Learn about open ticket

Purchase a ticket on the route of your choice now, pick the date and time later.


Open tickets will be discontinued for flights departing on/after April 12, 2023.
Any open tickets must be used by the end of the validity period or the expiration date, whichever comes first.
If you do not plan to do so, please request a refund.

What is an open ticket?

An open ticket lets you purchase a seat on the route of your choice without booking a specific flight. With an open ticket, you can qualify for multi-trip discounts like Round-Trip Fares and Business KIPPU even if you only know the schedule of your first flight. It's convenient for travelers who know they'll be flying round-trip but don't know the date of their return, or who want to purchase all their tickets together in advance.

  • Tickets purchased are valid for a limited time.

Applicable fares

  • One-Way Fare
  • Child Fare
  • Round-Trip Fare
  • Discount for the Disabled
  • JAL Business KIPPU
  • Shareholder's Saver Fare
  • Care Giver's Saver Fare
  • Special Transit Fare
  • RAC Round-Trip Fare
  • Remote Island Fare

Open tickets using Remote Island, RAC Round-Trip, or Special Transit Fares cannot be purchased online. Please contact JAL Call Center for further assistance.


  • Open tickets do not guarantee seating. Please book a flight in advance once you know your schedule.

(Travelers without reserved seats may not be able to board if flights are full.)

  • If the booked fare and seating class differ from the purchased ticket, the fare difference must be paid.
  • Some fares are not available on all dates. Please check in advance to see which dates the desired fare is available.
  • If you wish to earn miles, please enter your Membership Number when you book your flight. If you are flying without a prior reservation, please provide your mileage information at a Self Service Check-in and Ticketing Kiosk or a JAL domestic airport counter.