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For those who were able to ticket, you can list your flights/dates here...

September
Sep 5 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (willtravelfortea)
Sep 6 YVR-SEA
Sep 7 SEA-HND/NRT-SYD (EmmyDee)
Sep 17 SYD-HND-YVR (willtravelfortea)
Sep 17 YVR-SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (reton)
Sep 18 YVR-SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (surfingsd)
Sep 24 SYD-HND/NRT-SFO-YVR (reton)
Sep 26 SYD-NRT/HND-SFO-YVR (EmmyDee)
Sep 26 YVR-SFO (yutuyu)
Sep 27 SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (yutuyu)

October
Oct 1 SYD-HND-YVR (surfingsd)
Oct 3 SYD-HND/NRT-SFO-YVR (yutuyu)
Oct 3 YVR-HND-SYD (andrees71)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (llihlopf)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (kirker, Bugeater+1)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (Fredd/Mrs. Fredd)
Oct 17 SYD-HND (andrees71)
Oct 17 YVR-SFO-NRT (mowogo)
Oct 18 HND-SYD (mowogo)
Oct 22 SYD-HND-YVR (llihlopf)
Oct 23 SYD-HND-YVR (Fredd/Mrs. Fredd, Bugeater+1)
Oct 24 HND-YVR (andrees71)
Oct 24 SYD-HND (mowogo)
Oct 25 HND-YVR (mowogo)
Oct 29 SYD-HND-YVR (kirker)

November
Nov 2 YVR-HND-SYD (thyeri)
Nov 6- YVR-SEA-NRT HND-SYD (dany2k3m)
Nov 7 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (YYCCL3, acomp27)
Nov 8 YVR-HND HND-SYD Nov 11 (schnapperin)
Nov 8 YVR-HND-SYD (dlandz)
Nov 8 YVR-HND-SYD (Tracon, Mrs Tracon & Tracon jr.)
Nov 8 YVR-SEA (overnight)-NRT/HND-SYD (foxflyer)
Nov 8 YVR-SEA (overnight)-NRT|HND-SYD (pushmyredbutton)
Nov 13 SYD-HND-YVR (YYCCL3)
Nov 13 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR (acomp27)
Nov 14 SYD-HND HND- YVR Nov 15 (dany2k3m)
Nov 14 SYD-HND HND- YVR Nov 15 (Tracon, Mrs Tracon & Tracon jr.)
Nov 14 YVR-HND-SYD (VladQ)
Nov 15 SYD-HND NRT-SEA-YVR Nov 16 (schnapperin)
Nov 15 SYD-HND|NRT-SFO (pushmyredbutton)
Nov 19 SYD-HND-YVR (dlandz)
Nov 20 YVR-HND-SYD (stratofortress, Majuki)
Nov 22 YVR-NRT AC 3 (canadiancow)
Nov 25 HND-SYD NH 879 (canadiancow)
Nov 27 SYD-TYO-SFO-YVR (stratofortress)
Nov 27 SYD-HND-YVR (Majuki)
Nov 27 SYD-HND-YVR (VladQ)
Nov 29 SYD-HND NH 880 (canadiancow)
Nov 30 NRT-SFO NH 8 (canadiancow - upgraded to F)
Nov 30 YVR-HND (flmyngo)
Nov 30 YVR-HND-SYD (raccoon)

December
Dec 2 HND-SYD (flmyngo)
Dec 5 YVR-HND (devguybc)
Dec 6 YVR-SEA-NRT HND-SYD Dec 9 (seks)
Dec 6 YVR-SEA (overnight) (nomadic.relief)
Dec 7 SEA-NRT HND-SYD (nomadic.relief)
Dec 7 YVR-HND (jerryhze)
Dec 7 YVR-HND (pushmyredbutton)
Dec 10 HND-SYD (pushmyredbutton)
Dec 10 SYD-HND-YVR (raccoon)
Dec 11 HND-SYD (jerryhze)
Dec 13 SYD-HND NRT-SFO (pushmyredbutton - upgraded to F)
Dec 13 HND-SYD (devguybc)
Dec 18 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR Dec 19 (seks)
Dec 18 SYD-HND (devguybc)
Dec 19 HND-LAX-YVR (devguybc)
Dec 19 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR (nomadic.relief - upgraded to F)
Dec 24 SYD-HND-YVR (jerryhze)
Dec 25 SYD-HND (flmyngo)
Dec 26 HND-YVR (flmyngo)

March
Mar 4 SYD-HND-YVR (thyeri)
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Old Aug 9, 17, 4:12 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
It books into O, but that's not the same thing as requiring O.

For example, to upgrade Air Canada Y/B fares, you need P space available, but it books you into R when it's confirmed.

I know for a fact that there was no O space on my flight when I upgraded mine, because it was the first thing I checked too.
Ahh yes, that makes sense. I'm assuming that O was required to book, but it may just be a good barometer of the actual availibility and not a requirement. One thing that's interesting is UA seems to indicate mileage upgrades on NH cannot be done earlier than 8 weeks before departure, but we had no problems pushing it through; definitely not complaining

You inspired me to keep checking in the absence of my "O" alert
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Old Aug 9, 17, 5:28 pm
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Anyone have insight on upgrading Y > J? Stuck in Y on one of my legs (SYD-HND). ANA is showing only waitlist availability and don't want to transfer points only to not have any space free up. 3 tickets on the res.

What fare class is necessary ton upgrade Y > J? Any insight on when (if ever) ANA typically opens availability up? Doubt it, but would I have better luck with a *A upgrade?

Current breakdown: J9 C9 D9 Z4 P0 R0 G7 E1 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 L9 K9 N2

Thanks!
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Old Aug 9, 17, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
It books into O, but that's not the same thing as requiring O.

For example, to upgrade Air Canada Y/B fares, you need P space available, but it books you into R when it's confirmed.

I know for a fact that there was no O space on my flight when I upgraded mine, because it was the first thing I checked too.
Star Alliance upgrades usually require full fare Y/J for upgrades. I wonder if Z on ANA was included by mistake.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by keitherson View Post
Star Alliance upgrades usually require full fare Y/J for upgrades. I wonder if Z on ANA was included by mistake.
I don't think it's a mistake, ANA is quite generous with booking classes for *A upgrades:

https://www.aeroplan.com/saua/Guidel...gramGuidelines

Y to J: Y, B, E, G
J to F: C, D, J, Z
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Old Aug 9, 17, 7:33 pm
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How much time is everyone leaving for positioning flights? On my return, I'm only leaving 2.5 hours, hoping that is enough
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Old Aug 9, 17, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dlandz View Post
How much time is everyone leaving for positioning flights? On my return, I'm only leaving 2.5 hours, hoping that is enough
On the way there, I plan about 18 hours, because it's easy, and I can go out in YVR.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 11:36 pm
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If somebody wouldn't mind adding me to the Wiki it would be much appreciated.

Professional lurker so don't have the post count. Count me as one that had a Purchased/Not Ticketed reservation until this morning. Kudos to ANA.

Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (Bugeater+1)
Oct 23 SYD-HND-YVR (Bugeater+1)

Thanks All,
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Old Aug 10, 17, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
And to sweeten this deal, if anyone's booked on the ANA flights from NRT-SFO/LAX, these Z fares can be upgraded to First using 25k miles!!!!

I was able to put my request through on UA.com and it confirmed instantly
This might be a silly question but does the ticket have to be booked on UA.com in order to process Star Alliance upgrade using UA points? Is it possible to request upgrade on UA.com with a booking made on NH site?

Update: Answer is Yes! Found the Star Alliance upgrade request page on UA.com.

Last edited by aircam; Aug 10, 17 at 1:06 am Reason: Found answer to my question
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by aircam View Post
This might be a silly question but does the ticket have to be booked on UA.com in order to process Star Alliance upgrade using UA points? Is it possible to request upgrade on UA.com with a booking made on NH site?

Update: Answer is Yes! Found the Star Alliance upgrade request page on UA.com.
Yes, it's a bit hidden. But it works with the ANA confirmation number, and it doesn't have to be booked on United. And congrats, did your upgrade go through??
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by dlandz View Post
How much time is everyone leaving for positioning flights? On my return, I'm only leaving 2.5 hours, hoping that is enough
1 day before my outbound to HND and 3 hours for the return.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
Yes, it's a bit hidden. But it works with the ANA confirmation number, and it doesn't have to be booked on United. And congrats, did your upgrade go through??
Thanks for your tip! My booking is still "purchased, not ticketed" so need to call back NH to complete the transaction. Got the email from NH yesterday. Kudos to ANA, and thank you to OP!

I checked the ANA site for F award availability and there was nothing for my date. Not sure if award availability is same as upgrade inventory though.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by dlandz View Post
How much time is everyone leaving for positioning flights? On my return, I'm only leaving 2.5 hours, hoping that is enough
24 hours for the position and on the return on the next morning, but then I don't fly straight back home so it doesn't really matter for me where I stay.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 6:23 am
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My overall plan so far is to fly off to another Aussie city/town as soon as I get to SYD. Come back to SYD 3-4 days before my departure back to HND. Any recommended SPG or Marriott properties in SYD?
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by schwimmair View Post
I know this is HIGHLY subjective but is it worth it to upgrade to F on this segment?

I don't have UA miles so would need to transfer a 50K Ultimate Rewards to cover the cost.

I did look at the one way cost difference from J to F and it's looks like it would be a great redemption but just curious what y'all thought.
I didn't managed to get this ticketed so I can't do it myself; but yeah I'd do it. For me it's a no brainer to use 25k on a one-way upgrade to F on this. (Or GPU)
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Old Aug 10, 17, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by schwimmair View Post
I was curious about this too. Would the wiki be a good place to share tips on transit hotels, bus vs. train going to/from NRT/HND, Australia ETA's, UBER vs. subway in Sydney, sim cards, etc. Curious where everyone is going to stay too.
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Haneda First Cabin (5000-7000 yen) for a "dorm style" capsule
Narita Hilton (8000-13000 yen)
plenty nice hotels in fowntown
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