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Jun 6, 19, 2:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

The article mentions other systems (primary and...

The article mentions other systems (primary and secondary, vague), implied that it's related to the cabin pressure loss, failed or stopped. Perhaps someone with technical knowledge of aircraft parts...
Jun 5, 19, 1:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

6/1 NH171 "Critical" Incident: Cabin Pressure System Malfunction

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190605-00000002-awire-soci
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ok1WBbfk78

On June 1st, NH 171, departing San Jose for Tokyo Narita, encountered multiple system...
Jun 5, 19, 1:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

JFK flights usually have the highest load factor...

JFK flights usually have the highest load factor in F.

Could also be an indicator that activity is slowing and Japanese companies aren't shuffling their C-levels in F right now. In 2009-2010, F...
Jun 4, 19, 11:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Were these two separate bookings or in the same...

Were these two separate bookings or in the same itinerary?

If in the same itinerary, I +1 CPH-Flyer and also would surprised.

I recently booked an itinerary that has a ~28 hour connection at...
May 16, 19, 2:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,626
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

I've had a few SG legs this year and the...

I've had a few SG legs this year and the introduction of N fares led me to book with SQ. I used to fly LAX-NRT-SIN on E fares and used upgrade points to sit in C. These E fare tickets have been...
May 16, 19, 1:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 9,406
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Best to carry shorts, t-shirts, and breathable...

Best to carry shorts, t-shirts, and breathable sweatpants with you when flying on Japanese carriers to cope with potentially warm temperatures!
May 16, 19, 1:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

The inflight announcements on Star Wars jets are...

The inflight announcements on Star Wars jets are quite annoying, especially when the speakers are turned up! The last thing you want on a red-eye flight is R2-D2 chirping at you with a slew of...
Apr 5, 19, 2:29 am
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

All the seats and foot cubbies on ANA's Staggered...

All the seats and foot cubbies on ANA's Staggered Business Class are identical, unlike in SQ where the bulkheads have considerably more legroom. The bulkhead seats have a built-in closet for the crew...
Apr 3, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

ANA initiated a 'Bid My Price' program for...

ANA initiated a 'Bid My Price' program for upgrades. 7 days prior to departure, you may receive an email allowing you to bid for PY. Not sure if a UA booking on NH-operated would be eligible....
Apr 3, 19, 2:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,011
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

I wouldn't get too optimistic with award seat...

I wouldn't get too optimistic with award seat waitlists clearing with ANA. Much better chance of upgrades clearing than outright awards.

I booked a C award seat for SIN - HND - SIN back in...
Dec 11, 18, 1:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,626
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

I believe the N fares also increase awareness and...

I believe the N fares also increase awareness and attractiveness for PY. For example, previously, purchasing PY on trans-pac flights was a hefty premium over flexible Y. For those not seeking status...
Nov 23, 18, 3:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

I agree. I've witnessed more and more angry pax...

I agree. I've witnessed more and more angry pax over the years at the premium check-in counters. They're usually complaining to ANA staff that PY seats were not shown during online check-in, that...
Nov 20, 18, 11:43 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

+1, you can ask after the mains are distributed...

+1, you can ask after the mains are distributed or tell the flight attendants beforehand that you'd like to sample both Japanese and Western mains or multiple Western mains. They'll likely ask you...
Nov 20, 18, 11:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

NH*G Complimentary Upgrade to Premium Economy to end 3/31/2020!!!

https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/amc/news/info/201810/py/?cid=EMM180652mif_e

https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/amc/promo/py_upgrade/

This will be a huge devaluation of a generous ANA Diamond, Platinum,...
Nov 2, 18, 9:50 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 19,516
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

You can also look for ANA Suite Lounge vouchers...

You can also look for ANA Suite Lounge vouchers on Yahoo! Japan Auction or eBay. DIAs receive 6/yr, but since they expire in a year, unused ones are frequently sold online for ~$30-50 a pop.
Nov 2, 18, 9:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Totally agree with what was mentioned above. ...

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....
Nov 2, 18, 9:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Shuffling back and forth between airside & landside at Haneda/Narita?

Roughly 10 years ago, I cleared passport control and was airside at Narita. However, I forgot an item landside, thus got a hold of an ANA associate to help me re-enter the terminal. I recall being...
Nov 2, 18, 9:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

NH 8x DIA and MM here... The alliance with United...

NH 8x DIA and MM here... The alliance with United really screwed up ANA's pricing.

Back in the day, you were able to hold advanced bookings for ~7 days without paying. The pricing scheme was also...
Oct 21, 18, 1:32 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

As others have mentioned above, I agree with the...

As others have mentioned above, I agree with the 90-100% probability ANA does not allow this. Japanese companies and rules... it curtails risk-taking, inhibits innovation, keeps ROE miserable, and...
Oct 12, 18, 10:07 am
Replies: 14
Views: 13,816
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Still happens. Earlier this summer, they were...

Still happens. Earlier this summer, they were offering a $500 upgrade for HNL-HND. I agree, it's gotten rarer though. Perhaps, there are more outright C purchasers and better monetization of PY,...
Oct 12, 18, 10:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 13,816
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

You can call the ANA Reservations desk and ask...

You can call the ANA Reservations desk and ask how many people, if any, are waitlisted for an upgrade for your flight. All relative, but if you have no status with ANA and they mention 10+...
Sep 20, 18, 4:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

I haven't tried accessing T3's SilverKris First...

I haven't tried accessing T3's SilverKris First Class Lounge when traveling on NH.

Has anyone tried it? Do they allow you in or direct you back to T2?
Sep 20, 18, 4:47 pm
Replies: 1,917
Views: 207,862
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Clarifying Globalist re-qualification - Full 60 for promotion Globalists

I think it is noteworthy to remind 2018 Globalists who qualified from Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond via a year-end promotion will have to stay 60 nights to re-qualify for 2019, not 55.

The...
Sep 13, 18, 10:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By ANAStarFlyer

Thank you, this is very helpful. Was unaware of...

Thank you, this is very helpful. Was unaware of the early check-in feature at Changi!
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