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Mobile Battery...Rental?!
On July 7, Japan Airlines is going to start offering in-flight mobile battery rental service to their first-class passengers boarding domestic flights in Japan.

No seats on JAL's domestic flights have power outlets. With the new service, passengers will be able to use their devices without worrying about their remaining battery level.

Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".

Yoriko Takahashi - February 27, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - JAL - AIR Mos

Do you remember that we wrote that Japan Airlines (JAL) served KFC's combo as a flight meal on their international flights? It is a limited time offer meal and will be available until February 28.

JAL (Japan Airlines) just announced that they will start in-flight Wi-Fi service for their domestic flights, beginning in July. Passengers can choose a 30 minute plan for 400 yen or a plan with fees between 500 yen and 1,200 yen per flight (depending on the flight distance). The specific flight routes and implementation dates for the service have not been announced yet.

Do you think that 400 yen for 30 minutes is too much?