Press Releases (American Region)

Japan Airlines Offers First and Business Class Passengers Free Travel After Completing Roundtrip Transpacific Journey
JULY 29, 2003

EL SEGUNDO, California - Japan Airlines announced today that it will offer its First and Executive class passengers a free economy-class award ticket upon completing one qualifying adult normal-fare roundtrip journey across the Pacific between August 1 and September 30, 2003. Passengers must be residents of the U.S. or Canada and originate their journey from either country. Free economy-class award travel is valid for travel to/from Japan AirlinesÕ Asia and Oceania regions on JAL/JALways or within North America on American Airlines.

To qualify, travelers must belong to JAL's frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank, and accrue the qualifying roundtrip mileage in their JMB account. Membership in the JAL Mileage Bank is free. U.S. and Canadian residents can enroll instantly online at or via telephone at 1-800-JAL-MILE.

Award tickets will be valid for travel between October 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004. All JMB terms and conditions for award travel shall apply including taxes/fee requirements and award travel embargoes.

Complete terms and conditions of this offer are available on Japan Airlines' American Region Web site and below this release.

Japan Airlines operates to Japan from eight U.S. and Canadian gateways: New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu and Kona. Asia's largest airline, JAL, serves 177 destinations in 30 countries.
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Terms & Conditions of campaign:
This campaign is available to customers residing in the U.S.A./Canada flying on JAL/JALways transpacific roundtrip during the specified campaign period from the U.S.A. (excluding Guam and Saipan)/Canada to Japan/Asia/Oceania using a qualifying First or Executive class published adult full fare ticket purchased in the U.S.A./Canada. Customer must be a JAL Mileage Bank(JMB)member in the American Region. Non-JMB member customers must enroll in JMB before flight boarding. Campaign registration is required. Qualifying travel must be ticketed and flown between 8/01/03 and 9/30/03. Qualifying flights must be posted to the JMB account in order to be eligible for this campaign.
Valid only on flights operated by JAL/JALways, and not on Japan Airlines-marketed code share flights operated by other airlines. Special fares booked in "D" class or "I" class are not eligible. Special Fares not eligible for mileage accumulation are not eligible for this campaign. This campaign can be combined with other campaigns including the "JMB 20th anniversary campaign." Offer may be earned an unlimited number of times. Campaign is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Free Award Ticket Terms and Conditions:
Free economy-class award tickets are valid for roundtrip travel on JAL/ JALways between North America and Japan /Asia/Oceania or on American Airlines within and between the U.S.A.(excluding Guam and Saipan)/Canada/Mexico/the Bahamas/ Bermuda/the Caribbean. Free economy-class award tickets can be booked only through Japan Airlines 7 days after the qualifying round trip travel is posted to the JMB account. (Earned flight mileage is posted 4-5 days after the flight date.) Award tickets are valid for travel between 10/1/03 and 3/31/04. Blackout dates for award ticket in conjunction with this campaign shall apply, which are the same as JMB award tickets. JAL must receive award ticket request at least 15 days prior to the customer's desired receipt date. Award ticket can be used by the JMB member or his/her eligible relative as specified in JMB Rules and Conditions. Award ticket must be booked in the required economy class award booking class. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all days of the week. Passenger is responsible for all taxes and fees. Once award ticket is issued, a refund or route change is not permitted. A combination using JAL/JALways and American Airlines is not permitted for award travel. Unless otherwise specified, the rules and conditions applicable to JMB award ticket will also apply to the award tickets. For complete JMB Rules and Conditions, please click here. Passenger traveling on the award ticket will not accrue JMB miles or earn FLYON points. Schedules, equipment and destinations are subject to change. Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Free ticket additional Taxes/Fees:
Taxes and fees related to the free award travel are the sole responsibility of the passenger and may include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, depending upon the itinerary; U.S. departure, agricultural, immigration, customs and security taxes/surcharge of up to $47; additional airport, transportation, embarkation security, duty, equalization and passenger service taxes/surcharges up to $35*. A U.S. $3.20 insurance surcharge will be charged per person for each JAL/JALways flight segment or the equivalent amount.
*Amounts subject to fluctuation as it is based on the currency exchange rate at the time of ticket issuance.

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