It was a big day for JAL yesterday as they started their new non-stop service between Tokyo Narita and Boston with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It was a big success. The sold out, first flight took 12 hours and 13 minutes and arrived in Boston 20 minutes ahead of schedule. And Boston’s planespotter community was on hand to record the arrival:
You can also see photos of the event on JAL’s Facebook page. Pak’s JAL Blog has photos, video, and links to some interesting Tweets from the event.
As a reminder, American and JAL have some great Japan travel promotions:
• Fly nonstop from Boston to Tokyo on Japan Airlines and earn double AAdvantage miles every time you fly through June 30, 2012
• To celebrate the new service, we want to reward you with unlimited double Business ExtrAA points for travel on the American Airlines marketed (AA) flight operated by Japan Airlines between April 22 and June 30, 2012.
• Book a round trip award ticket for 40,000 AAdvantage miles on American Airlines or Japan Airlines between North America and Asia
Some more JAL 787 news today as they announced that they’ll be launching 787 Dreamliner service to Delhi, Beijing, and Moscow in May.
If you’re an airplane geek and have a little time to waste today, check out JAL’s dedicated 787 website which includes some video interviews with JAL employees discussing some of the 787’s features.
What a beautiful plane. I think that I’d actually prefer to sit in coach (once) just so I can have a view of the wing.