March 11, 2011 |
Travelers around the Pacific were stopped in their tracks by Friday's earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Hundreds of Japan-bound flights were canceled over the course of the day, thousands of people were stranded at Japanese theme parks; hotels in Hawaii evacuated guests in the middle of the night to avoid surging water; and campers were evacuated from costal state parks in Northern California. The U.S. State Department posted a travel alert, strongly urging "U.S. citizens to avoid tourism and non-essential travel to Japan at this time.
December 21, 1989 |
Bechtel Group Inc. said Wednesday that its Overseas Bechtel unit has signed a contract to manage construction and serve as general contractor for the $800-million terminal to be built at Tokyo's Haneda airport. The contract marks the first time that an American firm has been granted a role as significant as general contractor in a large Japanese construction project, the giant San Francisco-based construction and engineering firm said.
May 26, 2011 |
Japan 's tourism office has partnered with airlines and hotels to offer an incredible price on a trip to Tokyo on selected dates in June. The package includes accommodations for four nights plus round-trip airfare from Los Angeles and other gateway cities for just $780 a person. In addition, $50 per reservation is donated to the consulate-general of Japan to aid in the recovery effort. For this deal, tickets must be bought by Tuesday. The deal: Tourism to Japan has dropped by more than 60% since the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear reactor leaks, according to the Japan National Tourist Organization . Now the agency seeks to give visitors a reason to return.
October 13, 2010 |
All Nippon Airways, or ANA, is offering special round-trip fares starting at $789 for its new nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND), which will begin Oct. 31. The deal: The promotion, called Limited Eco Value Fares-Haneda Inaugural Special is available online only (no phone reservations) for round-trip airfares starting at $789 on weekdays and $829 on weekends; prices exclude some taxes and fees. The flights will use the new international terminal at Haneda Airport, which is scheduled to open Oct. 21. One advantage of Haneda is that it's much closer to downtown Tokyo than the better-known Narita International Airport . When: The offer is good for flights through Dec. 10, subject to availability, but you must book by Oct. 28. Tested: I checked online and found a flight leaving Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 8, and returning Monday, Nov. 15, for $808.
March 30, 1989 |
Lightning struck the tail of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 747 on the ground at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Wednesday, injuring seven workers, two of them seriously, a Transport Ministry official said. None of the 534 passengers and a crew of 15 aboard the plane were hurt, and the jet suffered no major damage.
July 23, 1999 |
A man with a kitchen knife hijacked an All Nippon Airways jumbo jet, fatally stabbing the pilot, a Transport Ministry official said. The pilot overpowered the hijacker, and the plane returned to the Tokyo airport about an hour after it took off, officials said. It was not clear when the pilot died or whether he or a co-pilot landed the plane. The pilot died from loss of blood, a ministry official said.