JAL to Serve…Kentucky Fried Chicken on Select Flights


KFC on JAL…has a nice ring to it…I….think…

You mean…the ’11 herbs and spices’ KFC….???

Japan Airlines is indeed going to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on some of their flights. Read the press release:

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan (KFC) have collaborated on the 7th installment of the popular AIR SERIES in-flight meal onboard select international JAL flights, and will be serving onboard, [AIR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN] from December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.

During this period, customers traveling in Premium Economy and Economy Class on JAL from Narita to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego*, London, Paris and Frankfurt, will be served KFC’s Original Recipe two-piece chicken meal during the second meal service. It includes one drumstick, one boneless chicken breast fillet, a piece of complementing flat bread made especially for AIR KENTUCKY, a cup of coleslaw and lettuce leaves. Customers can savor the same, unique taste of KFC’s trade secret recipe of “11 herbs and spices” as it is, or as a sandwich by sandwiching the fresh lettuce leaves and fragrant fillet in the bread, and topping it off with special mayonnaise.

JAL and KFC have created an exquisite packaging just for this tie-up. The design features JAL and the famous founder and mascot of KFC, Colonel Sanders on a special box and tray mat, unavailable anywhere else but onboard these JAL flights.

KFC is widely popular in Japan particularly during the Christmas season. This year end, JAL and KFC will bring customers a festive cheer onboard with the original [AIR KENTUCKY FRIEND CHICKEN], and will continue to offer innovative, quality services in the New Year.


Had no idea KFC is ‘wildly popular’ in Japan during the holiday season.

Ok…comment below…I’m done. :)


  1. JENNIFER says

    At long last, simple unpretentious non-chef derived comfort food on an airplane. I normally only ever consume the bread roll, and cookie if offered, and leave the rest of whatever it is on the tray and find the highlight to be the boiled sweet before landing to prevent the ears popping or not!

  2. David says

    At last, I know it’s probably not that good for you but it’s got to be better than all that garlic chicken and rubbery pasta. I remember not that long ago when you could pre order a burger meal when flying Delta and AA and they where great.

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