Friday, September 30, 2011

JAL to offer "Uchi Cafe SWEETS" by LAWSON in Premium Economy class on selected routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) offers premium chocolate Unchi Cafe SWEETS from LAWSON in premium economy class
JAL x Unchi Cafe SWEETS (Source: JAL Press Release)

In response to passengers' request for premium chocolates in premium economy class, Japan Airlines (JAL) has collaborated with LAWSON to offer LAWSON's original chocolate snack "Uchi Cafe SWEETS" on 7 of JAL's international routes from Oct 1 2011 to Feb 29 2012.

Monday, September 26, 2011

JAL to expand codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines from October 8 2011

Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) China-Japan network
JAL and China Eastern China-Japan network (Source: JAL Press Release)

Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) will expand their existing codesharing agreement from October 8 2011 to cover ALL of their flights between China and Japan. This will add Yantai to JAL's Japan-China network, and add Shizuoka, Okayama and Nagasaki on the Japan side. JAL and MU together operates 386 weekly flights on 42 routes between China and Japan. Reservations and sales of the newly added codeshare flights will start on September 27 2011. Below are the schedule of the new codeshare flights.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

JAL to offer inflight Wi-Fi on international flights from mid 2012

JAL (Japan Airlines) inflight internet service through eXConnect
How does JAL Inflight Internet Service by eXConnect work? (Picture Source: JAL Press Release)

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced its plan to offer high-speed internet connection through Wi-Fi on its international flights from mid-2012. JAL has picked the the "eXConnect" technology from Panasonic Avionics, which is a satellite based technology.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

JAL announces Fuji Dream Airlines codeshare flights winter 2011 schedule

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced the Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) codeshare flight schedules for October 30 2011 till March 24 2012. They have added a new Fukuoka (FUK) - Niigata (KIJ) route to the winter schedule. Below is the full FDA codeshare schedule. All flights are operated by FDA.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Change in JMB Accrual Chart for Air France Flights from September 1 2011

Japan Airlines (JAL) has changed the JMB miles accrual chart for Air France (AF) flights from September 1 2011. This is due to fare realignment on the AF side. Below are the new and old charts for comparison

JAL Upgrade TOKUTOKU Campaign: 50% off on Upgrade Awards on Selected Routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) has rolled out yet another upgrade discount campaign on flight to Korean, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Guam. This time lower booking classes are eligible (not just Y and W). You can redeem a roundtrip upgrade award on these routes with just 10,000 JMB miles! Below are the details no this discounted upgrade award campaign.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

JAL to standardize fuel surcharge calculation for travel via Japan

Japan Airlines (JAL) will finally standardize the way it calculates fuel surcharge for travel via Japan. In case you haven't notice, the fuel surcharge for a roundtrip ticket originating from the US to Asia, say Jakarta (CGK), is only USD670 (USD335 x 2) while the fuel surcharge on the same roundtrip ticket originating from Asia or CGK in this case will cost you USD1096 (USD548 x 2) because JAL is calculating your fuel surcharge as if you were on two separate roundtrip tickets: CGK-Japan (USD213) and Japan-US (USD335). For tickets originating in Europe to Asia, fuel surcharge is also calculated by adding the individual surcharge from each sector. But this will change from October 1 2011 when JAL lower their fuel surcharge at the same time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JAL announces October schedule for Arashi Jet

Japan Airlines (JAL) has released the Arashi Jet 1 (JA772J) schedule between October 1 and 29 2011. Arashi Jet 1 be will flying between Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka and Sapporo during this time. Below is the planned schedule.

Friday, September 2, 2011

JAL fall travel commercial featuring Arashi

Japan Airlines (JAL) has released its latest commercial for fall travel featuring the popular Japanese boy band Arashi once again. It is an "interesting" CM. I didn't know JAL's Touch & Go service is compatible with lobster :p You can watch the 30 second commercial on JAL website (Japanese only). Below are some screen captures from the latest CM.
JAL Fall travel commercial featuring Arashi
JAL Fall travel commercial featuring Arashi
JAL Fall travel commercial featuring Arashi
JAL Fall travel commercial featuring Arashi
JAL Fall travel commercial featuring Arashi

JAL updates business class meal service and introduces full a la carte menu on LAX route!

Japan Airlines (JAL) has once again update its business class meal service starting this month. Both long haul and short haul business class menus received an update. On top of that, the full a la carte menu finally arrives on LAX route! So now all on the US flights will have the full anything and any time meal service :) Below are more details on the changes rolled out this month