Japan Airlines has also decided to extend Mileage Bank FLYON tier status by 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The FLYON status that members reached in 2019 and was going to expire on March 31, 2021, is now extended by a year.
You can access JAL’s page for the announcement here.
If a member reaches a higher tier based on his/her 2020 activity, it will be valid through March 31, 2022.
Here’s the information that JAL has released (Google translate from Japanese):
Thank you for using the JAL Group.
Recently, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, an emergency situation was announced in Japan, making it difficult for both overseas and domestic travel.
The JAL Group is also canceling routes and reducing flights, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
I am afraid that everyone is having a hard time forecasting their future, and spending their time worried about their anxiety, making it difficult for them to plan their trips and business trips.
Under such circumstances, we hope that you can feel a little safe.
We will extend the FY2020 FLY ON status (validity period: end of March 2021), which was achieved by boarding from January to December 2019, for one year until FY2021 (validity period: end of March 2022).
It turns out that both ANA and JAL extended their member tiers by a year precisely on the same date (last week). Their English announcements are still forthcoming.
I am glad that Japan Airlines has come to the same conclusion as most other airlines that this coronavirus is grounding flights for an extended period, and as a result, extended Mileage Bank members FLYON status by a year.
Here are the frequently asked questions by JAL:
[JMB / Frequent passengers] Are there any services that are not eligible for extension of FLYON Status membership due to the spread of new coronavirus infection?
[FLYON Status Member for 2020] We will inform you about the service provided by 2021 later. Please check here for details on extending FLYON status membership due to the spread of new coronavirus infection.
[JMB / Frequent passengers] Regarding the extension of FLYON status membership due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, is the status of the partner member designated in the partner status course also subject to extension?
[2020 JMB Diamond / JGC Premier members] The status of partners who are offering the 2020 Partner Status Course will be extended until 2021 (expiration date: end of March 2022). Click here for details on the extension of FLYON status membership due to the spread of new coronavirus infection …
[JMB / Frequent passengers] Is there any special handling such as extension of FLYON status membership due to the spread of new coronavirus infection?
Customers who have achieved the FLY ON status of 2020 by boarding results from January to December 2019 will extend the membership status of the same status in 2021 according to the FLY ON status of 2020. Click here for details…
[JMB / Frequent passengers] Is there any special handling of FLYON points due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection?
FLY ON points earned on flights operated by JAL and JAL Group flights from February 1, 2020 (Sat) to July 31, 2020 (Fri) will be doubled as usual for all customers I will do it. See here for more details.