Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANA Changes International Baggage Policy

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Amendment of ANA’s International Baggage Policy

TOKYO April 25, 2013 - ANA, Japan’s largest airline, today announces changes to its baggage policy for international flights. The changes apply to tickets all issued on or after Saturday June 1, 2013.

Baggage rules around the world have become increasingly complex as a result of IATA deregulation, which allows individual airlines to freely adopt their own baggage regulations. Coupled with this, changes to the US Department of Transport baggage rules, which came into effect from July 2012, mean that the baggage policy on code-share flights is determined by the first or most significant “marketing carrier” (the airline selling the ticket) rather than the “œoperating carrier” (the airline operating the flight).

ANA Group has strong partnerships with a number of airlines around the globe, enabling it to provide comprehensive travel routes for its customers. In order to consistently improve ease of travel for our customers, ANA is working to standardize baggage rules with its partner airlines. ANA aims to provide an easy-to-understand, simple service by ensuring that, in the vast majority of cases, a single set of baggage rules is applied even when passengers fly on code-share flights, transfer to another airline, or fly outbound and return flights on different airlines.

Date of Application:
For tickets issued on/after Saturday, June 1, 2013.

(1) Economy Class Check-in Baggage Allowance
Free baggage allowance will change from 2 pieces to 1 piece.

(2) Check-in Baggage Size - All Travel Classes
Total linear dimensions for the applicable baggage will change from 203cm (80in) to 158cm (62in).

(3) Excess Baggage Fees

  • 2nd Check-in Bag (Honolulu <-> Japan): USD $100
  • 3rd Check-in Bag (Honolulu <-> Japan): USD $200

Friday, March 15, 2013

Allow extra time for check-in due to sequestration cuts!

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Impact of Sequestration – Federal Government Spending Cuts

Effective March 17, 2013, due to Sequestration - Federal Government spending cuts, the Department of Transportation Airport Division Director recommends all departing passengers to arrive at Honolulu International Airport 30 minutes earlier than usual to ensure timely check in and TSA security check point processing.

As Customs and TSA manning will be affected, our customers may experience delays in processing upon arrival and departure at Honolulu International Airport and all interisland airports. Checked baggage screening will require additional time due to limited TSA manpower.

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When checking in for Japan Airlines, to ensure timely check in processing, the baggage and passenger flight check in will be closed at 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time effective March 17, 2013.

Please ensure that all liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) exceeding 100ml be packed in check in luggage as TSA will only be opening only two security checkpoints in the overseas terminal ; Checkpoint 3 (located next to the JAL check in lobby) and Checkpoint 5 (located next to the United Airlines lobby) due to manning limitations.

Any hand carry liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) within 100 ml. must be enclosed in a quart size ziplock bag and removed from hand carry luggage during security checkpoint inspection

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

China Airlines Resumes Taipei to Honolulu Nonstop Service

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China Airlines Resumes Taipei – Honolulu Nonstop Service

Starting June 2nd, 2013 China Airlines will resume nonstop service between Taipei Taoyuan and Honolulu, after 3 years of service suspension. China Airlines last operated this nonstop service in March 2010.

The new nonstop service will operate with the Airbus A330-300, and fly twice a week:

  • Flight CI 1, departing Honolulu for Taipei on Monday and Thursday at 1:20 A.M. and arriving in Taipei the next morning at 6:00 A.M.
  • Flight CI 2, departing Taipei for Honolulu on Wednesday and Sunday at 11:55 P.M. and arriving in Honolulu the same afternoon at 3:40 P.M.

With the return of the nonstop Honolulu-Taipei route it will once again be possible to make same day connections from Honolulu to Okinawa on China Airlines.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Japan Airlines Brings Shell Flat Seats to Honolulu

jal-tsuru-logo.jpg Japan Airlines has announced the introduction of the JAL Shell Flat Seat for Business Class service on JL089/JL080 for flights between Honolulu and Haneda effective Monday, February 18, 2013.

Shell Flat Seats will be available in the Business Class sections of upgraded Boeing 777’s on JAL flights JL089 and JL080 every other day.

Daily operation, additional route seat upgrading and aircraft upsizing are scheduled for 2013 (details TBA).

With its inventive shell design, the JAL SHELL FLAT SEAT surrounds you in a cocoon of privacy and relaxation.

Infinite seat position adjustment and great attention to detail make it the ultimate space for work, relaxation or sleep on a long flight.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

United Airlines: Baggage Policy Change for Asia

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United Airlines Increases Baggage Check in Fees for Travel to Asia

Revised Baggage Policy for Flights To and From Asia

United is modifying its policy for checking a second bag and excess baggage on flights to and from Asia, effective for tickets purchased on or after December 18, 2012 for travel beginning on or after June 1, 2013.

New second checked bag service charges:

  • Japan to / from the rest of the world (excluding the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands): $100USD or 9,000JPY
  • Japan to / from Asia/South Pacific: $70USD or 5,000JPY

Revised second checked bag service charges:

  • Asia / South Pacific to/from the rest of the world (excluding the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands): $100USD or 9,000JPY
  • Between Asia / South Pacific (excluding the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands): $70USD or 5,000JPY
  • Japan to / from the Federate States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands: $40USD or 3,000JPY (Adding local currency, no change to the service charge.)

Excess/oversized/overweight baggage charges:

  • Japan / Asia / South Pacific to / from the rest of the world: $200USD or 15,000JPY (Adding local currency, no change to the service charge.)

The price for Japan point-of-sale will be filed in Japanese Yen (JPY).

MileagePlus® Premier ® members, Star Alliance ® Gold members and active U.S. military personnel and their families will continue to enjoy their applicable baggage exceptions.

For complete details, please visit united.com/baggage.

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