A Few Days ago I was checking the Redemption Rate for a flight from the US to the EU and I stumbled across these Changes to the Japan Airlines Partner Award Chart.
Change 1: First and Business Class Redemption’s for flights 1-1,000 Miles
The Business Class Redemption’s for flights 1-1000 miles have been reduced by 3,000 Miles while the First Class Redemption’s have been reduced by 5,000 Miles.
Change 2: First Class Redemption’s for flights 8,001-10,000 Miles
The First Class Redemption’s for flights 8,001-10,000 miles have been increased by 5,000 Miles, This will directly affect Emirates Round Trip First Class Awards from JFK-MXP which will now require 105,000 miles instead of 100,000 miles
All of these changes will take place from October 1,2017 so book all your Japan Airlines Partner Flights before that. Otherwise this change is very minimal and most redemption’s will not be affected.