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JAL Begins Tokyo Haneda-JFK Flights

JAL Begins Tokyo Haneda-JFK Flights

Japan Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between Tokyo Haneda and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new route will complement the carrier’s daily flights between Tokyo Narita and JFK.
Flights will depart Tokyo at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in New York at 10:35 a.m. Flights from New York to Tokyo are scheduled to depart at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at 4:25 p.m. the next day.
JAL will …

JAL to Open Revamped Lounge at Okinawa Airport

JAL to Open Revamped Lounge at Okinawa Airport

Japan Airlines announced that it will reopen the Sakura Lounge at Okinawa Naha Airport on February 28 following renovations to the space. Ryu Kosaka, the interior designer, is also responsible for the carrier’s international lounges at Tokyo Haneda and its domestic lounges at Sapporo New Chitose Airport.
The lounge will be 20% larger than the previous version, and an additional seven seats will be added, bringing the total number to 85. …

Japan Airlines to Provide Free Internet on All Domestic Routes

Japan Airlines to Provide Free Internet on All Domestic Routes

Japan Airlines announced that it will offer complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi on all domestic flights between February 1 and August 31.
The carrier currently offers passengers 15 minutes of free Internet on domestic flights.
Passengers will be able to access in-flight videos and music through their personal devices.
All 77 of Japan Airlines’ domestic aircraft are equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi.
Japan Airlines is the country’s flag carrier and second largest airline after All Nippon Airways. …

JAL to Begin Tokyo Haneda-JFK Route

JAL to Begin Tokyo Haneda-JFK Route

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily Tokyo Haneda-New York service on April 1.
Flights will depart Tokyo at 10:40 a.m. and arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 10:35 a.m. From New York, flights are scheduled to depart at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at 4:25 p.m. the next day.
Japan Airlines will operate the route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. THe carrier’s 777-300ERs are equipped with …

Lobby Bar – January 20: Toilets of the Future, Nudity Aboard the Aircraft, and Cloning Yourself for Extra Hotel Points

Lobby Bar – A Curious Collective of FBT News and Views
Bathroom munchies. The Japanese toilet industry plans to introduce newer, more easily understood controls for high-tech toilets. The industry will also be doing away with one feature: a button that looks as though it should clean the toilet bowl but actually places an order for sushi through a local restaurant, and delivered through the bathroom window.
Quiet please! Remember, in the U.K., …

Japanese Toilet Industry to Simplify Controls for Confusing High-Tech Toilets

Japanese toilet makers have announced that they plan to begin using common and more easily understandable iconography on the products they produce.
The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, which includes companies such as Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, announced that it will standardize the symbols it uses to convey instructions such as flush and dry on its toilets.
Most Japanese toilets, even in private homes, have multiple features including a heated seat, paperless …

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, …