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ANA, LOT to Launch More Codeshare Flights

ANA, LOT to Launch More Codeshare Flights

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with LOT Polish Airlines on December 1.
Beginning on that date, LOT will be able to place its code on ANA-operated flights from Tokyo Narita to New Chitose Airport, Sendai Airport, and Fukuoka Airport.
The two airlines are both members of Star Alliance, and currently codeshare on various flights throughout Europe.
The carriers also already have reciprocal earning agreements in place, …

ANA Set to Begin its Longest Route, Tokyo to Mexico City

ANA Set to Begin its Longest Route, Tokyo to Mexico City

All Nippon Airways announced plans to launch new daily service between Tokyo Narita and Mexico City on February 15, 2017. The service will be the first non-stop daily route between Japan and Mexico, and will be ANA’s longest route yet.
Flights will depart Tokyo Narita at 4:40 p.m. and arrive at Mexico City International Airport at 1:55 p.m. From Mexico City, flights are scheduled to depart at 1 a.m. and arrive …

ANA, Vietnam Airlines to Launch Codeshare Agreement

ANA, Vietnam Airlines to Launch Codeshare Agreement

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to begin a codeshare partnership with Vietnam Airlines.
The codeshare, which goes into effect October 30, will initially apply to ten routes between Japan and Vietnam, as well as 25 domestic routes in the two countries.
Members of ANA’s Mileage Club and Vietnam Airlines’ Lotusmiles will be able to earn miles on the new codeshare flights, and redeem miles on all flights of the other …

Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Iberia Joins Joint Business Venture with JAL, BA, Finnair

Spanish airline Iberia announced that it is now part of the joint business venture between Japan Airlines, British Airways, and Finnair, with the launch of thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Madrid.
All four airlines are members of the oneworld alliance.
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 received in August.
The four carriers will …

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

JAL, Iberia to Codeshare on Madrid-Tokyo Flights

Japan Airlines and Iberia announced the beginning of a new codeshare agreement.
Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Iberia’s flights between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, which are set to begin on October 18.
Flights are scheduled to depart Madrid at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Tokyo at 9:35 a.m. the next morning. From Tokyo, flights will depart at 11:20 …

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. …