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This Airline Is Renting Clothing to Passengers Who Want to Travel Light

What are the worst aspects of travel? For most people, packing and dragging around a heavy suitcase is the most dreaded part of a vacation. One airline wants to eliminate those headaches—and help the environment in the process. 

Japan Airlines is trialing a new program called Any Wear, Anywhere that allows passengers traveling to Japan from abroad to rent clothing for their trip. According to Japan Airlines, the aim of the program is to “create an environment where travelers can use local options for all aspects of their clothing, food, and accommodation, transforming travel and business trips into more sustainable experiences.”

Japan Airlines will monitor changes to baggage weight on flights during the trial period to determine the impact of the program on the environment. 

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How to Use the Program

The Any Wear, Anywhere program will run from July 5, 2023 through August 31, 2024, and is open to all passengers on Japan Airlines flights to Japan. 

To sign up, go to the Any Wear, Anywhere website and pick out your clothing options. There are packages available for both men and women, as well as different options for spring/fall, summer, and winter. Choose from “casual” or “smart casual” style options depending on how dressy you want to look. You’ll be able to select the sizes, as well as the mix of clothing you want included (such as five tops, three bottoms, and one jacket.) Clothes are sourced from excess retail stock as well as secondhand shops.

Rental packages start at $28 and include laundry and dry cleaning. Passengers will still need to pack other essentials, such as socks, underwear, and toiletries, which are not included. 

Reserve the clothes a month in advance for a rental period of two weeks, and the items will be dropped off and picked up at your accommodation. 

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