Japan Airlines

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, …

Japan Airlines to Offer Zero Halliburton Amenity Kits

Japan Airlines to Offer Zero Halliburton Amenity Kits

Japan Airlines announced that it will provide business-class passengers on some flights with Zero Halliburton amenity kits starting at the end of the year.
Luggage maker Zero Halliburton is known for its aluminum cases, one of which was used on the Apollo 11 space mission to bring moon rocks back to Earth.
Two versions of the new amenity kit are being offered. Outbound flights from Japan will feature a dark green or …

Japan Airlines Restarts Dallas-Tokyo Route with Dreamliner Service

Japan Airlines Restarts Dallas-Tokyo Route with Dreamliner Service

Japan Airlines restarted non-stop service linking Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with Tokyo Narita Airport on Monday.
The route had been discontinued in 2001 and will be operated four days per week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays – using a Boeing 787- Dreamliner. The Tokoy-based airline will begin daily service between the two cities on March 20, 2016.
JAL will operate the flight alongside two daily codeshares operated by American Airlines …

American to Launch New Route Between LAX and Tokyo Haneda

American to Launch New Route Between LAX and Tokyo Haneda

American Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda on February 11, 2016. The new service is part of the carrier’s joint venture with Japan Airlines.
Flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 6 p.m. and arrive in Tokyo at 11:00 p.m. the next day. From Tokyo, flights are scheduled to depart at 1:30 a.m. and arrive back in Los Angeles at …

JAL to Open Diamond Premier Lounge in Sapporo

JAL to Open Diamond Premier Lounge in Sapporo

Japan Airlines announced it will open a Diamond Premier Lounge at Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport.
Once the lounge opens, New Chitose will become the second airport with a Diamond Premier Lounge, after Tokyo Haneda.
The Tokyo-based airline plans to expand its Diamond Premier Lounge to other Japanese airports in the future, including Osaka’s Itami Airport and Fukuoka Airport.
In addition, the carrier said that it would revamp its Sakura Lounge at New Chitose …