Close

Kyodo News

March 30, 2017 5:54

  • Subscription
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean

On April 9, this website will be completely redesigned and renewed. For existing subscribers, we will send new passwords by email before the launch.
In addition to launching a new site for subscribers, Kyodo News will start running Kyodo News Plus, an open-access site offering a selection of news, entertainment topics, blog entries by foreign residents of Japan and much more.

more

Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share

Not a subscriber? See options available.

15:39 27 January 2017

Owners, dogs travel together on special Japan Airlines tour

CHIBA, Japan, Jan. 27, Kyodo

Owners and their pet dogs departed together in the passenger cabin of a Boeing 737 from Narita airport near Tokyo on Friday on a special three-day domestic tour, Japan Airlines Co. said.

While pets usually travel in cargo compartments, the "wan wan jet" service allows owners and their dogs to travel together on a charter flight to Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

As part of the package tour, the owners and their dogs will also get to stay together in a hotel and go sightseeing in rented cars. The price of the tour ranges from around 150,000 yen ($1,305) to 280,000 yen, depending on the number of participants, according to JAL.

"It was painful for me to check in (my dog) as luggage at airport counters as it always barks," said Toshihiko Kai, a 41-year-old company employee who was travelling with a 4-year-old miniature dachshund.

"Today it feels safe as it is beside me," he added.

"Air travel with pets will lead to the opening of new markets for domestic flights," a JAL official said.

When the company launched the service in December, it was fully booked in around an hour with about 60 people and 30 dogs, the company said.

In a similar service offered by ANA Holdings Inc., 87 people traveled to Hokkaido Prefecture with 44 pets last May.

==Kyodo

  • Dogs allowed to fly in cabin with their owners on JAL tour
  • Dogs allowed to fly in cabin with their owners on JAL tour
  • Dogs allowed to fly in cabin with their owners on JAL tour
Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share
Slideshows

Previous

  • 1

Next

United Nations (Fully Accessible)
Japan-China
North Korea
Rugby Japan
Nuclear Issues
Opinion Pieces (Fully Accessible)
Video Advisory
Most Popular
  1. 24 Mar 2017Taiwan vows to combat illegal fishing
  2. 24 Mar 2017First Japanese food court opens in Myanmar
  3. 27 Mar 2017Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India
  4. 24 Mar 2017JAL temporarily delayed flight from Paris due to overcapacity
  5. 27 Mar 2017Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India

News ReaderClose

Latest News

Category

Select :
All
None
  • Delete
  • Read It Later

Delete

Read It LaterClose
Select :
All
None
  • Delete