June 17, 2014 3:19 am JST

JAL to issue free Wi-Fi IDs to foreign tourists online

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines will deliver ID codes and passwords for free Wi-Fi service to tourists from abroad through one of its websites, eliminating the need to pick up special cards at information centers.

     Nippon Telegraph & Telephone East currently provides Wi-Fi at no charge to foreigners visiting eastern Japan. JAL's new service, announced Monday, will let passengers get their logon credentials online from the end of the month.

     JAL will introduce NTT East's Wi-Fi service via a new section on its site, whose 11 languages include English and Chinese. Travelers will input such information as name, flight number and email address to receive their IDs and passwords online.

     Customers will enjoy free Internet access at about 46,000 locations, such as restaurants and stores, during their stays in Japan. Each ID and password will be valid for 14 days. JAL plans to form a similar partnership with NTT West as well.

(Nikkei)

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