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A Quick Peek Inside Japan Airlines' Newest Business Class Cabin

Where: Japan
March 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last year, Japan Airlines launched their new business class cabin, but it's only just now beginning to take to the skies. And while we always get pretty excited for flat-bed seats, we're even more excited to announce these newly outfitted birds are bringing their bells and whistles to US routes.

Japan Airlines seeks to tick all the boxes for travelers hoping to cross the Pacific in comfort. The seats are aubergine-hued, lie-flat, with dual mode mattresses, large entertainment systems, direct aisle access for each, and lots of nooks and crannies to store your stuff.

A roaming Jaunted associate got lucky and scored the new cabin on a recent flight from Chicago-O'Hare to Tokyo-Narita; he was left quite impressed with the entire seat and comfort of the cabin. He only took a few photos, but here they are.

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Etihad, United, and Japan Airlines Bring This Week's New Route News

October 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Japan Airlines:
If you’re still looking to catch a ride aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner there’s some new options coming your way thanks to Japan Airlines. The carrier has a few of the planes, and in a couple months they’ll be sending them to some new spots. As of December 1 it looks like the plan will be to fly nonstop between Tokyo-Narita and Sydney; however, that’s not all. Just a day later—that’s December 2—the 787s will also start connecting Tokyo with Bangkok. We obviously love us some Boeing 787s, and who doesn’t enjoy Tokyo, Bangkok, or Sydney—happy booking.

· Frontier:
More flights are coming to and from New Jersey’s Trenton-Mercer Airport, as Frontier is adding some new nonstop flights to its menu of destinations. The plan is to start flying to Cincinnati and Charlotte on February 12. With these new options this bumps up Frontier’s flights to and from the airport to eleven. The other cities include spots like Atlanta, Chicago-Midway, Columbus, Orlando, Detroit, and Tampa.

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A Bikini-less Flight Attendant Calendar Hits the Stands for 2014

September 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Flight attendant calendars don't exactly have the best reputation. Despite the presence of attendants on flights for the safety of passengers, sexualizing them is all too common, even decades past the hotpants of retro Southwest.

While Ryanair continues their bikini calendars and Aeroflot goes fully nude, there's one airline still keeping buttons buttoned.

After a hiatus, Japan Airlines is reintroducing a cabin attendant calendar for 2014. Each month features a female crew member, sometimes with and something without an airplane, but always clothed (in new uniforms introduced this year!) and always smiling.

JALflyer finds that the calendars are only for sale in Japan at select bookstores or via the in-flight shopping magazine for 945 JPY ($9.62) each. Keep an eye to eBay!

[Images of past calendars: JAL]

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In-flight Fast Food: Japan Airlines Adds a 'Teriyaki Egg Burger' to the Menu

Where: Japan
February 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like just the other day we were talking about Colonel Sanders and his finger lickin' good adventure at 35,000-feet. As a quick reminder, the fast food giant KFC sent some of their famous fried chicken up into the friendly skies, as they partnered with Japan Airlines to add a little fried fun into their in-flight menu. Now it looks like the carrier is reaching out into the fast food community once again, as they’re looking to serve up some mile high burgers.

This isn’t the first time, either; it's actually the third time Japan Airlines is collaborating with MOS Burger. It’s just the latest installment in the carrier’s Air Series in-flight meal service, and now all you need is to smuggle on a side of fries.

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A Little Smoke Can't Stop, Won't Stop the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

January 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM | by | Comment (1)

"Everyone on the bus!"

It was a nippy morning outside of Seattle and two loads of Boeing top brass and members of the press were being bussed out onto the tarmac at the airline manufacturer's Paine Field Airport. This would be the very first peek inside the shiniest airplane on the flight line before ANA/All Nippon Airways flew her away to Tokyo. The other airplanes on the tarmac, windows still blacked out and engines still unconnected, could have felt nothing but jealousy (if airplanes had feelings, that is).

This was 16 full months ago, in September 2011, when Boeing first delivered a 787 Dreamliner to a customer airline. We were there, onboard that bus, and then, later, inside that plane, running our palms over the new seat fabric and imagining the thousands of eager travelers who'd sit in each individual seat during only the first few months of service. Would they know what a special plane they were on?

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It's SAS, Hawaiian Airlines and Allegiant with This Week's New Routes

December 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· SAS:
Known to its buddies as SAS, it’s Scandinavian Airlines planning all kinds of stuff for 2013. We think that we mentioned that they’ve got their eyes on a new nonstop between San Francisco and Copenhagen, but that’s not all. Tickets went on sale over the last week or so, as SAS is planning plenty of new regional routes to help get passengers to where they need to be. Out of Stockholm there’ll be flights to spots like Innsbruck, Palermo, and Tel Aviv—among plenty of others. Oslo is getting on the fun to with options over to Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Malta, Lisbon, and Athens. That’s just scratching the surface of what’s on tap for SAS, so stay tuned.

· Japan Airlines:
We let you know about this one some time ago, but this was the week that it finally took to the skies. Japan Airlines started to connect San Diego with Tokyo-Narita on December 2, and it’s all being done thanks to some brand new Boeing 787s. Plenty of officials in suits were on hand to welcome the new planes and passengers to San Diego, as the new service is scheduled to do its thing at least four times per week—at least for now.

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Colonel Sanders Joins the Mile High Club with Fried Chicken on Japan Airlines

Where: Japan
December 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM | by | Comment (1)

Last year we saw Japan Airlines develop a taste for junk food, offering Mos Burger on select long-haul flights from Japan. Now the airline will be getting into the festive holiday mood with some KFC meal boxes for US routes, including Dreamliner flights.

Passengers flying from Tokyo-Narita in economy and premium economy will have the option for some original recipe fried chicken on the second service. The specially designed meal box will feature a drumstick, breast filet, coleslaw and lettuce leaves. The folks of KFC have even created an exclusive flatbread for the Air Kentucky Fried Chicken menu.

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Global Turmoil Hitting Travel Industry in...Actually, Pretty Much Everywhere

September 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes politics impacts travel. It's an even more unfortunate fact of life that sometimes politics impacts travel so much that we have to write about it on a Friday afternoon instead of easing you into the weekend with baby animal pictures. And yet here we are, with flights being emptied or cancelled across three continents because of a variety of geopolitical flare-ups.

The most dramatic bit of travel politics comes out of Japan, where no less than 40,000 seat reservations to China have been canceled. China has been on a bit of a tear recently, claiming a bunch of islands that by and large aren't straightforwardly quite theirs. The campaign has put them on a collision course with various other countries in the region (obviously) and one of those countries is Japan. There have been anti-Japan protests in China and, apparently, lots of Japanese people are sufficiently pissed off to cancel vacations to China.

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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner: Who's Got It and Who Desperately Wants It

September 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

As we type this very sentence, Air India flies at cruising altitude on the long journey that will take their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner all the way from South Carolina to New Delhi.

And yet it seems like only yesterday we were perched atop the Future of Flight Center in Everett, WA, in the early morning cold and mist, as the absolute very first Dreamliner was delivered, to Japanese carrier ANA. In fairness it's been a solid year since then and while five airlines now boast Boeing 787s in their fleets, there's a whole slew more champing at the bit to get their mitts on the sleek plane.

Let's review who's got it and who wants it, shall we?

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New Seats and New Interiors Bring the New Plane Smell Back to Japan Airlines

Where: Japan
August 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

Over in the hangars at Japan Airlines there may just be a little airplane jealousy, especially as some of the carrier’s older planes check out the new looks of those Boeing 787s. In order to ensure they're still on big happy family, it sounds like JAL is sending some of their older planes in for a little bit of a refurb and refresh.

New seats are coming to their entire fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, as the airline hopes to keep things cutting edge and comfortable across all different cabins of service. They’re planning to reveal a few more details next month, as well as some of the dining delicacies that you’ll be able to enjoy from the comfort of your seat.

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Surf at 35,000 Feet All the Way to Japan Thanks to JAL and ANA

Where: Japan
June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Not too long ago in-flight WiFi was limited to a few airlines, on a few routes, and only in a few countries. Sure, things were going well at 35,000' at home in the nifty fifty, but when it was time to take one of those long-haul flights the wireless options were few and far between. It seems like the airlines have really picked up the pace over the last 12 months or so, and now it looks like Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways are the latest carriers to invest a little cash in connectivity.

Up first is Japan Airlines, as they’ve already figured out plenty of the details—including pricing. The first planes to receive the JAL Sky system will be some of their Boeing 777-300ERs, and, if all goes according to plan, passengers flying between Tokyo-Narita and New York-JFK will be surfing the ‘net at as soon as July 15.

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Hop on the American Airlines to Asia Frequent Flyer Sale

April 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

The seemingly endless spring break vacation period is almost behind us, and that means it’s once again safe to travel. The crowds are smaller, the weather is warmer, and the deals are usually a little bit better. That’s definitely the case if you’re looking to head over to Asia, as American Airlines and Japan Airlines are running a pretty decent airfare sale for those looking to cash in frequent flyer miles.

Between April 6 and May 31, you can fly between North America—sorry Hawaii they’re excluding you—and Asia for just 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. That’s like a 40 percent discount, as it usually would cost you around 70,000 frequent flyer miles—plus taxes and fees of course—to get yourself from the nifty fifty over to Japan or China. If you’ve been saving up the airline miles in hopes of a dream redemption this might be a great time to cash in, but just remember that these flights are only an option in economy—and that’s a long time to be crammed into coach.

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