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Upgrade AA Ticket With JAL Miles

Upgrade AA Ticket With JAL Miles

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Lucky,

    I have two sets of tickets booked as below.

    1. JL 816 TPE-KIX, JL 60 KIX-LAX, AA 5914 LAX-SJC, AA 5962 SJC-LAX, JL 69 LAX-KIX, JL 815 KIX-TPE, booked on aa.com, Y fare

    2. JL 804 TPE-NRT, JL 7010 NRT-ORD, AA 1313 ORD-ATL, AA 365 ATL-LAX, JL 69 LAX-KIX, JL 815 KIX-TPE, booked on cheapoair.com, not sure what the fare is but the fare rules reads like Y

    Question: I don’t think it is possible to upgrade the 1st ticket using AA miles, let alone the 2nd one – but can I upgrade either ticket to business using JAL miles? How much would that cost?

  2. Agnes

    Hi Lucky,

    I have two sets of tickets booked as below.

    1. JL 816 TPE-KIX, JL 60 KIX-LAX, AA 5914 LAX-SJC, AA 5962 SJC-LAX, JL 69 LAX-KIX, JL 815 KIX-TPE, booked on aa.com, Y fare

    2. JL 804 TPE-NRT, JL 7010 NRT-ORD, AA 1313 ORD-ATL, AA 365 ATL-LAX, JL 69 LAX-KIX, JL 815 KIX-TPE, booked on cheapoair.com, not sure what the fare is but the fare rules reads like Y

    Question: I don’t think it is possible to upgrade the 1st ticket using AA miles, let alone the 2nd one – but can I upgrade either ticket to business using JAL miles? How much would that cost?

  3. David W

    You cant upgrade an AA flight using JAL miles. I believe you can upgrade JL legs using JAL miles though, but it’s slightly more complicated. [URL]http://www.jal.co.jp/en/121campaign/ugdiscount16/[/URL]

  4. Cal

    It is not actually that hard to upgrade JAL tickets using the JAL international upgrade awards. I just did it recently. That said, I called into JAL customer service to do it as I find the JAL website somewhat unwieldy.

    If it is a JAL operated flight but an AA codeshare I am not sure you can do it. Judging by the way you presented it, they are straight up JAL flights. BTW JAL7010 cannot be upgraded since it is a codeshare on AA metal.

    If there is availability for upgrade awards you will be upgraded right away. Otherwise you will be waitlisted. The TPE-US upgrade will cost you 27500 miles one-way but if only separate legs are upgraded then it is 10K for TPE-Japan and 25K for Japan-US.

    Verify that your fare class is upgradeable.

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