In this article we focus on JAL partner Rewards and run through the information you need to book a flight with JAL rewards.
JAL Partner Rewards Headline Rules
Before getting started its good to know what the headline rules are so there is a frame of reference
Note the below is not all the rules, just the main ones
JAL Partner Rewards has a wide list of partners to choose from – including some large non-Oneworld member airlines.
|American Airlines||“AA” designated flights operated by American Airlines (AA), and American Eagle|
|British Airways||“BA” designated flights operated by British Airways (BA), BA Franchises (Sun-Air of Scandinavia A/S (EZ), Comair Pty Ltd. (MN)) and Subsidiaries (BA CityFlyer (CJ))|
|Cathay Pacific Airways / Cathay Dragon||“CX/KA” designated flights operated by Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and Cathay Dragon (KA)|
|Finnair||“AY” designated flights operated by Finnair(AY), and Nordic Regional Airlines(N7).|
|Iberia||“IB” designated flights operated by Iberia (IB), Iberia Express (I2) and Air Nostrum (YW) * IB air shuttle service between Madrid and Barcelona is not eligible.|
|Malaysia Airlines||“MH” designated flights operated by Malaysia Airlines (MH) * Flights operated by Firefly (FY) are not eligible.|
|Qantas||“QF” designated flights operated by Qantas (QF), or QantasLink (QF) * “QF” designated flights operated by Jetstar (JQ) are not eligible.|
|Qatar Airways||“QR” designated flights operated by Qatar Airways (QR)|
|Royal Air Maroc||“AT” designated flights operated by “Royal Air Maroc (AT)” and “Royal Air Maroc Express”|
|Royal Jordanian||“RJ” designated flights operated by Royal Jordanian (RJ)|
|S7 Airlines||“S7” designated flights operated by S7 Airlines (S7)|
|SriLankan Airlines||“UL” designated flights operated by SriLankan Airlines (UL)|
|Air France||“AF” designated flights operated by Air France (AF)|
|Alaska Airlines||“AS” designated flights operated by Alaska Airlines (AS), Horizon Air (QX), SkyWest Airlines (OO), and Pen Air (KS)(except for AS3124-AS3274 operated by PenAir)|
|Bangkok Airways||“PG” designated flights operated by Bangkok Airways (PG)|
|China Eastern Airlines||“MU” designated flights operated by China Eastern Airlines (MU)|
|Emirates||“EK” designated flights operated by Emirates (EK)|
|Hawaiian Airlines||“HA” designated flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines (HA) * Flights between Hawaii and North America are not eligible.|
|Korean Air||“KE” designated flights operated by Korean Air (KE) * Flights between Japan and Korea are eligible.|
|LATAM Airlines||“LA”/”XL”/”4M” designated flights operated by LATAM Airlines (LA), LATAM Airlines Brazil (JJ), LATAM Airlines Peru (LP), LATAM Express (LU), LATAM Airlines Paraguay (PZ), LATAM Airlines Ecuador (XL), LATAM Airlines Colombia (4C), LATAM Airlines Argentina (4M)|
|Vistara||“UK” designated flights operated by Vistara (UK)|
Notes on Participating Airlines
JAL Partner Rewards Chart
As is for 2020 At Least
|Total trip distance (mile)||Economy|
|1 – 1,000||12,000||17,000||24,000||36,000|
|1,001 – 2,000||15,000||21,000||30,000||45,000|
|2,001 – 4,000||23,000||30,000||42,000||65,000|
|4,001 – 6,000||37,000||46,000||60,000||90,000|
|6,001 – 8,000||45,000||59,000||80,000||120,000|
|8,001 – 10,000||47,000||62,000||85,000||135,000|
|10,001 – 12,000||50,000||70,000||100,000||145,000|
|12,001 – 14,000||55,000||77,000||110,000||165,000|
|14,001, – 20,000||70,000||94,000||130,000||190,000|
|20,001 – 25,000||90,000||112,000||145,000||220,000|
|25,001 – 29,000||110,000||135,000||160,000||250,000|
|29,001 – 34,000||130,000||160,000||190,000||290,000|
|34,001 – 50,000||150,000||180,000||210,000||330,000|
TAXES AND FEES
Each award is subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, government-imposed taxes and fees starting from $7.14. In addition, some (but not all) Partner Airlines charge fuel surcharges and other carrier-imposed fees starting from $12.85, with total government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed fees starting from $19.99 per person, per award.
These taxes and fees vary by each partner airline and itinerary and are based on trip origin and destination. The final amount of government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed fees will be quoted when a particular itinerary is displayed and applied at the time of award ticket issuance. Amounts quoted above are minimum examples and are subject to change.
Above quotes are as of August 1, 2020.
Ticket Service Fee
At Japan Airlines, Ticket Service Fee will apply in case of new ticket issuance and change of ticket. But this only seems to be the case when making the booking via the phone. However, when booking on Jetstar and China Eastern or when you are departing the UK with a minor you don’t really have a choice.
By the rules, for changes after the ticket purchase, Ticket Service Fee applies whether or not there are differences in amount of fare, tax, charges, or route change.
* In India, Ticket Service Fee does not apply to new ticket issuance, but to changes only.
The ticket Service fee is non-refundable in all instances.
JAL Partner Rewards Ticket Construction Rules
Flights to North America
Who Can Redeem JAL Partner Rewards Flights
Awards can be used by the JMB member, the JMB member’s spouse(including domestic partner), the JMB member’s relatives within the second degree of kinship, and the spouses of the JMB member’s brothers/sisters-in-law.
As noted here – A relative whose last name is different from that of the JMB member may be required to show proof of relationship to the JMB member.
Miles Cannot be Combined
Redemptions for children
Making A JAL Partner Rewards booking
Award reservations will be accepted from 10:00 (Japan time), 360 days prior to flight departure.
|Reservations made on the JAL website||Reservations made by phone|
|48 hours (departure city time) prior to the departure of the first flight sector||24 hours prior to the departure of the first flight sector (departure city time)|
You must be logged in to your JMB account to book an award. After logging in, please follow the steps below from the JAL Mileage Bank top page.
- Select JMB Partner Airlines Award Tickets in the Popular awards section under Redeem your miles.
- On the displayed menu, select JMB Partner Airlines Award Ticket under Book ticket.
At the time of making your reservation, you must have the total amount of mileage required for award redemption in your JMB account. If you do not have enough miles, you will not be able to make a reservation.
Making Changes to your JAL Partner Rewards booking
The deadline for changing reservations for ticketed awards on the JAL website is as follows:
Before the commencement of travel: 48 hours (departure city time) prior to the departure of the first flight sector of the old or new itinerary, whichever is earlier.
After travel has commenced: (1) 48 hours (departure city time) prior to flight departure of the new itinerary, and (2) 24 hours (departure city time) prior to the departure of the next flight.