What is JAL Explorer Pass
The JAL “Explorer Pass” is an interesting proposition for those who are visiting Japan. Tourists can pre-purchase as many sectors at a fixed price, regardless of sector length, independently in conjunction with ANY inbound international ticket.
It can be used on most domestic flights operated by Japan Airlines, Japan TransOcean Air, and J-Air (but not other JAL’s subsidiaries and partners) totalling up to 30 available destinations.
What’s even better is that unlike the JAL “Welcome to Japan” pass – it can be booked online without the need to go via a travel agent
WE LOVE TOKYO AS MUCH AS THE NEXT PERSON, BUT – WHISPER IT – THERE’S MORE TO JAPAN THAN TOKYO.
Benefits of JAL Explorer Pass
Its Relatively Cheap
Using the JAL Explorer pass makes a lot of financial sense when compared with the alternatives at times – take the Nozomi Super Express from Tokyo to Osaka which is nearly 2 to 4 times as expensive compared to flying.
However, some airports are quite far away from the city centre and it can indeed make more sense to buy a rail ticket – so keep that in mind.
Luggage is included
Another headline benefit is that JAL offer two pieces of free check-in baggage, up to 23kg / 50lbs per item.
this amount is exceptionally generous and meets almost all needs.
the JR pass only (in theory) allows for 1 main suitcase and Budget and regular JAL tickets require a fee for checked baggage.
Japan Airlines provides free internet access throughout the flight to all customers flying on the domestic routes.
Inflight video programs such as sports, gourmet, music and animation etc. are also available for free on the Wi-Fi-equipped flights, and can be streamed on customers’ own Wi-Fi devices.
JAL Explorer Pass Vs. ANA Discover Japan
Overview of the pros and cons of both schemes