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Thursday, September 26, 2013

JAL updates booking engine with SKY SUITE 767 seat map [Updated]

JAL updates the booking engine with JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) seat map
JAL updates the booking engine with JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) seat map. Image from JAL website.

[Update: Flights in December have been loaded with SS6 configuration and initial SS6 service is only 5-6 weekly on the two routes]

Japan Airlines (JAL) has finally loaded presumably the JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) seat map for the Tokyo Narita - Vancouver and Tokyo Narita - Kuala Lumpur route today. Flights JL018 and JL017 from December 9 2013, and flights JL723 and JL724 from February 1 2014 now shows the new seat map on certain days which no longer identifies the seat type in Business Class and no longer shows the type of inflight entertainment system onboard. This usually means JAL is in progress of rolling out a new configuration, which in this case is the new SS6 configuration. If you look at the seat map, it does not even have the new style layout with a nice plane outline!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

JAL cabin attendant calendar is back!

JAL will bring back the Cabin Attendant Calendar this year.
JAL will bring back the Cabin Attendant Calendar this year. Image by Japan Airlines

Back in 2009, Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to discontinue the cabin attendant calendar as part of the cost cutting measure. But JAL will finally bring it back this year! This is partly due to the recent uniform change introduced on June 1 2013. Unfortunately only desktop sized cabin attendant calendar will be available. But hey that's better than none available right? :P 

Updates on JAL SKY SUITE 777 and JAL SKY Wi-Fi rollouts

JAL loaded SS7 seat maps on Tokyo Narita - Los Angeles route
JAL loaded SS7 seat maps on Tokyo Narita - Los Angeles route. Image from JAL website. 

Japan Airlines (JAL) has finally loaded some of the Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Los Angeles (LAX) flights in November with the JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7) seat map. Now JAL website shows JL061 and JL062 will be operated with SS7 from November 16 2013 (Thanks manureva744 from Flyertalk for the heads up). Previously, JAL has only loaded the SS7 seat map on the LAX flights from December 2013. [Update: JAL has updated the JAL New Sky Project website stating November 16 to be the rollout date for the LAX route. So it's official!]

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

JAL to serve "Del Monte Sky Tomato" in Class J for a limited time

JAL will be serving "Del Monte Sky Tomato" in Class J during October 2013
JAL will be serving "Del Monte Sky Tomato" in Class J during October 2013. Image by Tokyo Sky Tree.

During October 2013, Japan Airlines (JAL) will be serving "Del Monte Sky Tomato", a premium tomato juice, in Class J. So what's so special about this tomato juice? Del Monte Japan has spent the past 20 years to create this perfect original tomato called "Inca Red" just for this tomato juice!

Friday, September 20, 2013

JAL introduces new discounted domestic tickets to the Tohoku region for oneworld passengers

JAL introduces the heavily discounted oneworld YOKOSO/ Visit TOHOKU Fare to boost tourism to the region
JAL introduces the heavily discounted oneworld YOKOSO/ Visit TOHOKU Fare to boost tourism to the region. Image by Japan Airlines.

Since June 1 2013, Japan Airlines (JAL) has started the "VISIT TOHOKU!" project to stimulate tourism demands and support local industries in the Tokoku region which was severely affected by the earthquake a couple of years ago. From October 1 2013, JAL will introduce a new heavily discounted oneworld YOKOSO/ Visit TOHOKU Fare for eligible oneworld passengers to visit the region.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Introducing JAL Original Aroma

JAL will introduce JAL Original Aroma to its lounges across Japan progressively from September 20 2013
JAL will introduce JAL Original Aroma to its lounges across Japan progressively from September 20 2013. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has developed two JAL original fragrances called JAL Original Aroma and will progressively roll them out to its lounges across Japan from September 20 2013. The JAL Original Aroma oils are blended by fragrance and spatial rendition expert Ms. Midori Magishima and professional aroma oil blender Ms. Chihiro Murai from Promotool.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Experience the JAL SKY SUITE 767 seats at JAL SKY MUSEUM

You can now experience the JAL SKY SUITE 767 seats at SKY MUSEUM
You can now experience the JAL SKY SUITE 767 seats at SKY MUSEUM. Image by Japan Airlines.

When Japan Airlines (JAL) first released the details of the new long-haul and medium-haul Boeing 767-300ER cabins, JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6), it states that designs of the Business Class seat dubbed JAL SKY SUITE II might be slightly different from the rendering pictures. But looks like JAL has finally completed the design of JAL SKY SUITE II as it has updated the Japanese version of the SS6 website with new images of the real seats and set up demo units at the JAL SKY MUSEUM. JAL is also running a social marketing campaign to promote the new SS6 cabin which will be first rolled out to the Tokyo Narita - Vancouver route in December 2013, followed by the Tokyo Narita - Kuala Lumpur route in January 2014, and will eventually be expanded to other long-haul and medium-haul routes such as Honolulu by the end of fiscal year 2014.