JAL International Award Tickets

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Who is Eligible for Awards

Members, spouses of members, immediate and second-degree relatives of members, spouses of brothers/sisters-in-law


  • For each award, a maximum of one international flight sector and one Japan domestic flight sector are permitted each way.
  • Award tickets are issued for one-way and round-trip travel. Itineraries must originate or terminate in Japan.
    Additionally, special JAL international tickets (JMB One-Way Fares) are available for purchase if used together with a JAL International Award Ticket for One-Way Travel for itineraries departing/arriving at Guam or Hawaii.
  • The city of departure may be different from the city of final return. Similarly, the outbound arrival city may be different from the return departure city. However, some itineraries may not be permitted as one award ticket.
  • Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo are considered to be the same city, as are Itami and Kansai airports in Osaka, Chubu and Komaki airports in Nagoya, Pudong and Hongqiao airports in Shanghai, and Songshan and Taoyuan airports in Taipei.

Surface Sectors

  • Surface sectors in Japan are not permitted en route.
  • One surface sector is permitted for the entire itinerary when traveling round-trip. For itineraries that include a surface sector, the starting point and ending point of the surface sector will be considered to be the destination city regardless of the length of the stay.
  • Itineraries that contain certain surface sectors will not be permitted as one award ticket, depending on how the surface sector is arranged.
    Example: When the distance of a surface sector is greater than either: the distance from the first flight sector's city of departure to the surface sector's starting point or the distance from the surface sector's ending point to the city of final return.

Stopovers in Japan

Stopovers (stays of more than 24 hours) in Japan are not permitted. All connections en route in Japan must be made within 24 hours.


Back-tracking is not permitted except for journeys within Japan or journeys specified in the award. (Back-tracking means reversing your direction of travel to make connections to continue onwards toward your next destination.)

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