JAL International Upgrade Awards


On/After April 1, 2019, reservations for International flight will be accepted from 10:00 am (JST), 360 days prior to departure.

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Important information

What are JAL International Upgrade Awards?

JAL International Upgrade Awards allow you to redeem your miles to fly in the next higher class of service that that of your purchased ticket.


Eligible Routes


International routes on the following JAL Group airlines are eligible for upgrade awards.

  • Japan Airlines (JAL)
  • *Flights without a higher class of service are not eligible.
  • *Upgrade awards are not available on Japan domestic routes.
  • *Upgrade awards are not available on codeshare flights operated by other airlines or on codeshare flights operated by JAL but bearing a flight number of another airline.
  • *Other sectors may not be eligible. Non eligible flights and routes are subject to change without prior notice.

Tickets Eligible for Upgrade Awards

Tickets Eligible for Upgrade
Tickets with booking class J/C*/D*/X*/W*/E*/Y/B*/H*/K* printed in the CLASS column of the ticket.

Business Class > First Class
Booking Class J/C*/D*/X*
Economy Class/Premium Economy Class > Business Class
Booking Class W*/E*/Y/B*/H*/K*
Economy Class > Premium Economy Class
Booking Class B*/H*/K*/Y
  • *Dynamic Package and package tours outside Japan are ineligible.

Tickets Not Eligible for Upgrade

Individual or group inclusive tour fares, special discounted fares, JMB award tickets and tickets subject to special provisions.

  • *Certain types of fares are not eligible for upgrade, regardless of whether an eligible fare is printed on the ticket.
  • *Certain Dynamic Saver types are not eligible for upgrade. Please confirm that the fare type is eligible for upgrade awards before purchase.
  • *Seats designated for upgrade awards are limited and may not be available even upon purchase of an eligible ticket.
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