Departure date upgrade

We accept Class J or First Class upgrade on the departure day at the airport if seats are available.

Requesting a Depature dates upgrade

Upgrade requests are available on the JAL website and through the JAL app.

If no empty seats are available, you will be added to the waitlist.

Applicable fares

Flex, Saver, Special Saver, Round Trip Saver, Shareholder's Flex, Promotion, JAL CARD Flex, Business Flex, Remote Island Flex, JAL Domestic Award Ticket, JAL CARD navi Discounts, Go somewhere with miles, Tour Fare


Upgrade opens: 3 hours prior to the departure of your scheduled flight

Upgrade closes: 20 minutes prior to the departure of  your scheduled flight

Departure date upgrade charge

Below cities inculude multiple airports and charges are the same regradless of the departing airport.

  • Tokyo - Haneda and Narita
  • Osaka - Itami and Kansai and Kobe
  • Sapporo - New Chitose and Okadama
  • Nagoya - Chubu and Komaki

How to request an upgrade

JAL Website

JAL app, QuiC Navi


  • Upgrades are only available for booked and purchased flights.(If you wish to upgrade to a different flight, please change your booking first before requesting the upgrade.Fare rules determine whether bookings can be changed.)
  • Upgrade requests via the JAL website and JAL app, upgrade charge must be paid for with a credit card.
  • If you are on the upgrade waitlist and a seat becomes available, you will be called to a service counter at the airport.Please be at the designated location at least 20 minutes before the flight’s departure time.
  • You can check the number of standby passengers in real time online.
  • To cancel Upgrade Standby, please go to the confirmation screen on the website.
    (You cannot cancel a standby all upgrade procedures have been completed. Please tell the airport staff.)