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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 6, 19, 6:58 pm
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If I book an AS operated flight with AA with AA flight numbers, will these earn FOP?

Also, anyone know if fare class B on AA earns any FOP or miles in JMB?
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Old Aug 6, 19, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lokisnake View Post
If I book an AS operated flight with AA with AA flight numbers, will these earn FOP?

Also, anyone know if fare class B on AA earns any FOP or miles in JMB?
B on AA metal is not mentioned in the earnings table, so it will earn nothing.

All AA codeshare flights allows for accrual in applicable booking classes.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 10:49 pm
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So if I'm flying on AS metal but booked as JL codeshare, I'll get FOP according to JL rules?
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Old Aug 6, 19, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by lokisnake View Post
So if I'm flying on AS metal but booked as JL codeshare, I'll get FOP according to JL rules?
If you fly AS with a JL code, it will count fully as a JL flight for earning purposes.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by jgchiker View Post
Usually useless over the Pacific. Better to get some rest.
It is very good today over the pacific.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 11:45 pm
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Do emeralds have access to the F security lane when traveling internationally on JL in NRT/HND?
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Old Aug 11, 19, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by ALGU View Post
Do emeralds have access to the F security lane when traveling internationally on JL in NRT/HND?
​​​​​​In Narita yes. In Haneda the rule is that the status should come from the carrier you are flying. AA is an exception as they give acces to other emeralds, and sometimes the staff is more lenient, but carrier and frequent flyer program has to match is the official rule.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 4:52 pm
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Thank you! Is the F security in Narita also available to flights operated by other OW carriers?
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Old Aug 11, 19, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ALGU View Post
Thank you! Is the F security in Narita also available to flights operated by other OW carriers?
It's clearly explained here: https://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/airport/nrt/checkin/
" First Class passengers, JMB Diamond, JGC Premier and oneworld Emerald members traveling on AA / AY / BA flight numbers are entitled to use. Passengers travelling on JAL codeshare flights with other flight numbers are not eligible."
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Old Aug 11, 19, 6:42 pm
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Not sure if this has been discussed before. I am wondering about the sticky OWS status I had for years on JL despite expiry.

I had held AA Platinum status (=OWS) for some time, but stopped flying frequently at one point and spent 5 years or so as a non-status commoner. I flew to Japan on JL Y (marketed by JL or AA) once a year during that period.

What is interesting is that during that 5 years of non-status period, my boarding pass on JL flights kept indicating the OWS status and lounge access. When I first noticed to that, I was not comfortable with carrying undeserved privileges, so I mentioned this to the ground staff, but they had no idea and did nothing about it. Since I had done my part , I tried stopping by the lounge, but that was actually denied. However, I had several OPUPs to J, always got priority tags on my baggage, heard the "status ding" when passing through domestic gates, and FAs came by to greet me most likely because of this odd status.

Does anybody know what this was? Maybe my OW status was stored around some far corner of the data center which nobody was managing, so maybe I had a fake lifetime OWS status? Now that I have regained a legitimate status due to another travel pattern change, I don't need to worry about this now, but am curious what was going on. It will be interesting to see what happens when I lose my status again (may happen).
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Old Aug 12, 19, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by kentauta View Post
Not sure if this has been discussed before. I am wondering about the sticky OWS status I had for years on JL despite expiry.

I had held AA Platinum status (=OWS) for some time, but stopped flying frequently at one point and spent 5 years or so as a non-status commoner. I flew to Japan on JL Y (marketed by JL or AA) once a year during that period.

What is interesting is that during that 5 years of non-status period, my boarding pass on JL flights kept indicating the OWS status and lounge access. When I first noticed to that, I was not comfortable with carrying undeserved privileges, so I mentioned this to the ground staff, but they had no idea and did nothing about it. Since I had done my part , I tried stopping by the lounge, but that was actually denied. However, I had several OPUPs to J, always got priority tags on my baggage, heard the "status ding" when passing through domestic gates, and FAs came by to greet me most likely because of this odd status.

Does anybody know what this was? Maybe my OW status was stored around some far corner of the data center which nobody was managing, so maybe I had a fake lifetime OWS status? Now that I have regained a legitimate status due to another travel pattern change, I don't need to worry about this now, but am curious what was going on. It will be interesting to see what happens when I lose my status again (may happen).
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a glitch or bug that flagged you for elite status, I guess. Leave it as it is and hope for a repeat miracle..
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Old Aug 13, 19, 5:03 pm
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What's the criteria of the VIP security access at JFK?

I recently took a trip in F on JFK-NRT and was escorted by the third party VIP security access at T1, but reading through a recent trip report online it seems it wasn't offered. Does JL look at the FF membership tier on fight record or payment method of the flight (cash vs JL miles vs non-JL miles) ?
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Old Aug 13, 19, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by jix View Post
What's the criteria of the VIP security access at JFK?

I recently took a trip in F on JFK-NRT and was escorted by the third party VIP security access at T1, but reading through a recent trip report online it seems it wasn't offered. Does JL look at the FF membership tier on fight record or payment method of the flight (cash vs JL miles vs non-JL miles) ?
Maybe VIP One was running a promotion to get customers?

It may of course be that status or cash tickets is a factor, but I would still guess that it is a part of a push from the private security firm to generate knowledge about their services.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 11:41 am
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What are limitations of the Japan Explorer Pass? If I'm looking to pick up some FOP during my trip to Japan, is it possible to book more than one round trip using the explorer pass to OKA?
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Old Aug 21, 19, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by lokisnake View Post
What are limitations of the Japan Explorer Pass? If I'm looking to pick up some FOP during my trip to Japan, is it possible to book more than one round trip using the explorer pass to OKA?
I didn't have an issue booking 3 segments on the same day on 2 separate tickets/bookings (2 flights on one booking then 1 flight on another).
It wouldn't let me do more than 2 segments on the same booking on the same day. I didn't try 2 round trips but I imagine it would work on 2 separate tickets.

Limitations:
  • They only set aside certain number of seats for the fare, and you can only book economy (can upgrade to Class J / F at airport for +1000 / 8000 yen if there's space)
  • No seat selection at booking.
  • They only accept online booking.
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