JAL Mileage Plan Partner Award Fuel Surcharges

Middle East carriers have excellent premium cabin products. UPDATE:  my workaround was updated. As I posted yesterday, JAL recently imposed fuel surcharges on Emirates award flights.  As TTM reader Josh pointed out, JAL published their award surcharges (maximum rates) online.  Here is JAL’s new fuel surcharge policy for partner award flights and my analysis on how to minimize these fuel surcharges. JAL Partner Award Fuel Surcharge Policy TAXES AND FEES: Each award is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees which must be paid by the customer when award travel is ticketed.  These fees are calculated based on the customer’s specific…

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Booking Around-the-World Tickets With Miles: Step 1, Plan

Sunset at the UAE Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi We’ve all dreamed about flying around the world, although few have actually achieved it.  I met a guy who, along with his friend, quit their jobs and bought a $5,000 per-person around-the-world Delta ticket (economy) through Groupon.  Amazing, right?   Ten stopovers is great compared to what you can get today on an around-the-world award ticket (up to 7).  I created a sample Singapore Airlines around-the-world itinerary to illustrate how the process works and to calculate fuel surcharges.  It is worth noting that Korea Air also offers an around-the-world award ticket that I will write…