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On 1st August 1951, Japan Air Lines Co. Ltd. was founded with the government of Japan by indentifying the requirement of a dependable air transportation system to help Japan grow post World War II. The initial capital invested in the foundation of airline was ¥100 million and its headquarters was set in Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo. Leased from Philippines Airlines, the airline operated invitational flights on a Douglas DC-3 Kinsei between 27 and 29 August 1951. On 25th October 1951, the first post-war domestic airline operation of Japan was commenced, using a Martin 2-0-2 aircraft. Its crew was leased from Northwest Airlines.
At present, Japan Airlines is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. It is the flag carrier of Japan and its main hubs are located at Narita International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. JAL Japan Airlines is the member of the Oneworld airline alliance.
Jal Japan Airlines Top Flight Routss
As of April 2014, Jal Japan Airlines serves to 113 domestic Routss and 51 international Routss across the world. Top flight Routss covered by Japan Airlines are Tokyo to Fukuoka, Tokyo to Sapporo and Okinawa to Tokyo, where airline operates 158, 155 and 126 flights respectively in a week. It flies to several important cities of different countries, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad in India, Rome, Milan, and Bologna in Italy, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and 3 others in Malaysia, Male in Maldives, Amsterdam in Netherland, Doha in Qatar, Lisbon in Portugal, Moscow, Pittsburg, Kazan and 12 more in Russia, Madrid & Barcelona in Spain, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland. It also serves other popular tourist destinations like Singapore, Bangkok, London, Washington, Dubai, Brussels and many others. In Japan, it serves to 55 points.
Free baggage allowance for Jal Japan Airlines depends on the cabin class & destination. For passengers traveling in First and Business Class, 3 pieces of checked baggage of maximum weight 32 kg each is allowed. Passengers traveling in Economy class can carry 2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23 kg each. Excess baggage charges will apply. Each passenger traveling in any class can carry one piece of hand baggage exceeding not to 10 kg in weight and 115 cm in dimension.
Jal Japan Airlines Facilities & Services
In-flight services and facilities provided at the Jal Japan Airlines make your journey truly a wonderful experience. In each seating class, enjoy excellent entertainment facilities with an option to enjoy selection of movies, TV programs and reading materials. You can enjoy duty-free shopping on Japan Airlines flights. Shopping items vary as per the destination but mostly includes cosmetics, accessories, jewelries, special goods, and alcoholic beverages. The airline also allows you to choose from a selection of delicious dishes served onboard. You can also opt for special meals in advance.
Jal Japan Airlines Check-in
Check-in procedures/timings of Japan Airlines vary at different airports. It gives you the convenience of enjoying web check-in service between 72 hours and 1 hour before the scheduled departure time of your flight. For flights to/from the U.S. and Australia, Online Boarding Passes can be printed 24 hours before departure of the flight. After online check-in, you have to drop your baggage at the fast baggage drop counter minimum 40 minutes prior to the departure of the flights.