Japan’s cuisine is usually associated with the delicate flavours and textures of sushi, but the national airline is opting for an altogether more robust festive meal — KFC chicken.
Japan Airlines will be handing out offerings from Colonel Sanders on some Europe and US-bound flights for three months from December 1.
The carrier said it would be dishing up an Air Kentucky meal, consisting of a chicken drumstick and a breast fillet accompanied by bread, lettuce and a cup of coleslaw.
KFC is a popular choice in Japan at Christmas, an almost wholly commercial festival mainly celebrated by young lovers.
The promotion commences on December 1st 2012 and runs until February 28th, 2013. Passengers in economy and premium economy classes on from Tokyo Narita airport to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, London, Paris and Frankfurt will be the lucky recipients of the lardy lunch.