Japan Airlines

Earn Miles

Earn miles when flying on Japan Airlines marketed and operated flights for travel on eligible published fare eligible published fare ticket. Miles are also earned on Japan Airlines codeshare flights operated by other carriers, including oneworld carriers and oneworld affiliates.

Travel on Japan Airlines and affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage elite status membership.

What is an eligible published fare ticket?

Eligible published fare tickets must be:

  1. Booked in a eligible booking code — find the fare booking code by looking for a single letter which immediately follows the flight number on your ticket. Next, compare this booking code against the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine whether or not it is eligible to earn base miles and, at what percentage base miles will be accrued.
  2. On an eligible routing — check the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine if any origin and destinations are excluded from earning base miles.

International Flights — Effective April 1, 2013

Class of Service Purchased Fares Booked in: Base Miles (elite status qualifying) Class of Service Bonus Miles Elite Qualifying Points per Mile Earned
First Class A, F 100% 50% 1.50
Business Class C, D, J, X 100% 25% 1.50
Discount Business Class I 55% 25% 1.50
Premium Economy Class W, E 100%   1.50
Full Fare Economy Class Y, B 100%   1.50
Discount Economy Class H, K, M 70%   1.00
Discount Economy Class L, V, S, G, O, R 50%   .50
Discount Economy Class N, Q 30%   .50

Domestic Flights within Japan

Class of Service Purchased Fares Booked in: Base Miles (elite status qualifying) Class of Service Bonus Miles Elite Qualifying Points per Mile Earned
Full First Class F 100% 50% 1.50
Discount First Class E 75% 50% 1.50
Full Business Class J 100% 10% 1.50
Discount Business Class I 75% 10% 1.50
Full Fare Economy Class Y, W 100%   1.50
Discount Economy Class A 75%   1.00
JL flights 53 and 54 between Tokyo Narita and Nagoya, and flights 51 and 52 between Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai are considered international flights for the purpose of mileage accrual.

Redeem AAdvantage Miles

Use AAdvantage miles to book award travel on Japan Airlines flights with one of the following award options:

  • oneworld & Other Airline Awards - Awards that allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

All awards are valid for one-way travel — unless otherwise specified — and may be combined to create round-trip or multi-city travel. These awards are MileSAAver type awards and as such are subject to special seating limitations and to certain travel embargo dates.

View travel embargo dates on Japan Airlines.

To book award travel on one of our AAdvantage participating carriers or oneworld airlines, contact Reservations at 1-800-882-8880 (or your local American Airlines office). An award service charge applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our reservations office, Travel Centers or airport agents. View complete details on making award reservations.

View oneworld & Other Airline Awards

AAdvantage Elite Status Member Benefits

The following benefits apply to AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members when flying on Japan Airlines or their affiliate airlines:

  • Additional elite status bonus miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and Gold members
  • Additional oneworld airline recognition and benefits

Contact Information

Japan Airlines — 1-800-525-3663 or online at www.jal.com.

Missing Mileage Credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on Japan Airlines, complete an online mileage request form. When completing this form, choose the Japan Airlines from the "Select Airline Flown" drop-down menu.

View AAdvantage Program Terms and Conditions

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Japan Airlines has service eligible for AAdvantage mileage accrual and redemption within Japan and Asia and between Asia and the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America and Europe. Japan Airlines is a member of the oneworld alliance.

oneworld Affiliate Airlines

JAL Express
J-Air
Japan Transocean Air