A matter of FOP's - advice please

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  1. ilgattonero
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    Hi guys,
    First post on MP! And I need some sagely advice on FOP’s. I am Planning to fly JAL executive YVR-NRT-FUK and am trying to work out what FOP’s will be earned on the domestic segment?

    Will it be treated as a normal domestic segment: FOP = mileage x class x 2 + 400? Class being the class booked - execurive?

    Lastly, would it make a difference if I choose JL3057 (economy only - operated by JAL express) ex NRT or JL327 ex HND were I can fly J? My thinking is that its not worth the grief transferring NRT - HND except for a matter of FOP’s.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hey! Welcome! [​IMG]

    I expect JALPak or one of the other resident experts will have a good answer for ya'. I'm guessing the NRT_HND transfer won't be worth it, but it would depend on your current / planned FOP count.
     
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    ...as well as your FOP goals.

    (Sorry, had trouble editing my previous post.)
     
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    Thanks!

    well the vancouver trip should put me about 2700 short of 50000, so I thought I would route my return via FUK to pick up the extra needed to make 50000. well thats the plan anyway [​IMG]
     
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    Since JALPak is probably sleeping let me do the calculations for you.

    YVR-NRT 4681 x 1.25 (C ticket) + 400 = 6251 FOP
    NRT/HND-FUK 567 x 2 (double for domestic) + 400 = 1534 FOP
    If you fly Class J NRT/HND-FUK 567 x 2 x 1.1 + 400 = 1647 FOP

    If you don't mind doing a small Mileage Run. Just do a simple FUK-OKA-FUK, FUK-CTS-FUK, FUK-HND-FUK. All these would put you over 2900 FOP.
    Just buy a Yokoso Japan Fare cost is about 21000yen roundtrip :)
     
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    http://www.ar.jal.com/world/en/jalmile/flight/jal.html

    So yes, there will be a difference.

    HND-FUK in J = 567 * 110% * 2 + 400
    NRT-FUK in Y = 567 * 100% * 2 + 400
     
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    I am not sleeping yet
     
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    Thanks. Yes was thinking to use yokoso fare for my return FUK-NRT. Hard to beat the price! [​IMG]
     
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    Hopefully this will help you plan your trips ahead.
     
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    The longest domestic sector is HND-ISG at 1228 one way. Just take that into consideration if you need FOP's
     
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    Is OP transiting or just adding the FUK leg?
     
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    Its included in the international fare so I am assuming its classified as transit?
     
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    yes you are on transit. If you miss the domestic portion the rest of your ticket becomes invalid
     
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    So your ticket is YVR-NRT-XXX and you are just doing a stopover in NRT and planning to buy a Yokoso to fly TYO-FUK? Why not spend the money on TYO-OKA instead?
     
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    Now you are getting me confused...in that case you are not using Yokoso :confused: Or am I missing something?
     
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    The yokoso will be to return to narita for departure.
    I considered OKA also but I was there in January, and then there is the ramen in FUK! [​IMG]
    Adding FUK return should just get me past 50k this trip.
     
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    you can also use visit japan fare... unless you get fumitani's agent who said no. also dont forget island hopping pass!
     
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    Island hopping and yokoso is the invalid combination that got them confused
     

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