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Thursday, November 28, 2013

JAL will increase Tokyo Narita - New York service to 2 daily from March 30 2014

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced the plan to increase frequency on the Tokyo Narita (NRT) - New York JFK (JFK) route to 2 daily from March 30 2014. The newly added flight will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 (788) with Business Class and Economy Class service only.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JAL shortens wait time between FLY ON status qualification and service commencement

New FLY ON status members will soon be able to enjoy its benefits much sooner
New FLY ON status members will soon be able to enjoy its benefits much sooner. Image by Japan Airlines.

Finally Japan Airlines (JAL) will shorten the wait time between FLY ON status qualification and service commencement. Right now, newly qualified members have to wait approximately 2 months before their benefits kick in. But from January 2014, eligible members can enjoy some of the benefits as soon as 1 week after the status qualification!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

JAL brings back AIR YOSHINOYA for the 5th time

JAL will bring back AIR YOSHINOYA for the 5th time
JAL will bring back AIR YOSHINOYA for the 5th time! Image by Japan Airlines.

If I have to guess which of the AIR SERIES dishes is the most popular one, AIR YOSHINOYA will definitely but my first guess. No other dishes in the popular AIR SERIES has been served as much as AIR YOSHINOYA did and it has just made another record by returning to the inflight menu for the 5th time! This time passengers on Japan Airlines (JAL) flights from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco will be able to enjoy the treat.

JAL to serve a healthy “Tonkotsu style” ramen in collaboration with Kyushu Jangara

JAL will start serving a healthy "Tonkotsu style" ramen in First Class and Business Class
JAL will start serving a healthy "Tonkotsu style" ramen in First Class and Business Class.  Image by Japan Airlines.

Can you image a tonkotsu (pork bone broth) style ramen without pork or meat? That's exactly what Japan Airlines (JAL) will be serving from December 1 2013 on select long-haul flights to Japan. JAL has collaborated with a famous ramen place "Kyushu Jangara" in Japan to develop this healthy version of the classic tonkotsu ramen. This is probably JAL's response to ANA's collaboration with IPPUDO

AIR KFC is back this winter!

AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN is back this winter as the 11th installation of JAL's popular AIR SERIES inflight meal
AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN is back this winter as the 11th installation of JAL's popular AIR SERIES inflight meal. Image by Japan Airlines.

Colonel Sanders is back again this winter! Last year, Japan Airlines (JAL) introduced the controversial AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC) as the 7th installation of its popular AIR SERIES which JAL cooperates with popular restaurants and food chains in Japan to bring familiar tastes onboard for its customers. Despite some people were skeptical about serving fast food onboard, it was well-received by the passengers. That's why JAL will once again bring back AIR KFC this year to celebrate the holiday since that's what the Japanese have for the holiday. So KFC is now the third company after MOS Burger and Yoshinoya which JAL has collaborated with more than once in the AIR SERIES.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Double miles campaign on Bangkok Airways flights

JAL Mileage Bank members will earn double miles on qualifying Bangkok Airways flights
JAL Mileage Bank members will earn double miles on qualifying Bangkok Airways flights. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a double mileage campaign on Bangkok Airways (PG) flights. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members will have registered for this campaign before their flights in order to qualify of this. This campaign will run from December 1 2013 till February 28 2014.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Special wine and bread menu on Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2013 (November 21)

JAL will be serving 2013 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau on Beaujolais Nouveau Day
JAL will be serving 2013 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau on Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Image by Japan Airlines.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a French red wine made from Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais region and has a very short fermentation time. This is still produced in the good old ways so quantity is limited. Every year, the wine is released to the public on the third Thursday of November.

Similar to last year, Japan Airlines (JAL) will once again organize a special Beaujolais Nouveau Day to celebrate the release of Beaujolais Nouveau 2013. JAL will be serving the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau from Pierre Ferraud & Fils and a JAL Original bread, PAIN AU BEAUJOLAIS, from Maison Kayser created just for this occasion on select international flights and at the select lounges in Japan on the release day, i.e. November 21 2013, so JAL customers can enjoy the wine as soon as possible when it is fresh and fruity.