How long does it REALLY take for status to post?

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  1. whkento
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    Hi, everyone.

    The JAL website says it takes 2 months for status to post after accumulating enough miles. Is that true, or is it quicker?

    I'm still planning to fly NGO-NRT-CLT this August and am currently 1200 miles short of Crystal. Would it be worthwhile to get those 1200 miles (maybe on the first weekend of July) to try to get status before taking the longer trip, or would it just be a waste of time/money?

    Kento
     
  2. Simon
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    Okay I believe if you achieve status let`s say in April then you would receive the status on the 1st of June. So it is up to 2 months but more than likely less. I got 50 k FOP a couple of weeks ago and I will get my new status from the 1st of August.

    When is your longer trip planned for?
     
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    Long time not see Kento san. If you get your 1200 FOPs (not miles) posted this month, you will be able to get Crystal status before your flight in Aug. If you are flying on partner airlines, e.g. AA, sometimes it takes a while to get the FOPs posted. So fly on JAL to get the 1200 FOPs if you can
     
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    This is how it posts.

    Any JAL international flight will post about 65-75 hours after your flight departs.
    • eg. If you fly on Monday 10am -------it should post on Thursday 6am-3pm
    Any JAL domestic flight will post the following night between 1-3am.
    • eg. If you fly on Monday ANY flight...it should post Wednesday 1-3am
    Status updates should be. the following month after.
    This is the chart
    Jan 1-Feb 28 Status April 1st
    Mar 1-Mar 31 Status May 1st
    Apr 1-Apr 30 Status Jun 1st
    May1-May31 Status Jul 1st
    Jun1-Jun30 Status Aug 1st
    Jul 1-Jul31 Status Sep1st
    Aug1-Aug31 Status Oct1st
    Sep1-Sep30 Status Nov1st
    Oct1-Oct31 Status Dec1st
    Nov1-Nov30 Status Jan 1st
    Dec1-Dec31 Status Feb1st
     
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    These seem like pretty long lags compared to some other airlines. Isn't it all computerized or do they do some auditing first?
     
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    It's all computerized, but JAL's system is slow compared to ANA's...

    ALL ANA flights taken before Japan midnight(if you take flights past Japan midnight(calculated to Japan time) time ex-bkk, ex-sin red eyes they post the next day)....will update between 2-3am the same night....

    status updates is identical with JAL though
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies. That's exactly what I needed to know. Now I have to convince my wife to let me go on a day trip this weekend, even though her birthday is Saturday... or just wait.

    I don't have the dates nailed down yet for the trip to the states, but figured it wouldn't hurt to get the crystal status first, if possible. I'm thinking the beginning of August.

    btw, thanks JALPak for the reminder re. FOPs vs. miles. :D
     
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    You need a better excuse than having a weekend getaway with your wife to celebrate her birthday? ;)
     
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    Ummm, well, I'm gonna go alone for the miles and leave her at home with our kids. She still said it's okay. I have no idea what I ever did to deserve her. Probably nothing. :rolleyes:
     
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    Holy crap! Never mind. I just tried to book a ticket and found out that the price was twice what I thought it was gonna be. I'll wait and work on the miles another time... I'm still determined to make it work, though...

    Jeez. I wish I had lotsa cash. :rolleyes:
     
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    Btw, we are planning a nice dinner for my wife's birthday. I'm not a total jerk. ;)
     
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    whkento (you wanna do a Simon type run?)

    You can get your last remaining 21k FOP for less than 13man yen ;)
     
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    You sure this is not a test?
     
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    You'd be crazy to do a run like me.
     
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    Simon he won't be crazy because he doesn't have to do 50k in a week like u!
     
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    True but for most normal people, even that small amount of flying is a lot.
     
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    Actually, my interest has been piqued. If I could get the rest of the miles at that price, I' be very happy.

    Tell me more, please...

    I should mention that I'll be available for much of the July 16th to Aug 30th time frame, but that's peak season, right?
     
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    Thank you, Simon, but not everyone I know would call me "normal". :confused:
     
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    ...especially my wife. :D
     
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    Terrible time to fly around Asia but rest of the world should be fine. Getting out of this place will be the difficultly i imagine.

    I guess I`d have to meet you and decide myself.
     
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    Fair enuff. :)
     
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    I have calculated no worries....
     
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    Whkento please check your PM.......I have explained. If you need help planning it out in more detail please let me know. I have made it nice and simple (best part you will be gone from home only 4 days) :)
     
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    So Whkento, are you going for the extra run or bang out some more flying in August?
     
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    I've decided to do Fumitani's MR plan and skip the trip to CLT this summer. It should take less time and money.
     
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