Have You Heard About These Free Domestic Japanese Flights? | Money Saving Hack
Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Yep, FREE. Costs zero money. Your bank balance will not drop a penny. Sounds like a scam, doesn't it?
Except, it's true! To celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as well as promote what Japan has to offer outside of the usual touristic cities, Japan Airlines are running a competition to win 1 of 50,000 return flights around the country this summer for all foreign nationals.
If you're planning to visit the country for the Olympics or at all throughout the summertime then this is definitely something you should look into applying for! Here's how it works:
How to qualify for application:
-To qualify you just need to be signed up to their loyalty program and have a passport that's been issued somewhere other than Japan.
-Their loyalty program is done using a mileage bank, so once you've earned enough miles with them you can become a member of JMB and have all sorts of perks including applying to this competition.
-Fear not! You don't have to have flown with JAL before to have earned miles, they have a full list of partner airlines (that you can find here) that will also contribute to your mileage count, including British Airways, FinnAir, AirFrance, American Airlines, Emirates and lots more.
So you qualify but need more details?
-There's 100,000 free flights (50,000 return journeys) up for grabs
-All flights will depart from Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami or Osaka Kansai airports
-Before boarding your free flight you will have to prove you have traveled to Japan during summer (June 1st - October 31st)
-The period of travel for the free flights will be between Wednesday 1st July - Wednesday 30th September
-You can apply as a group of up to 4 people, and choose between a range of 3-5 departure/ arrival time slots for your group
Great, what about the application process?
-When you book JAL will show you 4 different possible destinations, and if you refresh the page you will be met with a different 4
-Once you would be happy with any of the 4 destinations, you apply!
What if I win?
-JAL will tell you where you're headed within 3 days of your application
-They will send you tips, info & guides to your destination to help you plan the best trip possible
-Information about any help when booking your accommodation is yet to be released
Applications Open Late February 2020
How fab does that sound? You can read the full promo on the JAL website here if you want to see for yourself. I'm so gutted that we're not heading out that way this summer or I would have jumped at this opportunity myself. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the application opening and give everyone a cheeky reminder so you guys don't miss out. Let me know if you end up going, oh and send photos! Meg x
****photos not my own****