Can I use Discover miles on a Japan Airlines flight... - Travel with Credit Cards Questions


ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » User Questions » Travel with Credit Cards » Can I use Discover miles on a Japan Airlines flight without blackout dates? Is it as...

Can I use Discover miles on a Japan Airlines flight without blackout dates? Is it as easy to use Discover miles vs JAL miles?

Answered on | Updated on June 23rd, 2018
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

Yes. You can use the Discover it® Miles credit card to earn or redeem miles for Japan Airlines flights. There are no blackout dates. You simply use the Miles card to buy any Japan Airlines ticket and then, when you see the purchase on your Discover account, you can apply your miles to the transaction and see it credited to your account. The redemption ratio is 1 mile = 1 penny. You can combine miles and cash when redeem for airfare. It is much easier to redeem Discover Miles than Japan Airlines miles. JAL imposes a lot of restrictions and limitations on to reward flights. Plus, you have to pay taxes and fees from your pocket as they are not covered with miles.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
INTRO OFFER: Discover will match ALL the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles. That's $600 towards travel!
Excellent, Good Credit
NEW: Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
Excellent Credit
Limited Time Offer: Enjoy 70,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
Good/Excellent Credit
See Rates & Fees

Other Questions in
Travel with Credit Cards

You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!