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Sunday, March 22, 2015

JAL may resume Tokyo - Dallas route in the near future

JAL President Ueki at JL069 inaugural ceremony at LAX
JAL President Ueki at JL069 inaugural ceremony at LAX. Image by LAX 

Japanese news site Nikkei.com interviewed with Japan Airlines (JAL) President Ueki earlier and asked him about JAL's strategy regarding its US operation after launching Los Angeles - Osaka Kansai route on March 20 2015. Ueki confirmed that JAL is studying the resumption of the Tokyo - Dallas DFW route.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

JAL to enhance lounge service at Kansai and Aomori airports

The renovated international Sakura Lounge at Osaka Kansai Airport
The renovated international Sakura Lounge at Osaka Kansai Airport. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will enhance the lounge service at Aomori Airport and Osaka Kansai Airport in the coming months.  For Aomori Airport, JAL will be using a 3rd party operated lounge while at Kansai Airport, JAL will renovate its existing international Sakura Lounge.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

JAL to collaborate with MOS BURGER for the 5th time

AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL
AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will once again collaborate with Japanese burger chain MOS BURGER in its latest installment of the popular AIR SERIES, a special Economy Class and Premium Economy inflight meal which JAL collaborate with well-know restaurants and food chains. This will mark the 5th collaborate with MOS BURGER and JAL says this should be the most popular and classic hamburger since MOS BURGER was founded!

JAL to enhance inflight entertainment system from April 2015



Japan Airlines (JAL) will finally expand its inflight entertainment (IFE) offerings dubbed JAL Mooove! from April 2015.On top of the already announced JAL SKY Wi-Fi service expansion, JAL will add more hollywood and Japanese movies and dramas on its international flights equipped with the latest MAGIC-V and MAGIC-VI systems. On domestic flights, JAL will also expand its Wi-Fi video service to offer up to 10 video streaming programs from April 2015.  This is most likely a response to the recent IFE enhancement announced by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Expansion of JAL SKY Wi-Fi service from March 3 2015



A while back Japan Airlines (JAL) announced that it will expand its inflight Wi-Fi service, JAL SKY Wi-Fi, onto the 767-300ER, 777-200ER 787 fleet within the current fiscal year. Today JAL announced more details of this rollout plan.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

JAL further enhances Business Class meal service from March 1 2014

JAL First Class menu designed by Chef Naoki Uchiyama: US Prime Beef Fillet with Black Truffle Sauce
JAL First Class menu designed by Chef Naoki Uchiyama: US Prime Beef Fillet with Black Truffle Sauce. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) first rolled out the exclusive restaurant in the sky dubbed "JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE" back in January 2013 to offer high quality inflight meals on flights to various destinations. From March 1 2015, JAL will further enhance its JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE dining experience for those traveling from Los Angeles and Chicago, and those traveling on red-eye flights.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

JAL to streamline check-in process with self-tagging service

JAL self-tagging kiosks at Tokyo Haneda Terminal 1
JAL self-tagging kiosks at Tokyo Haneda Terminal 1. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) plan to streamline check-in process by offering self-tagging service for its domestic passengers departing from Tokyo Haneda (HND) Terminal 1. JAL plans to roll out these self-tagging kiosks from end of March 2015.

Friday, February 6, 2015

JAL to factor in currency fluctuation in fuel surcharge calculation

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced the new way to determine fuel surcharge for tickets sold in Japan from fiscal year 2015 which starts on April 1 2015. The change is prompted by the wide fluctuation of JPY against USD over the years. But the good news is even with this change, everyone will enjoy a lower fuel surcharge for tickets issued between April 1 and May 31 2015.