Airport Upgrades for JAL International Award Tickets

With this service, customers with a JAL international award ticket can apply for a change to a higher class of service at the airport of their departure.
This service can be used when a seat is available in the next higher class of service than that of the award ticket.

Eligible flights for this service

JAL International Flights

  • Code-share flights operated by partner airlines are excluded.
  • Ineligible flights are subject to change without prior notice.

Eligible members

A JMB member who flies on the flights specified above using his or her own miles.

  • Required mileage will be deducted from the account of the traveling JMB member.
  • For JALCARD Family Program members and JAL Family Club members, mileage will be automatically deducted from the family mileage pool.
  • JMB members may also use miles for a traveling family member within two degrees of kinship upon presentation of their JMB Card or JALCARD or submission of a proxy registration form at the airport.

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Eligible tickets

JAL international award tickets issued by Japan Airlines

Required mileage

The required mileage for this service is the same as that for JAL International Upgrade Awards (one way).

  • Certain classes of service may not be available depending on the route or operating aircraft.
  • Awards issued for children and infants who occupy their own seat will require the same number of miles as those issued for adults. (Awards issued for infants sharing a seat with an adult are issued at 10% of the applicable adult mileage level. This infant mileage level will apply only when the accompanying adult travels on the same award type.)

Notes

  • Not applicable when next higher class of service is fully booked at the time of check-in.
  • Advance application for this service will not be accepted. You must request this service on the day of departure.
  • Service class changes are limited to the next higher class only.
    * For example, if you booked an Economy Class ticket, it cannot be changed to a First Class seat.
  • Please apply for this service at the airport where your flight will depart. When using the through check-in service, please request this service at the airport of the flight which will be changed to a higher class of service.
  • You cannot use this service when in-flight meal is in shortage and is not loaded.