International Ticket Changes and Refund due to Flight Disruptions, Cancellation or Entry Restrictions caused by COVID-19

With expansion of COVID-19, you may postpone your travel or cancel your flight booking for free in the following conditions.

  • Please note: if your ticket was purchased through a travel agency, booking changes/cancellation policies may vary. Please contact your travel agency for details.

Basic policies

Tickets issued by Japan Airlines (JAL) with ticket number starting with '131’ that meets either of the following conditions are eligible for a one-time free change to an alternative flight departing on/before November 30, 2022, or a refund without  cancellation charges.

Conditions Deadline for date change or refund request

Reserved flights departing on/before October 29, 2022 impacted by schedule change or flight cancellation

One day prior to the current reserved flight departure date

If you are unable to travel due to travel restrictions imposed by the destination. From two months prior to the current reserved flight departure date

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  • This policy also applies to JMB Award Tickets and Japan domestic fares for non-Japanese residents.

How to change or cancel your booking due to flight disruptions or entry restrictions

For tickets issued in the Japan region between June 11, 2020 and November 30, 2021, reservation changes will be accepted without charging a change fee. Depending on the fare rules that apply after the reservation change, a change fee may apply, or changes may not be permitted.

Some regions outside Japan offer reservation changes at no charge.

May 26, 2022

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