Japan Airlines to outfit B787-9 Dreamliners with new Sky Suite offering

Japan Airlines is introducing a new JAL Sky Suite configuration to its B787-9 Dreamliners that is set to debut on the airline’s Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur route starting at the end of July this year.

The new configuration is part of a wider plan by Japan’s national carrier to outfit its B777-300ER/-200ER, B767-300ER and B787-8/-9 with new Sky Suite layouts, which it has been introducing on select international routes. After Kuala Lumpur, the new B787-9 Dreamliner layout will be progressively introduced onto other international services.

The revised layout will notably be retrofitted with the fully flat JAL Sky Suite III business class seat – the same as its B777-200ER, which first began sporting the seat last June. Meanwhile the business class cabin itself will increase in capacity to 52 seats compared to the 44 with the aircraft’s current layout.

The JAL Sky Suite III seats are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration (the current layout has seats 2-2-2), providing all passengers with direct aisle access – and offer a maximum bed length of about 78 inches, a width of 21 inches (which can be increased to 29 inches with the armrest is stowed), and a width of 20 inches. Additional features include a 17-inch monitor, a retractable privacy partition, a universal power outlet and a USB port.

Premium economy and economy class, meanwhile, won’t see a capacity change – a notable detail as it means Japan Airlines will be retaining its eight-across configuration in economy. Industry norm is for the B787-9 Dreamliner to be configured with nine-across seating, and Japan Airlines claims it is the only airline to offer eight-abreast in economy on the aircraft.

Seating in premium economy will be the JAL Sky Premium (35 seats in a 2-3-2 layout), which offer about 42 inches of pitch and 19 inches of width. Dividers, a 12.1-inch monitor (10.6 inches for bulkhead seats), a universal power outlet and USB port also feature.

Meanwhile economy class sports the airline’s JAL Sky Wider seats, which have a pitch of about 33 inches and – due to the eight-across layout – a width of around 19 inches. Seats also have a universal power outlet, USB port and 10.6-inch monitor.

The seating isn’t all that will be changing, though. A new “Magic-VI” in-flight entertainment system with some 300 films will be available, as will in-flight wifi.

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Japan Airlines expands free wifi to all domestic flights

Japan Airlines JAL 787

Having previously made its in-flight wifi available for free on all wifi-enabled JAL domestic aircraft for a limited period of time earlier this year, Japan Airlines (JAL) has now opted to offer wifi throughout the flight across all of its domestic flights from hereon out.

Japan Airlines had previously planned to make in-flight wifi free on its domestic services from February 1 to August 31 this year only, as part of a temporary campaign that saw its offering increased from the previous 15 minutes of complimentary wifi access.

The service will be available on all domestic JAL and Japan Transocean Air (JTA) aircraft equipped with in-flight wifi – note that international aircraft, even those flying partially on select domestic routes, will not offer free in-flight wifi service, however.

Select in-flight videos covering sports, food, music and animation, among others, can be streamed to travellers’ devices using the in-flight wifi.

To connect, travellers can click the “Free Flight Pass” button that appears after connecting to the wifi on applicable flights. Service kicks in five minutes after take off and cuts out five minutes prior to landing.

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Japan Airlines eyes Melbourne non-stop flights

Japan Airlines is setting its sights on a new daily non-stop service between Tokyo Narita and Melbourne – the second destination in Australia after Sydney that Japan’s national carrier is looking to add to its network.

While Japan Airlines does also serve Cairns and Gold Coast non-stop, and Perth via Singapore, these are codeshare flights operated by partner airlines.

Previously, this has also been the case for its services to Melbourne, which currently transit in Singapore and are operated by fellow oneworld member, Qantas.

The new Japan Airlines-operated non-stop flights are set to begin on September 1 this year, operated by the carrier’s tri-class B787-8. These, notably, are equipped with the airline’s fully flat Sky Suite seats in business class – 38 to be exact – laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration. The B787-8 also has 35 premium economy seats (2-3-2) and 88 economy seats (2-4-2).

The new route will depart Tokyo in the morning and arrive in Melbourne at night, while the return leg will depart the Victoria capital at midnight and arrive in the morning back at Narita. That said, the precise times are set to change in October following adjustment for Daylight Saving Time.

Full details of the flights are as follows (all times local):

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
JL773NRTMEL10302155Daily
JL774MELNRT00050905

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In-flight wifi on Asia-Pacific airlines: what you need to know

Cathay Pacific business class

Air New Zealand

Wifi?
Launching second half of 2017

Pricing
Expected to be announced in first half of 2017

In October last year, Air New Zealand announced it would begin introducing inflight wifi on board its flights starting from the second half of 2017. Flights between New Zealand and Australia are set to be the first to receive the service, with wifi progressively being made available aboard its Tasman, Pacific Island and long-haul jet fleets from the end of 2017. Domestic flights will the last to get the service, with introduction set for 2018.

Traditionally low satellite service quality across oceanic areas (over which many of Air New Zealand’s flights travel) has meant the airline has held back on introducing an inflight wifi offering until a service of suitably high quality became available. The airline’s wifi will be provided by Inmarsat’s global GX satellite constellation, and integrated with the Air New Zealand’s Panasonic Avionics system.

airnewzealand.com

ANA

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, B767-300ER (only those configured with 202 seats), B787-9, B787-8 (only those configured with 240 seats), A320neo

Pricing
B777-300ER and B767-300ER:

US$4.95 – 30 minutes, 15MB limit
US$8.95 – one hour, 30MB limit
US$19.95 – full flight, 100MB limit

B787-9, B787-8 and A320neo:

US$6.95 – 30 minutes
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – full flight (max 24 hours)

All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) inflight wifi offering gives access to functions such as web browsing and email functions. Video streaming is not supported, and image loading is likely to burn through your data quite quickly.

For travellers flying on ANA’s B777-300ER and B767-300ER, the service is only available when flying over transoceanic airspace and countries that permit the use of satellite activity, while B787 and A320 inflight connectivity is available in all airspaces.

ana.co.jp

Cathay Pacific

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
A350

Class
Available to all classes

Pricing
US$9.95 – one hour continuous use on all flights
US$12.95 – flights of six hours or less
US$19.95 – flights of six hours or more

Cathay Pacific currently offers wifi only on its fleet of A350s, the first of which it deployed to Auckland in October 2016. A few services are available complimentary – including the airline’s own website, its duty free catalogue, and destination information – though for functions such as general web browsing and email, a fee is required.

cathaypacific.com

China Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Classes
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, A350

Pricing
TW$350 (US$11.6) – one hour
TW$500 (US$16.5) – three hours
TW$650 (US$21.5) – 24 hours

Inflight wifi on China Airlines has no data limit and while the overall speed may make certain functions difficult, this does provide reassurance for those that tend to quickly eat through data that they won’t be prematurely cut off from the service.

Purchasing wifi can be done on the flight or ahead of time via the airline’s website.

china-airlines.com

Eva Air

Wifi?
Yes

Classes
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER (select aircraft)

Pricing
US$11.95 – one hour
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – 24 hours

It is worth noting that Taiwan-based Eva Air’s service provider is currently applying for an operating permit with the Chinese Government, however until then internet connectivity gets temporarily disconnected when flying over mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with the carrier.

On the plus side, however, for longer journeys across multiple segments, travellers can re-connect to Eva Air’s wifi network using the same account information, provided the ensuing leg is also operated by an Eva Wifi-enabled aircraft.

evaair.com

Garuda Indonesia

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes (complimentary for first class passengers)

Aircraft
B777-300ER, A330-300, A330-200

Pricing
US$11.95 – one hour, 30MB limit
US$16.95 – three hours, 50MB limit
US$21.95 – 24 hours (whole flight on A330-300 and A330-200), 100MB limit

Garuda Indonesia’s wifi offering is provided on a time-based system with varying caps depending on the duration. In addition to the service being complimentary to all first class passengers, those in other classes travelling on Garuda’s wifi-equipped Airbus aircraft are able to get 15 minutes’ free wifi connectivity.

While the service is suitable for social media as well as general web browsing, regular image loading will likely drain your data quite quickly.

garuda-indonesia.com

Japan Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, B777-200ER, B767-300ER, B787

Class
Available to all classes (complimentary for first class passengers)

Pricing
US$10.15 – one hour
US$14.40 – three hours
US$18.80 – 24 hours

Japan Airlines offers inflight wifi based on overall duration used, with its 24-hour offering also including connecting flights for 24 hours from the initial log in. Data caps are also not present regardless of payment category.

A full list of the routes on which Japan Airlines offers wifi can be found here, with many only being available until and from certain dates. The airline’s fleet of B787s is also not fully equipped with wifi, so connectivity is not guaranteed, though travellers on these aircraft can check whether inflight wifi will be available on their flight the day before they travel.

jal.co.jp

Korean Air

Wifi?
No

Korea’s national carrier currently doesn’t offer inflight wifi across any of its aircraft, and has not issued plans to do so in the forseeable future.

In an interview with the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), Korean Air’s senior innovation technology manager, Dante Dionne, shed some light on why this is the case: “In Korea, the wireless infrastructure is so advanced (significantly faster than the US average) that in-flight internet services based on existing commercial satellite technology would be disappointing to them. That is a primary reason why Korean Air has not implemented in-flight internet.”

koreanair.com

Malaysia Airlines

Wifi?
No

Malaysia Airlines also doesn’t offer inflight wifi on its flights at present. That said, the airline plans to introduce the service onboard its new A350s, the first of which it is expecting to take delivery of this year. Auckland is currently scheduled to be the first long-haul route served by its new A350. Details of the inflight wifi service have yet to be announced.

malaysiaairlines.com

Philippine Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
Select aircraft on international flights

Pricing
US$10 – 35MB/one hour
US$40 – 150MB/flight duration

Up until February 28, 2017, Philippine Airlines offered the first 30 minutes of inflight wifi (limited to 15MB) free of charge to all passengers. The hourly rate and data offered is also reasonably priced, compared to other airlines in Asia-Pacific.

The full-flight bracket, however, is particularly expensive. While it does offer 150MB of data (caps for full-flight/24-hour purchases typically stand at 100MB), the US$40 price is noticeably more expensive than most other carriers in the region.

Purchases can be made either by credit card or by purchasing a scratch card from cabin crew.

philippineairlines.com

Qantas

Wifi?
Domestic trials began April 7, 2017

Class
Available to all classes on domestic flights

Aircraft
One wifi-enabled B737-800 aircraft; to be rolled out to 80 aircraft by end of 2018

Pricing
Free

Qantas launched a beta mode of its new Viasat and Nbn’s Sky Muster-enabled inflight wifi service earlier this month. Outfitted on a single B737-800 aircraft that will be flying domestic routes during the trial phase, the high-speed wifi is being offered free of charge for travellers on board the aircraft (due to likely last-minute changes, the specific routes the aircraft will be flying are subject to change, and passengers won’t be able to select a flight on board the wifi-enabled aircraft at this time).

Perhaps the most notable two features of Qantas’ new wifi offering are its speed and its price. Qantas claims that the new offering will be ten times faster than conventional onboard wifi, enabling functions such as video and music streaming (services such as Netflix, Spotify, Stan and Foxtel will be available through partnerships). The other is that the airline aims to keep the service included as part of the ticket fare.

Qantas expects to roll out wifi across 80 of its aircraft, for completion by the end of 2018. The airline is also currently in discussions with suppliers to develop a product for its international fleet.

qantas.com.au

Singapore Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
A380, A350, B777-300ER (progressively)

Class
Available to all classes

Pricing
Volume-based (all A380 and select B777-300ER)

US$6.99 – 15MB
US$12.99 – 30MB
US$19.99 – 50MB

Time-based (All A350 and select B777-300ER)

US$11.95 – one hour
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – 24 hours

Singapore Airlines has a somewhat confusing pricing structure regarding its inflight wifi, owing largely to its partnership with two different providers, Onair and Panasonic. As such, price plans come in two variations, depending on provider and the type of aircraft – volume based or time based.

Prices tend to be more expensive than the majority of other Asia-Pacific airlines – most notably its highest-volume 50MB bracket offering about half as much data as that offered by most other airlines’ top bracket (100MB), but still costing a similar price.

What’s also worth noting here is that volume-based plans are only valid for the leg on which they are purchased. An onward journey, even if it is on the next sector of the same flight, requires another purchase. Time-based purchases, however, can be transferred across multi-sector flights.

singaporeair.com

Thai Airways

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
A350-900XWD, A380-800, A330-300

Pricing
US$4.99 – 10MB
US$8.99 – 20MB
US$12.99 – 30MB
US$34.99 – 100MB

Thai Airways offers inflight wifi on a number of its aircraft, with its A350s powered by Panasonic and its A380 and A330s provided by Sitaonair. The airline’s six wifi-enabled A380s currently operate flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo Narita, London and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile its seven wifi-enabled A330s fly to Tokyo Narita, Taipei-Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Yangon, Beijing, Hanoi, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo Haneda, Kuala Lumpur and Fukuoka.

The airline’s data-based rather than duration-focused pricing structure may confuse some flyers less familiar with average data-consumption rates. As a rough guide, 10MB will likely get you through roughly 30 minutes of general web browsing and email. Similarly to Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways’ prices are also quite expensive compared to many other Asia-Pacific airlines, with its US$34.99 for 100MB top-tier price being noticeably pricier than most other carriers’ highest wifi brackets.

thaiairways.com

Virgin Australia

Wifi?
Domestic trials began April 20, 2017

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
One wifi-enabled B737-800; to be rolled out across B737-800s, A330s and B777s

Pricing
To be confirmed after trial period completes

Less than two weeks after rival Australian carrier Qantas began trialling a new domestic inflight wifi offering, Virgin Australia launched its own domestic three-month testing period using the same aircraft, a B737-800. During the testing period, passengers will be able to use the wifi free of charge, though the final pricing of the service has yet to be announced and will be determined following customer feedback during the trial.

As with Qantas’ wifi offering, Virgin Australia’s will support video and music streaming, notably through Netflix, Pandora and Stan. Unlike Qantas’, however, Virgin Australia’s wifi is expected to be rolled out across its fleet of B737-800s, A330s and B777s for both domestic and international flights.

virginaustralia.com

Japan Airlines and Dassault Falcon Service launch business jet offering

Falcon 7X - Credit: Dassault Falcon

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) have begun offering a new private jet service designed to provide travellers going from Tokyo to Paris with more efficient interconnections to onward European and African destinations.

Passengers arriving at the JAL terminal at Charles de Gaulle Airport will be able to take ground transportation to the DFS fixed base operation at Paris Le Bourget starting May 1. The JAL Falcon Business Jet Service will offer access to nine Falcon aircraft, including two Falcon7X long-range trijets, through a pay-as-you-go, all-inclusive price plan based on the aircraft type and distance flown.

“This new premium service will allow JAL customers to fly point to point at short notice to hundreds of destinations not covered by its commercial flight network,” said Jean Kayanakis, general manager of DFS. “It’s tailor made for business or leisure travellers who are looking for maximum flexibility, short travel time, comfort and seamless interconnections, especially when making multiple hops or flying to out-of-the-way destinations.”

According to JAL, the service could also be expanded to the US and its other markets in the future.

“We see business jets as a way to multiple travel options for our customers without having to expand our route network,” said JAL president, Yoshiharu Ueki. “The high operating performance and unsurpassed safety and flying efficiency of Falcon Jets make them the idea tool for doing this, and few operators fly as many and as wide a range of Falcons as DFS.”

A member of the oneworld alliance, JAL currently flies to over 330 airports in 53 countries together with its codeshare partners.

jal.com/en; dassaultfalconservice.com

Six new amenity kits for premium travellers

American Airlines amenity kits

QANTAS

INTRODUCED Beginning May 1, 2017

CABIN CLASS Business class

AVAILABILITY International flights

COLLABORATORS 16 Australian creatives 

INFO Announced last week, Qantas’ new range of international business class amenity kits have been developed in collaboration with 16 Australian artists, photographers and what it calls “digital influencers”. Each of the kits will feature artwork from one of the collaborators (eight types each for men and for women), with two designs launching every few months.

qantas.com

JAPAN AIRLINES

INTRODUCED March 28, 2017 

CABIN CLASS First class

AVAILABILITY International flights

COLLABORATORS Porsche Design

INFO Japan Airlines’ new international first class amenity kits are available in two colours – red for flights from Japan and grey for flights to Japan. The kits themselves feature the essentials, including a toothbrush kit, mouthwash, ear plugs, eye mask, brush, moisture mask, and pocket tissue. However in addition to these, hand and body cream, facial spray and lip balm all designed by German lifestyle brand Porsche Design are also included. And while not technically part of the new amenity kits, a separate Porsche Design top and trousers are also offered in their own black case.

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AIR FRANCE

INTRODUCED February 20, 2017 

CABIN CLASS First and business class

AVAILABILITY Long-haul flights

COLLABORATORS Clarins and Clarita

INFO Available until August, Air France’s latest amenity kits for its premier customers come in two varieties. The business class bags come in four colours – blue, grey, orange and turquoise – and include Clarins products, such as moisturiser. Meanwhile the first class offering is a rectangular box coming in light blue or orange and featuring Carita’s Lagoon skincare products.

Meanwhile back in January, Air France also unveiled new black and yellow/red amenity kits for its premium economy passengers onboard its long-haul flights.

airfrance.com

HONG KONG AIRLINES

INTRODUCED February 16, 2017

CABIN CLASS Business class

AVAILABILITY Long-haul flights

COLLABORATORS Clip, Ricebowl Republic, L’Occitane

INFO Another carrier that has partnered together with local creatives to develop their amenity kits, Hong Kong Airlines began offering four different bags each bearing unique designs depicting notable Hong Kong sights and landmarks. These include the Hong Kong skyline, Star Ferry, Hong Kong Tramways and a rickshaw.

In-flight experience specialists clip and local design house Ricebowl Republic developed these bags together with Hong Kong Airlines. Meanwhile, French skincare brand L’Occitane has lent its shea butter ultra-rich lip balm and hand cream to the ensemble.

hongkongairlines.com

AMERICAN AIRLINES

INTRODUCED January 2017 

CABIN CLASS First and business class

AVAILABILITY Long haul and transcontinental flights between New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles

COLLABORATORS Cole Haan, 3Lab, CO Bigelow, and Clark’s Botanicals

INFO This is the second time American Airlines has collaborated with designer Cole Haan to develop its amenity kits. Arguably the most sleek and professional looking kits on this list, they also feature products from 3Lab, CO Bigelow and Clark’s Botanicals products, much like its previous iteration.

The kits are available in grey, burgundy, navy and black, with the first class version able to be reused as a tablet holder. First class travellers also now get a new set of grey and navy pyjamas.

aa.com

QATAR AIRWAYS

INTRODUCED December 2016 

CABIN CLASS First and business class

AVAILABILITY Long-haul flights

COLLABORATORS Brics and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio

INFO Qatar Airways has introduced a medley of different amenity kits since December last year, including separate bags for economy class passengers, short- and medium-haul passengers, and first and business class passengers. Of these, the latter are undoubtedly the most impressive, developed in collaboration with fashion house Brics and Italian skincare brand Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio.

The first class offerings follow Brics’ Bellagio series of bags with two leather strips across them, while the business class kits follow its Sintesis line of trolley bags. Four colours are available in total, with black and grey offered for men and burgundy and white for women. Inside are lip balm, facial mist, and anti-ageing moisturiser.

qatarairways.com

Japan Airlines offering new first class amenity kits

Japan Airlines international first class amenity kits by Porsche Design

Japan Airlines has begun offering new first class amenity kits on select international flights to and from Japan.

Developed in collaboration with German lifestyle brand Porsche Design, the new kits come in grey (on in-bound flights) or red (on out-bound flights) and include a toothbrush set, mouthwash, earplugs, an eye mask, hand and body cream, facial spray, lip balm, a hairbrush, moisture mask and pocket tissue.

In addition to the new kits, Japan Airlines is now offering in-flight clothing also designed by Porsche Design. The black and grey collared top (with zip) and trousers come in their own separate black bag.

The new first class offerings will be offered for approximately three months, during which time its current international first class cosmetic kits from Shiseido and Cle de Peau Beaute will continue to be available.

The first class offerings will be available on Japan Airlines’ New York (JFK), Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London (LHR) and Paris (CDG) routes from Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports.

jal.co.jp

China Airlines expands codeshare flights with Japan Airlines

China Airlines A350

The expansion of China Airlines and Japan Airlines codeshare flights has begun today, the result of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that the two codeshare partners signed in January.

The expanded agreement sees Japan Airlines and China Airlines codeshare on all flights operated by both carriers between Japan and Taiwan. This will increase the number of China Airlines and Japan Airlines codeshare flights from 28 weekly flights to a maximum of 240 flights a week (depending on seasonal schedules).

The two airlines first began codesharing on their respective flights between Tokyo Haneda and Taipei Songshan in 2010.

Reservations and ticket sales for the new codeshare flights are available starting today. Japan Airlines will also begin Ishigaki-Taipei Taoyuan flights on March 29 this year.

According to a press release from Japan Airlines, the enhanced cooperation between the carriers will enable the Japanese carrier to “continue to enhance its network and provide business and leisure customers with more convenience and enjoyable experience on every journey”.

The expansion adds to a number of other recent codeshare partnerships the two airlines have established with other carriers. Japan Airlines expanded its codeshare partnership with Finnair in January and began codesharing with Iberia on its Madrid-Tokyo flights in September last year.

Meanwhile China Airlines began cooperating more closely with Dutch carrier KLM as part of an expanded codeshare agreement that came into effect in January when the Taiwanese airline began non-stop Airbus A350 flights between Taipei and Amsterdam.

china-airlines.com; jal.com

Japan Airlines’ renovated Bangkok lounge gets opening date

Japan Airlines' Bangkok Airport Sakura Lounge

The renovation of Japan Airlines’ Sakura Lounge at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is nearing completion, with the lounge due to open to JAL Mileage Bank members on March 1.

The refurbished lounge has received a new layout in line with the revamping the airline’s international lounges in Japan have also received. Along with the reworked space, a new carry-on baggage area with digital locks has been introduced and a new smoking area has been added.

Meanwhile the food and beverage counter also has been upgraded. The menu at the lounge has received an update of its own, and now includes Japanese appetisers and dishes such as beef curry provided by Japanese restaurant Nippon-Tei, which currently operates six branches in Thailand.

Each seat in the lounge now also has adjacent power and USB outlets. Seating ranges from more lounge-centric armchairs to low-back restaurant-style seating, with tables and counters in both the dining and lounge areas.

For those looking to refresh at the airport before departure, the lone existing shower suite in the lounge has also been revamped and a further two have been added.

Access to the lounge will begin starting at 5:45am on Wednesday, March 1.

jal.co.jp/en

Japan Airlines offering free wifi on domestic flights

JAL aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) is upgrading its current free in-flight wifi offering on its domestic flights, upping its current 15 minutes of free in-flight internet connectivity to now encompass the duration of the flight.

The free in-flight wifi offering is part of a campaign that JAL will be running between February 1 and August 31 this year for all JAL Sky Next domestic aircraft equipped with in-flight wifi systems. However, international aircraft equipped with in-flight wifi systems that are flying on domestic routes will not be included in the campaign.

During this period, no fee or time limitations will be imposed on travellers connecting to the airline’s in-flight wifi services while flying domestic routes.

The campaign follows JAL’s recent expansion of its wifi video programme services to its J-Air Embraer E190 aircraft, enabling travellers to access sports and other entertainment using their own devices. These along with music, animation and gourmet programmes are also available as part of the carrier’s in-flight video programming on its JAL Sky Next aircraft.

Access to the complimentary wifi services will be available from five minutes after takeoff to five minutes prior to landing. Passengers can access the service by selecting the “Free Flight Pass” button at the top of the portal page when they connect to the wifi service.

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