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Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced it will extend its offer of complementary 15-minute in-flight Internet access on domestic routes through March 31, 2017.
Passengers can access the service by connecting to in-flight Wi-Fi on their laptops and phones, and clicking on the “free 15-minute pass” button that should appear.
In-flight Internet is currently available on 69 domestic JAL aircraft. The carrier expects to have all 77 of its domestic planes equipped with the service …

Lobby Bar – August 19: The Healthiest Hotel, Sky Balconies, and Instagram Fame Perks

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Lobby Bar – A Collaborative Collage of FBT News and Views
Roger, Over. To commemorate National Aviation Day, Paul Riegler assembled some of his favorite photos of planes taking off into sunrises and sunsets. In one of the pictures, Riegler could tell that he was going to miss the sunset by approximately 15 minutes, so he knocked politely on the cockpit door and asked the pilot to speed up a bit. …

Japan Considers Preclearance Facilities at Foreign Airports to Speed Arrivals

Japan Considers Preclearance Facilities at Foreign Airports to Speed Arrivals

With an eye towards reducing the wait time for processing travelers arriving on international flights, the Japanese government is considering the use of immigration and customs preclearance facilities in other countries.
The preclearance program would include much of what visitors undergo upon arrival in Japan including an interview with an Immigration Bureau officer and customs inspection as well as obtaining the visitors fingerprints and photo. Upon arrival in Japan, travelers who …

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Iberia Gets Green Light to Join JAL, BA, Finnair Joint Venture

Japan Airlines announced that Iberia, the flag carrier of Spain, will become a part of the joint business venture between the Japanese carrier, British Airways, and Finnair on October 18.
Iberia’s addition to the joint business venture was first announced in May, pending approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, which it has now received.
Iberia is set to begin operating a new route between Tokyo Narita and Madrid, …

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta Air Lines announced plans to discontinue service from New York to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this fall. It also plans to end service linking Tokyo-Narita with Osaka and Bangkok.
The move follows the awarding of slots for daytime service from Los Angeles and Minneapolis to Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is located in the city. Delta will end flights from Minneapolis to Narita once Minneapolis-Haneda route goes operational.
The determination to drop …

ANA Announces Schedule for New Tokyo Haneda-New York, Tokyo Haneda-Chicago Flights

ANA Announces Schedule for New Tokyo Haneda-New York, Tokyo Haneda-Chicago Flights

All Nippon Airways published the schedule for its new flights from Tokyo Haneda to both New York and Chicago. Both flights are set to begin on October 30. The routes were first announced in May.
The flights to Haneda will coincide with the carrier’s suspension of New York and Chicago flights from Tokyo Narita.
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will depart 10:20 a.m. and arrive …

United Begins San Francisco-Singapore Service, World’s Longest 787 Route

United Begins San Francisco-Singapore Service, World’s Longest 787 Route

United Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Singapore. The route, which the carrier will operate using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is the first non-stop service connecting the two cities.
At 8,446 miles (14,236 kilometers), the route is the longest scheduled flight operated by an American carrier, and the longest scheduled flight by a 787 Dreamliner.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 10:55 p.m. and …