Japan Airlines and American Airlines announce partnership

Japan Airlines and American Airlines announce partnership

Japan Airlines and American Airlines have announced that they will begin sharing revenue on all flights across the Pacific Ocean, streamlining their operations on the routes and offering improved services to premium passengers, reports Business Traveller.

When the agreement comes into effect on April 1, the companies will share all revenue on their routes between select American and Japanese cities, regardless of which carrier operates the flights.

"The two companies bring together their unique and complementing strengths, which makes this a synergistic partnership that will benefit the customers," Japan Airlines spokesman Sze Hunn Yap told the source.

One of the changes with the new partnership that most affects premium travelers is the beginning of reciprocal access to the airlines lounges, meaning that passengers on Japan Airlines flights will be able to use American Airlines lounges and vice versa.

Additionally, the airlines will shift their schedules to allow for easier domestic connections in the United States and Japan.

Routes currently affected by the agreement include those between Tokyo's two main airports and North American cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and Dallas, with more cities to be included as the partnership progresses.

By Mary D'Angelo

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