|JAL Tokyo-Boston 787 route connection options|
[Update 2: JAL has put both the Japanese and English pages back up to their site] By now you should know that Japan Airlines (JAL) will be launching the first ever scheduled direct flight between Boston (BOS) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) with their brand new 787s on April 22 2012. They have just added announced their intention to work with Jet Blue Airways (B6) to provide better connections of their BOS flight. As usual, the JAL fares including B6 segments are still pending for approvals.
As you can see in the route maps above, there are plenty of connection options of JAL's BOS flight. On the NRT side, you have seamless connections provided by JAL to the rest of Asia. On the BOS side, JAL's Joint Business Venture partner American Airlines (AA) will provide connections to New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA). But since BOS isn't really an AA hub, the connection options are limited to just JFK and MIA. To make up for AA's shortcomings, JAL will be working with B6 who has a hub at BOS to provide connections to the rest of east coast cities including Bafflo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlote, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale. Once the JAL fares involving B6 segments are approved, you will be able to fly to all these places on a single fare provided by JAL.