Searching for award seats on Japan Airlines JAL
Have a lot of Asia Miles or other oneworld airline miles and want to use them on JAL? Usually you can’t search JAL seats very easily, but you can if you use JAL’s search engine.
Keep in mind you do need to be a member of JAL Mileage Bank, but it’s easy and free to join.
Once you log in, for international awards, click on JAL International Award Ticket reservation. Domestic, click on domestic. I’ll follow the international awards for this article.
The search box will appear and you select the region you’re flying from/to. Then you can select the city. I always enter my preferred dates and search by calendar so I can see that day and nearby dates’ availability.
The result will show you your city with a outline of a circle, which indicates availability. A solid diamond indicates award seats not available. One of the best parts of this screen is that you can now actually select all cities in the region you picked, and find other routings or destinations with seats available.
Once you click the dates, you can go to the next screen and see the exact flights available for award booking. Then just call your airline and book the tickets!