Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Japan Airlines | JAL Mileage Bank
Reload this Page >

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

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

    Hide Wikipost
Old May 7, 20, 4:27 pm   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: Tokyoite
Wiki Link
Corona related JAL announcements page link.
https://www.jal.co.jp/jp/en/info/2020/other/200228/

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)
Print Wikipost

Old Oct 1, 22, 4:31 am
  #4141  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Singapore
Programs: JL Sapphire | Marriott LT Silver | SQ Gold | Global Entry
Posts: 6,761
IIRC, they only allow 1 domestic segment with 1 international flight. If you need the 2nd domestic segment, you'll need to book a 2nd international flight.

Or you can book the 2nd domestic on a separate ticket like below.

Ticket 1: KUL-NRT//HND-ISG-HND//NRT-KUL
Ticket 2: HND-OKA-HND
minizian likes this.
lcpteck is offline  
Old Oct 1, 22, 8:40 am
  #4142  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: KUL
Programs: JAL JMB Sapphire & One World Sapphire
Posts: 180
Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
IIRC, they only allow 1 domestic segment with 1 international flight. If you need the 2nd domestic segment, you'll need to book a 2nd international flight.

Or you can book the 2nd domestic on a separate ticket like below.

Ticket 1: KUL-NRT//HND-ISG-HND//NRT-KUL
Ticket 2: HND-OKA-HND
Thank you for the reply, do you any idea on why they dont allow mix of first class and other class booking? Or its is by system design that it will be that "all leg must be first class" or else nothing cant proceed in booking?

Last edited by minizian; Oct 1, 22 at 8:53 am
minizian is offline  
Old Oct 1, 22, 4:01 pm
  #4143  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Montreal, Canada
Programs: AC 25k, Bonvoy Plat, Hilton Gold, National EE
Posts: 36
My flight from NRT-MEL in December seems to have been switched from the Apex Suite to the Flat Shell neo configuration, is there any chance they switch it back closer to departure? I'd much rather have the nicer seats for a 10 hour flight.
kovy42 is offline  
Old Oct 1, 22, 4:19 pm
  #4144  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Metal Card (OWE), SAS Eurobonus Diamond (*G), Marriott Ambassador (LTP), Tokyu Hotels Platinum
Posts: 17,045
Originally Posted by kovy42 View Post
My flight from NRT-MEL in December seems to have been switched from the Apex Suite to the Flat Shell neo configuration, is there any chance they switch it back closer to departure? I'd much rather have the nicer seats for a 10 hour flight.
I guess we can still expect some route adjustments after Japan opens, which may also result in some fleet reassignments.
CPH-Flyer is online now  
Old Oct 4, 22, 6:47 am
  #4145  
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Posts: 2
Questions:-

On the booking website, I am invited to select my inflight meal. When I look at the choices, the options are all dietary requirements. I do not have requirements, and so, am I meant to leave the select option incomplete/blank, or choose my diet preference regardless (eg low carb, no diary etc.)?

If I have a front row seat in my cabin in economy, is there still inflight entertainment (as there is no seat in front of me for the screen to be apart of).
Adam402 is offline  
Old Oct 4, 22, 6:55 am
  #4146  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Metal Card (OWE), SAS Eurobonus Diamond (*G), Marriott Ambassador (LTP), Tokyu Hotels Platinum
Posts: 17,045
Originally Posted by Adam402 View Post
Questions:-

On the booking website, I am invited to select my inflight meal. When I look at the choices, the options are all dietary requirements. I do not have requirements, and so, am I meant to leave the select option incomplete/blank, or choose my diet preference regardless (eg low carb, no diary etc.)?

If I have a front row seat in my cabin in economy, is there still inflight entertainment (as there is no seat in front of me for the screen to be apart of).
If you have no dietary requirements, there are two standard meal options you pick onboard. Unless you are flying to Seoul, Busan, or Taipei where there is probably only one option.

Depending on plane, and which specific seat you have, there will be a screen in the armrest or on the bulkhead.
CPH-Flyer is online now  
Old Oct 4, 22, 7:03 am
  #4147  
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
If you have no dietary requirements, there are two standard meal options you pick onboard. Unless you are flying to Seoul, Busan, or Taipei where there is probably only one option.

Depending on plane, and which specific seat you have, there will be a screen in the armrest or on the bulkhead.
thank you for the speedy response! Im very grateful!! The meal options start with special meal (cannot select) and then dietary options. Maybe its because Im flying in from the U.K.?
Adam402 is offline  
Old Oct 4, 22, 7:22 am
  #4148  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Metal Card (OWE), SAS Eurobonus Diamond (*G), Marriott Ambassador (LTP), Tokyu Hotels Platinum
Posts: 17,045
Originally Posted by Adam402 View Post
thank you for the speedy response! Im very grateful!! The meal options start with special meal (cannot select) and then dietary options. Maybe its because Im flying in from the U.K.?
Pre order of the regular meals in economy is not available. If you need a special meal, you can select that.
CPH-Flyer is online now  
Old Oct 5, 22, 12:19 am
  #4149  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: LAX/TPE
Programs: United 1K, JAL Sapphire, SPG Lifetime Platinum, National Executive Elite, Hertz PC, Avis PC
Posts: 39,427
I was looking through the JFK airport information to figure out how to reach Terminal 1 if the AirTrain station is closed, and came across this very strange comment:
Even if you have a boarding pass for flights JL003/JL005, you need to present your passport information to the Immigration Bureau in advance of your flight, so please visit F counter in Terminal 1 in order to do so.
We don't have an "immigration bureau" or any form of outbound immigration check in the USA, so what on earth are they talking about? Does this mean I need to check in at the counter for a passport check even with a OLCI electronic boarding pass, and if I don't stop there and just go to the gate, my reservation could be canceled?

Also, I did not see any option to pre-populate my booking with passport and pre-check details in advance - I assume this is not possible until OLCI?
bocastephen is offline  
Old Oct 5, 22, 12:34 am
  #4150  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tokyo
Programs: JAL Metal Card (OWE), SAS Eurobonus Diamond (*G), Marriott Ambassador (LTP), Tokyu Hotels Platinum
Posts: 17,045
Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
I was looking through the JFK airport information to figure out how to reach Terminal 1 if the AirTrain station is closed, and came across this very strange comment: We don't have an "immigration bureau" or any form of outbound immigration check in the USA, so what on earth are they talking about? Does this mean I need to check in at the counter for a passport check even with a OLCI electronic boarding pass, and if I don't stop there and just go to the gate, my reservation could be canceled?

Also, I did not see any option to pre-populate my booking with passport and pre-check details in advance - I assume this is not possible until OLCI?
Your passport would need to be swiped by JAL before departure. I am fairly confident they can do that as the gate as well. But for non US citizens, how the CBP knows that they left the country again and did not over stay is from the passport swipe by the airline. So yes, there is an immigration bureau looking at the data....
CPH-Flyer is online now  
Old Oct 5, 22, 7:43 am
  #4151  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: YYZ
Programs: UA1K MM, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 1,196
Originally Posted by gokeeper View Post
Thanks all! I purchased the ticket today, the reservation detail page shows Acccumulating Mileage of 13,268 miles, which is a little bit fewer than the number 13,606 I got from the calculator with 125% accumulation rate, I guess it will be fine.
A quick update, first segment of the my IAP JAL ticket just posted, it did earn 125% fop, so IAP is not treated as tour ticket.
gokeeper is online now  
Old Oct 7, 22, 11:42 pm
  #4152  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 138
I'm from Hong Kong and currently as they finally removed quarantine hotel I am back to flying!

I'm CX MPC Gold and I have been eyeing the JGC to keep JMB Sapphire level, and seeing if I can make it happen next year. Have two questions:

1) I would like to ask if post flight credit (up to 6 months) will credit to the new year. I've some flights in Nov 2022 and want to credit to 2023 since JMB seems to count on calendar year.

2) Also saw they have the double FOP promotion till end of year... Would I be able to claim the double FOP restrospectively? Or alternatively if I request on Dec 31 maybe I can get the best of both worlds since it takes a few days to credit?
sparkj is offline  
Old Oct 8, 22, 12:22 am
  #4153  
Ambassador: Japan Airlines
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: LAX
Programs: JAL Mileage Bank Diamond, oneworld Emerald, Bonvoy Gold
Posts: 15,654
Originally Posted by sparkj View Post
I'm from Hong Kong and currently as they finally removed quarantine hotel I am back to flying!

I'm CX MPC Gold and I have been eyeing the JGC to keep JMB Sapphire level, and seeing if I can make it happen next year. Have two questions:

1) I would like to ask if post flight credit (up to 6 months) will credit to the new year. I've some flights in Nov 2022 and want to credit to 2023 since JMB seems to count on calendar year.

2) Also saw they have the double FOP promotion till end of year... Would I be able to claim the double FOP restrospectively? Or alternatively if I request on Dec 31 maybe I can get the best of both worlds since it takes a few days to credit?
FOPs from your 2022 flights will only be counted towards your 2022 calendar year flight activities. Theres no point of doing post-flight credit if you intend to credit towards JMB.
JALPak is offline  
Old Oct 8, 22, 12:38 am
  #4154  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Singapore
Programs: JL Sapphire | Marriott LT Silver | SQ Gold | Global Entry
Posts: 6,761
Originally Posted by minizian View Post
Thank you for the reply, do you any idea on why they dont allow mix of first class and other class booking? Or its is by system design that it will be that "all leg must be first class" or else nothing cant proceed in booking?
In terms of redemption or paying ticket? Any examples? Maybe some of the more experienced folks can chime in.
lcpteck is offline  
Old Oct 8, 22, 11:46 am
  #4155  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: YYZ
Programs: UA1K MM, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 1,196
Originally Posted by sparkj View Post
I'm from Hong Kong and currently as they finally removed quarantine hotel I am back to flying!

I'm CX MPC Gold and I have been eyeing the JGC to keep JMB Sapphire level, and seeing if I can make it happen next year. Have two questions:

1) I would like to ask if post flight credit (up to 6 months) will credit to the new year. I've some flights in Nov 2022 and want to credit to 2023 since JMB seems to count on calendar year.

2) Also saw they have the double FOP promotion till end of year... Would I be able to claim the double FOP restrospectively? Or alternatively if I request on Dec 31 maybe I can get the best of both worlds since it takes a few days to credit?
No matter when you credit your flight, the activity will always be the flight date. Double fop period is also based on flight date.
sparkj likes this.
gokeeper is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread