Domestic upgrade

Old Oct 29, 18, 5:55 pm
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Domestic upgrade

Hello, just booked tickets from ITM to HND for next Feb. We are in economy at the moment, what is the chance we can upgrade to premium at the airport? And how much would it be if available? Iím hoping itís such a short flight, not many people bother paying more to fly in premium. The reason Iím asking is that we may need the extra baggage allowance. Thanks.
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Old Oct 29, 18, 11:27 pm
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Same day upgrade is 11, 000 yen, if you are an AMC member, you can upgrade 2 days in advance at 10,000 yen.

Generally, my experience is that the premium cabins fill up and quite a lot with booked tickets. You can try some dummy bookings for your flight number 3-4 days out from today and see how it looks to get a feeling for the loads
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Old Oct 30, 18, 3:20 am
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FYI, extra baggage costs not much for domestic flights.
Upto 10kg, it costs 2,000JPY, upto 20kg costs 3500JPY.
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Old Nov 1, 18, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by rontse View Post
Hello, just booked tickets from ITM to HND for next Feb.... Iím hoping itís such a short flight, not many people bother paying more to fly in premium.
Tokyo Ė Osaka is heavy business route frequented by VIPs, corporate executives, entertainment elites, and political type who pay for Premium Cabin. In the U.S. politicians are public servant and they will not fly first class or business class in public view. But politicians in Japan proudly fly first and business class in view of public.

Over at JAL, few key domestic routes have first class service and HND-ITM is one with first class service. Reason JAL chose HND-ITM for first class service is because there is a demand for that.

It is Thursday evening at Japan. I am looking at Fridayís ITM-HND reservation on ANA website. There are 15 flights on ITM-HND and only three flights have availability in Premium class, first two flights in early morning have availability, and one flight at noon time has one seat available. All other flights are sold out in Premium Class.
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Old Nov 1, 18, 10:05 am
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And, for 415 seats 777-200, you will see 50-100 passengers in Diamond member priority lane, and 100-150 passengers in Pirority lane in weekdays.
There are small number of non-status members in this route.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 9:45 pm
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Totally agree with what was mentioned above.

If you want a better chance at snagging an upgrade, you should fly Kobe UKB-HND or Kansai KIX-HND. If are you are in Central Osaka, going to ITM vs. UKB isn't that far off, maybe 20 minutes more or so for UKB. On the flipside, going to KIX is a bit of a nuisance unless you're in Southern Osaka or are in proximity of Kyoto or Shin-Osaka Sta., in which case you could book a Haruka Ltd. Express to KIX - though probably not worth the effort just to upgrade a 55 mins flight!
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Old Nov 5, 18, 11:25 am
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Thank you everyone!

If the excess baggage fee is reasonable, Iím happy to stay in economy for an hour.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
And, for 415 seats 777-200, you will see 50-100 passengers in Diamond member priority lane, and 100-150 passengers in Pirority lane in weekdays.
There are small number of non-status members in this route.
My experience as well. Feels like 1/3 of the plane is Diamond and the rest platinum etc.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 11:43 pm
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Hello.

how do the mileage post after domestic upgrade? F or A or P? thanks.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by pbd456 View Post
Hello.

how do the mileage post after domestic upgrade? F or A or P? thanks.
For ANA mileage account, posted as class S, and earns additional 50% miles.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 8:47 pm
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Thanks... do u think it will post as S class on other program?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by pbd456 View Post
Thanks... do u think it will post as S class on other program?
Not posted as S class on other FFP.
A few years ago, table for NH's domestic and UA posting class was listed in FAQ sticky.
However, I couldn't see anymore.

See
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/18705523-post9.html
Q: What booking class is my domestic fare?
A: The following seems to be what booking class each domestic fare books into on ANA and United:
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