Earn Double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles on Japan Airlines

E ffective as of today, earn double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles for first class, business class, premium economy, and select economy class fares when you fly as a passenger on an airplane operated by Japan Airlines nonstop to Japan from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, or Vancouver through Friday, September 30, 2016 — but you must register for this promotion prior to the departure of your first flight.

Earn Double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles on Japan Airlines

The amount of double Mileage Plan miles you can earn when you travel on nonstop flights between the West Coast and Japan is unlimited — other than the actual duration of this promotion — but you must book your flight reservation with Japan Airlines.

Valid Fare Classes

Double miles are valid on fares booked in the following fare classes:

  • First class — A, F
  • Business class — C, D, J, I, X
  • Premium economy — E, W
  • Economy class — B, H, K, M, Y

Terms and Conditions

Flights must be marketed and operated by Japan Airlines. Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to your Mileage Plan account. Double Mileage Plan miles earned are based on the class of service flown and do not count towards Mileage Plan elite level status. This promotion is not valid on free or award travel. Double Mileage Plan miles will be awarded within six weeks of meeting the qualifications of this promotion.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the Mileage Plan program — apply; and this offer is subject to change without notice.

Earning Mileage Plan Miles on Japan Airlines

For flights taken on or after Wednesday, June 29, 2016, earned flight miles and premium cabin bonuses on Japan Airlines count toward Mileage Plan elite level status — specifically as according to the following chart.

Cabin Classes of Service Mileage Earned Bonus Miles
Economy Q, N 30 percent
Economy L, V, S, O, G, R 50 percent
Economy H, K, M 70 percent
Economy Y, B 100 percent
Premium Economy W, E 100 percent
Business I 70 percent
Business J, C, D, X 100 percent 25 percent
First F, A 100 percent 50 percent

Flights must fall within the eligible flight number range of 0001 through 8999; and your flight must be marketed and operated by Japan Airlines.

To ensure flight credit, the two-letter airline code of Japan Airlines — JL — must precede the flight number on your ticket receipt or boarding pass.

Mileage earned is based on a percentage of actual flight miles flown, with 500 minimum miles on flights shorter than 500 miles. No miles will be earned for classes of service not listed above.

You can add your Mileage Plan number to an existing reservation by either visiting the official Internet web site of Japan Airlines; or you can call Japan Airlines at 1-800-525-3663 in the United States and Canada. In other countries, please call 1-310-607-4160.


Although it is not the greatest offer of all time, this promotion is a nice way to celebrate the recent partnership between Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines — especially when earning double Mileage Plan miles during this promotion is unlimited.

If you are a member of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program, consider taking a moment of your time and a minimal amount of effort to register for this promotion — even if you do not plan on taking advantage of it.

Source: Japan Airlines.

2 thoughts on “Earn Double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles on Japan Airlines”

  1. Silver says:

    I am more looking forward to using AS miles to fly Japan Air’s F class, any idea when/if that will happen? By the the way, do know the US cities that Japan Air flies to & from with F cabins? Thanks!

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, New York, Boston, Honolulu, Guam and Dallas-Fort Worth are the destinations within the United States to which Japan Airlines offers first class cabins on their aircraft, Silver; and Vancouver if you count Canada.


      In addition, most of those cities will also offer SkySuite service on some flights:


      Wednesday, June 29, 2016 is the date when you can redeem your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for flights operated by Japan Airlines for fare codes F or A; so if you have enough miles, you should be good to go.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions, Silver.

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