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Is It Safe To Book With JAL?  
User currently offlineMig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 269 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8058 times:

Hi all,

I am thinking of going skiing in Japan around Christmas time.

What is the realistic possibility of me loosing my money (and holiday) if I book with JAL?

And

Is JAL a company the Japanese government would not allow to fail?

Thanks for your input.


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7571 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7777 times:

Hi Tom, I am not the top expert on JL by any means, but I have been following the news on their discussions with DL and AA, and on the government task force charged with restructuring and saving JL. I believe I read somewhere that the government will not allow JL to fail. Plus, you must have seen already the lists of routes to be cut in separate threads on this forum. I will venture to say that you will be safe if you book with JL if it is your best option in terms of routes, stops, duration of layovers, fares, mileage accrual, etcetera. If you are still worried, consider using a credit card for the booking and maybe paying for travel insurance (I have seen it on cheaptickets.com for example, at a nominal price). Most of all, enjoy your December skiing trip and write a report.  Smile


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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7720 times:

Is it safe to book with JAL?

Yes.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25077 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

Its a safe assumption JAL will be around, however I would not be schocked if schedule/route changes happen in the interim.

Frankly, unless JL has some fantastic offer others dont have, in my view why take the risk.



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User currently onlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3462 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7484 times:
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Doesn't ANA fly to Australia. In my modest opinion they are much better than JAL.


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User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7440 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 4):
Doesn't ANA fly to Australia. In my modest opinion they are much better than JAL.

Only QF/JQ/JL have direct and or nonstop flights between Australia and Japan.



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User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined Dec 2007, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

The chance of JAL disappearing is nil.

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User currently offlineMig21UMD From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 269 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

Thanks all,

I have considered other airlines but JAL has the best price.

Thanks again!
Tom.



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User currently offlineCopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7367 times:



Quoting Mig21UMD (Thread starter):
What is the realistic possibility of me losing my money (and holiday) if I book with JAL?

Nearly nil, partucularly if you pay by credit card.

Quoting TravelExec (Reply 6):
The chance of JAL disappearing is nil.

Well, a bit more than "nil" but FAR less than 1%. We're only talking about a few months down the road, they will still be here. IF--and this is a big IF--they did go broke, they wouldn't suddenly disappear. They woud file for reorganization and continue to operate as normal.

Short answer: Don't worry about it a bit!


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4268 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

JAL is pushing forward with self-revival plans and supporting measures from the Japanese government. At the moment, there are absolutely no concerns about bankruptcy. JAL will survive, and you can be assured about that!


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