Originally Posted by im.daniel
So I just called up QFF to try and make a redemption booking on Japan Airlines in January 2013, but the phone agent told me that JL flights can only be made 2 months in advance ... Is he pulling my leg?!
I made the exact same phone call two days ago; and the agent was able to get taxes and an itinerary for me - all I had to do was get back to them with a confirmation of dates with my colleagues ... please tell me that this 2 month rule is not true!?
JL domestic fares don't even go on sale until 2 months before the flight, not just the redemption seats.
He is definitely not pulling your leg. They can give you the number of points required etc, but they can't actually book it.
I assume you are aware of how cheap JAL domestic flights can be when you use Yokoso fares?
In case you aren't, here is the link to JAL's website describing the Yokoso fare: http://www.jal.co.jp/yokosojapan/
Also advance bookings can give you a very similar fare to Yokoso without having had to fly in on OW.
There is a Star Alliance equivalent on NH if you are not flying OW to Japan.