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Sunday, January 24, 2010

JAL birthday upgrade and sale

JAL brings back Birthday discount and upgrade
JAL brings back Birthday discount and upgrade. Image by Japan Airlines.

The popular birthday sale for domestic tickets is back! Japan Airlines will bring back this once popular birthday promotion from April 1 2010. On top of that, JAL is running a birthday upgrade to domestic Class J promotion for JMB Japan members.

Birthday Sale
The sale runs from April 1 2010 till September 30 2010 (excludes August 6-23). If your birthday falls within the campaign period, you and up to 5 companions can enjoy discounted domestic ticket fares. The sale price depends on the route and one-way fare ranges from 6,000 yen to 20,000 yen. That's up to 74% off. 21 day advanced reservation is required. However you have to travel within 7 days of your birthday, i.e. total of 15 days of sale period, with the following exceptions:

Birthday / Sale Period
April 1 - April 15: April 1 - April 15
July 30 - August 14: July 22 - August 5
August 15 - August 30: August 24 - September 7

Tickets sale begins on February 1 2010! For details, you can refer to JAL website (Japanese only).

Birthday Upgrade
For JMB Japan members, JAL will give you two domestic Class J e-coupons during your birthday month. But you have to register in advance to take advantage of this offer. You can only register two months in advanced and the last day to register is the end of your birthday month, i.e. JAL is accepting registrations from JMB Japan members whose birthdays are in January, February, and March. The e-coupon will be credited to your JMB account in batches. Members register between 1st and 10th will receive their e-coupons at around 20th. Members register between 11th and 20th will receive their e-coupons at around the end of the month. Members who registered between 21st and the end of the month will receive their e-coupons at around 10th of the next month. The e-coupons will expire at the end of the month following your birthday. And the e-coupons are transferrable relatives who are eligible for your award redemption, i.e. up to second-degree relatives. For details of the birthday upgrade promotion, you can refer to JAL website (Japanese only).

Lucky JMB Japan members. I wish I have similar promotions in the US!


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