Japan Airlines

JAL to Offer New In-Flight Menu, Serve Halal Certified Dishes

JAL to Offer New In-Flight Menu, Serve Halal Certified Dishes

Japan Airlines announced that it will offer new in-flight menu items in business class on select international routes beginning June 1. The carrier will also begin serving Halal certified meals on all outbound international flights from Japan on June 1.
Well-known Japanese chef Jun Kurogi will design Japan Airlines’ new business-class menus. The summer items will be available through August 31.
New items will include egg rolls with sweet simmered sweet potato …

JAL to Revamp In-Flight Dining Menus on Routes to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

JAL to Revamp In-Flight Dining Menus on Routes to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Japan Airlines announced that it will begin serving new menu items in its premium economy and economy class cabins on various international routes next month.
Beginning June 1, JAL will offer new dishes on flights from Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, and Osaka to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and will offer the same new items in premium economy and economy on flights from Nagoya to China and Taiwan starting September 1.
The …

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Iberia to Join JAL, British Airways, Finnair Partnership

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to add Iberia to its joint partnership with British Airways and Finnair.
The new partnership is subject to regulatory approval. If approved, the four carriers would cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan.
“We are delighted to enter this joint business with our allies in IAG and oneworld,” said Luis Gallego, Iberia’s CEO. “With our non-stop flights and this joint business they will have greater opportunities …

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin a new codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines on June 29. The two will codeshare on various routes, while members of each airline’s loyalty program will be able to earn miles on flights of the other.
Beginning June 29,, Alaska Airlines will be able to place its code on JAL flights from the Japanese carrier’s North American gateway cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San …

JAL, Finnair to Expand Codeshare

JAL, Finnair to Expand Codeshare

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Finnair.
Beginning May 7, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Finnair-operated flights between Fukuoka, Japan and Helsinki, Finland.
The new codeshare flights will depart Fukuoka Airport at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Helsinki Airport at 1:55 p.m. Flights from Helsinki to Fukuoka will depart at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and …

Japan Airlines Announces Multiple Schedule and Route Changes

Japan Airlines Announces Multiple Schedule and Route Changes

Japan Airlines announced changes to its domestic and international schedules, as well as changes in its fleet in the fiscal coming year.
The carrier will increase service between Tokyo Narita and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport from three to four weekly flights between March 27, 2016 and June 30, 2016, with five weekly flights being offered between July 1 and October 29 of this year.
JAL will also add flights to various domestic …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2016

A 747 taking off from Los Angeles International Airport

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
On January 1, 1888, …