JAL Life Status Program:
Together with you today
and throughout
your lifetime

Last updated: January 11, 2024

Notes

2024.1.10
 The Life Status Points in your account are now being displayed.

2024.1.11
 Applications for JAL Global Club enrollment are now open.

2024.1.11
 Applications for JMB elite and JMB elite plus benefits are now open.

Three features of the JAL Life Status Program

01

Introducing Life Status Points that can be earned
in everyday situations

Life Status Points can be earned not only from traveling on JAL Group flights, but also by using everyday services (such as JALCARD spending, JAL Pay spending, and JAL Mall purchases) and participating in environmentally friendly activities promoted by JAL.

02

Life Status Points continue to accumulate over your lifetime

Life Status Points are used to determine your qualification for JAL Global Club*. As you will continue to accumulate points over your lifetime for as long as you maintain your JMB membership, you can aim for JAL Global Club at your own pace according to your current lifestyle.

  • What is JAL Global Club?
    JAL Global Club (JGC) is an exclusive membership club for experienced travelers who have supported the JAL Group over the years. Conditions apply for enrollment.

NEWAdditionally, JMB elite benefits and JMB elite plus benefits will be introduced for JALCARD* primary members. By earning the required number of Life Status Points as you aim for JAL Global Club membership, you will receive two or six complimentary visits per year to the Sakura Lounge.

  • Eligible cards: CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, Platinum Card
03

New lifetime membership statuses: Star Grades

In spring 2024, we will be introducing six Star Grades, which will be offered based on the number of Life Status Points you have earned. As you qualify for higher Star Grades, you will be able to enjoy more extensive services and benefits.
Customers who join JAL Global Club are welcome to enjoy quality services and benefits for the life of the program.

Starts in Janaury 2024!

Model cases for earning Life Status Points

Customers with fewer travel opportunities

Start from 250 points!

Reach the 250 points milestone within a few years by earning points not only through travel but also in everyday situations, such as JALCARD spending and JAL Mall purchases.

BenefitsExperience the Sakura Lounge using lounge coupons

Customers with more travel opportunities

Aim for 1,500 points!

More use of services in everyday situations and more business and leisure travel on JAL Group flights will translate into a quicker pace for earning Life Status Points.

BenefitsEligibility for JAL Global club

How Life Status Points will be handled at the start of the program in January 2024

Points earned from flights

Starting from January 2024, JAL Group flight activity will be counted toward Life Status Points.
Your lifetime flight activity (flight activity from joining JAL Mileage Bank until December 31, 2023) will also be converted to Life Status Points and credited to your account.

Points earned from using lifestyle services

Qualifying activity from using services in everyday situations will be counted starting from January 2024.

Information about services and benefits from January 2024

JALCARD primary
members only

New JMB elite and JMB elite plus benefits

Eligible customers with the required number of Life Status Points will receive JMB elite or JMB elite plus services.

  • Eligible customers
    JALCARD CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, and Platinum Card primary members
  • Requirements
    Earn at least 250 Life Status Points (JMB elite benefits)Earn at least 500 Life Status Points (JMB elite plus benefits)
  • Conditions apply for use. More information can be found below.

Invitation to JAL Global Club

Eligible customers with the required number of Life Status Points will qualify for JAL Global Club enrollment.

  • Eligible customers
    JAL Mileage Bank members
  • Requirements
    Earn at least 1,500 Life Status Points
  • To join JAL Global Club, as a general rule, you must hold a JALCARD credit card (CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or Platinum Card). Different requirements apply for customers living outside Japan who cannot hold a JALCARD.
Starts in spring 2024 (planned)

Introducing Star Grades

Six Star Grades will be introduced, with more services and benefits to be made available
for each Star Grade.

For JALCARD primary members only
(CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, Platinum Card)

BenefitsEnjoy an early start to experiencing lounge access and other select JAL Global Club services.

For JAL Global Club members

BenefitsAs you qualify for the higher Star Grades after joining JAL Global Club, you will be able to enjoy more and more of JAL's quality services - such as no expiration of miles and access to JAL's premium lounges - for the life of the program.

A variety of new services and benefits will be offered.

Uber, Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International, Hotel JAL City, GO app, Coca-Cola, JAL ABC, JAL PAK, Tokyu Hotels, povo, Marriott Bonvoy® Uber, Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International, Hotel JAL City, GO app, Coca-Cola, JAL ABC, JAL PAK, Tokyu Hotels, povo, Marriott Bonvoy®
  • The partner services and benefits listed above are shown as an example. Benefits and services differ depending on your Star Grade.

Status programs for
JMB members

Will continue to be offeredFLY ON Program NewJAL Life Status Program
Description
FLY ON status is based on flight activity (FLY ON Points earned and number of qualifying flights traveled) on JAL Group flights and oneworld alliance flights during the previous calendar year
JMB elite benefits and the invitation to JAL Global Club are based on lifetime qualifying JAL Group flight activity and other non-flight qualifying activity (Life Status Points earned)
Metric
(status points)
FLY ON Points Life Status Points
Statuses Crystal, Sapphire, JGC Premier, Diamond JMB elite, JMB elite plus,
JGC Three Star, JGC Four Star, JGC Five Star, JGC Six Star
Will continue to be offeredFLY ON Program
Description
FLY ON status is based on flight activity (FLY ON Points earned and number of qualifying flights traveled) on JAL Group flights and oneworld alliance flights during the previous calendar year
Metric
(status points)
FLY ON Points
Statuses Crystal, Sapphire, JGC Premier, Diamond
NEWJAL Life Status Program
Description
JMB elite benefits and the invitation to JAL Global Club are based on lifetime qualifying JAL Group flight activity and other non-flight qualifying activity (Life Status Points earned)
Metric
(status points)
Life Status Points
Statuses JMB elite, JMB elite plus,
JGC Three Star, JGC Four Star, JGC Five Star, JGC Six Star
  • As a general rule, a JALCARD credit card (CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or JAL Platinum Card) is required to enjoy services and benefits under the status program. Different requirements apply for customers living outside Japan who cannot hold a JALCARD.
  • JAL Life Status Points are required to receive JMB elite benefits and qualify for JAL Global Club enrollment. Unlike miles, JAL Life Status Points cannot be redeemed for awards.
  • The FLY ON Program, which is designed for customers who frequently travel on flights during the calendar year from January to December, will continue to be offered in 2024 and onwards. There will be no changes to available services and benefits, with the exception of qualification for JAL Global Club membership. For more information, please refer to For our most frequent flyers below.

Announcement regarding JAL Global Club

In association with the launch of the JAL Life Status Program, some changes will be made to the JAL Global Club program effective January 2024.

Changes to JAL Global Club membership qualification requirements

The following changes will be made to JAL Global Club membership qualification requirements.

Qualification requirements until December 2023 Qualification requirements from January 2024
  • Qualify for JMB Sapphire or higher
  • Hold a JALCARD CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or JAL Platinum Card
  • Qualify for a designated status rank
  • JALCARD CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or JAL Platinum Card
Qualification requirements until December 2023
  • Qualify for JMB Sapphire or higher
  • Hold a JALCARD CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or JAL Platinum Card
Qualification requirements from January 2024
  • Qualify for a designated status rank
  • JALCARD CLUB-A Card, CLUB-A Gold Card, JAL Diners Card, or JAL Platinum Card
  • Separate qualification requirements will apply for customers living outside Japan who cannot hold a JALCARD.

Qualification for JAL Global Club membership based on the FLY ON Program requirements will apply until 2024 service year eligibility, which is determined by flight activity from January 1 through December 31, 2023.
The JAL Global Club membership qualification requirements until December 2023 can be found below.

Changes to JGC Life Mileage

In association with the launch of the JAL Life Status Program, we will be changing JGC Life Mileage and transitioning some elements to the new JAL Life Status Program. The current qualification requirements will be used to assess qualification for JGC Life Mileage until April 30, 2023. Information about mementos, services, and benefits will be discontinued at the end of October 2023.
Please note that certain services and benefits will be transitioned to Star Grades under the JAL Life Status Program and continue to be offered accordingly.

Announcement to existing JAL Global Club members

Thank you for your participation in JAL Global Club.
Existing JAL Global Club members who have qualified under the membership qualifications up through 2023 will continue to enjoy the same services and benefits as a JAL Global Club member upon the launch of the JAL Life Status Program.
Additionally, after Star Grades are introduced in spring 2024, you will also receive Star Grade benefits and services based on your Life Status Points.
Please rest assured that no action is required from you in connection with this transition.

After the launch of Star Grades in spring 2024, you will be transitioned to a Star Grade as follows.
If the Life Status Points in your account equal or exceed the required points required for the Star Grades indicated
below, you will receive the relevant Star Grade.

  • 1Members who have flown 1 million international sector miles or 1,250 domestic flights, or members who have flown 1.5 million international sector miles or 1,750 domestic flights under the JGC Life Mileage program up until the 2023 service year (April 30, 2023 assessment).
  • 2Members who have flown 2 million international sector miles or 2,250 domestic flights under the JGC Life Mileage program up until the 2023 service year (April 30, 2023 assessment).
As of January 2024 Star Grade
JAL Globl Club primary members JGC Three Star
JGC Five Star1 JGC Five Star
JGC Five Star2 JGC Six Star

After the launch of Star Grades in spring 2024, you will be transitioned to a Star Grade as follows.
If the Life Status Points in your account equal or exceed the required points required for the Star Grades indicated
below, you will receive the relevant Star Grade.

  • 1Members who have flown 1 million international sector miles or 1,250 domestic flights, or members who have flown 1.5 million international sector miles or 1,750 domestic flights under the JGC Life Mileage program up until the 2023 service year (April 30, 2023 assessment).
  • 2Members who have flown 2 million international sector miles or 2,250 domestic flights under the JGC Life Mileage program up until the 2023 service year (April 30, 2023 assessment).

*JAL Global Club family members are eligible for JGC Three Star Awards regardless of the number of Life Status points you have.

Revision of the JAL Global Club Membership Rules

Effective January 2024, we will be revising the JAL Global Club Membership Rules in line with the launch of the JAL Life Status Program.
The new membership rules can be found below.