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ANA Introduces Fancy New Meal Selections, PJs on International Routes

ANA Introduces Fancy New Meal Selections, PJs on International Routes

Old Feb 19, 19, 3:09 pm
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ANA Introduces Fancy New Meal Selections, PJs on International Routes

It appears we are in for quite a good surprise starting March 1.

Does anyone see this as a downgrade?

Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/ana-in...tional-routes/
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Old Feb 19, 19, 3:52 pm
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Looks like an upgrade to me, especially the amenity kits. My only concern is meal availability if you fail to order in advance... sounds like this might be an excuse to under-cater their flights going forward. I'm flying in C in a couple of weeks and will try to do a TR as soon as possible.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 6:10 pm
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Do folks know if this also means J class gets to keep the PJ's (perhaps not the cardigan)? For years, ANA had J class pajamas that were only for loan during the flight, which seemed silly given EVA and other APAC J class airlines (ones that give PJ's at least) let the passenger keep them.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 6:31 pm
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And has anybody who is NOT an ANA mileage club member succeeded in pre-ordering for a post March 1 trip on line? I am in United's mileage program, and want/need to credit the miles there. But I would love to pre-order my meals before travel in March.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 6:32 pm
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I think the amenity kit is better; the Ginza Essence Empowering kit promises to "provide (your skin) a beautiful natural glow as if it were born anew." I need that.
Also sick of the samsonite mini cases...
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Old Feb 20, 19, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by hardworking21 View Post
Do folks know if this also means J class gets to keep the PJ's (perhaps not the cardigan)? For years, ANA had J class pajamas that were only for loan during the flight, which seemed silly given EVA and other APAC J class airlines (ones that give PJ's at least) let the passenger keep them.
Iím hoping the PJs are for keeping...kind of creepy wearing PJ bottoms someone else has worn before even if itís laundered. Cardigan is a little different as itís worn over a shirt...
really looking forward to this service enhancement on my upcoming NH C long haul flights!!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by rosenkavalier View Post

Iím hoping the PJs are for keeping...kind of creepy wearing PJ bottoms someone else has worn before even if itís laundered. Cardigan is a little different as itís worn over a shirt...
really looking forward to this service enhancement on my upcoming NH C long haul flights!!
And who used the bed sheets and towels in the hundreds of hotels you stayed in?

I got over this quickly.

BTW, I've come to really like my 3 pairs of NH Business class PJ bottoms!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
... I am in United's mileage program, and want/need to credit the miles there. But I would love to pre-order my meals before travel in March.
You can at check in change the freq flyer number back to UA
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Old Feb 21, 19, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by royng View Post
You can at check in change the freq flyer number back to UA
Thanks for suggestion, but it's too high risk for me. I need those miles on United to maintain my status, and if anything goes wrong with the switcheroo (as has been reported occasionally) there's no recourse to fixing the problem afterwards. The last thing I need is some orphaned points in the ANA mileage program!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 10:33 am
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Try opening an account and looking up your reservation on the ANA website; it will not put your ANA number on the reservation unless you specifically request it.

One annoying footnote I noticed: codeshare flights are not eligible for meal reservations, including flights on ANA metal if booked under another airline's flight number. So not "all" ANA business class passengers will actually be able to use this service. I wonder if this means codeshare pax won't get their choice of meals and will just have to take what's available.
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Old Feb 21, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by roberto99 View Post
And who used the bed sheets and towels in the hundreds of hotels you stayed in?

I got over this quickly.

BTW, I've come to really like my 3 pairs of NH Business class PJ bottoms!
you have a point...especially towels...never wipe my face with hotel towels, even 5*...lol
since when did NH C have full PJ sets? I always thought they only lend out cardigans in C...F gets PJ tops and bottoms to take home...
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by rosenkavalier View Post
you have a point...especially towels...never wipe my face with hotel towels, even 5*
If that bothers you, what do you do at restaurants? The glasses and utensils have been in hundreds of other guests' mouths prior to yours.
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Old Feb 23, 19, 11:46 am
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If that bothers you, what do you do at restaurants? The glasses and utensils have been in hundreds of other guests' mouths prior to yours.
of course Iím aware of the fact that itís totally selective germophobia...I think we all have these idiosyncrasies...
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Old Feb 24, 19, 5:10 am
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Oh nice. I was getting tired of the Samsonites. Glad to see they're bringing the Globe Trotter kits to all routes and not just the HNL route.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 11:07 am
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To follow up my earlier posting, I was able to book my meals for our upcoming trip by going in through my reservation without having to register for their mileage program. Now we'll see what I get in the air, and I'll report back later.
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