ANA seat sale ?

Old Dec 29, 18, 11:40 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
ANA seat sale ?

Newbie with ANA. Just wondering when ANA tends to have seat sale. Appreciate input. Thanks.
salfcl is offline  
Old Dec 29, 18, 3:26 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Programs: KrisFlyer Silver, ANA, Hyatt, Marriott, Garuda, EVA, Harmony
Posts: 11
ANA sales

I start looking every day starting in six months out. Found a $500. decrease in business class seat 5 /12 months out. I think there is no "one best time"- when you see a lower price grab it that day and then stop looking.
sanur08 is offline  
Old Dec 31, 18, 6:47 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,539
Almost always, ex-abroad (destination Japan). Check out the various ANA global websites.
What route are you looking at?
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Jan 2, 19, 11:18 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Almost always, ex-abroad (destination Japan). Check out the various ANA global websites.
What route are you looking at?
ORD or IAD to SIN.

Thank you.
salfcl is offline  
Old Jan 2, 19, 11:19 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by sanur08 View Post
I start looking every day starting in six months out. Found a $500. decrease in business class seat 5 /12 months out. I think there is no "one best time"- when you see a lower price grab it that day and then stop looking.
Thanks for the tip. And Happy New Year,
salfcl is offline  
Old Jan 2, 19, 3:33 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WAS via RDU, FLL, PHL and TYO
Programs: UA Silver (working on Gold), Hilton Dia, Marriott Plat, Radisson Gold, Hertz 5*
Posts: 3,855
The alert function on Google Flights is helpful for monitoring price dips.
joejones is offline  
Old Jan 2, 19, 10:55 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,539
Originally Posted by salfcl View Post
ORD or IAD to SIN. Thank you.
Are you looking for economy class or business class? Must you fly ANA?
Air China has SIN at 580 USD, ANA at 770 USD return in economy for March travel. As cheap as it will get. (google flights link)

Singapore airlines has been having the premium economy sale for quite a while now. (from LAX/SFO/JFK to south east asia). books into R class and earns 100% on ANA.
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Jan 8, 19, 8:46 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,539
here is an excellent seat sale on ANA from Los Angeles.
https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/01/07/...71-round-trip/
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Jan 19, 19, 6:05 pm
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Thanks for all the tips. Yeah, I need to clock 50k on NH to keep my status.
salfcl is offline  
Old Jan 21, 19, 6:59 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,539
Originally Posted by salfcl View Post
Thanks for all the tips. Yeah, I need to clock 50k on NH to keep my status.
the ends justify the means?
Seems you barely fly them......just wondering why you aim to keep ANA status?
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Jan 23, 19, 4:12 pm
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post

the ends justify the means?
Seems you barely fly them......just wondering why you aim to keep ANA status?
I fly *A airlines (SQ, BR, UA and NH ) and decided that ANA is where I would deposit my miles. When I moved out of AA, I was deciding between JL or NH and the latter seemed more appealing. Have been flying NH for just a year and liking it.
salfcl is offline  
Old Jan 24, 19, 12:30 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tokyo
Programs: Marriott Plat, HH G,Hyatt E,*A Gold, OW Emerald.
Posts: 2,539
Originally Posted by salfcl View Post
I fly *A airlines (SQ, BR, UA and NH ) and decided that ANA is where I would deposit my miles. When I moved out of AA, I was deciding between JL or NH and the latter seemed more appealing. Have been flying NH for just a year and liking it.
Are you aiming for Diamond?
If you are already a Diamond this year, try getting the superflyers card and you will be semipermanently star alliance gold without ever flying ANA again.
Tokyoite is offline  
Old Jan 24, 19, 12:36 pm
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Are you aiming for Diamond?
If you are already a Diamond this year, try getting the superflyers card and you will be semipermanently star alliance gold without ever flying ANA again.
Going for Diamond this year. Unfortunately, I am not residing in Japan. It would be nice to have the superflyers card.

Last edited by salfcl; Jan 24, 19 at 12:37 pm Reason: Update with more info
salfcl is offline  
Old Mar 23, 19, 10:53 pm
  #14  

2019 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 56
ANA is almost always more expensive than Air China or China Eastern, even under heavy discount. Air China is also a member of star alliance.
HenrySu1220 is offline  
Old Mar 24, 19, 10:23 am
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: NH Plat, AA Gold
Posts: 517
Originally Posted by HenrySu1220 View Post
ANA is almost always more expensive than Air China or China Eastern, even under heavy discount. Air China is also a member of star alliance.
I was not impressed flying with China Southern two years back and vow never fly with any Chinese airlines again. I was then a Skyteam Elite Plus and that airline would not even allow me to pre-select my seat when I flew coach. And the flight or the lounge wasn't that great.

I have no experience with Air China ...but found their First Class lounge in Beijing was rather bad.

I like ANA so far ...my only beef is with Star Alliance; the inconsistency in benefits from the different airlines, eg. Air Canada won't give me priority access to clear security in YYZ while I get that in LHR. And I don't get advance seat selection. SQ sends alliance pax to use another lounge. I am not used to this as with One World, such elementary services are available across all airlines in the alliance.
salfcl is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread