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Old Jul 28, 21, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by tylerdurden4543 View Post

I am trying to get from NYC to Tokyo around August 16th. Many of the flights leading up to and on that day are zero'd out in both Y and J. Seat maps indicate flights are actually empty (I know seat maps are not always accurate but first-hand reports say these flights are indeed empty).
(Good to monitor the Japan sub forum too)

Unknown if the quota affects how UA is holding back J (maybe they sold out all J and held back Y, similar to how aus/NZ flights work due to mandatory quarantine)
Based on the reservation status, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expects the number of arrivals to reach the daily upper limit in July and August.

It has asked foreign airlines to curb the number of passengers per flight to 40 or below, excluding those in transit and related to the Summer Games, until the end of August.

For Japanese airlines, the ministry has asked them to restrict the number to 3,400 passengers a week
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