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It’s now a lot easier to find Japan Airlines awards

by on Tue December 6, 2016 • No Comment


Japan Airlines offers some great award opportunities if you have miles with American AAdvantage, Alaska Mileage Plan, Asia Miles, or Japan Airlines’ own miles.

American Airlines’ website doesn’t display Japan Airlines awards, so until now  searching for award space required logging into sites like with a username and password, which is a hassle.

But Alaska Airlines is now a partner with Japan Airlines and you can search and book Japan Airlines award space directly on the website with no login required.

Just go to the Alaska home page, click ‘use miles’ and do your search for a route that Japan Airlines flies like Los Angeles to Tokyo…


And you’ll see results instantly.


Japan Airlines flights available for booking via the Alaska website are available for booking with other partner programs like American AAdvantage and Asia Miles, so if you see space on the Alaska website, you’ve found a good option.

You’ll have to call your mileage program to make the booking, but this makes it a lot easier to hone in on the dates that have space. And the Alaska site is a lot more snappy and smart about searching across dates than the slow as molasses site.


If you’re using Alaska miles, you’ll be glad to see it’s offering good prices, with Business Class just 120,000 – 130,000 miles roundtrip and First Class just 140,000 – 150,000 roundtrip, a great deal that almost matches Alaska’s great prices on Cathay Pacific flights to Asia.  alaskajapanawardchart

Japan Airlines serves these U.S. airports:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Honolulu
  • Los Angeles
  • New York – JFK
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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