• JAL reveals new 'first class' (business class) Airbus A350 seats

    Japan Airlines has revealed its latest-generation domestic first class seat, as well as the new ‘Class J’ seat created for its Airbus A350-900 fleet. Let's hit the pause button and break this down for a moment. These are domestic seats because all 18 of JAL's Airbus A350-900 jets wi...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 11 Comments

  • Japan Airlines domestic Airbus A350, Boeing 787 flights for Sept-Oct

    Japan Airlines is raising the domestic business class bar with two of the world’s most advanced aircraft – the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 – to begin flights on key local routes before the year is out. September marks the debut of JAL’s first Airbus A350-900, with seventee...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Japan Airlines unveils refreshed Tokyo Narita first class lounge

    Following a six-month transformation and a renewed focus on food to tempt the tastebuds of travellers, one half of Japan Airlines’ main first class lounge at Tokyo's Narita Airport is once again welcoming travellers. The refresh sees an introduction of JAL’s Table, building on the pr...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • How to book flights to Tokyo and Japan using Qantas Points

    Japan remains one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers, and stash of Qantas frequent flyer points unlocks plenty of ways to fly direct to Japan from the eastern states as well as one-stop options such as Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. So whether you’re hitting the powd...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Qantas brings Japan Airlines reward flight bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book Japan Airlines flights using frequent flyer points through the Qantas website, rather than having to call and book over the phone. This upgrade allows travellers to book flights solely between Australia and Tokyo – such as Japan Airlines’ fl...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 32 Comments

  • Japan Airlines shows supersonic ambition by backing Boom jet

    JAL has become the second airline to back the Boom supersonic jet startup, with a US$10 million investment and the option to buy as many as 20 of the 'next-gen Concorde'  aircraft. Boom plans to build a commercial supersonic jet with 45 to 55 all-business class seats that cru...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 3 Comments

  • Top tips for booking Japan Airlines flights using Qantas Points

    UPDATE: Japan Airlines reward flights can now be booked through the Qantas website. Click here for the latest information including our new how-to guide. Qantas Frequent Flyer points can be used to book flights with Qantas and its web of airline partners, including Japan Airlines which flies d...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2017 9 Comments

  • Qantas plans online reward bookings for Malaysia Airlines, JAL

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas Frequent Flyer members will soon be able to use their hard-earned frequent flyer points to book reward flights with Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines and China Eastern via the Qantas website. Booking points-based travel on these airlines can currently be made on...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2017 20 Comments

  • Japan Airlines upgrades Boeing 787 fleet with Sky Suite III

    Japan Airlines will introduce its latest Sky Suite III business class seat onto the international Boeing 787-9 fleet from July. The third-gen Sky Suite is based on the same business class design and 1-2-1 layout as popularised by Cathay Pacific. The seats convert into a 78 inch (1.98 m...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2017 14 Comments

  • JAL now offers free inflight Internet on all Japanese flights

    Japan Airlines is now providing free inflight WiFi across all domestic routes. The Oneworld member and Qantas partner previously charged passengers ¥400 (A$4.70) for a quick 30 minutes or between ¥500 (A$5.90) to ¥1200 (A$14.15) to stay connected throughout the entire flight, dependi...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • How to book Japan Airlines flights using Qantas Points

    UPDATE: Japan Airlines reward flights can now be booked through the Qantas website. Click here for the latest information including our new how-to guide. Booking business class and premium economy flights with Japan Airlines is a great way to spend your Qantas frequent flyer points, with JAL o...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 20 Comments

  • Japan Airlines to start Melbourne-Tokyo flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Japan Airlines will begin direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo from September 2017. JAL's Boeing 787 Dreamliner will ferry travellers on the 10½ hour journey to Toyko's popular but distant Narita International Airport. The flights will run as follows: JL773&nb...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 49 Comments

  • Japan Airlines moves Sydney-Tokyo to Boeing 787-9

    Japan Airlines will switch out its Boeing 777-300ER for a sleek Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on daily flights between Sydney and Tokyo from March 26. But while the advanced Dreamliner promises a smoother and quieter ride which also takes the edge off jetlag, the change sees an end to first class on...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2017 30 Comments

  • Best seats in business class: Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

    With every business class 'Sky Suite' offering direct aisle access aboard Japan Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ERs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re all equally as good. Certainly, you can’t go wrong with a fully-flat bed, but as is always the case, some seats are mor...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • Why you might not be allowed into that Oneworld arrivals lounge

    Airport arrivals lounges can be a godsend after long overnight flights – you can freshen up and enjoy a bite to eat on the ground before bouncing to your first meeting, or to hotel check-in at a more reasonable hour. Several airlines belonging to the Oneworld alliance (a group which includ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2016 15 Comments

  • Japan Airlines eyes Perth-Tokyo flights

    IN BRIEF | Japan Airlines is considering expanding its flights to Australia, with Perth cited as a front-funner. Such a move would see the Oneworld airline and Qantas partner launch the only direct flights between the WA capital and Tokyo. JAL Chairman Masaru Onishi flagged the move in an inter...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2015 28 Comments

  • JAL boosts Sydney-Tokyo to Boeing 777-300ER with first class

    Japan Airlines will bring its flagship Boeing 777-300ER onto Sydney-Tokyo flights from October 25, 2015 and begin selling first class suites on the route, along with its latest Sky Suite business class seats and free inflight Internet. The Japanese flag-carrier says the decision t...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2015 13 Comments

  • Earning Qantas frequent flyer points on flights to China

    Through Qantas’ web of codeshare and Oneworld airline partners, it’s incredibly easy for Aussie travellers to earn frequent flyer points when travelling to China, along with status credits in many cases. Whether you’re visiting Shanghai on business, taking a holiday in Beijing ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2015 13 Comments

  • Japan Airlines mulls Sky Suites, first class on Sydney-Tokyo flights

    Sydneysiders could soon be flying to Tokyo in Japan Airlines’ flagship business class Sky Suites or even first class as the airline contemplates an upgrade from the Boeing 777-200s to its flagship Boeing 777-300ERs on flights to Australia. A significant step up from the angled business cla...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2015 3 Comments

  • ANA's new first class amenity kit comes in a tiny Samsonite bag

    Japan's ANA airline is upgrading its first class amenity kit to a miniature version of Samsonite luggage. The tiny bag is a Mini-Me version of Samsonite's Cosmolite bag and will be issued in four different colours. The unisex amenity kit will contain the usual assortment of quality skincar...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2015 6 Comments

  • Japan: to catch the plane or the bullet train?

    With high-speed rail and a choice of airports in cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, getting from A to B in Japan is one easy task. But which is the best choice for your journey – taking to the skies and flying from city to city, or jumping on a Shinkansen bullet train to cross the country? T...

    POSTED 24 Feb, 2015 16 Comments

  • Japan Airlines adds inflight Wi-Fi to Sydney-Tokyo Boeing 777s

    Japan Airlines will power up its inflight Internet between Tokyo and Sydney this evening, with passengers able to send emails, surf the Web and stay connected to the office throughout the flight. A feature of the airline’s newer Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, business travellers also pick up f...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2014 3 Comments

  • This week

    It’s well-known that Qantas Frequent Flyers can amass points and status credits on the likes of Qantas and Cathay Pacific – but you can also scoop those up when flying with Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Airberlin and more! And thanks to an extended Qantas/American Airlines codeshare...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • Five Oneworld airlines you probably haven't flown, but should...

    Most Australian business travellers naturally belong to the 10 million-strong Qantas Frequent Flyer program and are already earning points on their Qantas flights both at home and abroad. And as a member of the Oneworld airline alliance, Qantas has partners a'plenty including British Airway...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2014 11 Comments

  • Buying US Airways Dividend Miles for low-cost Oneworld flights

    NOTE: US Airways' Dividend Miles program will begin the process of merging with American Airlines AAdvantage from March 28 2015. As part of this transition, any miles remaining in your Dividend Miles account will be swept across to AAdvantage on a 1:1 basis, and Dividend Miles will cease to exis...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 53 Comments

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