Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Burlington to Japan
Most visitors from Burlington will not be allowed to enter Japan.
Visitors from permitted countries will not be permitted to enter if they have been in a banned country in the last 14 days. All foreign nationals without a re-entry permit will need to apply for a visa.
Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.
For more details visit the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Read more about travel restrictions for Japan
Visitors from Burlington will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Japan.
Visitors from Burlington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Japan.
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Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The experience was really good. I’ll be using JAL again."
Cons: "Keep doing a good job."
Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"
Pros: "Boarding very efficient."
Cons: "Boarding in New York could have been better organized"
Cons: "I am satisfied with AA overall."
Pros: "Lots of Leg room"
Pros: "The crew members polite and nice."
Cons: "To time the food service more evenly. Left side passengers were served a meal and finished before the right side was served food."
Pros: "JAL services on the plane is great. Food is much better than other companies. Ice Cream after dinner is great. Flight attendants are polite and nicer than other companies. Interior of the airplane was newer and comfortable."
Cons: "Air on the plane was stuffy"
Pros: "Sky Time drink was interesting. Flight was on time."
Cons: "More leg room. Better information on what is included as far as meals / drinks."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Overall is good :)"
Cons: "Everything. I will fly out from Narita from this point forward."
Pros: "Good service. Flight went off without a problem."
Pros: "Check in early and easy.... Bags straight through to Sydney... JAL... What other airlines should aspire to."
Pros: "Rebooked me because I went to wrong airport — thanks"
Cons: "The business meal was just okay this time. Not as good as before."
Pros: "I was fed two meals and snacks/drinks in between for a 14 hour flight. Love the little TV in front of the seat and the blanket and pillow. Crew was very sweet. Overall positive and good first international flight. Would choose Japan Airlines again! <3"
Cons: "Only a little hard to sleep upright in economy class seat. I wasn't able to fall fully asleep."
Pros: "Very helpful and polite"
Cons: "I got a sore but comes the seat was not very padded"
Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"
Cons: "No AC"
Pros: "Crew members on board were very attentive and offered the best service in the most polite manner. Food was great. Great options and portion for lunch. Well respected brand for ice cream was served as dessert. A wide variety of overnight snack was provided for passenger's own selection. Breakfast was great with variety of food on the tray. Personal screen was modern and provided a great variety to keep me entertain during the very long flight. Seats are unexpectedly big and very comfortable together with functional well designed pockets beside the screen, where I could put my personal items. New and clean cabin."
Pros: "Courtesy and thoughtful services throughout the flight More leg room and better food than typical American Airlines’ economy"
Cons: "Can’t think of any thing"
Pros: "Excellent service, excellent seats and comfort . Good food"
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Cons: "You mean the flight that never happened? The one that was suppose to fly out at 12:50 on 1/6/18 delayed until 17:25 (with acceptable communication the first delay) but then later delayed till 00:10 after I’ve already arrived at the airport early for the 17:25 departure. The screens with arrivals and departures posted that Checkin was open but there was no JAL staff to answer questions. Then getting an update “maybe” the 00:10 flight is cancelled? What is maybe cancelled and JALs phone messege still said the flight would depart at 00:10. So I go back to JFK because after all “maybe” isnt a definitive and according to all the direct JAL sources the flight is suppose to depart, I get to JFK the second time only to be given a printout saying the flight is cancelled with no rebooking, and to call for assistance. The same number is been calling for hours trying to get answers. coukdnt reschedules because I’m calling outside of business hours! I spent $200 on cab rides going back and forth to JFK to go nowhere, get no apology, no new flight booking, and no reimbursement for transportation."
Pros: "Amazing service and amazing food! For such a long flight I was extremely comfortable! Loved that the crew members kept me informed since I was spotty with Japanese they were very good!"
Cons: "Can't really say anything bad! It was great!"
Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."
Pros: "JAL is a great airline. Love flying on them. great crew. roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"
Cons: "more movie options!"
Pros: "Awesome experience, nothing like any other. Will fly again."
Pros: "JAL doesn't disappoint!"
Pros: "The majority of the crew had facials that made me feel like I shouldn't talk to them. The food wasn't the best but that was expected. There was movies and shows that kept me entertained for a while. Seats are normal couldn't walk or get up often because of turbulence."
Pros: "Check-in was swift and painless. Crews were pleasant. They gave my daughter a small toy before take off which made her happy. The seat was noticeably wider than any other airline I had taken before."
Cons: "Food was so so...although my daughter liked her kids meal (tater tots, chicken nuggests, veges, jam sandwitch, fruits, ice cream.)"
Pros: "Very efficient boarding. Using two doors and a twin aisle plane made boarding very efficient despite the size of the plane and the number of people. Free WiFi worked surprisingly well - I was able to make a video call to my family. The plane was clean and tidy . Not really much more to say as it was a very short flight."
Cons: "No food offered, not even a biscuit, only very basic drink selection."
Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."
Pros: "All was fine"
Pros: "The airplane and all crevices"
Pros: "The food and plum wine. The entertainment packet was nice too!"
Cons: "The folks coughing on the plane."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "only drink provided but no snack"
Pros: "Service and polite staff."
Cons: "Not much space between the seats for my long legs."
Pros: "Comfort seat, decent food, polite service"
Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"
Pros: "JAL service is always the best Flight attendance are the always, always, awesome. Seats together were found at checkin"
Cons: "Movie selection was not so good No Wifi inbound or outbound 777 Almost nonstop babies crying the whole flight Seat selection on the website is not user friendly, and you cannot get seats books until 72 hours before flight and usually 9 out of 10 times I find I cannot find 2 seats together until airport checkin."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"
Cons: "too little legroom seating is designed shorter legged Japanese"
Pros: "A very new Eagle plane. AA staff was good about updating us re: departure delays. Waited to inform us of gate valet plans until the last minute."
Cons: "BTV Airport is very small so prepare to be in crowded waiting areas."
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "No water or snacks offered on either flight down. Flight delayed in Charlotte for 3 HOURS due to mechanical issue with first plane. No compensation for such a long delay."
Pros: "On time/ early arrival Careful about cleaning"
Pros: "Attendant was very friendly. Really appreciated her energy"
Cons: "Drink service was not as good as other trips."
Cons: "Smooth flight left on time and arrived on time."
Pros: "Very pleasant flight- on time and clean."
Cons: "Service was good but not particularly friendly or frequent."
Pros: "The flight attendants were absolutely incredible. One of the best crews I've ever flown with."
Cons: "The checkin in LAX airport was confusing. We didn't need visas to travel, but the lady insisted that we needed. An AA supervisor had to intervene to check us in."
Pros: "Easy boarding."
Cons: "No usb charger. Flight delayed."
Pros: "The flight attendant was awesome. She was extremely friendly and very welcoming."
Cons: "Because if the delay from LAX, I missed my connecting flight to Okinawa. The ladies were able to help me get on a flight that left a 3 hours later. It would’ve been nice if AA had let the connecting flight people know this could happen."
Pros: "Check in was very good. The seats can be more space."
Cons: "I think the breakfast should be better."
Pros: "The crew was fine the seats were horrible. I will not fly American again as this is the second trip I took in the last year one to Japan one to Greece. Both times I felt like a sardine."
Cons: "2 inches in both directions."
Pros: "Crew was as good as can be and helpful during boarding."
Cons: "Chair seat belts weren’t long enough for me I’m 6’2 290 I know I’m not the average size but it wouldn’t hurt to add a little length."
Pros: "The crew on the plane were great but even better was the women at the counter in terminal. She was amazing at getting everyone rerouted to their destinations"
Cons: "The WiFi was broken. the plane needed to be inspected and it took 2 attempts to get paperwork right and there was no inspector on the ground. 3 hours later after sitting on the plane for an hour with no food or drinks. If people have waited that long for one of your flights, give them a little food"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, they made sure we were comfortable and would ask if there was anything we needed."
Cons: "Nothing we had the best flight staff one could ask for, very attentive. Would definitely fly with them again."
Pros: "Entertainment system was great."
Cons: "Some crew does a little rough service but not but. Probably too busy for them."
Pros: "Quick flight good crew"
Cons: "More entertainment and snack selection"
Pros: "Food and entertainment were great"
Cons: "wish there was more legroom"
Pros: "Many movies too choose from."
Cons: "Not enough space and food was horrible"
Pros: "Food wash pretty good"
Pros: "Made it closer to home. Bulkhead seats space useful when traveling with infant."
Cons: "Flight Delays. Riding a bus to the plane is outdated. Older 767 airplane. Crew did not seem friendly."
Pros: "They made a long trip comfortable with an excellent attitude."
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "early flight. Smooth. Good landing. Friendly folks."
Cons: "No WIFI. Sat on Tarmac for 15 minutes upon arrival. No fault of anyone though."
Pros: "There are three meals during the trip."
Cons: "Not at this time."
Cons: "I went to the airport. I was told a 3hr delay. I only live 10 mins to the airport. So I went back home to only receive a notification that the flight has departed after 45 mins. I am now stuck here since that was the last flight back. The earliest flight available is next day at 12pm which means I am going to miss work and I have been on hold with AA customer service exactly for 3 hrs now and still holding."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "I got to japan"
Cons: "I paid for Japan airlines because they are a clean airline and service is superior. Watch the fine print. My seat was dirty crumbs and leftovers left in the pouch and folding tray."
Pros: "The bathrooms were clean compared with other airlines."
Cons: "We selected seats together as a couple but the seats on the flight were separated. Customer service could not help but asked us to make arrangement with the person between us. The same seating arrangement happened on our return flight 18 days later. Once again was told nothing could be done. I really do not know why both flights the seat assigment were wrong when selected basic on the aircraft configuration. The airline is attempt to make the passenger to pay more for seats."
Cons: "The last cabin was very packed and almost there was no available seat. However, the front cabin was not crowded but a cabin attendant didn’t let me move to other seat at the front cabin even though I was sick and coughing a lot."
Pros: "This was the best in flight crew I’ve experienced in economy class. They were efficient, friendly & humorous! Keep up the great work! They made flying in not so comfortable seats bearable."
Pros: "Entertainment options were great. Also the staff were a huge help, especially the gate attendant who helped to get our four seats together"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3-4 hours due to mechanical issues. A complimentary service would have gone a long way with smoothing it over"
Pros: "I liked that the flight crew worked hard to get us to Tokyo as comfortably as they were able."
Cons: "I booked a flight on JAL, but had to fly on American. None of the JAL amenities or services were available. Also our flight was delayed by 4+ hours."
Cons: "served snacks without drinks or at least water"
Pros: "Movie selection was good."
Cons: "Food and WiFi connection was horrible. Crews were unfriendly."
Pros: "The Crew was very helpful and friendly. The food was surprisingly good."
Cons: "It was pretty cramped. That's just the way it is in economy."
Pros: "The crew definitely made the trip easier."
Pros: "I liked the amount of meals and beverages that were served at no additional cost. The entertainment also had a pretty good selection of movies to watch."
Cons: "As a taller individual the leg room was a problem, I wasn't able to get a good nights sleep in the position I was in. No free wi-fi also wasn't convenient."
Pros: "Customer service was excellent. Comfort and other services were among the best I've experienced ever flying."
Pros: "Quick to board and on time, plenty of leg room, great new movie and shoe selection during the flight."
Cons: "The food was satisfying, but not great. Entrees were quite salty and bread came a little soggy."
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "Watch movies, charge your phone, play games, and snack away after meals. Had an excellent flight. I have to say that the crew made the experience very relaxing. Departure and arrival were as stated, maybe a few minutes over, but it is not like JAL can control the weather. Great experience overall!"
Cons: "It would be nice to get complimentary wifi access, even if it's for a total usage time of 30 minutes, to text/email loved ones about departure and arrival. Still have good access options."
Pros: "Service was good. Entertainment system was excellent. Flight took almost an extra 45 minutes to arrive and was quite bumpy at the end. Not sure if it could have been avoided."
Pros: "It he seats were very comfortable There was enough leg space Crew was excellent The timing was good"
Pros: "Movie options"
Cons: "2 hour delay was inconvenient. Like why?"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great crew, lots of food & drink options, great screens with excellent selection of movies & games."
Cons: "Long flight. We did not realize that we needed to claim baggage and then re-check it at Japan Airlines for a domestic flight. Airport personnel were understanding and helpful, so no crisis."
Cons: "AA charges extra for a lot of the economy seats which they claim are "premium" but do not warrant the excessive price tag."
Cons: "The boarding was seemed unintelligent. Why would a passenger in a window seat have to wait until the other middle and aisle passengers board. I got on the plane and had to wait for the other two passengers get up and step into the aisle so I could take my window seat. I was in group 7 and apparently they were in a lower number group that was allowed to board before me."
Pros: "My seat changed by a crew when I boarded on the plane and I thought that was rude but then I realized that all the row seats were empty. The newest airplane was clean, nice and had a cool entertainment system. All the crews were very friendly, nice and outstanding customer service especially one of the elder crews (Asian man) was very attentive and caring about all passengers. I hope he will be on the board for my return."
Cons: "No so far."
Pros: "The flight was on time, even arrived early. Nice crew and plenty of food/snacks. It was good to have a selection of movies and TV shows to watch, too."
Cons: "The lack of space on such a long flight was painful, and there wasn't much opportunity to stretch my legs. I was also seated across from a woman who didn't realize how stupid it was to bring a toddler on a 12 hour flight, and he screamed pretty much the entire time. I couldn't sleep at all and not even headphones drowned it out. That part wasn't really the airline's fault though, and I could see that the flight attendants were asking her several times to get her son to quiet down. I just wish there were regulations on these sorts of situations. Everyone around you suffers when you bring a small child on a very long flight because they will inevitably be bored, cranky and uncomfortable, and because we are confined to our seats, we are forced to suffer through it all. I wish that children under a certain age would not be allowed to board flights over a certain length of time except for special circumstances."
Cons: "I didn't know it was American Airlines. I would have bought a different ticket had I known it wasn't JAL."
Airlines flying from Burlington to Japan have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Burlington to Japan
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Burlington to Japan
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Burlington to Japan
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Burlington to Japan
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