Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched a revamp of its in-flight products and services under the collective theme, “Welcome! JAL New Sky”.
As of May, JAL will introduce 77 aircraft (B777-200s, B767-300ERs and B737-800s) with updated cabin interiors on domestic routes. The new "slim style, all-leather" seating in economy class is set to provide 5cm more legroom than is currently on offer. The new configuration in JAL’s premium Class J, meanwhile, offers a "wider space, genuine leather" seat, with a pitch of 97cm – about 18cm more legroom than in economy.
The airline will also introduce in-flight internet service on domestic routes from July. Passengers will be able to access the internet using their wifi-enabled smartphone, tablet or notebook PC.
Premium Class J
Under the new scheme, users will be able to watch in-flight entertainment programmes, monitor flight information and access the JAL website free of charge. Service fee plans for internet surfing and emails start at a flat rate of ¥400 (US$4) for 30 minutes. Fee tariffs for unlimited usage throughout the flight differ for device type and journey distance. Prices range from ¥500 (US$5) for flights below 724.5 km up to ¥1, 200 (US$12) for large devices on long routes above 1,048 km.
JAL Mileage Bank members will be able to use their mileage points to redeem free in-flight wifi service.