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[JAL NEWBIE LOUNGE] Ask Your Questions Here (flame free)

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Just to kick start a wiki, with answers to frequent questions.
1. We're flying HND-NGO-HNL. NGO-HNL is booked in business class, but HND-NGO is in economy. Will we still get the baggage allowance as if we're flying business class the whole way?
A: Yes. written here (link)
2. We're flying HND-NGO-HNL. Will we have lounge access in HND?
A. Definitely, within the lounge access rules of course. written here (link)
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Old Aug 21, 17, 5:46 pm
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Hi. I'm flying outside of The Americas for the first time and checking luggage for just the second time (first was domestic), so I have a bunch of newb questions for anyone gracious enough to help. Thanks in advance.

Route is:
ORF-DFW-NRT-MNL
MNL-NRT(PM arrival w/ overnight stay in hotel until AM connection)-DFW-ORF

On the outbound itinerary:
1. Will I have to collect and re-check my baggage in NRT?
2. Will I have to go through security in NRT?
3. Will I have to go through customs in NRT?

On the inbound itinerary:
4. Will I have to collect and re-check my baggage in NRT heading into my overnight stay?
5. If I don't HAVE TO collect my baggage, CAN I, if that's my preference?

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Old Aug 22, 17, 6:46 pm
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I tried to search for an answer first, but couldn't find it.

If I book an Emirates flight through JMB on business class (due to insufficient miles currently), would I be able to pay the difference in miles to upgrade to first class later? (Given that there are award seats available on the same flight, of course.) Is there a change fee for this?

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Old Aug 23, 17, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by KurFTBiz View Post
Route is:
ORF-DFW-NRT-MNL
MNL-NRT(PM arrival w/ overnight stay in hotel until AM connection)-DFW-ORF

On the inbound itinerary:
1. Will I have to collect and re-check my baggage in NRT?
2. Will I have to go through security in NRT?
3. Will I have to go through customs in NRT?

On the return itinerary:
4. Will I have to collect and re-check my baggage in NRT heading into my overnight stay?
1. No
2. Yes
3. No
As long as it's all been booked on one ticket, AA? in ORF will check through to MNL. There is no reason to go through immigration/customs in NRT. There is an international connections security check.

4. Yes
Since you are overnighting in NRT on the return, you'll need to go through immigration, collect bags and clear customs.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Himeno View Post
1. No
2. Yes
3. No
As long as it's all been booked on one ticket, AA? in ORF will check through to MNL. There is no reason to go through immigration/customs in NRT. There is an international connections security check.

4. Yes
Since you are overnighting in NRT on the return, you'll need to go through immigration, collect bags and clear customs.
Doesn't inbound refer to the same flights as the return itinerary

I assume OP meant outbound in his first set of questions otherwise your answers won't make sense
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Old Aug 24, 17, 5:07 am
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Thanks! This is a huge help. It's all been booked one one ticket, yes.. via JAL for me but via AA for another in my traveling party.

Originally Posted by Himeno View Post
1. No
2. Yes
3. No
As long as it's all been booked on one ticket, AA? in ORF will check through to MNL. There is no reason to go through immigration/customs in NRT. There is an international connections security check.

4. Yes
Since you are overnighting in NRT on the return, you'll need to go through immigration, collect bags and clear customs.
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Old Aug 24, 17, 5:09 am
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Yes, I've corrected the terminology in my post. I appreciate it.

Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
Doesn't inbound refer to the same flights as the return itinerary

I assume OP meant outbound in his first set of questions otherwise your answers won't make sense
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Old Aug 28, 17, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by TravelBug1314 View Post
I tried to search for an answer first, but couldn't find it.

If I book an Emirates flight through JMB on business class (due to insufficient miles currently), would I be able to pay the difference in miles to upgrade to first class later? (Given that there are award seats available on the same flight, of course.) Is there a change fee for this?

Thank you.

https://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use...ncel.html#tabs

No changes allowed. You will have to cancel the award and rebook.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 1:18 am
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for "oneworld YOKOSO/Visit TOHOKU Fare", does the Fares category belong to Fares 1(100%) with JMB just as the normal oneworld Yokoso / Visit Japan Fare?
Can I buy 5 sets of tohoku and 5 sets of visit japan fare in one visit to japan? thanks.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by caburrito View Post
Ended up getting an "I" fare from LAX to KUL with a one night layover in Tokyo for $2680
Is that one-way or round trip? I saw cheap round trip ex-SAN to mainland china but don't see anything at that range ex-LAX
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Old Aug 28, 17, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by aikinai View Post
Yes, they give a Zero Halliburton kit with toothbrush, chopstick, issues, eye mask, earplugs, etc.
Except for flights to/from Hawaii and Guam, which are technically US. Given OP's handle is @HawaiiO, just want to clarify in case he's flying to/from HNL/KOA.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by coolfish1103 View Post
Finally got everything sorted today after numerous additional calls with the Japan office.

Had to escalate everything to supervisor... and wasted some $ calling.
Did they eventually credit you the FLY ON bonus on flights taken after your flight in question?
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Old Aug 28, 17, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
https://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/use...ncel.html#tabs

No changes allowed. You will have to cancel the award and rebook.
And therefore you have to pay the cancelation fee and you may even lose the confirmed award inventory because technically the canceled seat will go to the next person in line or may never return to the same fare bucket.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by Himeno View Post
1. No
2. Yes
3. No
As long as it's all been booked on one ticket, AA? in ORF will check through to MNL. There is no reason to go through immigration/customs in NRT. There is an international connections security check.

4. Yes
Since you are overnighting in NRT on the return, you'll need to go through immigration, collect bags and clear customs.
Believe OP can choose to check through on the return as well given the connection is less than 24 hrs. In this case, he will still go through immigration and custom but just not with his checked baggage.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
Did they eventually credit you the FLY ON bonus on flights taken after your flight in question?
Yes, but that took a while.

I suggest escalating to the supervisor in Japan from the start. The LAX office has no power in deciding anything and the agents in Japan just asks you to wait.
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Old Aug 28, 17, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by coolfish1103 View Post
Yes, but that took a while.

I suggest escalating to the supervisor in Japan from the start. The LAX office has no power in deciding anything and the agents in Japan just asks you to wait.
Of course, LAX office can only do whatever the computer allows
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