MSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 119 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 11417 times:
Sorry if this have been discussed before please delete. Japan Airlines is set to start service between Tokyo and Boston starting April 22,2012. This service will commence four times a week and going daily starting June 1, 2011.
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1955 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10921 times:
It's been talked about many times, but there's no reason why we can't continue to talk about it. I'm excited about it, and I would love to fly it if it weren't so expensive (for someone like me anyway). They are hoping to interline or codeshare with B6 to add continuing service through BOS (and I imagine JFK as well). I saw the 787 in Seattle back in April and now it will be on the East Coast!
carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2879 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9895 times:
Except that Boeing has yet to deliver a GE-powered 787 and there's no way JAL is going to fly that route right out of the box. If the first 787 isn't delivered by January next year, forget the April start-up date.
Like NH, it will take JL a month or perhaps even longer for training and familiarization just to introduce it on a domestic run.
ordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 630 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
Quoting carpethead (Reply 5):
I wasn't going to fly it regardless of price, but you weren't kidding! On AA it is half the price, and before fees is less than $1000, not too shabby.
For some reason JAL's fares seem to be through the roof but the AA codes shares are normal price. Hopefully ORD can get some 787s coming our way soon. There is an ANA billboard by ORD that says first to fly the 787, wonder if they are planning on sending it our way. As for BOS, it is about time. There is a good deal of finance, tech, biotech, academia that I think could sustain the NRT route.
thenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2098 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2155 times:
Quoting chrisnh (Reply 9): If JAL can't start BOS right away using the 787, do they have a plane that can? An extended-range 777, I suppose, but how many more seats does that force onto an already-thin market?
Well, their 787s will have 186 seats. Their 772s seat 245 or 300 passengers. Quite a bit more than the 787.
Quoting ordjoe (Reply 8): For some reason JAL's fares seem to be through the roof
Probably so because they have to be, in order to make the route profitable. Even though this route makes perfect sense, it will still be an uphill battle for JL, especially with an aircraft with only 186 seats.
us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!