JAL to offer easy connection with Jet Blue flights from Boston [Updated 2]


JAL Tokyo-Boston 787 route connection options
JAL Tokyo-Boston 787 route connection options

[Update 2: JAL has put both the Japanese and English pages back up to their site] By now you should know that Japan Airlines (JAL) will be launching the first ever scheduled direct flight between Boston (BOS) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) with their brand new 787s on April 22 2012. They have just added announced their intention to work with Jet Blue Airways (B6) to provide better connections of their BOS flight. As usual, the JAL fares including B6 segments are still pending for approvals.
As you can see in the route maps above, there are plenty of connection options of JAL's BOS flight. On the NRT side, you have seamless connections provided by JAL to the rest of Asia. On the BOS side, JAL's Joint Business Venture partner American Airlines (AA) will provide connections to New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA). But since BOS isn't really an AA hub, the connection options are limited to just JFK and MIA. To make up for AA's shortcomings, JAL will be working with B6 who has a hub at BOS to provide connections to the rest of east coast cities including Bafflo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlote, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale. Once the JAL fares involving B6 segments are approved, you will be able to fly to all these places on a single fare provided by JAL.

For details, you can refer to JAL American Region website (Japanese, English)



  1. Starting a New BusinessNovember 10, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    I've read that entertainment system has been updated due to demand, but selection is fairly limited. B777 seat angled lie flat, sliding is a problem when trying to sleep. Front row seats are far more spacious. This is great news for all globetrotter out there.

  2. I assume you are talking about the 787 hard products? JAL has yet to announce the details but entertainment systems in Economy class is shown as MAGIC-V. Other than that, not much have been announced hard product wise