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Definitive "Booking Japan Airlines (JL) Using AS Miles" Thread (2020-2022)

Old Dec 30, 2019, 1:03 pm
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Wiki for using AS (Alaska) Miles on JL (Japan Airlines)

All awards for domestic Japan will default to Economy (including international F or J award with domestic segments).
However, these can often be upgraded at reasonable cost at the ticket counter in the Japan connecting airport

Award Chart
If not listed it's not available - EXCEPTION: Hawaii-Asia awards are bookable, not yet on the chart, at the same prices as Continental U.S.-Asia
(As of March 2017, Premium Economy is no longer available)
(As of October 2019, stopovers are no longer allowed on intra Asia awards)

For 2021:
F awards are available again to book directly on AS website (no need to book J then try to change segment) as of June 12, 2021.

Class of Service One-way Round-trip:

U.S./Canada to Asia
Coach 35,000 70,000
Premium 40,000 80,000
Business 60,000 120,000
First 70,000 140,000

U.S./Canada to Southeast Asia
Coach 40,000 80,000
Premium 45,000 90,000
Business 65,000 130,000
First 75,000 150,000

Intra Asia
Coach 15,000 30,000
Premium 17,500 35,000
Business 25,000 50,000
First 30,000 60,000


International gateways
All AS valid destinations from Tokyo (HND/NRT), Osaka (KIX) or Nagoya (NGO).
PUS, GMP, ICN, DLC, PVG, SHA, PEK, TSA, TPE, KHH, CAN, HKG, MNL, HAN, SGN, BKK, SIN, KUL, CGK, DEL, HNL, KOA, YVR, SFO, SEA, LAX, SAN, ORD, DFW, BOS, JFK

USA

Boston - BOS
Chicago - ORD
Dallas - DFW
Honolulu - HNL
Kona -KOA
Los Angeles - LAX
New York - JFK
San Diego - SAN
San Francisco - SFO
Seattle - SEA

Canada
Vancouver - YVR

Asia

Delhi - DEL
Tokyo - HND & NRT
Osaka - KIX
Nagoya - NGO
Busan - PUS
Seoul - Gimpo GMP
Seoul - Incheon ICN


Southeast Asia (or listed as SE based on how awards are pricing)
Bangkok - BKK
Beijing - PEK
Dalian - DLC
Guangzhou - CAN
Hanoi - HAN
Ho Chi Minh City - SGN
Hong Kong - HKG
Jakarta - CGK
Kaohsiung - KHH
Kuala Lumpur - KUL
Manila - MNL
Shanghai - Hongqiao - SHA
Shanghai - Pudong - PVG
Singapore - SIN
Taipei - TPE
Taipei - Songshan - TSA
Tianjin - TSN (only from Nagoya, not very useful....)


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Definitive "Booking Japan Airlines (JL) Using AS Miles" Thread (2020-2022)

Old Aug 25, 2022, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by pentiumvi
Ah, so I guess I should just go ahead and book the TPAC flight first then call in and see what feeder flights, if any, the agent is able to tack on.

Unrelated question, it doesn't seem like the AS online search is willing to put together a JL TPAC + intra Asia flight when I search directly (ie. LAX-CGK), even though LAX-NRT (J/F) and NRT-CGK (Y) does appear when searched individually. This also one of those things I should just be able to call in and get added by the agent? Or are there some limitations I'm not aware of.
In my experience you can use the multi stop booking tool on the website and do that. Enter LAX-NRT and than NRT-CGK and you should get it to show up. Make sure you put in the right dates for each flight as the NRT-CGK will probably be on the day after LAX-NRT
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Old Aug 26, 2022, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Skoolz60
In my experience you can use the multi stop booking tool on the website and do that. Enter LAX-NRT and than NRT-CGK and you should get it to show up. Make sure you put in the right dates for each flight as the NRT-CGK will probably be on the day after LAX-NRT
Genius, thanks.
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Old Aug 26, 2022, 3:46 pm
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Just to report back, I guess there's sometimes issues with either phantom availability and/or communication between AS and JL?

Tried booking a flight and got the message that partner space was unable to be confirmed. The same award seats show up on AA/QF/BA so not sure if it's phantom...
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Old Aug 26, 2022, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by pentiumvi
Just to report back, I guess there's sometimes issues with either phantom availability and/or communication between AS and JL?

Tried booking a flight and got the message that partner space was unable to be confirmed. The same award seats show up on AA/QF/BA so not sure if it's phantom...
Seems like AS and JAL were having some issues, I booked a flight 4 days ago over the phone that never ticketed, called in today explaining that and got it ticketed today. Agent seemed to be aware of the issues. Good luck
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Old Aug 26, 2022, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by pentiumvi
Just to report back, I guess there's sometimes issues with either phantom availability and/or communication between AS and JL?

Tried booking a flight and got the message that partner space was unable to be confirmed. The same award seats show up on AA/QF/BA so not sure if it's phantom...
Try to book one segment first, then use "Change Reservation " to add the other segment. If it doesn't ticket then you call CS.
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Old Aug 26, 2022, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Thichbay
Try to book one segment first, then use "Change Reservation " to add the other segment. If it doesn't ticket then you call CS.
Hello, so I can book LAX-TYO in F first, then "change reservation" and add TYO - SGN in J to same itinerary. The mile redemption will change also right? thank you!
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Old Aug 27, 2022, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by Thichbay
Try to book one segment first, then use "Change Reservation " to add the other segment. If it doesn't ticket then you call CS.
AS website doesn't let you book a first class 2-segment award, with one segment in 1st and the 2nd in biz. Best to call a CS to have them piece it together for you (and remember to request that they waive the phone booking fee, when they give you the breakdown of charges)
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Old Aug 27, 2022, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by arfaczar
AS website doesn't let you book a first class 2-segment award, with one segment in 1st and the 2nd in biz. Best to call a CS to have them piece it together for you (and remember to request that they waive the phone booking fee, when they give you the breakdown of charges)
The AS website does let you do this, you must use the multi city booking tool
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Old Aug 27, 2022, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by Skoolz60
The AS website does let you do this, you must use the multi city booking tool
Before calling CS, Ihad tried the multi-city booking tool, but one of the segments showed up in economy.
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Old Aug 27, 2022, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by arfaczar
Before calling CS, Ihad tried the multi-city booking tool, but one of the segments showed up in economy.
You need to book one segment first (usually the F one) then use "Change Reservation " to access the "old" multi-city tool to add the J segment. However, sometimes it gives you "error message" at the payment step. Your PNR is updated and showing both segments but no new ticket is issued. You then call CS to get your new ticket.
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Old Aug 28, 2022, 2:50 pm
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Any way to get JL to see emerald status on award tickets?

Just booked 3 tickets SAN-MNL for next summer, but it wont let me select the seats saved for emeralds (windows on the 787 for example). When I look at the AS site, it shows my 100k status, but when i manage the booking on JL it doesnt see any FF attached to the ticket. When I attempt to put it on, it only gives me an option of using a JMB number. This has been a recurring problem with all the JL tickets ive flown recently ticketed by AS, only at check-in can i attach my AS number.

Any work around that I should know about?
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Old Aug 28, 2022, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by barabbas90
Any way to get JL to see emerald status on award tickets?

Just booked 3 tickets SAN-MNL for next summer, but it wont let me select the seats saved for emeralds (windows on the 787 for example). When I look at the AS site, it shows my 100k status, but when i manage the booking on JL it doesnt see any FF attached to the ticket. When I attempt to put it on, it only gives me an option of using a JMB number. This has been a recurring problem with all the JL tickets ive flown recently ticketed by AS, only at check-in can i attach my AS number.

Any work around that I should know about?
Have you tried calling JAL and asking them to attach the number?
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Old Aug 28, 2022, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by PVDtoDEL
Have you tried calling JAL and asking them to attach the number?
I'm an hour into a hold with them. Was hoping there was something I missed to skip the call, last time I called them in June the hold time was almost 3 hours.
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Old Aug 29, 2022, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by barabbas90
Any way to get JL to see emerald status on award tickets?

Just booked 3 tickets SAN-MNL for next summer, but it wont let me select the seats saved for emeralds (windows on the 787 for example). When I look at the AS site, it shows my 100k status, but when i manage the booking on JL it doesnt see any FF attached to the ticket. When I attempt to put it on, it only gives me an option of using a JMB number. This has been a recurring problem with all the JL tickets ive flown recently ticketed by AS, only at check-in can i attach my AS number.

Any work around that I should know about?
While nothing explicit comes to mind I am pretty confident I have seen others post about a similar situation with OW airlines. If no one has an answer off the top of their heads I suspect some targeted searching of the forums would come up with an answer.
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Old Aug 29, 2022, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by barabbas90
Any way to get JL to see emerald status on award tickets?

Just booked 3 tickets SAN-MNL for next summer, but it wont let me select the seats saved for emeralds (windows on the 787 for example). When I look at the AS site, it shows my 100k status, but when i manage the booking on JL it doesnt see any FF attached to the ticket. When I attempt to put it on, it only gives me an option of using a JMB number. This has been a recurring problem with all the JL tickets ive flown recently ticketed by AS, only at check-in can i attach my AS number.

Any work around that I should know about?
Using the JAL booking reference, you can attach your AS number when you search for it on the AY (Finnair) website.
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