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  1. what a difference between JAL and the garbage US3 with their drunk incompetent CEO’s and bitter air and ground crew
    Recently I flew with JAL, singapore and cathay, long and short flights, including domestic and international
    what a difference from start to end, inside and outside the aircraft….
    Scott -I drag people off-Kirby and DoUIg Parker should be sent to a Siberian labor camp (onboard a Jal aircraft as a send off gift)

  2. The timberline isn’t closing this year, only the smoking lounge. But next year it will combine and become a new restaurant owned by the same people.

  3. Don’t jinx us Gary. PHX-TYO nonstop would be awesome. PHX-CTS would be totally impractical business wise but would be heavenly for me.

  4. @Christian;
    West Coast; West of the Mississippi….. it’s all the same, isn’t it?

  5. I can’t believe it’s SJC because ANA is already there and I question whether there’s enough capacitiy to support two carriers…though if JAL flew to HND and not NRT that could siphon some traffic from ANA.

    I think it’s Seattle.

  6. @Gary@Doug Swalen
    I think it is Seattle, with Portland coming second on my list
    SJC is saturated (maybe?) due to ANA AND proximity to SFO
    Seattle would make sense as hub to Alaska, and perhaps also Portland as mini Alaska hub and connections eastbound….
    Can you imagine a JAL passenger originating in NRT nad then connect in PHX to his domestic connection to, lets say, Miami, or Kansas, or New Orleans, and he is welcomed by an angry bitter granny who is in the back reading Jackie Collins books or working on her schedule?
    Talk about culture shock for a Japanese passenger
    just my 2 cents…

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