Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

By Chris C., July 17 2014
Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

From July, passengers on Japan Airlines flights arriving into the airline’s home nation will enjoy free access to WiFi hotspots across half the country.

Covering 17 cities and valid for up to 14 days, access will be provided through partnerships with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East).

Japan Airlines’ website will shortly be updated with the new functionality, allowing travellers to apply for a free Wi-Fi ID and password to use the service.

The airline found that around half of international leisure visitors to Japan had a strong desire for free internet access.

With over 46,000 hotspots across Japan, NTT East provides this functionality to both tourists and business travellers alike.

Free Wi-Fi will be available in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Iwate, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.

Coverage maps for Tokyo travellers can be downloaded and saved to your device for the Asakusa and Ginza Tsukiji (PDF, 840KB) and Harajuku Omotesando, Akihabara, Nihonbashi Yokoyamacho and Shinjuku regions (PDF, 1.3MB).

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Chris C.

A former contributor to Executive Traveller, Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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01 Oct 2013

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Kudos to JAL for the promotion, especially in a country where getting a prepaid SIM (voice or data) is nortoriously hard.

However, I'm curious of regisration process & differentiating yourself as a JAL pax. Will it be through some kind of voucher given on board, or through inputting a valid reservation ID?

08 Apr 2014

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mmmm, can anybody imagine an Australian company offering something similar? Is there a requirement? probably not. Would they do it if there was? Not on your life.

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