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Definitive "Booking Japan Airlines (JL) Using AS Miles" Thread (2023-24)

Definitive "Booking Japan Airlines (JL) Using AS Miles" Thread (2023-24)

Old Jan 1, 2023, 6:02 pm
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Old Jan 1, 2023, 6:13 pm
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Has anyone had any luck calling JAL to get them to unblock a window seat?

I was originally booked in 10A on an award J ticket and there was an equipment change, so I was moved to an aisle seat.

I've tried entering my AS FF info but there is no area in the field.

EF shows window seats available, but the JAL manage booking tool doesn't.
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 9:52 am
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Looking at ORD-MNL on JAL and can only see J for 65k miles whereas on AA's site, I can see F seats available but for 110k miles. Is F worth the extra miles?
Update: I just went ahead and booked business for 70k from DCA-MNL. Got the confirmation code but can't enter it in JAL's website to select seats. Ami I missing something?

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Old Jan 2, 2023, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by Stingyguy
Looking at ORD-MNL on JAL and can only see J for 65k miles whereas on AA's site, I can see F seats available but for 110k miles. Is F worth the extra miles?
Update: I just went ahead and booked business for 70k from DCA-MNL. Got the confirmation code but can't enter it in JAL's website to select seats. Ami I missing something?
make sure it's the JAL partner code you're entering, not the one from AS
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by will_give_tp_for_miles
make sure it's the JAL partner code you're entering, not the one from AS
Yes, indeed. Figured it out. I had to log out of JMB account to manage my booking. Was able to select seats.
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Old Jan 2, 2023, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by ShutUpDonnie
Has anyone had any luck calling JAL to get them to unblock a window seat?

I was originally booked in 10A on an award J ticket and there was an equipment change, so I was moved to an aisle seat.

I've tried entering my AS FF info but there is no area in the field.

EF shows window seats available, but the JAL manage booking tool doesn't.
I just got off of the phone with a JAL agent using the US 800 number.

Initially, she said there were no window seats available (which I could see was not correct via EF) but before we hung up I asked her to add my AS FF info to the reservation.

She called back 2 minutes later and told me that window seats had just opened up and she could now seat me.

TLDR; Get your AS FF number into the JAL reservation for OW benefits and you will be able to select blocked off window seats!
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 5:18 am
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I've stumbled upon this incredible fare which strangely does not show if I book just DEL-HND-LAX. Now my final destination is LAX, so can I just pickup my bags and walk out of the airport or will bags go all the way to ONT?

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Old Jan 7, 2023, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by Anish
I've stumbled upon this incredible fare which strangely does not show if I book just DEL-HND-LAX. Now my final destination is LAX, so can I just pickup my bags and walk out of the airport or will bags go all the way to ONT?

I think if you try to actually book it, the HND-LAX leg will not confirm in first.
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 6:40 am
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^^ agree with post above. If a non-stop single segment for first class doesn't show up when you search, then it's a phantom award space.
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by KuBear
^^ agree with post above. If a non-stop single segment for first class doesn't show up when you search, then it's a phantom award space.
Not necessarily - the only way to find out is to book it. (I was able to book bkk-hnd-oaj-itm but could not book bkk-hnd without the others)
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Anish
I've stumbled upon this incredible fare which strangely does not show if I book just DEL-HND-LAX. Now my final destination is LAX, so can I just pickup my bags and walk out of the airport or will bags go all the way to ONT?

Did you book it? If so yes, you can pick up your bag at LAX (have to at first port of entry) and then just not recheck them.
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 10:24 am
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Or book it and assuming its real call alaska at a later date and have them delete the lax-sea-ont. Since its alaskas own metal it shouldn't be an issue. I've done that before
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Old Jan 7, 2023, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by Anish
I've stumbled upon this incredible fare which strangely does not show if I book just DEL-HND-LAX. Now my final destination is LAX, so can I just pickup my bags and walk out of the airport or will bags go all the way to ONT?

To answer the bag check question: you will have to claim you bags at LAX anyway, since it is your port of entry into USA and you need to clear customs at LAX. You can just rip off your bag tags and walk out at LAX, regardless of where they are checked to.
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Old Jan 10, 2023, 8:43 pm
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ORD-HND J and F options have really really dried up unless within 10 or so days, interesting.
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Old Jan 10, 2023, 9:17 pm
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I see F available from HND- LAx

but from kix, only offered (in the app), J on both legs.

Married segments or need to call in?
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