Promotion Period: April 1, 2017 (Fri.) - March 31, 2018 (Sat.) [flight date]

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 JAL website only Upgrade Discount Promotion

Upgrade your flight using fewer miles on eligible routes.

Notice

opens in new windowEffective November 16, 2017, there will be some changes to mileage-related handling procedures due to scheduled transformation of Passenger Service System.

Discount mileage period

April 1, 2017 (Sat.) - March 31, 2018 (Sat.) [flight date]

Eligible members

JMB members

Eligible fares

Upgrade from Economy Class to Premium Economy Class
Economy Class fare with a booking class of B*, H*, K*
Upgrade from Economy Class/Premium Economy Class to Business Class
Economy Class fare with a booking class of W*, E*, Y, B*, H* or K*
Upgrade from Business Class to First Class
Business Class fare with a booking class of J, C*, D* or X*
  • * Ineligible for Dynamic Package and other certain package tours.

Eligible routes and required mileage for award redemption

  • * Certain classes of service may not be available depending on the route or operating aircraft, regardless of whether the required mileage is listed in the charts below.
Upgrade from Economy Class to Premium Economy Class
Eligible routes to and from Japan Standard required mileage
(one way)
  Required mileage
(one way)
Boston, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Paris 20,000 15,000
Moscow, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Delhi, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore 15,000 11,000
Manila, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea 9,000 7,000
Upgrade from Economy Class/Premium Economy Class to Business Class
Eligible routes to and from Japan Standard required mileage
(one way)
  Required mileage
(one way)
San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver,
Los Angeles *Valid only for Osaka(Kansai)-Los Angeles JL060/069
30,000 24,000
Frankfurt
Paris *Valid only for Tokyo(Narita)-Paris JL415/416
33,000 27,000
Moscow, Sydney, Melbourne 25,000 20,000
Bangkok, Delhi, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore 20,000 18,000
Manila, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea 12,000 9,000
Upgrade from Business Class to First Class
Eligible routes to and from Japan Standard required mileage
(one way)
  Required mileage
(one way)
San Francisco 45,000 39,000
Paris 48,000 42,000
Sydney 38,000 32,000
Jakarta 35,000 29,000

Notes / Conditions of use

  • * Reservations requested through the JAL website are eligible for this promotion. This promotion is not available for reservations made by phone.
    You may upgrade to the next higher class of service through the JAL website only when your reservation is made directly with Japan Airlines.
    If your reservation has been made through a travel agent, please contact the This page will open in a new window JMB International Reservation Desk or your region's JMB Center.
  • * The number of seats available for award travel may be limited, or may not be available.
  • * If the outbound flight is within the promotion period while the inbound flight is not, this promotion can only be applied to the outbound flight.
  • * Upgrade Awards already reserved by regular mileage cannot be changed to this promotion.
  • * Changes to Upgrade Award reservations will not be permitted. To change your reservation, please cancel and refund your existing upgrade reservation and then make a new upgrade reservation.
  • * Mileage Reinstatement Service for Unused Awards is applicable in case of cancellation of unused Upgrade Awards.
  • * For all other conditions concerning the application and International Upgrade Award usage, JAL International Upgrade Award rules will apply. For further details, please click here.
  • * [As of June 2017]
    Members who apply for Economy Class to Premium Economy Class/Business Class Upgrade Awards from London are required to pay the tax difference.
    UK AIR PASSENGER DUTY: 75GBP/78GBP* for departure from London.
    (Payment is not applicable to upgrades from Premium Economy Class to Business Class.)
[Passengers under 16 years of age]
Passengers under the age of 16 will be exempt from payment when traveling in Economy but will not be exempt when traveling in Premium Economy Class or Business. Accordingly, a payment of 150GBP/156GBP* is required for upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy Class/Business Class.
* Applies to tickets issued on/after March 17, 2017 for flights departing on/after April 1, 2018.
  • * Members who apply for Economy Class to Business Class Upgrade Awards from Paris are required to pay the tax difference.
    AIR PASSENGER SOLIDARITY TAX: 40.56 EUR for departure from Paris.
How to apply for this promotion
Please click the button located on the right hand side and proceed on to the reservation screen. International Upgrade Award Reservations

How to Recieve Awards

Please click on "JAL International / JMB Partner Airlines Award Ticket (including Jetstar Japan Domestic Award) Reservation Confirmation / Change / Cancellation" on the left-hand column of the member's page.

Click on the "Display/ Print the E-Ticket Passenger Receipts" button in the reservation information page. *If the "Display/ Print the E-Ticket Passenger Receipts" button does not appear, please This page will open in a new windowcontact us by telephone.

Print out the e-ticket passenger receipts.

Please bring the e-ticket passenger receipts along with you to the airport on your departure day.

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