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JAL to offer First Class on new Haneda, Tokyo Hongqiao, Shanghai Route

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 26 September 2007

From October 28, 2007, JAL will offer a 12-seat first class cabin on its daily service between Haneda Airport, Tokyo and Hongqiao International Airport.

JAL will inaugurate a daily service between Haneda Airport, Tokyo and Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai from September 29, 2007. Initially, the airline will operate B767 on the new route with two classes: business and economy. From October 28, JAL will start operating 747-400 aircraft between the two airports, at which time it will also offer JAL First Class onboard.

Passengers traveling in JAL First Class will be able to relax in a JAL Skysleeper seat which reclines a full 180 degrees. Large partitions between each seat ensure passenger privacy. For an even more pleasant in-flight sleep, feather comforters and pillows are provided.

JAL will offer first class passengers on the route a combination of Western and Asian gourmet food accompanied by award-winning wines and sake of the highest quality.

In JAL First Class, passengers can select from a choice of Western entrees, one of which is a JAL Healthy Menu Selection: a low calorie, nutritionally balanced option for the health-conscious. The Western menu is carefully prepared under the guidance of the Association des Disciples d'Auguste Escoffier du Japon, whose members are French cuisine chefs at some of Japan's finest hotels and restaurants. 

Alternatively passengers can savor the seasonally changing flavors of the haute cuisine of Japan: the traditional Kyoto-style menu known as kaiseki-ryori. The Japanese menu is created under the supervision of the Kyoto Cuisine Mebaekai. Found throughout Japan, Mebaekai are special associations of long-established restaurants set up with the purpose of maintaining and promoting traditional Japanese cooking techniques and cuisine.

JAL will offer at Hongqiao and Haneda airports, check-in counters exclusively for the use of JAL First Class passengers. Tickets for first class on the new route go on sale today, September 26, 2007.

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