Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Redeeming Our Pooled Mileage

For the past few years, we've been choosing Japan Airlines (JAL) over any other airlines for our trips to Japan. The promotional airfares from JAL are always more enticing and we do like the service we get on JAL flights. JAL is also quite generous with their mileage accumulation. No mileage for you on SQ with SQ's promotional airfares, you know.

I've written about the JAL Mileage Bank and JAL Family Club (JALFC) membership and you can check it here.

Although we need to pay a yearly renewal fee of 3,150yen for the JALFC, it is worth it. Accumulating mileage with JAL is easy. Apart from flying with JAL, there are other options to accumulate mileage as mentioned in JAL's website.

With JALFC membership comes the advantage of being able to pool our mileage with family members, as per the diagram below:

I just renewed my membership and a couple of weeks ago, I redeemed the miles we've accrued from our flights the previous year. 10,000 miles is worth 15,000yen in JAL coupon which is around RM550.00 at the current exchange rate. Sweet.

It took JAL only a week to process my request and have the coupons delivered to me!

We will either use coupon to pay for one of our hotel stay or dining at a JAL Hotel or use it for a spot of inflight shopping.


  1. Wow worth it! I guess having all this points reward sometimes do work out :).

  2. Wishing you and family Selamat Hari Raya and happy holidays :)

  3. @LV,
    for us, the membership is worth it. Have to do a bit of homework beforehand lor, to make sure we don't pay for it unnecessrily... :D

  4. @Mei Teng,
    Thanks dearie. :)
    Have a great weekend too! Going anywhere during the Raya holiday?

  5. I have mileage points with Cathay pacific flyers programme but the good thing is we don't have to pay any renewal fees. you just need to utilize the points within the stipulated time frame.

  6. @Life Ramblings,
    JMB also is a free membership but I upgrade ours to JALFC so that I can pool the family's mileage for faster redemption. :)

  7. This surely will help your vacation budget kan?
    I think this kind of membership is worth every yen you pay. Just a few days for Japan.

  8. for a family who enjoys going to japan annually, this is great and worth


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