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Singapore Airlines Issues Odd Statement On North Korea

Earlier today Singapore Airline’s Facebook page posted an unusual warning on its Facebook page. Around 4:00pm Singapore time the airline posted the following:   North Korea is reportedly planning a rocket launch in the coming days. We wish to reassure our customers that none of our flights will be operating in airspace that may be…

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Eva Air Flies Hello Kitty Again…quick get the kids…

The last time I wrote about Hello Kitty was in early 2008, three years into Eva Air’s operation of its two Hello Kitty themed Airbus A330-203s, which the airline then retired in 2009 … much to the disappointment of my kids who never had the opportunity to enjoy the Eva Air Hello Kitty experience.  …

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Japan’s Sendai Airport Opens Runway For Relief Efforts

Six days ago an 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan and a triggered a tsunami that washed over Sendai Airport, in the Miyagi Prefecture, 166 miles north of Narita Airport, turning the airport into a lake. As of today construction crews have cleared nearly 5,000 feet of runway 9/27, which is 9,842 feet in length. The…

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Japan’s Sendai Airport vs Mother Nature’s Tsunami

There are many actions mother nature can inflict to grind travel to a halt, wind, ice, turbulence, lightening … but today Mother Nature unleashed one of the most unpredictable and devastating actions in Japan, a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake. While this earthquake caused mass transit in Tokyo to stop entirely, something that almost never happens…

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Japan Airlines Steps Back & Rethinks A Low Cost Carrier

At the end of this past August the battle for dominance of between Japan’s two dominant airlines had reached a peak. All Nippon Airways (ANA), the slightly smaller and financially stable airline had begun discussing the creation of a low cost carrier (LCC) … and Japan Airlines (JAL), the larger airline in the midst of…

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Japan’s Airline Battle Escalates To War Today

Today … well its ‘today’ in Japan and ‘tomorrow’ where I am … the battle between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) that I have recently written about will officially become a full blown war for dominance over the nation’s airline passengers. ANA has already exceeded JAL as the dominant mainline airline in…

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Can Japan Airlines’ Layoffs and Shedding of Routes & Planes Be Good?

It is hard to pinpoint when Japan Airlines (JAL) started its downfall.  For more than fifty years JAL was the top airline in Japan and for a long time the top airline in Asia and one of the largest airlines in the world.  Even with competitor All Nippon Airways (ANA) being founded a year after…

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Japan : An Airline Battle Ground

I have been closely watching the two primary airlines in Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) for nearly two years. The saga surrounding Japan Airlines‘ fall from the both the dominant Japanese airline and the largest airline by passengers carried in Asia, to a company in the midst of the largest bankruptcy…

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