JAL passengers can exchange miles for Priority Pass membership

First airline to offer this option

Japan Airlines (JAL) frequent fliers can now redeem miles for Priority Pass membership.

JAL is the first airline to offer this option to its frequent passengers.

Members of JAL’s worldwide frequent flier program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), can redeem 40,000 miles in exchange for a Priority Pass Prestige Membership and free unlimited access to over 950 airport lounges worldwide.

JMB members who earn miles from flights, hotel stays, shopping, and other activities can now easily redeem their miles for a Priority Pass Prestige Membership through JAL’s website.

The Priority Pass Prestige Membership normally retails at US$399 for a 1 year membership and offers free unlimited access to a global network of 950+ lounges in over 400 cities.

Upon redemption, members can download the Priority Pass smartphone app to access and use their Digital Membership Card or opt for a physical card which will be sent to their selected address.

Both offer a quick and simple method to access a growing network of lounges in key airport locations across Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Jun Kato, Executive Officer of Japan Airline:

“We believe that Priority Pass will greatly enhance the convenience and comfort of the airport experience and as a result, increase the loyalty of all our JAL Mileage Bank members.”

“This collaboration will cater to all our Members around the world and they will now be able to enjoy a comprehensive network of over 950 lounges worldwide, through the easy conversion of their JAL Mileage Bank Miles.”

Tony T. Low, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific for Priority Pass:

“We are very pleased to partner with JAL, and they are the first airline to offer airmile redemption for a Priority Pass membership.

“With over 950 lounges worldwide, Priority Pass has the largest lounge portfolio of any independent provider, and the number of new lounges in our network continues to grow each month. We continue to see strong demand for access to our lounges, with a Priority Pass Member using a lounge every 3 seconds and enjoying a seamless digital experience using our Digital Membership Card.”

About Japan Airlines (JL)

Japan Airlines is the second largest airline in Japan after All Nippon Airways. It is headquartered in Tokyo.

Routes: JAL flies to 51 countries and covers all continents. As of April 1, 2015, JAL flew 52 international routes and 117 domestic routes.

Fleet: JAL Group had 223 aircraft as of September 30, 2015, comprising;

  • 23 Boeing 787
  • 41 Boeing 777
  • 44 Boeing 767
  • 62 Boeing 737
  • 15 Embraer 170
  • 16 Bombardier DHC8
  • 9 Bombardier CRJ200
  • 13 Saab 340B

Alliance: oneworld

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