Question about JGC Premier Renewal (new criteria?)

Old Jul 1, 19, 11:18 am
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Question about JGC Premier Renewal (new criteria?)

Hi,

I just saw a new notice about the changes in membership renewal on JGC website as below:

"Starting from the membership renewal period for the 2021 service year, there will be changes to the qualification criteria for automatic membership renewal.
Your membership will be automatically renewed for the 2021 service year if you earn at least 35,000 FLY ON Points or fly on at least 14 qualifying JAL international flights that are eligible for JMB mileage accrual during the calendar year from January through December 2020."


Honestly, this is a little confusing to me that, does this notice only mean that the criteria to renew JGC Premier without miles deduction has been changed from 25,000FOP/10 flights to 35,000FOP/14 flight but at the meantime, the 5,000 miles deduction policy will still exist as the other way to renew JGC Premier? Or it just simply means that the 5,000 miles deduction policy will be cancelled after next year and meeting the new criteria will be the only way to keep JGC Premier being renewed?

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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:32 pm
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Reading the Japanese text, I would say that the limit for renewal without mileage deduction is being increased from 25K to 35K or from 10 to 14 flights. The 5000 miles will remain as an option.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Reading the Japanese text, I would say that the limit for renewal without mileage deduction is being increased from 25K to 35K or from 10 to 14 flights. The 5000 miles will remain as an option.
he’s asking about JGCP
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Old Jul 1, 19, 5:17 pm
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Maybe they are finally eliminating the 5000 miles option. This is for JGC.
Premier should not have any change as it requires many more miles anyway.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post

he’s asking about JGCP
OP is asking about the criteria for JGC but calling it something else.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jgchiker View Post
Maybe they are finally eliminating the 5000 miles option. This is for JGC.
Premier should not have any change as it requires many more miles anyway.
When I first read that, I was a bit hopeful that they were eliminating the 5,000 miles option. There is currently no indication of that, but maybe that's the next step.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post

he’s asking about JGCP
Uh... Was trying to say JGC Sapphire didn't know why typed in Premier
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Reading the Japanese text, I would say that the limit for renewal without mileage deduction is being increased from 25K to 35K or from 10 to 14 flights. The 5000 miles will remain as an option.
Thank you! That is helpful!
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This only applies to JMB members registered outside Japan.
https://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/jgc/enroll_world.html

Membership Renewal Qualifications
Notice: Starting from the membership renewal period for the 2021 service year, there will be changes to the qualification criteria for automatic membership renewal.
Your membership will be automatically renewed for the 2021 service year if you earn at least 35,000 FLY ON Points or fly on at least 14 qualifying JAL international flights that are eligible for JMB mileage accrual during the calendar year from January through December 2020.

As a JGC member, you can renew your membership by paying the renewal fee of 5,000 miles*, which will be automatically deducted from your JMB account at the beginning of March. This renewal fee will be waived for JGC members who earn at least 25,000 FLY ON Points or fly on at least 10 qualifying JAL international flights that are eligible for JMB mileage accrual during the calendar year. (Current requirements, applicable up to the membership renewal period for the 2020 service year).

In Japanese, FYI.
2021年度の資格の更新より、自動更新の基準が変わります。
2020年1月~12月の12カ月間にFLY ON ポイントを35,000ポイント以上またはJAL国際線にJMBマイル積算対象運賃で14回以上ご搭乗いた だいた方は自動更新となります。

毎年1月〜12月の12カ月間にFLY ON ポイントを25,000ポイント以上またはJAL国際線にJMBマイル積算対象運賃で10回以上ご搭乗いた だいた方は自動更新となります。
資格更新時に上記基準を達成されていない場合には、3月初旬にJMB積算マイル口座から自動的に5,000 マイルお引き落とし*のうえ、資格更新とさせていただきます。
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Old Jul 22, 19, 10:32 am
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I bet most of the 5000 mile renewal JGC freeloaders are inside Japan, not out.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by sixpaq View Post
I bet most of the 5000 mile renewal JGC freeloaders are inside Japan, not out.
There's no 5000 mile freeloaders in Japan as option is not available to Japan region members
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Originally Posted by sixpaq View Post
I bet most of the 5000 mile renewal JGC freeloaders are inside Japan, not out.
lol!
those “freeloaders” pay 10,800 yen/year (100 USD/year) to keep the credit card and enjoy the JGC semi-permanently.
so, roughly 2CPM valuation for JAL miles!
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