Japan Airlines (JAL) will introduce Premium
Economy class service on the Tokyo (Narita) - Sydney route
starting from 1 December 2009. The once-daily flight, also
equipped with the airline's JAL Shell Flat Seat in executive class
is operated with a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
The JAL Sky Shell Seat, which won the 2008 Good
Design Award, is one of the world's first shell-shaped seats
available in premium
economy class. It boasts a 9-inch personal TV screen and provides
20% more legroom than regular economy class with its shell-shaped
sliding seat-back design which ensures passengers' private space
is maintained throughout the flight, undisturbed even when the
seat in front is reclined. Special meals are also served onboard,
with a variety of light snacks and beverages available.
the airport, passengers can take advantage of the dedicated
Premium Economy check-in service at both Sydney and Tokyo, along
with access to the airport lounge. Baggage services offered
include a 30kg baggage allowance - an extra 10kg per person above
the usual economy class baggage allowance, and priority baggage
Premium Economy class is also available on routes between Tokyo
(Narita) and JAL's main gateways in Europe - London, Amsterdam,
Frankfurt, Paris and Moscow, as well as the four destinations in
mainland USA served by the airline: New York, Chicago, San
Francisco and Los Angeles.
Special introductory [Sydney =
Tokyo] return fares on sale in Australia start from A$1500 and
promotional [Tokyo = Sydney] return fares on sale in Japan start
from JPY147,000 (excluding taxes).
Ticket sales and reservations start today, 11
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