Japan Airlines perks up Economy

30 Apr 2008 by business traveller

Economy Class passengers on Japan Airlines (JAL) are finding it more convenient to check in with new facilities at Narita Airport Terminal 2. They are now able to check themselves in using one of 36 Self Check-In Machines. Those with suitcases should then proceed to the luggage check-in counter, otherwise they can head on to immigration.

There is also a new express counter located in the departure lobby close to the south entrance for immigration control. A counter for JAL Premium Economy customers is also due soon, as well as an E-style section for those who have already checked in using the internet.

Since an inline luggage screening system was introduced in April to Terminal 2, passengers no longer need to have their belongings go through the X-ray machine security checks prior to checking in. They merely proceed to one of the check-in machines or counters.

JAL’s renovated First Class and Executive Class areas, which were unveiled last December, included counters for frequent-flyer members of JAL Global Club and MBG Sapphire members. There were also facilities for priority passengers such as those with disabilities, travelling with infants or expectant mothers.

Earlier in July, a completely revamped First Class Lounge and Sakura Lounge at the terminal’s main building opened their doors to reveal a new buffet-style meal service, bar counters, masseuse service and showers.

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