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An ANA 787 Dreamliner in Honolulu (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Japanese Carriers Strengthen Alcohol Rules

Two mainstream Japan-based carriers, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, have introduced new methods to prevent pilot drinking incidents. According to Mainichi Shimbun, Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since last August. The failed tests have caused 12 domestic delays due to pilot switches and the incidents were announced as “crew health conditions.” A Japan Airlines co-pilot was arrested at London Heathrow airport last month, 50 minutes before a flight to Tokyo after being found…

Photos: The Emirates Lounge Returns to JFK Airport

After a year of renovations, Emirates Airline reopened its first and business class lounge at New York’s JFK Airport last month. The lounge, which caters to the airline’s most premium passengers, is one out of 23 Emirates lounges worldwide and is one of the largest outside of the airline’s hub…