Hold on award tickets and 96 hour window

Old Jan 17, 20, 2:52 am
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Hold on award tickets and 96 hour window

Does ANA allow holds on award tickets? I've seen conflicting information online.

If they do, can the hold still be used within 96 hours of flight?

I saw that ANA allows award booking until 96 hours before first flight. I'm trying to book an award and have already initiated the points transfer from AMEX. I don't know if the miles will be there prior to the 96 hour deadline.

I'm about 8 hours from the deadline. Can I call and put the award on hold before the deadline, and then ticket it after the miles are there, even if it occurs after the deadline?

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Old Jan 17, 20, 5:37 am
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A moot point now. Miles posted and ticket booked. AMEX to ANA transfer took 33 hours
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by HanBkk View Post
A moot point now. Miles posted and ticket booked. AMEX to ANA transfer took 33 hours
ANA would hold a reservation if you have miles needed in your account.
You can book award ticket after T-96 by calling in.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by ijakov View Post
ANA would hold a reservation if you have miles needed in your account.
You can book award ticket after T-96 by calling in.
Seems pretty pointless, huh? Currently waiting on a MR transfer - rep said holding not possible.
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Old Dec 30, 20, 9:31 pm
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Anyone have a recent data point? Thank you.
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Old Mar 18, 21, 7:45 am
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I had an award held last year, seems to be very YMMV on the agent you get.
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Old Apr 29, 21, 7:00 am
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Any other recent data points? Looking to transfer Amex and Marriott points to ANA to book an epic family trip with hard to get seats next month and the hold will be of great utility.
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