Japan Airlines – Fly Away

Two JAL commercials from the late 1980s featuring a version of “Boku no ude no naka de” (In my arms) by Kiyotaka Sugiyama. Translations courtesy of GrantInJapan.

Boeing 747


In this video combining slow motion and time-lapse, ground staff prepare a Boeing 747 for departure. At the end you can see some of them waving at the departing flight, in a typically Japanese tradition! Continue reading “Japan Airlines – Fly Away”

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Guess The Airline – July 2007 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 in a National Geographic issue of the 1960s. Ready? Scroll down!

Japan Airlines advertisement titled: 'We're all you expect Japan to be', from the 1960s, featuring a Japanese flight attendant in a kimono.

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Guess The Airline – September 2006 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.

This airline had been featured three times before on Guess The Airline. Its Japanese features have fooled many people, however. Once again, this was an advertisement published in a National Geographic Magazine issue of the 1970s. Ready? Scroll down!

Japan Airlines advertisement titled: 'How to fly. Japanese style', from the 1970s, featuring many Japanese elements offered inflight.

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Guess The Airline – June 2005 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.

I am pleasantly surprised that people responded so positively to this relatively easy game. This month, we had an ad published in National Geographic magazine in the mid-1960s Ready? Scroll down!

JAL Japan Airlines advertisement featuring a laughing Japanese flight attendant, from the 1960s.

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Guess The Airline – October 2003 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.

So, have you guessed throughout the month of October? This was an ad published in a 1970s issue of National Geographic magazine, U.S. version. Was it JAL? Northwest Orient? Thai? United? Ready? Scroll down!

JAL Japan Airlines advertisement from the 1970s, featuring a Western couple meeting a Japanese woman in traditional attire.

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