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|Airline Name||Japan Airlines||Major Routes||Major airports in Japan to Major airports in China/Hong Kong International Airport/John F. Kennedy International Airport/Charles de Gaulle International Airport/Suvarnabhumi International Airport
|Official Site||http://www.jal.co.jp/en/||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1953||Main Destinations||Major destinations for Japan Airlines include New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, London, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Athens, Rome, Helsinki, Moscow, Budapest, Stockholm, Dubai, Sao Paulo, Phnom Penh, Vancouver, Beijing, Tianjin, Seoul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney.|
|Frequent Flyer Program||JAL Mileage Bank|
Japan Airlines, commonly referred to as JAL, is the national airline of Japan and the second largest airline in the country, after ANA. The Japan Airlines headquarters are located in Shinagawa. Japan Airlines has main hubs in Tokyo's Narita International Airport and in the Haneda Airport. JAL was established in 1951 and became the national airline of Japan in 1953. After 30 years of operations, Japan Airlines was privatized in 1987. In 2002, the airline merged with Japan Air System. Japan Airlines then became the third-largest airline in Japan, making Japan Airlines the sixth largest airline in the world by passengers carried. Japan Airlines is an official sponsor of the Japan Football Association, which is Japan’s national football team.
Japan Airlines allows Economy Class and Premium Economy Class two pieces of check in baggage at 23kg/50lbs per piece. First Class and Business Class passengers with Japan Airlines can check in three pieces of baggage at 32kg/70lbs per piece.
Total dimensions per checked baggage is 203cm (length + width + height added together.)
Japan Airlines allows carry-on baggage of up to two pieces at 10kg/22lbs per piece for all classes.
Total dimensions per checked baggage should be 115cm (45in) or less (length + width + height added together.)
The on-board services provided by Japan Airlines to customers are among the best in the world. Air ticket holders can choose between four seat classes, including: First class, Business class, Premium Economy class, and Economy class. Japan. Japan Airlines airplanes have state of the art armchairs that can be transformed into a very comfortable flat bed. The aircrafts are also equipped with the most advanced on-board entertainment systems for entertainment.
Japan Airlines provides an excellent variety of menus with delicious meals that include the following: Japanese cuisine, Western cuisine, A la carte (eat what you want, when you want), and route specific meals. Special meals for dietary needs are also available but require air ticket buyers to notify the airline at least 24 hours prior to the flight.
Air tickets can be used only by the passenger whose name the ticket indicates.
In the event of a passenger change, please first get a refund and then purchase a
new ticket. Tickets may not be transferred to third parties and tickets may not be
used by passengers other than those indicated on the air ticket. These restrictions also apply to air tickets purchased through internet auctions. Fraudulent boarding on the plane will incur the prescribed penalty charge.
Booked flight tickets are valid only for the flight booked. Tickets that are not booked are generally valid for 90 days from the day of and day after purchase. This does not apply to special-fare tickets or as otherwise prescribed. When replacement tickets are issued in connection with a rebooking, the initial ticket's period of validity will apply.
While ANA is the largest airline in Japan, Japan Airlines is the country's flagship air carrier and national airline of Japan. Both are highly regarded however and prices stay at pretty similar fares for air tickets. The main difference between ANA and Japan Airlines is their airline alliance and partner airlines. ANA is part of Star Alliance and partners with United Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and others, whereas Japan Airlines is part of the oneworld alliance, partnering with Qatar Airlines, American Airlines and others. If you regularly fly with American Airlines, Japan Airlines is most likely the better option, as you can earn miles between the two.
Japan Airlines offers frequent air ticket buyers a mileage program called JAL Mileage Bank, or shortened as JMB. Air ticket buyers who choose to become members of JMB can earn mileage points for the following: buying air tickets, buying at partners of JMB like Amazon or Belle Maison, and over 400 other online stores. Japan Airlines also offers mileage points to air ticket purchasers who stay at JMB partner hotels, which include over 15,000 hotels around the world. Japan Airlines air ticker purchasers can also earn mileage points for selecting baggage delivery services and other services for a small fee.
Japan Airlines, like modern airlines, offers its air ticket buyers online and web check-in services. All you need is to have an internet connection and printer so that you can print your air ticket. To be able to use web check-in, Japan Airlines air ticket buyers should check in two to 24 hours before their departure time. Check whether the people you are with is a group less than 10 people and whether you are a passenger with special needs. As well, air ticket buyers can use web check-in even if they have bags to check.
Japan Airlines also offers more traditional ways to check-in, such as our counter services and auto check-in kiosks. Auto check-in kiosks can be found right next to the service counter so passengers can drop off check-in baggage easily after printing their air ticket from the kiosks.
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