Drunken Pilots & Air Crew On Japan Airlines


We are big fans of Japan Airlines. They are a great way to fly as long as their aircrew isn’t drinking! This month, a Japan Airlines flight attendant was found drunk when boarding a flight, but claimed that the “the positive result might have resulted from the mouthwash she was using,” the Japan Times reports.

This 46-year-old female flight attendant was flagged by two fellow staffers who “smelled alcohol on her breath” on 20th December after boarding the plane at Narita International Airport. The attendant in question failed a breathalyzer test, with 0.15 milligrams of alcohol detected on her breath, over the 0.10 milligram-limit set by Japan Airlines for its pilots.

Earlier this year, a Japan Airlines pilot who reported for being drunk before a London-to-Tokyo flight. He was almost 10 times over the alcohol limit was sentenced to 10 months in prison. Moving forward, the carrier has acknowledged that they need to instate tougher restrictions on alcohol consumption for their flight attendants and engineers.

We have only had brilliant flight experiences on Japan Airlines, see our flight reviews below:


Flight Review: Japan Airlines JAL Business Class Sky Suites Tokyo To New York

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After a stop in Tokyo following my flight on Japan Airlines in their JAL Sky Suites Bangkok to Tokyo, I continued my journey on Japan Airlines to New York. Once again, my review is describing the Business Class JAL Sky… Read More.

Flight Review: Japan Airlines JAL Sky Suites Bangkok to Tokyo

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In early August 2018, I was able to review my flight on JAL Japan Airlines in their Business Class Sky Suites, from Southeast Asia, Bangkok (BKK) to the US via Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT). I broke the trip by having… Read More.

Flight Review: Japan Airlines 777 Business Class Sky Suites Hong Kong To Tokyo

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On a recent work trip in June, I took Japan Airlines Business Class from Hong Kong to Narita International Airport at Tokyo. The short 4 hour 30 minute flight took place in the late afternoon, and Japan Airlines used a… Read More.

Flight Review: JAL Business Class Sky Suites Tokyo to Shanghai

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In December 2017, I took Japan Airlines from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong. The flight, JL 85, was on a Boeing 777-200ER and featured Japan Airlines’ latest business class seat, the Sky Suites III. Japan Airlines is a bit peculiar… Read More.

Review: Japan Airlines 777-300ER In First Class

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JAL is an airline we have wanted to fly for some time, so when we found space on the direct Frankfurt to Narita Boeing 777-300ER flight in first class while planning our last US Airways redemption hurrah, we were delighted. Read More.

Review Of Japan Airlines B777 Business Class London to Tokyo

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I flew Business Class in a Boeing 777-300ER on Japan Airlines (JAL) from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) in Japan in June 2016. The airport lounge I was given access to was the British Airways Galleries… Read More.

Review: Japan Airlines B777-200ER Business Class Sky Suite

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Following my review of the Business Class Sky Suite on the Japan Airlines B777-300ER, I thought I would review the new Business Class product on Japan Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ERs. These planes are mainly used for mid-range flights (including within Asia… Read More.

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