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Japan Airlines to Launch JFK to Tokyo-Haneda Route, Doubles First Class Seats Out of New York

Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class onboard the 777-300ER, which will be used on routes between New York and Tokyo (Narita and Haneda). Photo by the author.

Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. While they have an incredible First Class product, it’s only…

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Complete Guide to Redeeming Alaska Miles on JAL

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Alaska published their award chart for Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday, so I figure there’s no better time to cover some of the basics. I’ll include the ways you can earn Alaska Airlines miles, discuss Alaska’s routing rules and some (surprising) sweet spots, and cover the destinations served by JAL. You can book Japan Airlines flights using Alaska miles online, which…

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Now Live: Use Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines Flights

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It’s no secret that I consider Alaska miles to be just about the most valuable airline currency out there. Alaska has a good number of high quality partners, like Emirates, Korean Air, and Cathay Pacific. They have flexible routing rules (like routing from the US to Europe via Dubai), and allow a stopover even on one-way flights.…

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How to Book Emirates First Class with Japan Airlines (JAL) Miles

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Japan Airlines Announces Partnership with Priority Pass…But It’s Not What You Think

You can now redeem JAL miles for a Priority Pass membership

Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent lounge network, and members have access to 950 lounges worldwide. Many of us know them from the membership that comes with a credit card, but a number of people also buy memberships outright. There are three tiers of membership: Standard ($99/year): $27 per member visit, $27 per guest Standard Plus…

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Delta “Disappointed” in Haneda Decison, Deciding on Fate of MSP-NRT Flight

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Delta, who previously threatened to cancel their Minneapolis-Tokyo Narita flight if additional US-Haneda flights were allowed, says it’s disappointed in the decision by the US Departments of Transportation and State and the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The deal will allow for 10 daytime slots and two nighttime slots at Haneda, which will be…

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Japan Airlines to Suspend Paris (CDG) – Narita (NRT) Flights Amid Downturn

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JAL said yesterday that they plan to suspend their once daily round-trip flight between Paris and Narita after customer demand faded in the wake of the Paris attacks. A company spokesman said that only 40% of seats have been occupied on recent NRT-CDG flights. “The airline will suspend flights between Paris and Narita from January…

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AA Buys Alaska, Korean Leaves SkyTeam, Joins Oneworld, DL & AS Break-Up in this Crazy Scenario

Hunter Keay of Wolfe Research offered a very interesting scenario today in which Korean breaks up with Delta and SkyTeam, AA then pursues a 3-way joint venture with JAL and Korean, DL and Alaska break-up, and then eventually AA makes a play for Alaska Airlines. It’s fun to play what-if, but even as the analyst admits, the…

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Trip Report – JAL Sakura Lounge – Tokyo – NRT

Prior to boarding what I think is my new favorite business class cabin, I checked out the JAL Sakura Lounge at Tokyo (NRT). This is part five of a six part trip picture report from my travels to Japan: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D American Airlines First Class Dallas (DFW) – Tokyo (NRT) on…

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