YEN FOR FLYING: The takeoff of AirAsia Japan, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan could change lifestyles in Japan. No longer will air travel be mostly confined to business trips and fancy vacations to places like Hawaii.
MORE TOKYO TARMAC: Helping to drive the change is the expansion of two Tokyo airports, Haneda and Narita, which has opened up more landing slots for airlines.
NO FREE SUSHI: As with other low-cost carriers around the world, flyers are charged for meals and extra bags. Airlines squeeze more seats into each plane, and take off quickly after landing.