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ANA Unveils Details of New Honolulu Lounge That It Plans to Open in Spring 2019

ANA Unveils Details of New Honolulu Lounge That It Plans to Open in Spring 2019

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the details of the three A380s that ANA has on order. Besides the aircraft’s seats featuring some minor enhancements compared to ANA’s existing aircraft, the most interesting part about the A380s is that each of the three will be in a different livery and that the aircraft […]

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AirAsia X to Increase Frequency on Osaka Kansai - Honolulu to Daily

AirAsia X to Increase Frequency on Osaka Kansai – Honolulu to Daily

Earlier today, AirAsia X announced that it would increase the frequency of its Osaka Kansai – Honolulu route from four-times-a-week to daily starting in August 2018. D71/2: Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai – Honolulu and Back AirAsia X’s flights between Osaka Kansai and Honolulu were launched back in June 2017 as an extension of the

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Japan Airlines Outlines Its Plans to Start a Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier in 2020

Japan Airlines Outlines Its Plans to Start a Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier in 2020

In a press release published yesterday, Japan Airlines outlined its plans to start a new medium and long-haul low-cost carrier. The airline’s intent to start such an airline has been known for several weeks, but some new important details solidifying the plan were announced yesterday. JAL’s New Medium and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier While the new

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Each of ANAs Upcoming A380s Will Wear a Different Livery (...and Some More Details)

Each of ANAs Upcoming A380s Will Wear a Different Livery (…and Some More Details)

Over a year ago, I wrote about ANA revealing Flying Honu, the special livery that one of their A380s will wear. At that time, I believed the first aircraft would wear the special livery with the other two wearing the standard ANA livery. As such, I was disappointed when ANA announced that all three aircraft

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NokScoot to Launch Scheduled Flights Between Bangkok Don Muang and Tokyo Narita in June 2018

NokScoot to Launch Scheduled Flights Between Bangkok Don Muang and Tokyo Narita in June 2018

Earlier this month, NokScoot, a Thai low-cost airline, announced that it will launch scheduled flights between Bangkok Don Muang and Tokyo Narita. XW101/102: Bangkok Don Muang – Tokyo Narita and Back The new NokScoot flights between the Thai capital and Tokyo Narita airport will operate daily starting on June 1, 2018, with the following schedule:

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JAL Launches "Dokokani Mile Southern Islands Edition" for Departures Out of Kagoshima and Naha

JAL Launches “Dokokani Mile Southern Islands Edition” for Departures Out of Kagoshima and Naha

Last summer, I introduced JAL’s “Dokokani Mile” program where Japan-based JAL Mileage Bank members can get a domestic roundtrip ticket from Tokyo and Osaka to a random destination for 6,000 miles roundtrip. Yesterday, JAL announced launch of the program’s “Southern Islands Edition” for flights departing from Kagoshima and Naha to one of Japan’s islands in

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The Second Japan Airlines' SAMURAI BLUE Jet to Start Operating on April 21, 2018

The Second Japan Airlines’ SAMURAI BLUE Jet to Enter into Service on April 21, 2018

About two months ago, I wrote about Japan Airlines applying SAMURAI BLUE livery to one of its domestic 777s. Yesterday, the airline announced the details about its second SAMURAI JET designed to support the Japanese national soccer team at the upcoming World Cup in Russia. The first SAMURAI BLUE Jet which took off on a

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ANA Now Offering "Bid My Price" Upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy

ANA Now Offering “Bid My Price” Upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy

Starting on April 17, 2018, ANA All Nippon Airways launched “Bid My Price,” a system that lets selected paid economy class passengers bid for upgrades into premium economy class, using the Plusgrade platform. “Bid My Price” is available for paid economy class itineraries starting in Japan, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand, and only routes between

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MLIT Launches an Investigation Into Last Week's Thai Airways Go Around at Haneda

MLIT Launches an Investigation Into Last Week’s Thai Airways Go Around at Haneda

Last week Wednesday, on April 11, 2018, a Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 (HS-TGX) performed a go around at Tokyo Haneda airport due to unexpected loss of altitude. Today, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) classified it as a serious incident and launched an investigation into the matter. The aircraft took off from

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