Do ANA Mileage Club Miles Expire?
ANA Mileage Club Miles will expire 36 months after they're earned. The expiration deadline generally cannot be extended — except for top-tier Diamond members. However, general members can register to get a COVID-19-related extension. You'll need to register by February 29, 2024 to save your miles. Here's how to do so.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Slashes Fuel Surcharges by Around 40%
Good news for some travelers hoping to book award travel on flights operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA). ANA recently slashed the airline's carrier-imposed fuel surcharges by about 40%. Here's what travelers can expect as a result of this recent change.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club No-Notice Devaluation of ANA First Class Awards
Bad news award travelers: One of the best sweet spots in the points and miles ecosystem just got devalued. Effective immediately, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is charging up to 42% more points for ANA first-class awards. Yet, somehow Flying Club might still be the best option for booking these awards. Here's a full breakdown of the changes — and the silver lining in the dark clouds.
ANA Increased Fuel Surcharges on Awards as of October 1
ANA just increased the fuel surcharges it levies on flights on its own flights. The new charges applied to tickets booked on or after October 1, 2022. The new surcharges are a substantial increase on the previous ones and will negatively impact the value of ANA awards. But thankfully you can avoid paying fuel surcharges entirely by booking through the right partner. Here are a few options to consider.
You Can Now Fly ANA Business Class to Japan for Just 45,000 Virgin Points One-Way
One of the sweetest sweet spots just got even sweeter! Flying Club members can now redeem Virgin points for one-way ANA awards in any class of service. Combined with this partnership's unbelievable award pricing, this opens incredible opportunities for flights to/from Japan. But don't delay — deals this good don't tend to last forever.
ANA Slashes Surcharges, Drastically Reducing Out-Of-Pocket Costs on Award Tickets
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has drastically lowered the surcharges imposed on tickets to and from Japan and several other regions. While this won't necessarily make cash flights to Japan cheaper, it significantly reduces the out-of-pocket costs on award tickets. That makes already lucrative award bookings even better!
Maximize ANA Mileage Club Award Sweet Spots
We’ve written an in-depth post to help members understand ANA’s complex award charts, routing, and stopover policy which is a great place to start if you’re new to Mileage Club, and also a guide on how to book ANA awards which will help with the practical side of booking awards. Here we'll cover sweet spots to maximize your rewards.
Understanding ANA Mileage Club Award Charts
One trait of Japanese frequent flyer programs is the tendency to translate the program information in such meticulous detail, that readers suffer from data overload. The original intention with our ANA post(s), was to nail just one guide that touched on award pricing, definitions, sweet spots, and how-to book an award. But after digging into the program in depth, we’ve had to break it up into three posts. This installment will cover the different award charts with ANA Mileage Club.