with about five minutes of breathing time in between servings.  After the feast was finished, the flight attendants (FA) made out beds up.  I guess the idea is to fill you up then put you to bed. 

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For the rest of the flight, any time you made eye contact with the very sweet and very attentive FA’s, they offered you food or drink.

Later in the flight I took them up on a cheese and cracker plate and fresh fruit plate with green tea.  Jerry had a salad and rolls and some Saki.  I also indulged in some coffee, French press style, and mini dessert muffins. 

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And anytime you passed through the galley on your way to the bathroom, you were met by three plates of chocolates, free for the taking if your so desired…. And I desired at least twice. 

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So, in answer to my question, I’m pretty sure you never have to worry about going hungry… At least not on JAL First class!