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American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Las Vegas-Tokyo Flights During CES

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Las Vegas-Tokyo Flights During CES

American Airlines in conjunction with its joint-venture partner Japan Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service between Las Vegas and Tokyo for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.
The flights will operate starting January 4, 2019 and continue through January 14.
“We are thrilled to make getting to the world’s largest technology event faster and easier than ever before,” said Shane Hodges, the airline’s managing director for Asia Pacific sales.
American will operate the …

Delta to Add Delta One Suites to Five Additional Routes

Delta to Add Delta One Suites to Five Additional Routes

Delta Air Lines announced plans to add its new Delta One Suite to five additional international routes.
The new routes include Minneapolis/St. Paul to Tokyo (Haneda), Atlanta to Tokyo (Narita), Seattle to Tokyo (Narita), Los Angeles to Tokyo (Haneda), and Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia.
Each Delta One suite has a full-height door and there are sliding privacy dividers separating center suites. Each suite also has individually customizable ambient lighting, storage compartments for …

Millions Evacuated in Japan After Heavy Floods and Landslides Kill Dozens

Millions Evacuated in Japan After Heavy Floods and Landslides Kill Dozens

Record rainfall continued to pound southwest Japan as officials pleaded with residents to leave their homes after flooding and landslides killed several dozen people.
“The record rainfalls in various parts of the country have caused rivers to burst their banks, and triggered large scale floods and landslides in several areas,” said Yoshihide Suda, the country’s chief cabinet secretary.
The situation is affecting eight prefectures in the region including Hiroshima and Kyoto.
Government officials …

Okura Tokyo Hotel to Open in 2019

Okura Tokyo Hotel to Open in 2019

The Okura Tokyo, which will replace the Hotel Okura Tokyo, a 1960s property that has hosted every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and that has been the site of several international summits, will open its doors to guests in September 2019, the hotelier announced on Monday.
The historic 408-room Main Wing opened in 1962 while a second wing opened a decade later.
The new hotel will also have two wings, the Okura …

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between Seattle and Osaka, Japan next year.
The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 25 lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 171 seats in coach. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and have a pitch of 76.5” to 81.4”.
Delta said it will announce schedule …

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines File for Antitrust Immunity as Part of Joint Venture

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines File for Antitrust Immunity as Part of Joint Venture

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines announced that the two have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism to form a joint venture that would enjoy antitrust immunity.
The two airlines promise “significant advantages” for consumers including lower fares and additional travel options.
“This joint venture will combine two premier brands in the highly competitive Japan-Hawaii market, and travelers from both of our countries will …

ANA and Alitalia Announce New Partnership

ANA and Alitalia Announce New Partnership

All Nippon Airways and Alitalia announced what the two termed a “commercial partnership.”
The agreement includes a codeshare agreement under which ANA will place its codes on Alitalia flights from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Milan and Rome as well as on continuing service to Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Turin, and Venice, while Alitalia will place its code on five ANA domestic flights from Narita to Fukuoka, Okinawa, Osaka, Sapporo, and Sendai.
The …