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JAL Premium Economy Now Available For Sale On Chicago/Los Angeles – Tokyo Routes

El Segundo, CA – August 10, 2009: Japan Airlines' American Region headquarters announced today that tickets are now available for sale in JAL Premium Economy between Chicago – Tokyo (JL009/010) and Los Angeles – Tokyo (JL061/062) for travel from October 25, 2009*. This date coincides with the carrier's expansion of its new Boeing 777-300ER four-class service to these transpacific routes.

Located in its own exclusive cabin area, JAL Premium Economy features the award-winning JAL Sky Shell Seat, the world's first shell-shaped seat in premium economy class. A total of 46 seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration will be available.

Offering 20% more legroom than economy class, the JAL Sky Shell Seat offers a 120 degree angle of recline, an 18.9-inch (48cm) seat width, and a 38-inch (97cm) seat pitch. The hard shell design, inspired by the carriers award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat in business class, features a sliding seatback that ensures that every passengers private space is maintained throughout the flight, undisturbed even when the seat in front is reclined.

JAL Sky Shell Seats are equipped with universal power outlets and feature extra-large seat trays particularly suitable for laptop usage. Amenities provided to customers in JAL Premium Economy are the same as in the carrier's business class including eye and moisture masks, toothbrush sets, slippers, extra-large blankets and pillows. Noise-cancelling headphones are also provided and passengers have access to over 130 channels of entertainment on individual 9-inch TV monitors.

Dedicated check-in counters are available for JAL Premium Economy customers at Tokyo's Narita International Airport and customers may use JAL Executive Class counters in airports outside of Japan. Prior to departure, JAL Premium Economy customers may also use the JAL lounge.

Below are samples of JAL Premium Value Saver Fares currently available:

Los AngelesTokyo$780.00$1450.00

**Sample fares based in USD for weekday travel between October 26, 2009, and December 3, 2009. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions may apply. See below for details.

JAL Premium Economy was first unveiled on the airlines daily flight between London and Tokyo (JL402/401) on December 1, 2007. The service has since expanded to five additional European routes as well as to New York – Tokyo (JL005/006) and San Francisco – Tokyo (JL001/002) flights.

The JAL Group serves some 220 airports in 35 countries and territories, including 60 airports in Japan. A member of the oneworld® airline alliance, Japan Airlines' American Region gateways include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kona, Vancouver, Mexico City and São Paulo.

For reservations and fare information, contact your travel professional or JAL Reservations (U.S. and Canada) at 1-800-525-3663, or visit

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

**Terms and Conditions: Fares listed are adult fares and applicable for purchase including through JAL Reservations and at*1). Tickets are non-transferable. Departure Period: Through March 31, 2010. Roundtrip Minimum Stay: 3 days. Roundtrip Maximum Stay: 4 months. Weekday Travel: Outbound departures Monday-Thursday. Inbound/return departures Tuesday-Friday. Reservations & Ticketing: All flights must be booked and confirmed. Ticketing/Payment must be completed prior to departure as follows: a.) when reservation is made 8 days or more prior to departure, ticket must be issued within 7 days after reservation is made or at least 7 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier. b.) when reservation is made within 7 days prior to departure, ticket must be issued within 24 hours after reservation is made. Reservation Change Fee: $100.00 each for both before and after departure. Cancellation Fee: $200 prior to departure. Tickets are nonrefundable after departure. In case of no-show, tickets have no value. Child/Infant Fares: Children (2 to 11 years old with seat) are 75% of adult fares. Infants (under 2 years old without seat) are 10% of adult fares. Taxes/Fees: U.S. Passenger Facility Charges(s) of $4.50, Japan Passenger Service Facility Charge(s) of approximately $21.40, and the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 are not included. U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $16.10 per flight segment is not included, and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $17.50 are not included. Carrier insurance surcharge of $3.20 per international flight segment is not included. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, charges, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

(*1) For bookings made through, tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours before departure.
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