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Japan Airlines’ New Airbus A350-1000 Coming To Dallas-Fort Worth — What to Know

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Japan Airlines’ newest flagship aircraft will be coming to Texas in April.

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) will be the second U.S. destination served by the A350-1000 after it touched down in New York (JFK) for the first time in January 2024.

What makes this aircraft so special is that it boasts the best and most modern of the airline’s first, business, premium economy, and economy cabins — here’s what you should know.

JAL Schedules Best Aircraft From Tokyo to Dallas

Japan Airlines’ (JAL) stunning new Airbus A350-1000 operated its first passenger flight from Tokyo Haneda at 11:40 on January 24, 2024, touching down at New York’s JFK at 9:30 a.m. the same morning.

The airline currently only has 2 of the aircraft in operation, meaning that New York-JFK is the only airport in the world where Japan Airlines flies its jaw-dropping new business class and first class cabins.

JAL A350 First Class
JAL’s Airbus A350-1000 feature 6 huge, beautifully designed first-class suites. Image Credit: Japan Airlines

That will change as of April 17, 2024, when Dallas-Fort Worth will become the second destination served by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350-1000. This is likely to be made possible by the delivery of at least 2 more of the aircraft type.

The A350 replaces the Boeing 777 that is currently in service on the route:

  • Depart Tokyo-Haneda (HND) 10:55 a.m. — Arrive Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 8:40 a.m.
  • Depart Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 11:05 a.m. — Arrive Tokyo-Haneda (HND) 2:40 p.m. (+1)
JAL A350 Business Class
JAL’s new business class seats on its sparkly new Airbus A350-1000s looks more like a first class! Image Credit: Japan Airlines

You might be wondering why Dallas-Fort Worth is not a major hub on the West Coast, like Los Angeles or San Francisco. We can only guess that it has to do with the fact that Dallas-Fort Worth is home to American Airlines — a fellow Oneworld member airline.

The cheapest way to book this flight is by redeeming AAdvantage miles. Business class tickets on JAL one-way will cost 60,000 miles, while first class tickets on JAL will cost 80,000 miles. Best of all, there are no carrier-imposed taxes or fees when booking these award flights!

Hot Tip:

JAL operates a number of routes between Tokyo and the U.S., so it’s exciting to be able to see this new aircraft being served on this connection-heavy route.

Final Thought

It’s more clear than ever that the U.S. is an important market for Japan Airlines, as it has chosen New York and Dallas-Fort Worth as the first destinations for its head-turning Airbus A350-1000 jets.

We’re excited to follow the roll-out of JALs A350s as they receive more deliveries. Who knows, your city could be next!

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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