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Monday, July 23, 2012

Special livery for JAL Air-Observation Jet

JAL Air-Observation Jet with Special Livery
JAL Air-Observation Jet with Special Livery (Source: JAL Press Release)

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been helping to collect air samples to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases with its passenger aircraft since 1993. In 2005, they have jointly established the Comprehensive Observation Network for TRace gases by AIrLiner (CONTRAIL) Project with other organizations and installed a newly developed Automatic Air Sampling equipment (ASE) and Continuous carbon dioxide Measure Equipments (CME) on its planes. 

Currently there are 4 777-200ERs in JAL's fleet that are equipped with these measuring devices. JAL will paint the CONTRAIL logo on one of them (JA707J) to promote this unique environment initiative. The JAL Air-Observation Jet with this special livery will be mainly flying between Tokyo Haneda and Paris CDG, San Francisco, and Hong Kong (Basically the HND routes with long-haul configured 777).

For more details, you can refer to JAL press release (Japanese, English)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Free taxi service for eligible First and Executive class passengers on Tokyo Haneda - New York JFK flight

Japan Airlines (JAL) is running a campaign for its early morning codeshare flight from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to New York JFK (JFK). Due to it's early morning departure time, it is very inconvenient for passengers to get to the airport when Japan's public transport system doesn't run 24 hours a day. Most likely passengers would have to stay somewhere close to the airport like an airport hotel the night before in order to catch the flight. But with JAL's taxi pick up service, eligible passengers will now have an extra option to stay somewhere else. Below are the campaign details.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 Award Ticket Priority Flight Operations for Oct - Dec

A while back Japan Airlines (JAL) announced the award ticket priority flight operations. As long as there is a economy class seat for sale, award redemptions will be available on these flights. Today JAL has announced the priority flights for travel between October and December 2012.