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Finally, Inflight Smartphone Usage Will Be Allowed In China

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It’s been said that the Chinese aviation authorities has been working on introducing new rules to allow smartphone usage inflight. The policy itself has been heavily contested as it is rather outdated and illogical in today’s world.

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It looks like such policy has finally been revised and as per @ ChinaAviationReview, PED(personal electronic device) and mobile flight usage will be allowed at all phase of flight starting from Jan 18th 2018 onboard China Eastern Airlines(MU),(which is already in place local time in China) that includes take-off, taxi and landing.

When it was past 00:00 Jan 18th Beijing Time, the celebratory pictures from the same Twitter handle has proved the story to be true. Not only will this make flights to and within China so much more bearable, but also the amount of positive feedbacks Chinese carriers will get in the future will jump up a stage.

This is such great news, with China Eastern and Hainan Airlines having a head start, surely the rest of Chinese carriers will follow right after.

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Japan Airlines Reinstates Service To Guangzhou, China From October 2, 2020

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Japan Airlines (JAL) yesterday revised its flight frequency plans for the month of October 2020. Starting October 2, JAL will reinstate service between Tokyo Narita and Guangzhou with a weekly frequency. 


According to Kyodo News, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines announced on the 24th that they will resume some Chinese routes in the near future.

Currently, the two companies each have only one route to mainland China. Due to the adjustment of flight restrictions by the Chinese authorities, other routes will also be partially restored. This will be the first time scheduled flights to China have been resumed among the routes grounded after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the current “Narita-Shanghai” route, ANA will resume the “Narita-Qingdao” and “Narita-Guangzhou” routes from September 30.

Flights to Shanghai are round-trip once a week, and ANA is discussing increasing the number of flights in the future.

JAL currently flying the “Narita-Dalian” route will also add the “Narita-Guangzhou” route from October 2.


Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200

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Note – The schedule is valid for the month of September 2020 only.
Flight schedules for October will be announced at a later date.

Reservations and sales for flights to Guangzhou will be available from September 24. (12:00 Japan Time) In addition, the carrier announced the decision to offer three flights per week between Tokyo Narita=Dalian throughout the month of October.

The JAL Group has continued to implement key measures against COVID-19 to provide our customers with a safe and secure travel experience and look forward to welcoming back customers as international flights gradually return to service.


Note – The schedule is valid through October 23 only.
Future schedules will be announced at a later date.

Flights are subject to government approvals.

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