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Old Mar 16, 10, 7:31 pm
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JALPak
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Originally Posted by fumitani View Post
Okay let me challenge JALPAK.

ITM-NRT-JFK-NRT-ITM 91070 yen per roundtrip

ITM-NRT = 280 x 2 (domestic) x 120% (JAL Card) + 400 = 1072
NRT-JFK = 6737 x .7 x120% + 400 = 6059

Total of 57048 if you do this roundtrip 4 times. ( I feel sorry for your back)

Total cost of 364280

Or if you don't get the 400 FOP bonus per sector you still come in safe.

ITM-NRT = 280 x 2 (domestic) x 120% (JAL Card) = 672
NRT-JFK = 6737 x .7 x120%= 5659

50648! JALPAK beat this.

I think your butt will like you more than flying between ITM and Tajima 50 times! You get to visit NYC four times for three days each.....

Okay I tried doing

NRT-SIN-NRT it would take 8.98 trips costing about 404000yen
ITM-NRT-SIN-NRT-ITM would take 7.23 trips costing about 404000yen

will update some other ways.
Effective April 1, all fares that earn 70% miles qualify for the 400 bonus (with the exception of 'X' fare which is still unclear whether it will earn the bonus or not. JAL still hasn't got back to me)

I found a way to beat you

ITM-NRT-LAX is only 83,080 yen per roundtrip and will earn 12,114 FOPs plus 16,402 miles.

ITM-NRT = 280 x 2 (domestic) x 120% (JALCard) + 400 (FOPs bonus) = 6,72 FOPs
NRT-LAX = 5,458 x .7 x120% (JALCard) + 400 (FOPs bonus) = 4,985 FOPs

So

3 x ITM-NRT-LAX roundtrips = 36,342 FOPs, 49,206 miles (2x miles)
1 x ITM-NRT-JFK roundtrip = 14,262 FOPs, 19,984 miles (2x miles)

Total FOPs: 50,604
Total Miles: 69,190
Total Cost: 83,080 * 3 + 91070 * 3 = 340,310 yen

Beat my previous low by 15,490 yen! But of course you have to factor in hotel for your stays in LAX and JFK, this might end up being more expensive than my previous MR routes)

Anyone has ideas on ex-Tokyo MR?

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