Trying to book ANA award

Old Mar 23, 18, 6:34 pm
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Trying to book ANA award

Trying to book an award in F on ANA going NYC to China. Ideally I'd like to fly into Shanghai or even better Changsha. What cities in China does ANA have most flights to? Also, I'm not seeing any award availability. Does ANA release award space close in or if there are no award seats a month out you aren't going to find any? Also, if I fly in on F and connect to a partner airline in J will I be able to use ANA F lounge?
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Old Mar 23, 18, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
Trying to book an award in F on ANA going NYC to China. Ideally I'd like to fly into Shanghai or even better Changsha. What cities in China does ANA have most flights to? Also, I'm not seeing any award availability. Does ANA release award space close in or if there are no award seats a month out you aren't going to find any? Also, if I fly in on F and connect to a partner airline in J will I be able to use ANA F lounge?
If there is seats available, ANA is pretty good at releasing some F availability close in. But for the Tokyo to China leg, short notice availability is far less likely.

If you arrive in ANA F and depart ANA J it is SOP to get F lounge access. More questionable if it will happen with second flight not being NH but can never hurt to bring your boarding pass and ask. Same day connections only.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
Trying to book an award in F on ANA going NYC to China. Ideally I'd like to fly into Shanghai or even better Changsha. What cities in China does ANA have most flights to?
Timetable in Japanese. However, destination names written in English too.
https://www.ana.co.jp/int/airinfo/ti...pdf/180325.pdf
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Old Mar 24, 18, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
Timetable in Japanese. However, destination names written in English too.
https://www.ana.co.jp/int/airinfo/ti...pdf/180325.pdf

Thanks this is exactly what I needed to get an idea on where to look for redemptions
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Old May 17, 19, 1:26 pm
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Seems like ANA not showing partners on connection flights lately, anyone else? e.g. LAX-TPE doesn't return CA or OZ options that are on UA site.

Edit: LAX-PEK-TPE does not show while LAX-PEK does.. all CA segments available shown on UA. Is there some rule restricting this redemption?
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OP, what dates are you hoping to travel on? This may change everything!
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Old May 17, 19, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by frudd38 View Post
Seems like ANA not showing partners on connection flights lately, anyone else? e.g. LAX-TPE doesn't return CA or OZ options that are on UA site.

Edit: LAX-PEK-TPE does not show while LAX-PEK does.. all CA segments available shown on UA. Is there some rule restricting this redemption?
LAX-PEK-TPE-LAX is a valid routing for ANA partner award.

At least, I found in Y as
04Dec LAXPEK CA984 0040 0530+1
11Dec PEKTPE CA185 0830 1140
15Jan TPELAX BR006 1120 0650
65000 miles + 25330 JPY
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Old May 18, 19, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by roberto99 View Post
OP, what dates are you hoping to travel on? This may change everything!
Pretty much any dates in November show CA and OZ metal available LAX-PEK/ICN-TPE-PEK/ICN-LAX on UA and AC search engines in J, while not showing on NH search engine.
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Old May 18, 19, 9:32 pm
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60000miles +26330JPY in Y
06Nov LAXPEK CA984 0040 0530+1
13Nov PEKTPE CA185 0830 1140
20Nov TPELAX BR006 1120 0650

60000mies + 38330JPY in Y
06Nov LAXPEK CA984 0040 0530+1
13Nov PEKTPE CA185 0830 1140
20Nov TPEICN BR160 1515 1845
20Nov ICNLAX OZ204 2040 1450

Easily Found.
Are you trying to get bussiness class award ?

BTW,
LAX-PEK-TPE-ICN-LAX is an invalid routing.
LAX-PEK-TPE-xICN-LAX is a valid routing.
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Old May 19, 19, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
60000miles +26330JPY in Y
06Nov LAXPEK CA984 0040 0530+1
13Nov PEKTPE CA185 0830 1140
20Nov TPELAX BR006 1120 0650

60000mies + 38330JPY in Y
06Nov LAXPEK CA984 0040 0530+1
13Nov PEKTPE CA185 0830 1140
20Nov TPEICN BR160 1515 1845
20Nov ICNLAX OZ204 2040 1450

Easily Found.
Are you trying to get bussiness class award ?

BTW,
LAX-PEK-TPE-ICN-LAX is an invalid routing.
LAX-PEK-TPE-xICN-LAX is a valid routing.
Yes, business class as mentioned. And why is that first routing invalid? Seems like you pulled it up just fine in Y with destination TPE.

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Originally Posted by frudd38 View Post
Yes, business class as mentioned. And why is that first routing invalid? Seems like you pulled it up just fine in Y with destination TPE.
Only one stopover is permitted other than a destination.
So, you can't LAX-PEK-TPE-ICN-LAX. (destination TPE, stopovers at both of PEK and ICN).
You have to make either of PEK or ICN to a transit.
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Old May 19, 19, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
Only one stopover is permitted other than a destination.
So, you can't LAX-PEK-TPE-ICN-LAX. (destination TPE, stopovers at both of PEK and ICN).
You have to make either of PEK or ICN to a transit.
Okay thanks and to clarify yes I was simply pointing out PEK/ICN transits not showing up in J, not looking at stopovers.
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Old Jun 23, 19, 5:33 pm
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Seeing more discrepancies unfortunately.. UA showing 3 seats on BR LAX-TPE while NH only showing 1 seat.
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Originally Posted by frudd38 View Post
Seeing more discrepancies unfortunately.. UA showing 3 seats on BR LAX-TPE while NH only showing 1 seat.
NH always has discrepancies with BR. But when you call in they will take care of it. The agent told me to book the incorrect date and he corrected it.

NH Is SUPER STINGY about the $25/ticket phone booking fee.
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If I've got one segment with only coach availability and the second segment with J, do I have to call in to book? If I separate out as individual flights in a multi-city routing, I am able to select different class, but NH treats the connection like a stopover and I've already got one in the rest of the itinerary so violates routing rules. Is the a call situation?
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