Japan Airlines has come up with a revolutionary plan, called clothing rental upon arrival plan, for all its travelers.
On June 5, a year-long pilot project began that will give its passengers the option of refraining from carrying suitcases and renting all their clothes upon arrival in Japan.
According to the airline, the plan is aimed at travelers hoping to make a “sustainable choice”: by decreasing the weight of each aircraft, JAL hopes to reduce fuel consumption, which will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
The scheme introduced by JAL is known as “Any Wear, Anywhere”. Under this scheme, a prospective visitor coming to Japan can reserve her clothes for a period of one month in advance to wear them for 14 days.
Appropriate clothing may be provided to travelers once they specify the purpose of their visit. The garment will be delivered to your place of residence or hotel. According to JAL, a wide range of clothing options may be available to choose from. Packages of these garments can start from as low as 4,000 yen, which is equivalent to about 2,300 rupees.
This means that if a passenger is on a business trip to Japan they will get a set of three bottoms and five tops for about 5,000 yen, which is approximately 2,900 rupees.
The reason for JAL’s decision
“JAL’s objective is to reduce the weight of luggage to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the solution of environmental problems,” the airline said in a written statement.
The climate crisis is intensifying and the debate around aviation emissions has become intense. Air travel accounts for about 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions annually; If non-CO2 emissions are also taken into account, the airline industry will cause almost 5 percent of historical global warming, according to a United Nations climate change report.
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