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Japan Airlines Gets Onboard with Gogo In-Flight WiFi

Where: Japan
July 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

Japan is in the process of providing free Wifi for travelers all across the country, and today one of the country's airlines has launched connectivity at 35,000 feet.

Three of Japan Airlines' 777-200 SKY NEXT aircraft now feature Gogo in-flight internet. It is the first commercial airline outside of North America to offer Wifi from Gogo.

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One Airline Wants to Track Their Gate Agents' Every Move

Where: Japan
July 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM | by | Comment (1)

We have been there and you probably have been too, as there’s that situation when it’s time to go and you can’t find the gate agent. Well one airline wants to ensure it’s aware of the gate agents’ location at all times, as they’re hooking them up to a little bit of a tracking device.

Japan Airlines is teaming up with Nomura Research Institute to show off what they can do with an iBeacon and a smart watch. The test run is already underway, as they’re trying things out over at Tokyo-Haneda within Domestic Terminal 1.

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7 Special Airplanes Flying World Cup Teams to Brazil

Where: Brazil
June 5, 2014 at 11:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

World Cup 2014 begins in little more than a week, on June 14. Right about now the national soccer teams are either packing up to hit the skies before hitting the turf, or they're already touching down in Brazil for pre-game practice.

Seeing as how the World Cup games are played in 12 different cities throughout the month, teams not only need transportation to Brazil, but within the massive country. For this, each team relies on a private or chartered aircraft, and many take the opportunity to show off a bit of their national pride.

Here are 7 such special aircraft you'll spot in the skies over Brazil this next several weeks:

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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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