OneWorld Airline Gives Away 500,000 Free Tickets


You rarely get something for nothing in life, but OneWorld airline, Japan Airlines, is bucking the trend and is giving away 50,000 free plane tickets!

These 50,000 Japan Airlines (JAL) free round-trip air tickets must be taken next summer, between July 1st and September 30th. Family and friends traveling together can apply as a group of up to four people. Crucially, applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free flights will depart from or return to Tokyo (Haneda) and Osaka (Itami / Kansai) only. That’s to encourage travelers to see less-visited parts of Japan and to go outside of the typical Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka tourist circuit, which will be especially overcrowded next summer as people flock to Tokyo for the Olympics.

Want to know where to stay? We have outlined the best luxury hotels in Japan. If you want to book any luxury hotel in Japan or beyond, use our luxury travel concierge. Our agents offer exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit, and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels if you book via our luxury travel concierge include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

To be eligible for one of these free tickets, travelers must be registered outside of Japan with the flag carrier’s Mileage Bank frequent flier program (joining that program is free of charge).

Applications for Japan Airlines’ giveaway will open in late February but you can bookmark it already and see how to apply here.

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