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Which mileage programs offer online Japan domestic award bookings?

Old Jul 28, 13, 11:44 am
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Which mileage programs offer online Japan domestic award bookings?

I've noticed UA website now offers NH award Japan domestic bookings. Looks like simple RT only online. Plus, NH and JL, of course. Sort of remember BA does. Maybe AC,too?
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Old Jul 28, 13, 12:08 pm
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BA - Can book award flights on JL (including one-way and round-trip)
AA - No
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Old Jul 28, 13, 12:09 pm
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AC of course. Only Y award ever available.
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Old Jul 28, 13, 12:23 pm
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Thanks for prompt replies, guys.
US doesn't, either. So little hope for new AA.
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Old Jul 29, 13, 1:22 am
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Cathay Pacific does.
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Old Jul 29, 13, 4:15 am
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Cathay Pacific does.
*online*, so no...
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Old Jul 29, 13, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by O Sora View Post
I've noticed UA website now offers NH award Japan domestic bookings. Looks like simple RT only online. Plus, NH and JL, of course. Sort of remember BA does. Maybe AC,too?
That's great news if UA now shows NH domestic flights. Much better interface than NH/JL. Only 12k UA miles for intra japan RT. BA is even better for distances under 650 miles at 9k miles RT. Perfect use of miles for very expensive domestic flights like MMB.
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Old Jul 29, 13, 6:25 pm
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BA is even better for distances under 650 miles at 9k miles RT. Perfect use of miles for very expensive domestic flights like MMB.
The cash component is cheap too:
MMB to HND is 4500 Avios + 1.10 (One way)

Sadly, it seems you can't use BA miles for places like Ishigaki that are served by JTA, rather than JAL. At least, I can't get those airports to appear online.
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Old Jul 29, 13, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by jib71 View Post
The cash component is cheap too:
MMB to HND is 4500 Avios + 1.10 (One way)

Sadly, it seems you can't use BA miles for places like Ishigaki that are served by JTA, rather than JAL. At least, I can't get those airports to appear online.
Spent the weekend in MMB/Shiretoko this month using BA Avios I never could get ISG to show up on BA either, but now that UA shows NH flights, I've found flights to ISG for 6k one way instead of 7.5k to OKA booked through BA ^ I think there is a limit of booking 2 months out for domestic flights.
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Old Jul 29, 13, 11:01 pm
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You can of course book one way flights on the UA website. I noticed that there is a $1.70 "passenger facility charge" with online booking. It is free or was free over the phone at least with the Tokyo 1K line. I booked the most recent over the phone last month. I guess they just covered that to avoid the hassle of processing a credit card for 170 yen.

This PFC at HND increased in April 2011 to 170 yen.

p.s. I guess non-1Ks get hit with fees for telephone award bookings, so that covers the PFC and then some. I was thinking of going skiing in Aomori-ken and the airport was JAL-only. I recall that there was a booking fee with AA even though I am Platinum (the second highest level).

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