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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JAL to roll out JAL SKY NEXT service on May 24 2014

JAL will launch JAL SKY NEXT on May 28 2014
JAL will launch JAL SKY NEXT on May 28 2014. Image by Japan Airlines.

Back in October 2013, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced the details of its next generation domestic products dubbed JAL SKY NEXT with all leather seats, mood lighting and inflight Wi-Fi in all classes. Now we are finally given the launch date and route of JAL SKY NEXT! The first plane retrofitted with the JAL SKY NEXT cabin will be a Boeing 777-200 and it will enter service on May 28 2014, initially flying between Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Fukuoka (FUK) 3 times a day. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

JAL to add 2nd daily flight between Tokyo Narita and Jakarta from June 13 2014

JAL will be adding a 2nd daily flight between Tokyo Narita and Jakarta using JAL SKY SUITE 767
JAL will be adding a 2nd daily flight between Tokyo Narita and Jakarta using JAL SKY SUITE 767. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced it will be adding a second daily flight between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Jakarta (CGK) from June 13 2014. The new flight will depart NRT in the evening, as opposed to the existing morning departure. JAL will be deploying the JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) with JAL SKY SUITE II and JAL SKY WIDER seats on the newly added flights. Below are the NRT-CGK schedule from June 13 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014

JAL to introduce new international First Class amenity kits from March 30 2014

New JAL First Class amenity kit from LOWEW
New JAL First Class amenity kit from LOWEW. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will renew its amenity kits for international First Class from March 30 2014. Unlike the previous JAL branded amenity kits, the new kits are a collaboration between JAL and LOEWE, a Spanish high-class brand. This is the first time LOEWE ever collaborate with an airline.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JAL to expand JAL SKY Wi-Fi to Southeast Asia routes



Japan Airlines (JAL) announces the JAL SKY Wi-Fi service expansion plan today. JAL will install eXConnect from Panasonic on its 777-200ER, 767-300ER, and 787 fleets aggressively to provide inflight internet service on long-haul flights to North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Reborn of Sakura Lounge at Haneda International Terminal

The remodeled Sakura Lounge at Tokyo Haneda international terminal will open on March 30 2014.
The remodeled Sakura Lounge at Tokyo Haneda international terminal will open on March 30 2014. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has released the details of the revamped Sakura Lounges at Tokyo Haneda international terminal today. It has undergone constructions since October 2013 and will finally be ready on March 30 2014 when the new day-time international flights takeoff.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jetstar Japan double mile promotion

Jetstar Japan double mile promotion
Image by Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a double mile promotion for Jetstar Japan (GK) between April 1 and May 31 2014 (flight date). However, pre-registration before flights are required. Also, only the more expensive Plus and Max fares are eligible for this campaign as the cheapest Starter fare isn't even eligible for JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) miles. For more details, you can refer to JAL website (Japanese, English).


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Try out JAL SKY SUITE II at arflex Tokyo

JAL will set up JAL SKY SUITE II demo units at arflex Tokyo
JAL will set up JAL SKY SUITE II demo units at arflex Tokyo. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will once again set up demo units of its new seat for the public to try it out. This time JAL is doing so at arflex Tokyo which is a modern furniture store instead of a cafe. Therefore, there will be no BEDD menu items.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

JAL will increase Tokyo Narita - New York service to 2 daily from March 30 2014

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced the plan to increase frequency on the Tokyo Narita (NRT) - New York JFK (JFK) route to 2 daily from March 30 2014. The newly added flight will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 (788) with Business Class and Economy Class service only.