American Airlines ceases JFK-Tokyo Route

American changes Japan Routes

American Airlines announced it will cease operations from New Yorks JFK airport to Tokyo’s Narita (NRT) airport.  American will resume travel into Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in June but will still have ticketing agreements with Japan Airlines between JFK and NRT Narita.  American had previously suspended service into Haneda (HND) due to the tsunami and earthquakes last year.

American Airlines recently filed for Chapter 11 and is working toward consolidating and realigning the airline to provide better service and cut costs.



Free Ticket to Japan

Intrested in a Free Ticket to Japan? 

Japan has seen its share of hardship this year with devistating and widespread destruction due to a combination of natural disaster and a nuclear plant failure.  All of this has led to a significant decrease in foreign travel while the country faces a very large rebuilding bill as shown in photos here at boston.com.  The Japan Tourism Agency is planning to help the country by increasing foreign travel this next year with an offer of 10,000 free tickets.  The Agency has plans to set up a website detailing the requirements and hope to get bloggers interested in spreading the news to the rest of the world.  People interested will need to submit a written report detailing their travel plans and what they hope to experience, if the applicant is chosen they will then be required to write a review of their trip which will be posted online.

Interested in reading more?  ABC News has an article detailing this information.  Right now the contest is still in the planning phase, but be sure to check back with TravelNewsYouCanUse to find out more as details become available.