JAL to collaborate with MOS BURGER for the 5th time


AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will once again collaborate with Japanese burger chain MOS BURGER in its latest installment of the popular AIR SERIES, a special Economy Class and Premium Economy inflight meal which JAL collaborate with well-know restaurants and food chains. This will mark the 5th collaborate with MOS BURGER and JAL says this should be the most popular and classic hamburger since MOS BURGER was founded!

AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL. Image by Japan Airlines.

So what so special about this AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL burger? According to JAL, the meat sauce alone is a result of hundreds of trial and errors. It has to find a way to pack the sauce for inflight serving and maintain the distinctive spiciness of this chicken and pork bone based tomato sauce made with red wine. On top of the tomatoes and diced onion are the same high quality ones used in MOS BURGER stores produced by its farmers who minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizers. According to JAL, the acidity of the tomato and crunchiness of the onions are a complete harmony with the spicy meat sauce.

AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL eating instructions. Image by Japan Airlines.

And of course, it won't be an AIR SERIES dish without the JAL original packaging and fun eating instructions. As indicated above, you will be able to make your own burger the way you like it! First you open the wrapping and remove the separates between the buns and meat patty. Then you can add the mayo and onion as you like. After that is the meat sauce. Finally put the tomato on top and you are done!

This AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL will be available as the second meal in Economy and Premium Economy classes on select long-haul flights departing from Japan between March 1 and August 31 2015. So this is a longer 6 months cycle compared to the previous installments which usually last for 3 months only. And for the first time, JAL will introduce this on flights to Canada and Australia! Below are the complete list of eligible flights.

From March 1 2015
From Tokyo Narita to Los Angles (JL062), San Diego (JL066), Chicago (JL010), Boston (JL008), New York JFK (JL004, JL006), Frankfurt (JL407), Paris CDG (JL415), Helsinki (JL413), and Sydney (JL771)
From Tokyo Haneda to London Heathrow (JL043), Paris CDG (JL045)

From March 20 2015
From Osaka Kansai to Los Angles (JL060)

From June 1 2015
From Tokyo Narita to Vancouver (JL018)

A bit strange that Vancouver won't get this until June. Let the speculation begin :P

For more details, you can refer to JAL press release (Japanese, English)



  1. I had one of these yesterday and it was quite tasty. Judging by online reviews, it's an improvement on their previous attempts.

  2. Glad that you enjoyed your AIR MOS BURGER★JAL SPECIAL! I might need to go to a MOS BURGER store to try a similar burger :P

  3. I just ate one on the flight from Narita to JFK on March 31, 2015. I remembered seeing it here; I thought it was good.