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JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines announced that the two airlines will expand their codeshare agreement beginning March 30.  After this date, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on various JetBlue-operated flights within the United States.
Select JetBlue routes that Japan Airlines will codeshare on include service between New York and both Buffalo and Raleigh/Durham, as well as between San Francisco and Long Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Boston.  The …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Japan Airlines to Roll Out New Menu Items

Japan Airlines to Roll Out New Menu Items

Japan Airlines announced it will introduce new menu items on select flights beginning this March.
In first class on flights between Paris and both Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, the airline’s new menu items will include duck salad and smoked scallops for appetizers, as well as Black Angus beef filet for entrees.  On the same flights, the airline will introduce new items in business class such as lobster, asparagus & morel, …

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Finnair, British Airways, and Japan Airlines announced that they will officially begin joint business venture flights on April 1.  The arrangement, which was approved by Japanese regulators last October, will allow the carriers to share revenue, as well as coordinate schedules and fares on flights between Europe and Japan.
Tickets for the joint business venture flights are now available for purchase.
Currently, Finnair offers daily service between Helsinki and Tokyo, as well …

American Airlines to Begin New Dallas/Fort Worth-Shanghai Service

American Airlines to Begin New Dallas/Fort Worth-Shanghai Service

American Airlines announced it will launch new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Shanghai on June 11.  The new service will be operated as part of American’s joint business agreement with Japan Airlines.
Flights will depart Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 10:55 a.m. and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2:55 p.m. the next day.  Flights from Shanghai to Dallas/Fort Worth will depart at 4:50 p.m. and arrive at 6:10 p.m.
The …

JAL Previews 2014 Flight Schedule, Adds London, Ho Chi Minh City, Doubles New York Flights

JAL Previews 2014 Flight Schedule, Adds London, Ho Chi Minh City, Doubles New York Flights

Japan Airlines announced a number of flight schedule changes that will take effect on March 30.  In addition, the carrier also announced that it will be changing the aircraft on various routes from both Tokyo Haneda and Narita.
On March 30, the airline will begin new nonstop service between Tokyo Haneda and both London and Ho Chi Minh City.  The new service to London will operate using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while …

Boeing’s Dreamliner: One Year After Grounding

Boeing’s Dreamliner: One Year After Grounding

DETROIT AND NEW YORK—One year ago, I was relaxing in an airline lounge at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport waiting to board the launch flight of LOT Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  I arrived in Chicago from Detroit around 1 p.m. and had ample time to explore the new (to me) International Terminal and to find LOT’s lounge.
While the Dreamliner had made news on and off in the preceding month, the day …