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Friday, May 31, 2013

JAL enhances Domestic First Class menus from June

JAL will enhance the meals served in Domestic First Class
JAL will enhance the meals served in Domestic First Class. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced it will enhance its popular Domestic First Class offerings from June 2013. This time it is the breakfast and lunch menus that will get the enhancement, while JAL will continue its collaboration with famous local restaurants in the region featured in the JAPAN PROJECT during the month. Currently JAL offers Domestic First Class on select flights between Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Itami, Sapporo Chitose, Fukuoka, and Okinawa Naha.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

JAL announces SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) details [Updated]

JAL will update the long-haul 767-300ER fleet with the New Sky cabin
JAL will update the long-haul 767-300ER fleet with the New Sky cabin. Image by Japan Airlines.
[Update: Added JAL SKY SUITE II development details]

Finally Japan Airlines has unveiled the details of it long-anticipated long-haul 767-300ER (763) retrofitting plan. The newly retrofitted 763 will be dubbed as SKY SUITE 767 and will be shown as SS6 in the timetable. Just like the 777-300ER fleet upgrade, the SS6 theme is to provide a New Sky experience 1 class above the current cabins and extra personal space.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

JAL to offer AIR KUMAMON on select international flights

JAL collaborates with the Kumamto Prefecture government to create the 9th installment of the AIR SERIES: AIR KUMAMON
JAL collaborates with the Kumamto Prefecture government to create the 9th installment of the AIR SERIES: AIR KUMAMON. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced the 9th installment of its popular AIR SERIES, a special Economy Class and Premium Economy inflight meal which JAL collaborate with well-know restaurants and food chains. But this time JAL will be collaborating with a local government of the Kumamoto Prefecture located in the center of Kyushu instead.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sampling oneworld Premium Services: Japan Airlines New York JFK to Tokyo Narita First Class Boarding

A JAL Boeing 777-300ER (regiration: JA742J) parked at Terminal 1 Gate 6 on June 4 2012
A JAL Boeing 777-300ER (regiration: JA742J) parked at Terminal 1 Gate 6 on June 4 2012

JL005 flight path on June 4 2012
JL005 flight path on June 4 2012 (Source: FlightAware)


Flight: JL005
Date: June 4 2012
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Seat: 2A (First Class)
Scheduled Departure Time: 13:25
Actual Departure Time: 13:36
Scheduled Arrival Time: 16:25+1
Actual Arrival Time: 16:03+1

While I was relaxing at the JAL First Class Lounge at New York JFK, the service manager came visited us and apologized that the boarding time will be slightly delayed for around 5 minutes. He told us he will inform us once again when it is ready for boarding. Not a big deal for me though I was eager to try out the JAL Suite for the first time but I could wait for 5 more minutes :) Finally the service manager once again came inform us that the flight is now ready for boarding. So I waited for everyone to leave the lounge, took some pictures and asked the service manager to take some pictures of me too. How often you get to have the entire First Class lounge for yourself :D