New JGC check-in at HND T1

Old Jul 23, 19, 12:06 am
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New JGC check-in at HND T1

https://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201907/005232.html

looks like JGC will receive F-style treatment when the new check-in counters reopen. JGC check-in counters will have a dedicated room with airport security integrated. North Wing counter will open in Dec 2019 and South Wing counter will open in Feb 2020

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Old Jul 23, 19, 4:20 am
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I donít get it. All the changes JAL did lately only serve to reduce the gap between mid tier level elites and top tier elites, removing the incentive to strive for higher tier. Does it really make good business sense?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by bakaneko85 View Post
I donít get it. All the changes JAL did lately only serve to reduce the gap between mid tier level elites and top tier elites, removing the incentive to strive for higher tier. Does it really make good business sense?
I disagree, new NRT F Lounge is an improvement for top tier members. And donít forget theyíve added all those new Diamond Premier lounges that didnít exist before
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Old Jul 23, 19, 7:40 am
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Whether it was an improvement or not is really something personal. I heard from the staff a lot of people are complaining. I really hope something else changes when 3F is reopened.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:09 am
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Yeah, I was thinking of the ending of benefits like guaranteed award seat for diamonds by paying extra 2x miles, early booking periods etc. For me the new F lounge is not an improvement, feels a bit like cost cutting move to prevent excessive consumption. I do not like having to order a la carte 1 by 1, personally I prefer to have a little of each stuff. Seating feels a bit like shokudo/ eating halls rather than high end lounge too. But others may have different view, I guess..
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Old Jul 23, 19, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by bakaneko85 View Post
Yeah, I was thinking of the ending of benefits like guaranteed award seat for diamonds by paying extra 2x miles, early booking periods etc. For me the new F lounge is not an improvement, feels a bit like cost cutting move to prevent excessive consumption. I do not like having to order a la carte 1 by 1, personally I prefer to have a little of each stuff. Seating feels a bit like shokudo/ eating halls rather than high end lounge too. But others may have different view, I guess..
It seems maybe JAL is changing its lounge style. I just used the new Sakura Lounge at Itami and didn't like it as much as the old one. It felt institutional, like a cafeteria, and seemed smaller and more crowded than the old lounge.

Ironically, one of the things I liked about JL vs NH was that JL's lounges always looked nicer, whereas NH's always felt more sterile, like a nice hospital waiting room (or, as someone else here put it, "A restroom that serves food"). But with the recent changes, maybe JL is going for the institutional look too.
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