• 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

    Qantas Frequent Flyer points can be used to book flights with Qantas and its web of airline partners, including Japan Airlines which flies daily between Sydney and Tokyo and will launch non-stop Melbourne-Tokyo flights in September. However, many Australian Business Traveller readers have found ...

    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 13 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

    Booking business class and premium economy flights with Japan Airlines is a great way to spend your Qantas frequent flyer points, with JAL offering daily flights between Sydney and Tokyo, and now between Melbourne and Tokyo as well. But these reservations can be trickier than most, because Japan...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 16 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


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