JAL collaborates with Imperial Hotel to celebration the 4th anniversary of domestic F

  • Japanese press release: http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201111/001945.html
    English details from my blog: http://jal-pak.blogspot.com/2011/11/...-hotel-to.html

    Quote:
    This December marks the 4th anniversary of Japan Airlines (JAL) Domestic First Class. Every year, JAL celebrates the domestic F anniversary with some campaigns and this year is no different. JAL will start collaborating with the Imperial Hotel this time to create some special dishes for you to enjoy...
  • JL has done such a terrible job in deploying domestic F on its domestic routes that I'm surprised they haven't lost all their business to ANA premium class. I'm talking specifically about schedules: F is not consistently available on all the Osaka-Haneda flights like it used to be (maybe only half the flights have F class), so if you want a premium seat at a specific time and JL doesn't have it, you're out of luck. Same thing on the Sapporo and Fukuoka routes. F availability is haphazard. If you want schedule flexibility and a premium product, then ANA is a much better bet, as they have premium class on almost all their flights to major cities.

    I suppose the bankruptcy has made it impractical for JAL to add F to more planes, but really they should put 10 or so F seats on the 767s that they fly HND-ITM. (Currently only certain 772s have F.)