Japan Airlines to Allow Award Bookings 360 Days Before Departure
JAL Mileage Bank will now open its award calendar for JAL operated flights 360 days out, up from the previous 330 days. This is good news for JAL Mileage Bank members, but not so great for some partners. Here’s the full scoop.
JAL Award Chart Devaluation Coming November 20, 2018
Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a devaluation to its JAL Mileage Bank award chart. The coming change will take effect on November 20, 2018; however, don’t wait until the last minute to make an award booking, since the exact deadline is 08:59 Japanese time on November 20, 2018—which is late afternoon/evening on November 19, 2018 in the US.
Asia-Pacific Airline Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Policies
The Asia Pacific region includes some of our favorite carriers. Airlines such as Qantas, Singapore, ANA, Korean, Asiana, and Cathay Pacific offer a hard product and level of service well above the legacy carriers in the US. There’s also differences in the change and cancellation fees when comparing US and Asia Pacific programs, which tend to be priced in miles rather than cash.
Which Rewards Programs Allow You to Combine Points and Miles for Free?
There is a ton of information covering techniques to earn and burn points and miles. Advice on which credit card to add to your wallet, identifying airlines and hotels that will maximize the value of rewards points, and mapping out redemption options all over the world. One aspect of rewards travels that’s a little harder to unearth reliable information for, is family pooling and transferring of program points or miles. Here, we’ll highlight transfer policies for major programs, and offering simple ‘how-to’ instructions on sharing points and miles with your family and friends — all at no cost.