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Does MileagePlus status provide benefits for an ANA operated flight ?

Does MileagePlus status provide benefits for an ANA operated flight ?

Old Jan 13, 19, 12:26 am
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Does MileagePlus status provide benefits for an ANA operated flight ?

Will United MileagePlus status benefit me at all for a flight I purchased using MileagePlus points? Or does United ignore status for award flights?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by alexcr View Post
Will United MileagePlus status benefit me at all for a flight I purchased using MileagePlus points? Or does United ignore status for award flights?
You have all the normal status benefits for an award flight as you do for a paid flight.

The only significant difference I can think of is CPU -- that is only available on award flights to elites with certain MP credit cards (Explorer/Club/PresPlus) and there is no companion CPU.

Did you have a concern about a particular benefit?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 1:01 am
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Does MileagePlus status provide benefits for an ANA flight booked through United?

I booked a multi-city flight to Japan through United. The flight to Japan is a United flight, but the flight back as well as two flights within Japan are operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and have ANA/NH codes. Will be MileagePlus status still get me benefits with ANA?

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Old Jan 13, 19, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by alexcr View Post
I booked a multi-city flight to Japan through United. The flight to Japan is a United flight, but the flight back as well as two flights within Japan are operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and have ANA/NH codes. Will be MileagePlus status still get me benefits with ANA?
When flying partners as a UA elite, you receive a limited set of benefit as a Star Alliance elite

UA Premier Silvers receive Star Alliance Silver -- a very basic set of benefits --
Priority reservations waitlist
Priority Stand-by
Essentially nothing but there may be a check-in benefit sometimes

Other UA Premiers (Gold and higher) do better as Star Alliance Gold
Priority Airport Check-in
Extra Baggage Allowance
Gold Track (Priority Security & Immigration)
Airport Lounge Access
Priority Boarding
Priority Baggage Handling
Priority Reservation Waitlist
Priority Airport Stand-by
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:24 am
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1K flying on ANA

I was wondering if there are any benefits, preferred seats, etc.
It would be on a K fare so can't use the GPU.
Is a 2 hr connection United to Ana...SFO-NRT-BKK doable?
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:31 am
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2 hours is absolutely no problem. "No" on preferred seats. Access to lounges and priority boarding are about only benefits.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:33 am
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Two hours conx is fine, that is, as long as UA isn't too late. Depending on which gates, you could do a fair amount of walking at NRT.
IME, 1Ks on NH are bundled with *A Gold, so nothing special. If you haven't tried the NH lounge in NRT, check it out.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:37 am
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No preferred seating, 1K status doesn't matter outside of United - what you will be able to use is your Star Gold privileges. IAH-OIL-TRASH identified the key *G benefits, which doesn't include preferred seating.

For reference, even United doesn't allow other *A elite members (or *G) to select economy plus.

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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:58 am
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There are no "preferred" seats on ANA - once at NRT, inside the lounge there is a concierge who can assign exit row and bulkhead seats if they are still available. As mentioned, 1K means nothing on other airlines, it's only *G that carries any privileges, which are the same regardless of whether you are UA Premier Gold or Global Services.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 11:05 am
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In a past, 1K-enabled, life i often flew on ANA. Several times I scored upgrades to biz just by asking (in that oh-so polite japanese way) if there were any upgrades for loyal 1K flyers.
It's always worth a try.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 11:30 am
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I often find that politely asking a gate or lounge agent for an exit row or other extra-legroom seat usually works out!
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Old Feb 27, 19, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by artvandalay View Post
If you haven't tried the NH lounge in NRT, check it out.
The ANA lounge used to be the highlight of my trip when I flew TRANSPAC often. They have showers there, so bring clean clothes. They'll supply everything else you need.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by GUM_elite View Post
I often find that politely asking a gate or lounge agent for an exit row or other extra-legroom seat usually works out!
I used to just ask to be seated near the front, and most often that ended up being upgraded to first class. Be polite, very polite, and just ask. Politeness is expected in Japanese culture.
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