JAL and Universal Studios Japan launch “NO LIMIT” Themed Jet



Japan Airlines (JAL) have partnered with Universal Studios Japan to launch a special Universal Studios “NO LIMIT!” themed jet featuring popular characters found at the theme park.

JAL x Universal Studios Japan Jet

From January 11, 2022, passengers travelling domestically with Japan Airlines will have the opportunity to fly on the special Universal Studios “NO LIMIT!” themed jet. The specially coated jet features images of popular characters including The Minions, Sesame Street, Jaws, Super Mario, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter.

© JAL © Universal Studios

The jet (aircraft number JA252J), is scheduled to service the E190 aircraft service routes, with specific routes and flight numbers to be announced on the JAL website the evening before the day of the flight. The first flight for the aircraft took place on January 11, 2022 (Tuesday) JAL2207 flight From Osaka (Itami) 12:50 – Arrival in Sendai 14:00. The collaboration jet will continue to operate until around March 2023.

Japan Airlines has been the official airline of Universal Studios Japan since 2015, with the airline being the sponsor for the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride at the park. The companies previously collaborated on two Minion themed jets in 2017 and 2019 to promote the ride.

Many of the characters featured on the jet appeared in person at the aircraft’s inauguration ceremony on January 11th 2022 at the JAL Engineering Osaka Aircraft Maintenance Center.

© JAL © Universal Studios

From February 1, 2022 guests onboard the themed jet will notice themed inflight products, including paper cups and headrest covers featuring images of their favourite USJ characters.

Guests will also receive a special boarding certificate sticker to commemorate their flight.

Information and images from Japan Airlines.

More on Universal Studios Japan

Book Your Flight

I personally use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens a lot to Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.

Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)

Getting around Japan by the world-renown bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2-hours. Get yourself the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.

Book Your Hotel

Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the Park with easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a shortlist of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.

  • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous and have restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
  • The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is this simple hotel fantastic for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is great to unwind and relax.
  • Hotel Universal Port – For the Minion fan in your family (I’m looking at you Mom and your Minion memes you share on Facebook) this is a great hotel only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan that’s a must during your visit.

Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass

Save yourself time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan in advance. The less time you spend in line buying tickets the more time you have to enjoy everything in the Park!

Stay Connected

Universal Studios Japan only offers free wi-fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.

  • Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices this is your best and affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
  • Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number this is the best and easiest way.

Get Yourself Travel Insurance

While travelling aboard having travel insurance protects you against injury, cancellations, illness, and other things you’re never able to predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve had to use it in the past and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended company is World Nomads for travel insurance.

Learn More on Universal Studios Japan

Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for even more information on this wonderful park in Osaka.

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