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There is yet another reason for passengers to fly oneWorld from Bangkok Airport since the newly renovated Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge is now open for business.

Together with Cathay Pacific, JAL sets the benchmark for the best lounges in Bangkok where home carrier Thai Airways offers rather dismal options for their Business Class / Star Alliance Gold customers. [click to continue…]

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Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines launched their frequent flier partnership last month (read more here) and now Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on select JAL flights.

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan JAL Double Miles July 7 - September 30 2016

The offer is valid on Japan Airlines flights between Tokyo and Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver between July 7 – September 30, 2016, and required registration. [click to continue…]

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Japan Airlines made an announcement early May that they intended to start codeshare and frequent flier partnership with Alaska Airlines on June 29, 2016, pending government approval.

Japan Airlines & Alaska Airlines Partnership Update

Apparently that approval has gone through as both airlines have not updated their websites with accrual information and JAL with Alaska Airlines award chart too. There is no yet information about redeeming Mileage Plan miles on JAL. [click to continue…]

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Japan Airlines and Alaska Airlines are becoming codeshare and frequent flier partners pending government approval.

Japan Airlines & Alaska Airlines Partnership

Japan Airlines expects to be able to start codesharing with Alaska Airlines on June 29, 2016, and the date for the frequent flier partnership is announced later. This means that Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will soon be able to earn and redeem on JAL flights and vice versa. [click to continue…]

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Japan Airlines has announced that it will cut one of their daily two flights from Tokyo (Narita) to Paris as demand for this route slowed down dramatically after the terror attacks.

Japan Airlines B777

JAL will cut their daily Narita-Paris CDG flight effective January 12th 2016 (certain days per week will remain) and continues to serve Paris out of their Tokyo-Haneda Hub with a daily connection. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]