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Japan Airlines Offering Free Domestic Tickets To Foreigners

While we don't yet know all of the details, Japan Airlines is offering a promotion that seems counterintuitive on the surface, as they'll be giving away 50,000 free roundtrip tickets to foreigners for travel next summer. Keep in mind that the Olympics…

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Zipair Tokyo 787

ZIPAIR’s Surprising 787 Interiors Revealed

Back in March I wrote about ZIPAIR Tokyo, which is Japan Airlines’ new low cost carrier. The airline will be launching in summer 2020 using Boeing 787-8s, and will initially operate flights from Tokyo Narita to Bangkok and Seoul Incheon, as of May 14,…

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Japan Airlines 787 Business Class – 2

HURRY: Wide Open Business Class Awards To The Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics are in Tokyo next summer, and I know a lot of people are looking to go there. The catch is that it can be really tough to find award availability to the Olympics, given how much demand there is. A few weeks ago I wrote about how Japan Airlines…

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Japan Airlines Adds Six Haneda Flights To The US

When it comes to Tokyo Airports, Haneda is significantly more convenient than Narita, since it's closer to the city. Historically a majority of long haul flights have been into Narita due to Haneda being significantly slot restricted, but that has slowly…

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Japan Airlines Expanding At SFO

Japan Airlines has just announced some international expansion, including one new route to the US mainland. Japan Airlines will launch a daily nonstop flight between Tokyo Narita and San Francisco as of March 29, 2020. The flight will operate with the…

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ANA & JAL Launching Vladivostok Flights

Apparently airlines copying one another isn't limited to US airlines making negative frequent flyer program changes. ;) Today both All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have announced that they plan to launch nonstop flights between Tokyo Narita and…

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Japan Airlines Introduces New Uniforms

Japan Airlines has this week unveiled their new employee uniforms, which will debut as of April 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. Japan Airlines said that in early 2019 they reached out to "customers and fans" requesting comments and opinions…

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JAL Awards Now Bookable On American’s Website

There are lots of things that contribute towards a great frequent flyer program. Obviously award redemption rates and award availability are both important, but there’s also something to be said for the ease with which you can search and book award seats.…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Jal A350

JAL A350 Cabins Revealed: World’s First Domestic A350

Japan Airlines is the latest airline to start taking delivery of the Airbus A350, and there's something that makes their A350s especially interesting. Japan Airlines has 18 Airbus A350-900s on order, and they plan to use these planes exclusively for…

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Zipair Tokyo 787

ZIPAIR Tokyo Reveals Livery & Uniforms

Several weeks ago I wrote about ZIPAIR Tokyo, which is Japan Airlines' new low cost carrier. The airline will be launching in summer 2020 using Boeing 787-8s, and will initially operate flights from Tokyo Narita to Bangkok and Seoul Incheon. While we…

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Review: Japan Airlines Business Class 787 Dallas To Tokyo

We had spent the night prior to our flight at the Grand Hyatt DFW, which is connected to the terminal. So we ended up only arriving at the airport shortly before boarding started. For what it's worth, Japan Airlines passengers have access to the American…

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JAL Reveals New Narita First Class Lounge

The timing of this is funny, since just a few days ago I reviewed the Japan Airlines first class lounge at Narita Airport from my visit a few months ago. As I noted, the lounge is totally fine, though also unremarkable, and in most ways feels like a…

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Japan Airlines First Class – 54

Review: Japan Airlines First Class 777 Tokyo To Chicago

Oh, Japan Airlines, how I love thee! At the door I was greeted by the cabin manager, cabin senior, and a trainee. The cabin senior and trainee escorted me to my seat. Japan Airlines' first class cabin consists of a total of eight seats, spread across…

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Trial: Narita Airport Eliminating Security For Some US Passengers

Different airports handle transit security in different ways. For example, if you're flying domestically within most countries and are connecting, you usually don't have to clear security twice, since being screened the first time is sufficient. However,…

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Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo Narita Airport Review

My flight from Tokyo Narita to Chicago was departing at 10:50AM, though I got to the airport plenty early. I had spent the night at the Hilton Tokyo Narita, so figured I might as well go to the airport early and work from there, have breakfast, etc.…

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Japan Airlines Will Open Reservations 360 Days In Advance

Japan Airlines has just announced that they'll be changing the start date for reservations for international flights. As of April 1, 2019, Japan Airlines will start accepting international reservations 360 days in advance, rather than the current 330…

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Japan Airlines 787 Business Class – 2

Impressions Of Japan Airlines 787 Business Class

Hello from Tokyo! i just took the 13 hour Japan Airlines flight from Dallas, and wanted to report back with my initial thoughts. Japan Airlines' 787-9 business class consists of a total of 44 Apex Suites in a 2-2-2 configuration. Apex Suites are among…

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