Japan Airlines Business Class Awards Available, Up To 4 Seats Per Flight For Winter

Japan Airlines business class awards are wide open from a number of different cities, and you can book them using American Airlines or Alaska Airlines miles – as well as points from credit card transfer progams.

You’ll find availability out of Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and even San Francisco, New York JFK Dallas and San Diego. Broadly speaking this is available for winter months, with most available dates offering 2 business class award seats but some dates offering 4 seats.

Booking options:

  • American AAdvantage: is the best deal at 60,000 miles each way (more for connections beyond Japan). No surcharges are added to these awards.

  • Alaska Mileage Plan: is distance-based but assume 75,000 miles though connecting itineraries may cost more depending on the destination. Alaska is a Bilt transfer partner. No surcharges are added to these awards.

  • Credit card transfer options: Most of you will use either British Airways Executive Club which starts at 92,750 Avios each way or Cathay Asia Miles at 89,000 points each way, since both partner with a wide variety of card programs. Flights incur surcharges ~ $225 each way.

It’s also possible to use Air France KLM Flying Blue and Emirates Skywards but both are stupid-expensive at 125,000 – 160,000 points each way.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. SFO not so wide open. Just searched SFO-TYO for 2 pax and found only 7 available days in Jan and Feb.

  2. Thanks, Gary! Snagged a pair roundtrip for late Jan / early Feb ORD-HND-ORD for 120k rt pp.

  3. Yeah this was gone well before Gary got to posting it this morning. Literally nothing was available as described. Definitely a flash sale. Oh well.

  4. Pleasantly surprised at how much availability remained last night, at least for TYO-US. Outbound was all taken but Singapore had tons of Suites availability on LAX-NRT (2 seats, which breaks the recent pattern of releasing only one Suite on 777 flights!). Thanks for flagging!

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