If only Sam Brinton had known! Airline RENTS clothes to passengers so they don’t have to pack luggage, after Biden’s disgraced former energy official was caught stealing bags
- Clothing packs cost between £22 and £38 and can be dressy, casual or mixed.
A Japanese airline has launched a clothing rental service for travelers to help them travel extra light.
The service, dubbed “Any Wear, Anywhere,” allows passengers to rent a clothing package in advance of their flight, which is then delivered directly to their hotel or AirBnb upon arrival.
Japan Airlines launched the scheme on Wednesday in the hope that it means customers can leave bulky bags behind and make a “sustainable choice.”
Travelers can tailor their clothing style depending on whether they are traveling for business or pleasure, choosing from smart, smart-casual, and mixed, and can choose clothing in small, medium, and large sizes.
A set of clothes will cost between 4,000 and 7,000 yen (22-38 pounds), and people will be able to rent up to eight different outfits for two weeks.
The service was launched after former Joe Biden energy policy official Sam Brinton was accused of repeatedly stealing boxes of clothing at airports.
Brinton, who is non-binary, reached a plea deal for stealing a woman’s luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas in April and received a suspended sentence.
The service, dubbed ‘Any Wear, Anywhere’, will allow people to rent a clothing package before their flight, which will then be delivered directly to their hotel.
Japan Airlines launched the scheme yesterday in the hope that it will mean customers can leave bulky bags behind and make a “sustainable choice”.
The service was launched after disgraced former Joe Biden energy official Sam Brinton was caught stealing a box at the Las Vegas airport last year.
Brinton, who is non-binary, accepted a plea deal for the robbery in April that led to a 180-day suspended sentence.
The airline said it launched the scheme to offer its customers more comfort and promote sustainable tourism. It will collect data on whether it helps reduce bag weights and carbon emission levels.
JAL partner Sumitomo claims that by leaving 10kg of luggage at home, customers could reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 7.5kg, which is roughly equivalent to not using a hair dryer for 78 days.
Sumitomo created the online reservation system for the clothing rental service and oversees the procurement, washing, and delivery of the clothing.
Profitable wardrobes will be made from leftover clothing, JAL says, helping to minimize waste.
JAL will calculate the reduction in carbon emissions based on the reduced weight of the aircraft and will let customers know.
JAL partner Sumitomo has created an online reservation system for the clothing rental service
The service is a one-year experiment and is available to customers between July 5 of this year and August 2024.
The tourism benefit comes after strict restrictions in Japan were lifted during the pandemic.
The country has seen a huge increase in post-Covid visitors in recent months, with the number coming to the country reaching 1.9 million.
That’s an increase of 1,191 percent compared to the same month last year, the FT reported.
However, visitors in May were still below pre-pandemic levels by about 30 percent, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
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