The JAL Business Class cabin in each refurbished Boeing 767-300ER will be fitted with 24 new JAL Sky Suite II seats, each designed to recline 180 degrees into a fully flat bed. Each 767 will also have a total of 175 Sky Wider economy-class seats, arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration.

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Once the flying public regains confidence in the 787, ANA’s embrace of the new-generation aircraft may come to be seen as a smart move. It’s a very beautiful, comfortable plane.

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On the day that United Airlines re-launched Boeing 787 commercial service from the airline’s hub in Houston, the carrier has provided details of new 787 services it plans to begin this summer.

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Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. has confirmed it will begin daily non-stop Boeing 747-400 express freighter service between Cincinnati and Tokyo by the end of April. Polar also will double the frequency of its widebody freighter connections between the U.S. and Australia, via Japan, from two to four flights per week.

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JAL will codeshare with Jetstar Japan on the latter carrier’s domestic flights connecting to and from JAL’s international services at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.

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Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will begin the new Seattle-Tokyo Haneda service on June 1.

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This 24-level hotel – with its 314 rooms and 45 suites, stylish, top-floor restaurant-cum-bar Peter, sybaritic, on-site Espy spa and health club and pool – is still hitting its marks, according to our reviewer, who has stayed at The Peninsula Tokyo on three occasions.

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JAL is expanding its Russia network by codesharing on S7 Airlines’ non-stop flights linking Tokyo Narita with the two Russian cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. S7 Airlines will codeshare on JAL-operated flights between Narita and key Japanese domestic destinations.

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On July 30, Delta Air Lines asked for the DOT’s approval to serve Haneda from Seattle, rather than Detroit. The DOT has tentatively concluded that it would be in the public interest to allow Delta to do so.

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Delta Air Lines plans to expand its international service and customer enhancements at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, offering benefits to its own and Alaska Airlines’ customers as a result of the alliance between the two carriers.

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Thai Airways International has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A380s on order, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s largest airliner.

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Loaded by IFE Services Limited, Jet Asia Airways’ passenger iPads contain two categories of movies, including two recent Hollywood blockbuster titles and three Hollywood classics, as well as five video games and 10 music CDs.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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Japan Airlines has set December 2 as the date for the launch of its new non-stop service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and San Diego. The airline will fly the new route four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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American Airlines is resuming service between New York JFK and Tokyo’s near-downtown Haneda Airport on June 1. It briefly flew between JFK and Haneda from February 18, 2011, but suspended the service when demand for travel to Japan subsided following Japan’s March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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From April 22, the codeshare agreement allows Japan Airlines to place its ‘JL’ flight code on select JetBlue Airways-operated flights which connect New York and Boston with 21 destinations in the U.S. JAL’s sales and reservations for the codeshare flights begin on April 18.

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Through the agreement, which becomes effective on February 15, customers may book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines through New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Boston will follow on April 22.

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The superb Conrad Tokyo occupies a glassy modern highrise just across a busy city street from the lovely Hamarikyu Garden, which has traditional wooden buildings, artfully landscaped grounds, pretty walking paths and hushed tea ceremonies.

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The codeshare agreement will place Japan Airlines’ ‘JL’ flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights between Vancouver and six Canadian cities – Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg – from December 15.

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