Japan Airlines Rolls Out New Surcharge for Extra Legroom Seats

Passengers flying economy on JAL’s international routes will have to fork out up to 10,000 yen for more space.

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Despite a drastic slump in passenger loads due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan Airlines has set a new fee in international economy class for seats with extra legroom, namely bulkhead seats and those in emergency exit rows. For JAL flights between Japan and the East Asia region, Guam, Manila, and Vladivostok, the surcharge is 4,000 yen (roughly US$38), while those flying to Southeast Asia will need to pay an extra 6,000 yen (US$58). Economy class tickets for long-haul flights to Europe, North America, and India will cost an additional 10,000 yen (US$96) for the privilege.

According to a press release, this new rule applies to international economy class tickets issued starting on November 10, 2020. Passengers holding JAL Mileage Bank or Oneworld elite status, along with those who have full-fare economy tickets with fare code Y, can still choose seats with extra legroom on a complimentary basis.

For more information, visit JAL.

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