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ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

Thanks to high-speed “Shinkansen” trains traversing the country from Hakodate in the north all the way to Kagoshima in the south and more than ten airlines connecting dozens and dozens of airports in a dense network of domestic flights, there is probably no country that is easier to get around than Japan. On top of …

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Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge at Kagoshima

Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge at Kagoshima

Kagoshima airport is one of the ten busiest airports in Japan, and with about fifty domestic Japan Airlines group flights departing the airport every day, it is no surprise that JAL operates a Sakura Lounge there. While the lounge has been at the airport for many years, in November 2017, it closed for renovation. I …

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JAL 767-300ER to Receive Decals Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort

JAL 767-300ER to Receive Decals Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort

Earlier today, Japan Airlines and Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, jointly announced that one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will get decorated with decals commemorating the 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort. ‘JAL Celebration Express’ and Other Disney Liveries The 767-300ER registered JA612J is expected to enter into service in the …

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Japan Airlines Outlines Its Plans to Start a Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier in 2020

Japan Airlines Outlines Its Plans to Start a Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier in 2020

In a press release published yesterday, Japan Airlines outlined its plans to start a new medium and long-haul low-cost carrier. The airline’s intent to start such an airline has been known for several weeks, but some new important details solidifying the plan were announced yesterday. JAL’s New Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier While the new …

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JAL Launches "Dokokani Mile Southern Islands Edition" for Departures Out of Kagoshima and Naha

JAL Launches “Dokokani Mile Southern Islands Edition” for Departures Out of Kagoshima and Naha

Last summer, I introduced JAL’s “Dokokani Mile” program where Japan-based JAL Mileage Bank members can get a domestic roundtrip ticket from Tokyo and Osaka to a random destination for 6,000 miles roundtrip. Yesterday, JAL announced launch of the program’s “Southern Islands Edition” for flights departing from Kagoshima and Naha to one of Japan’s islands in …

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The Second Japan Airlines' SAMURAI BLUE Jet to Start Operating on April 21, 2018

The Second Japan Airlines’ SAMURAI BLUE Jet to Enter into Service on April 21, 2018

About two months ago, I wrote about Japan Airlines applying SAMURAI BLUE livery to one of its domestic 777s. Yesterday, the airline announced the details about its second SAMURAI JET designed to support the Japanese national soccer team at the upcoming World Cup in Russia. The first SAMURAI BLUE Jet which took off on a …

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Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

With three days of spotting at snowy Sapporo New Chitose airport over, it was time to head back home. Since I flew back onboard JAL’s Class J just like on my flight to Sapporo, I will not be reviewing the return flight. However, below, I will take a look at JAL Sakura Lounge – the …

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Flight Review: JAL 777-300 Class J from Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo CTS

Flight Review: JAL 777-300 Class J from Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo CTS

Flight Information Date: February 28, 2018 Flight No.: JL503 Route: Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo New Chitose Airline: JAL Japan Airlines Type: Boeing 777-300 Registration: JA8944 My spotting trip to Sapporo at the end of February begun with a flight from Tokyo Haneda to New Chitose airport with Japan Airlines. The flight was operated by one of JAL’s …

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JAL Prefecture Stickers: A Nice Gesture and Something I Wish Other Airlines Would Get Inspired By

JAL Prefecture Stickers: A Likable Concept I Wish Other Airlines Would Get Inspired By

On my flight from Tokyo to Sapporo earlier today, I was surprised by the diversity of the cabin crew in terms of the prefectures they came from. The reason I know about it is because when making the welcome announcement, the ten or so prefectures were named one by one. And, the reason JAL does …

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