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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 Jul 5, 18, 1:06 am
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Wondering if I am BAEC Gold (owe) taking JEP ticketed JAL domestic flight (thus cannot olci nor preselect seats), how much of a chance that I would get a good seat in Y (first row/emergency exit), in particular on a Friday night almost-full flight? Does JAL domestic flights reserve priority seats for owe? And as owe I know I can access DP lounge, but do I get priority security lane with F or JGC, or not at all?
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Old Jul 5, 18, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by Michael Zhao View Post
Wondering if I am BAEC Gold (owe) taking JEP ticketed JAL domestic flight (thus cannot olci nor preselect seats), how much of a chance that I would get a good seat in Y (first row/emergency exit), in particular on a Friday night almost-full flight? Does JAL domestic flights reserve priority seats for owe? And as owe I know I can access DP lounge, but do I get priority security lane with F or JGC, or not at all?
Thanks in advance!
It would depend on the load of Diamonds/JGP members. There are only so many seats, and some routes can have a lot of status members

You can use the F security lane where available.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
It would depend on the load of Diamonds/JGP members. There are only so many seats, and some routes can have a lot of status members

You can use the F security lane where available.
Thanks for the info. It was a late afternoon (7/13 5:30p) departure out of HND to CTS, and I remember that will be a holiday weekend in Japan, so heavy traffic.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by Michael Zhao View Post
Thanks for the info. It was a late afternoon (7/13 5:30p) departure out of HND to CTS, and I remember that will be a holiday weekend in Japan, so heavy traffic.
Having never used JEP as I live here, you can't pre select seats?

I would expect that flight to be packed to the rafters. And I would also guess the load of JAL Emeralds to be pretty high..
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Old Jul 5, 18, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Having never used JEP as I live here, you can't pre select seats?

I would expect that flight to be packed to the rafters. And I would also guess the load of JAL Emeralds to be pretty high..
you can’t thats why I avoid JEP if I can. OP should just monitor the seat map to see what’s open/blocked right now. Use EF it’s free to check the seat map.

but honestly for a short flight like this, even non exit row/Bulk head seat would be fine unless you are REALLY tall
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Old Jul 5, 18, 10:25 pm
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I'm trying to find a return flight home using JAL award space on the BA site but it is so freaking frustrating I'm losing my mind. Constant errors and search takes forever. Has any other method been sorted out as of yet?
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Old Jul 5, 18, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post

you canít thats why I avoid JEP if I can. OP should just monitor the seat map to see whatís open/blocked right now. Use EF itís free to check the seat map.

but honestly for a short flight like this, even non exit row/Bulk head seat would be fine unless you are REALLY tall
JEP/Yokoso does not come with seat but gives 100% FOP while domestic fares other than normal/return has seat selection but gives only 75%.
Decision, decision...
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Old Jul 5, 18, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by bennyblanco View Post
I'm trying to find a return flight home using JAL award space on the BA site but it is so freaking frustrating I'm losing my mind. Constant errors and search takes forever. Has any other method been sorted out as of yet?
You would need to ask that in the BA forum, issues booking JAL flights via BA is much better understood there. Most of the posters here would book it via the JAL site.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by JALOO5-Flyer View Post
JEP/Yokoso does not come with seat but gives 100% FOP while domestic fares other than normal/return has seat selection but gives only 75%.
Decision, decision...
you can preassign seats with Yokoso
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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:55 am
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Doesn't Yokoso now cost $ cause you must call the call center? I find getting a seat arriving at check in early is a better option.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 3:49 am
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I am interested to join and earn JAL status.......

One question is that how do I found out partner flights (Oneworld) FLY ON points on different classes? I plan to direct all my travel next year to JMB to earn the status.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by HKUSFLYER View Post
I am interested to join and earn JAL status.......

One question is that how do I found out partner flights (Oneworld) FLY ON points on different classes? I plan to direct all my travel next year to JMB to earn the status.
The same as the amount of miles earned. Sector miles * rate
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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by HKUSFLYER View Post
I am interested to join and earn JAL status.......

One question is that how do I found out partner flights (Oneworld) FLY ON points on different classes? I plan to direct all my travel next year to JMB to earn the status.
The booking class and earnings for partners are listed clearly on the website.

http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jmb/earn/travel/byflight/

Just remember that 50% of your FOP has to come from JAL marketed flights. Booked with a JL flight number.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post

The same as the amount of miles earned. Sector miles * rate
How about booking classes? If I fly business with a particular booking class, how do I know the conversion rate for FLY ON points?

Is there any credit card offerings that give additional bonus FLY ON points? I have researched and so far only find that the domestic ones offer 5,000 as signed on bonus. The one for HK for example, only has mileage listed as award but not FLY ON points.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
The booking class and earnings for partners are listed clearly on the website.

JAL Mileage Bank - Flight Mileage

Just remember that 50% of your FOP has to come from JAL marketed flights. Booked with a JL flight number.
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I tried the website and it only has mileage accumulation for different booking class. Should I assume that the rates also correspond with FLY ON Points?
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