JAL International Upgrade Awards


Booking class E fares will not be eligible for JAL International Upgrade Awards on flights leaving on or after February 1, 2021.

Important information

Who is Eligible for Awards

Awards can be used by the JMB member, the JMB member's spouse, the JMB member's relatives within the second degree of kinship, and the spouses of the JMB member's brothers/sisters-in-law.
For more information, please refer to Reminders when Redeeming Mileage.

Number of Flight Sectors Permitted

One upgrade award is required for each flight sector.
Two upgrade awards will be required for itineraries that originate outside Japan and use Japan as a transfer point to continue to a final destination outside Japan.
For example, when making a request to upgrade an itinerary from Bangkok to Los Angeles, two upgrade awards for the two sectors (one from Bangkok to Japan and one from Japan to Los Angeles) will be required.


Upgrade awards are available for either round-trip or one-way travel.
When using upgrade awards, all of the travel restrictions and conditions of travel for the ticket you purchased will apply.

Combining Upgrade Awards

You cannot combine two upgrade awards to be "bumped up" from Economy Class to First Class (by using an award for upgrade from Economy to Business with an award for upgrade from Business to First). Upgrade awards are from the lower class to the next higher class only. Reservations cannot be upgraded to the next higher class of service by paying the fare difference in cash or other payment method.

Restricted Travel Dates for Upgrade Awards

Please refer to the Restricted Travel Dates for JAL International Upgrade Awards.

Please note that 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.

Other conditions

Flight mileage is based on the fare of the purchased ticket.

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