Japan Airlines Flight 9 - Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) Boeing 777-300ER, First Class, Seat 2A American Airlines recently went through a rather painful devaluation to their award chart, but this trip was planned back in the "good ole days" when first class award tickets were relatively inexpensive. My fiance (Zach) was graduating from the University of Chicago with his MBA and I wanted to celebrate with a big trip. After a bit of back and forth on potential de
While the aviation community has settled down from the fanfare that followed the launch of the Boeing 787 almost four years ago, I have to admit that for me the excitement is still alive and well. There's just something about the sexy way those composite wings flex as it takes off and soars into the sky. *coughs* *crosses legs* Unfortunately I wasn't able to fly on this aircraft within the first year of its operation, but I was able to hop onto it not too long after its de
As I noted in my review of the Hotel JAL City Haneda, I typically travel back to Japan about once or twice a year. Finding a cheap ticket to Tokyo is fairly easy, but I’m not exactly keen on spending every trip I take back to the homeland in Tokyo. With that in mind I poked around a bit before this trip looking for inexpensive tickets to Okinawa as an alternative to capital city. True to form, both oneworld member Japan Airlines (JL) and rival All Nippon Airways had ticket
Japan Airlines (JL) and I have a long history with one another. As a budding aviation and travel nerd growing up in Japan, I was frequently exposed to JL’s reputation and advertising. Despite years of loyalty to the oneworld alliance and frequent trips to Japan and beyond, I never managed to snag myself a seat in a premium cabin on Japan Airlines. It was always the back of the bus for this traveler. When I hit the drawing board while planning my last oneworld explorer awa
Japan Airlines (JL) has a very special place in my heart. Growing up as a child just outside of Tokyo, Japan Airlines (and to some extent their rival ANA) was frequently featured in commercials, billboards, and in the skies above me on a daily basis. While many oneworld devotees try to steer their business toward Cathay Pacific when moving through Asia, I often find myself aiming for a connecting at Tokyo Narita (NRT) instead. There’s just something about the white planes
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!