Learn how to earn points and redeem rewards with the Japan Airlines JAL Mileage frequent flyer program.
JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) is the travel awards program for Japan Airlines (JAL) and its various airline partners. It is a program in which participating individual members have access to a range of rewards. These can be obtained in exchange for accumulated miles by travelling, staying at hotels, and buying or utilising the services of several partner companies.Learn how to earn and redeem your miles.
The JMB program offers no membership fee, and customers can easily join the program. For the airline's most frequent flyers, it also offers the Fly On Program, and a frequent flyer service status program: JAL Global Club (JGC) which is an exclusive club designed for experienced travellers.
How does JMB work?
In enrolling for a JMB membership, you may select the type of membership which is suitable to you. After your account is registered, you will be issued a membership card
together with your nine-digit JMB membership number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Since your PIN is used as password to access the services offered by the program, this should not be revealed to others. JMB will mail the card to your registered address.
The JMB program requires you to obtain mileage within the validity period of up to the last day of 36 months following the month of the flight or transaction date. If a JMB member does not accumulate mileage or does not have transaction within 36 months after becoming a member, JAL may cancel the membership of such member.
Types of awards from JAL Mileage Bank
The JMB program offers you a wide range of choice where you can take advantage of the award which matches your accumulated mileage. Once you've obtained that certain number of miles you may apply for the various types of the following awards.
|Award Tickets||Issued to redeem miles for round-trip award tickets by JAL Group Airlines or JMB partner airlines.|
|JAL Coupon Awards||Can be applied for making full or partial payment for JAL Group tickets, in-flight purchases, accommodations at JAL hotels and other purchases. Some of the few usages and restrictions of this JAL Coupon as follows.|
|JAL Charity Miles||Can be used to redeem miles for charities to help and sustain organisations which deal with environmental conservation and charity works|
|Partner Awards||Intended to collaborate with Asia and Oceania region members|
|Asahi Shimbun Digital Awards||Used to redeem miles for entry to Asahi Shimbun Digital which gives news in real time|
|JAL International Upgrade Awards||Permit the user to fly in the subsequent higher class of service than that of the purchased ticket|
|JAL Totteoki No Ippin||Used to redeem miles for chosen items which you can back to your family in Japan|
|Narita, Haneda Taxi Coupon||Used to redeem miles for taxi coupons from and to Narita Airport or Haneda Airport|
|Nikkei Business Digital Awards||Used to redeem miles to access Japan's number one business magazine 'Nikkei Business' through a smart phone, PC and tablet terminal|
JAL Membership Tiers
JMB Diamond is the highest membership tier in the JMB Fly On program. The JMB members who may enroll to the JMB Diamond program are those with any of these qualifications;
- Those who accumulated 100,000 Fly On points (including 50,000 Fly On points for JAL Group flights) or more;
- Those who accrued 120 flights (including 60 JAL Group flights) or more; and
- Those who have at least 35,000 Fly On points or more on JAL Group Airlines and/or Oneworld alliance member airlines in one calendar year.
JGC Premier is the second highest membership tier in the JMB Fly On program. The JMB members who may enroll to the JGC Premier program are those with any of these qualifications:
- Those who have accumulated at least 80,000 Fly On points (including 40,000 Fly On points for JAL Group flights) or more;
- Those who have boarded at least 80 flights (including 40 JAL Group flights) or more; and
- Those who obtained at least 25,000 Fly On points or more on JAL Group Airlines and/or Oneworld alliance member airlines in a calendar year.
JMP Sapphire is another membership tier in the JMB Fly On program. The JMB members who may enrol to the JMP Sapphire program are those with any of these qualifications:
- Those who accumulated at least 50,000 Fly On points (including 25,000 Fly On points for JAL Group flights) or more;
- Those who obtained 50 flights (including 25 JAL Group flights) or more; and
- Those who have at least 15,000 Fly On points or more on JAL Group Airlines and/or Oneworld alliance member airlines in a calendar year.
JMB Crystal is the first tier in the JMB Fly On program. The JMB members who may enroll to the JMB Crystal program are those with any of these qualifications:
- Those who achieved at least 30,000 Fly On points (including 15,000 Fly On points for JAL Group flights) or more;
- Those who obtained at least 30 flights (including 15 JAL Group flights) or more; and
- Those who accumulated at least 10,000 Fly On points or more on JAL Group Airlines and/or Oneworld alliance member airlines in a calendar year.
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JAL Lounge Access
Domestic and international airports
The members of JMB Diamond, JGC Premier, JMB Sapphire, JMB Crystal, and JAL Global Club have the privilege of using the departure airport lounge service based on your membership status. Since the lounges that you can use and its entry criteria may differ between airports, it is recommended that you should check the criteria in advance.
The JAL Lounge Access is a convenient way of travelling with stopover as you can use them when you're connecting from a domestic flight to a First or Business Class. You can also use this lounge when you have a connecting flight from a First or Business Class seat on an international flight to a domestic flight at the same airport.
Accumulating mileage in JMB program can be done by flying with JAL Group airlines and
JMB partner airlines, staying at hotels worldwide or by using the services of JMB partners. When you use these services you can get mileage and will be automatically credited to your JMB account.
JAL, AirBerlin, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, S7 Airlines, Air France, Bangkok Airways, JetStar Japan
Your JMB membership number must be provided when reservations or check-in are made. Mileage will accumulate based on the 'sector mileage', and the 'accumulation rate' by the class of service or the actual fare paid. JAL Group Airlines and/or Oneworld member airlines' flights with eligible fares for mileage accumulation are eligible for Fly On status qualification. The number of miles you can accumulate when using an upgrade award is based on the fare of the purchased ticket.
From February 15, 2013 (departure date), flights between the US/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico and South America booked in 'O' class are eligible for mileage accumulation. From April 1, 2013 (departure date), accumulation rates for W, B, L, S, N, Q class change.
Only tickets issued in the name of the member on eligible fares will be eligible for mileage accrual. Oneworld member airlines' flights with eligible fares for mileage accumulation are eligible for Fly On status qualification.
Only tickets issued in the name of the member on eligible fares will be eligible for mileage accrual. Oneworld member airlines' flights with eligible fares for mileage accumulation are eligible for Fly On status qualification. From October 1, 2013, LAN Columbia joins Oneworld and becomes eligible for mileage accumulation.
Only tickets issued in the name of the member on eligible fares will be eligible for mileage accrual. Oneworld member airlines' flights with eligible fares for mileage accumulation are eligible for Fly On status qualification. Flight mileage is eligible departing on/after October 30, 2013.
From November 5, 2013 (flight date), I, O, E, W, R, K, U, B, M, V, T, L, Q, X, classes are eligible for mileage accumulation, excluding Japan - Dubai route. Flights. In addition flights booked in P class are eligible for mileage accumulation until November 4, 2013 (flight date).
China Eastern Airlines
Only tickets issued in the name of the member on eligible fares will be eligible for mileage accrual. Oneworld member airlines' flights with eligible fares for mileage accumulation are eligible for Fly On status qualification. From July 1, 2013 (departure date), accumulation rates for D, I, K, M, O, W, Z class change.Back to top
When you have accumulated enough mileage, you can redeem it from a wide range of choice of awards. This includes award tickets, a class upgrade, and coupons which are available upon your application. If you choose award tickets you can redeem it for round-trip tickets offered by JAL Group Airlines or JMB partners.
This is one kind of awards in which you can redeem it when you accumulated a certain number of mileage. Upgrade awards permit the user to fly in the next higher class of service than that of the purchased ticket. Upgrade awards are applicable only for the flight and date originally reserved. When you fail to travel on the reserved flight and date, you will forfeit your award.
JAL Coupon awards
Another award that JAL is giving to their clients who have accumulated certain level of mileage is the JAL Coupon awards. These can be used to make full or partial payment for JAL Group tickets, in-flights purchases and accommodation at JAL hotels. These JAL Coupon awards have validity for 13 full months and starts from the first month following the month in which the mileage was exchanged into JAL Coupons.
JAL Charity Mile
This JAL Charity Mile is offered by JAL Group to continue the Charity Mile Project which is a part of the corporate social responsibility of the company. JAL is encouraging the
recipients of the award to donate it to charity to support organisations which deal with the environmental conservation and charity activities.
Partner Awards are issued by JAL who are members of JMB programs. When you obtain these awards you are entitled for air tickets, package tours, hotel accommodations and gifts offered by JAL Package Tours (JALPAK). For international flight tickets, JAL Group flights must be used where flights from the JAL Group are in operation.
JAL Family Club
JAL Family Club (JALFC) is a membership organisation for those who are abroad, and it has no membership fee. In addition to pooling mileage with eligible JALFC members, it offers benefits such as bonus flight miles and invitations to unique events.
JALFC has two kinds of members, the Primary Member and the Family Members. Your family's designated primary member can be any eligible family member 12 years of age or older, who is a JMB member and resides in a country other than Japan.
All other JMB members in your family (no age limitation) are considered as Family Members which are Primary Member's spouse, children, parents, and spouse's parents. No more than nine people, including the Primary Member may join a single JALFC account.
The various fees consist of the initial registration fee, renewal fee and family member additional fee (per application). The initial registration fee per family will be collected when applying for the JALFC for the first time. The renewal fee consists of a 1,000 miles to be deducted automatically as renewal fee every 5 years after enrollment. The family member additional fee will be changed for every new family member.
The countries eligible for JALFC are North America (including Hawaii), Central America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, Guam, Saipan and other countries in Asia Oceania.Back to top