ANA and JAL ground their 787 fleet

Due to safety concerns, two of Japan’s largest airlines have announced they would stop flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner until further notice.

ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner
ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Photo credit: yasa_)

Due to safety concerns, two of Japan’s largest airlines have announced they would stop flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner until further notice. Operations will resume once “safety is assured”, says ANA, and “after further assessment of the situation with ongoing investigations”, says JAL.

The decision was made in light of an incident onboard ANA flight NH692, a Boeing 787 en route from Yamaguchi Ube to Tokyo Haneda with 137 passengers and crew, none of which were seriously injured. Continue reading “ANA and JAL ground their 787 fleet”

All aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner… today?

787 Arrival at Wisconsin Airventure 2011
787 Arrival at Wisconsin Airventure 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you Google number “787”, chances are you’ll find reports on issues involving Boeing’s newest airliner since the beginning of the month. So far, these problems are triggering scrutiny from the media and obviously causing an amount of concern for certain passengers. I remember one particular case of a frequent flyer making a comparison between new planes and new cars and suggesting to “wait a year or two to get all the ‘recalls’ sorted out”. Is it worth waiting a year or two indeed? First, let’s recap what happened so far this month… Continue reading “All aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner… today?”

ANA – Christmas commercial


The scene begins with the boarding of an ANA Boeing 747-400. Everything seems normal, with the flight attendant bowing at each passenger. But behind the Club ANA curtain, the scene is different. It’s full of warmth. The music in the background is “Another Sky” by violonist Taro Hakase. ANA uses it as onboard music, as well as in other commercials.

Guess The Airline – June 2010 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Once again, this was an advertisement published on an issue of The Economist from 1988. Are you ready? Scroll down!

ANA All Nippon Airways advertisement titled: 'Flying your way to our world', from the year 1988, featuring a route map.

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Quiz – ANA and JAL

Ten questions about ANA and Japan Airlines: their slogan, their first routes, their historic and current fleet, their advertising…

B747@Itami Airport 2006.3.29-05
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  1. As of 2009, what is JAL’s slogan?
    A. “Dream Skyward”
    B. “Dreams On Wings”
    C. “We Can Be Your Wings”
    D. “Yes JAL!”
  2. ANA started as a domestic airline. What was their first international destination in 1986?
    A. Washington, DC
    B. Los Angeles
    C. Honolulu
    D. Guam
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