JAL International Award Tickets

  • Journey to destinations around the world - starting at 7,500 miles for one-way travel and 15,000 miles for round-trip travel

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Who is Eligible for Awards

Awards can be used by the JMB member and eligible relatives. Please click here for details.

Number of Flight Sectors Permitted

For each award, a maximum of 3 flight sectors will be allowed each way.
1 Japan domestic flight sector will be permitted for each way of a round-trip itinerary.

Itineraries

  • Depending on the itinerary, available flight options may not be displayed on the JAL website. For inquiries, please contact the opens in new windowJMB International Award Reservations Desk/JMB Center of your membership region.
  • Award tickets are issued for round-trip travel.
  • The cities of departure and return may be in different cities, but must be in the same area and within the same country (*).
  • The arrival city of the outbound journey and the departure city of the return journey may be in different cities, but must be in the same area and within the same country (*).
    • *Definition of the "same country"
      • Canada and the U.S.A. are counted as the same country/area.
      • All cities in Europe (Finland, France, Germany, and U.K.) are counted as the same country/area.
      • China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are counted as different countries/areas.
  • The city or country of original departure cannot be used as a transfer point to a final destination.
  • Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo are considered to be the same city, as are Itami and Kansai airports in Osaka, Chubu and Komaki airports in Nagoya, Incheon and Gimpo airports in Seoul, PuDong and Hongqiao airports in Shanghai, and Songshan and Taoyuan airports in Taipei.
  • Surface sectors
    Surface sectors in Japan are not permitted en route. As an exception, 1 surface sector is permitted for the entire itinerary when Japan is the destination of an itinerary originating outside of Japan. For itineraries that include a surface sector, the two cities connected by the surface sector will be considered to be the destination city regardless of the length of the stay.
  • When using the JAL website, the system will automatically select and display direct flights and connecting flights between the specified cities of departure and arrival. Online reservations can be made only for the displayed flight options.

Permitted

OUTBOUND:FUKUOKA-TOKYO-HONOLULU / RETURN:HONOLULU-TOKYO-FUKUOKA
OUTBOUND:TOKYO-LONDON / RETURN:LONDON-TOKYO
OUTBOUND:TOKYO-LOS ANGELES / RETURN:LOS ANGELES-OSAKA
OUTBOUND:TOKYO-BEIJING RETURN:GUANGZHOU-TOKYO

OUTBOUND:VANCOUVER-TOKYO RETURN:TOKYO(surface sector)OSAKA-LOS ANGELES

OUTBOUND:BANGKOK-OSAKA RETURN:OSAKA(surface sector)TOKYO-BANGKOK

Not Permitted

OUTBOUND:BANGKOK-TOKYO RETURN:TOKYO-HANOI

The cities of departure and return are in the same area but are not within the same country. Two one-way award tickets are needed - one for travel from Bangkok to Tokyo and one for travel from Tokyo to Hanoi.

OUTBOUND:TOKYO-KUALA LUMPUR RETURN:SINGAPORE-TOKYO

The cities of outbound arrival and return departure are in the same area but are not within the within the same country. Two one-way award tickets are needed - one for travel from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur and one for travel from Singapore to Tokyo.

OUTBOUND:SHANGHAI-TOKYO RETURN:TOKYO-HONG KONG

The cities of departure and return are in the same area but are not within the same country/area. Two one-way award tickets are needed - one for travel from Shanghai to Tokyo and one for travel from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

OUTBOUND:BANGKOK-TOKYO-OSAKA-OKINAWA RETURN:OKINAWA-TOKYO-BANGKOK

One surface sector is permitted for the entire itinerary. Even if the surface sectors were to be traveled by air, traveling on either of these sectors would exceed the Japan domestic sector limit.

OUTBOUND:SAPPORO-TOKYO-OSAKA-HONOLULU RETURN:HONOLULU-TOKYO-SAPPORO

The itinerary includes a surface sector en route in Japan. Even if the surface sector were to be traveled by air, the relevant sector would exceed the Japan domestic sector limit.

OUTBOUND:BANGKOK-TOKYO-OSAKA-LOS ANGELES RETURN:LOS ANGELES-OSAKA-TOKYO-BANGKOK

The itinerary includes a surface sector en route in Japan. This itinerary would be permitted if the surface sector is traveled by air.

Stopovers in Japan

Stopovers (stays of more than 24 hours) in Japan are not permitted. All connections en route in Japan must be made within 24 hours.

Back-tracking

Back-tracking is not permitted except for journeys within Japan or journeys specified in the award. (Back-tracking means reversing your direction of travel to make connections to continue onwards toward your next destination.)

Restricted Travel Dates For Awards

Please review the Restricted Travel Dates for JAL International Award Tickets. If travel within Japan is included, Restricted Travel Dates for JAL Group Domestic Award Tickets will also apply.

At other times the number of seats available for award travel may be limited, or may not be available.

  • *Restricted travel dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please check for current information when making your reservation.
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