Thursday, February 28, 2013

JAL SKY SUITE 777 rollout schedule leaked or changed?

JAL Sky Suite 777 rollout schedule leaked?
JAL SKY SUITE 777 rollout schedule leaked? Image from Japan Airlines website

[Update: The leaked schedule is indeed the correct one. JAL has issued a press release to confirm this schedule]

Couple of days ago, I noticed that Japan Airlines (JAL) has updated its website to include a more specific rollout schedule of the SKY SUITE 777 (SS7), the brand new international long-haul products JAL currently uses on the Tokyo Narita - London Heathrow route. It listed the months which JAL SKY SUITE, the new business class seat, will be rolled out to the New York JFK, Paris CDG, Los Angeles, and Chicago routes on the Japanese version of the JAL SKY SUITE seat details page. But then the info has since then be removed from the page. So is this a leaked schedule or the schedule has changed?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

JAL regains the most on-time arrival title in 2012

Japan Airlines (JAL) once again was recognized as the most on-time major international carrier in 2012. Its subsidiary J-AIR was also recognized as the most on-time regional carrier in Asia in 2012 by independent aviation performance tracking company FlightStats.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

JAL to serve AIR MOS Teriyaki Egg Burger on select long-haul flights

JAL to server "AIR MOS Teriyaki Egg Burger" on select long-haul flights
JAL to server "AIR MOS Teriyaki Egg Burger" on select long-haul flights. Image from Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today it is going to collaborate with MOS Burger once again in the next dish of the popular AIR SERIES. For a limited time, JAL will serve a teriyaki burger with egg from MOS Burger as the second meal on select long-haul flights departing from Tokyo.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Check out the virtual tour of JAL SKY SUITE 777 and possible rollout schedule

JAL launched virtual tour on its new long-haul SKY SUITE 777 cabins
JAL launched virtual tour on its new long-haul SKY SUITE 777 cabins. Image from Japan Airlines

As you might have heard, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been flying its brand new long-haul products in all classes on Boeing 777-300ER, dubbed SKY SUITE 777 (SS7), on its flights between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and London Heathrow (LHR) for almost a month now. SS7 has been used on the LHR route since January 9 2013 on alternate days and will turn into daily service from February 26 2013. For those of us who aren't lucky enough to see the new SS7 cabins in person, JAL has launched a new virtual tour of SS7. So you can finally check out all four cabins yourself virtually here :P And surprisingly JAL has both Japanese and English version ready on day 1 this time :D

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New British Airways accumulation rates from April 1 2013

Japan Airlines (JAL) will update the mileage accumulation rates on British Airways (BA) flights from April 1 2013. The changes extends the upcoming JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) changes to award passengers with higher booking classes and penalize discounted travelers and the American Airlines accumulation rate change announced earlier. Below are the current and new rates on BA flights.