JMB SAPPHIRE

JMB SAPPHIRE

JMB Sapphire is awarded to JMB members who meet either of the following criteria on JAL Group and oneworld alliance flights flown during the preceding calendar year from January to December:

  • JMB member who has accrued at least 50,000 FLY ON Points (including 25,000 FLY ON Points on JAL Group flights), or
  • JMB member who has attained at least 50 flights (including at least 25 JAL Group flights) and 15,000 FLY ON Points
  • Only flights that are flown on fares eligible for JMB mileage accrual will count toward the total number of flights qualifying for FLY ON status.
  • JMB Sapphire services cannot be used in conjunction with JAL Global Club services.
  • Please note that offered services are subject to change without notice.

oneworld tier status

JMB FLY ON members will also receive special services with oneworld alliance airlines.

Sapphire

JMB Sapphire members will be able to enjoy oneworld Sapphire services.

Service usage period

First Services

Services that are available to members from around one week after status qualification until March 31 of the second year following status qualification

Second Services

Services that are available to members once your FLY ON status card arrives or your membership status is reflected in the JAL app until March 31 of the second year following status qualification

Third Services

Services that are available from April 1 of the year following status qualification

  • Third Services are available only to JMB Diamond and JGC Premier members.
  • All services will be available until March 31 of the second year following status qualification.

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By presenting your SAPPHIRE card at the airport, all of the services indicated below will be available when departing on JAL Group airlines flights.

Priority Check-in

JAL Group domestic flights JAL Global Club (JGC) check-in counters
JAL international flights In Japan : JAL Global Club (JGC) check-in counters*
Outside Japan : JAL Business Class check-in counters
oneworld alliance member flights Priority check-in counters indicating your oneworld tier status
  • At airports without JAL Global Club (JGC) check-in counters, please use JAL Business Class check-in counters.
  • Priority Check-in can be used by the JMB Sapphire member and one traveling companion when flying on JAL Group domestic flights or JAL international flights. When flying on oneworld alliance member flights, priority check-in is available to the JMB Sapphire member only.
  • Some restrictions may apply when flying on charter flights or codeshare flights operated by other airlines. For more information, please refer to the services offered on codeshare flights.

Priority Baggage Service

JMB Sapphire members who fly on JAL Group or oneworld alliance member flights will have their baggage tagged as priority.

  • Priority Baggage Service is available to the JMB Sapphire member only.
  • Priority Baggage Service is not available when baggage is checked through to/from flights operated by other airlines.
  • Some restrictions may apply when flying on charter flights or codeshare flights operated by other airlines. For more information, please refer to the services offered on codeshare flights.
  • This service is not available on flights operated by British Airways.

Extra Checked Baggage Allowance

In addition to the standard checked baggage allowance, JMB Sapphire members who fly on JAL Group flights or oneworld alliance member flights can check in the following extra baggage free of charge.

JAL Group domestic flights Standard allowance + 20 kg
JAL international flights Standard allowance + Extra 1 checked bag (up to 32 kg per one piece)
oneworld alliance member flights

When traveling in Economy Class
Piece system: Standard allowance + 1 extra checked bag (up to 23 kg per one extra piece), for a total maximum of 2 pieces

*This service does not apply when the Standard Free Baggage Allowance is 2 pieces.

Weight system: Standard allowance + 15 kg

  • Extra Checked Baggage Allowance is available to the JMB Sapphire member only.
  • The standard checked baggage allowance is a maximum of 32 kg per piece, even when flying in JAL international Economy Class or Premium Economy Class.
  • Extra Checked Baggage Allowance may not apply depending on the type, size, or weight of your baggage.
  • Extra Checked Baggage Allowance is not available when baggage is checked through to/from flights operated by other airlines.
  • Some restrictions may apply when flying on charter flights or codeshare flights operated by other airlines. For more information, please refer to the services offered on codeshare flights.

Priority Standby

By presenting your SAPPHIRE card, priority standby will apply when you wait for a seat on JAL Group flights or oneworld alliance member flights at the airport on the day of departure.

  • For Japan domestic flights, the same priority standby number will apply to First Class, Class J, and Economy Class.
  • This service may not be available at some airports or for some flights, and also may not be available in the event of bad weather such as typhoons or heavy snow.
  • This service is not available when flying on codeshare flights operated by other airlines

JAL Global Club Entrance

JMB Sapphire members are invited to use the JAL Global Club Entrance when traveling on JAL Group domestic flights.
The special security channel is located next to the JAL Global Club check-in counter at Haneda Airport, Itami Airport, New Chitose Airport, and Fukuoka Airport.

  • The JAL Global Club Entrance can be used by the JMB Sapphire member and one traveling companion.

Priority Boarding

Upon presentation of your SAPPHIRE card and boarding pass, you have the privilege to board prior to general boarding on JAL Group flights and oneworld alliance member flights.

  • Priority Boarding is available to the JMB Sapphire member only.
  • This service may not be available at some airports or for some flights.
  • For more details about the boarding announcement sequence, please refer to the following link.

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