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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 4 – Final Round

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This is part 4 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking LAX-ICN-BKK using…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 2 – Comparing Ease of Award Booking

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This is a continuation from last week’s post where I compared my experiences booking a Star Alliance premium cabin transpacific award using United MileagePlus, Singapore KrisFlyer, Avianca LifeMiles, and Air Canada Aeroplan. Here, I attempt to book the same award using four less-common mileage programs: ANA Mileage Club, Asiana Club, Aegean Miles+Bonus, and Copa ConnectMiles. Part 3,…

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Delta “Disappointed” in Haneda Decison, Deciding on Fate of MSP-NRT Flight

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Delta, who previously threatened to cancel their Minneapolis-Tokyo Narita flight if additional US-Haneda flights were allowed, says it’s disappointed in the decision by the US Departments of Transportation and State and the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The deal will allow for 10 daytime slots and two nighttime slots at Haneda, which will be…

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ANA Becomes the First Airline to Make 100,000 Dreamliner Revenue Flights


Today, Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner.  The momentous occasion occurred at Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, and marks the flight airline in the world which has made 100,000 revenue flights in the Boeing Dreamliner. In the press release, ANA’s president and CEO, Osamu Shinobe, points out…

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ANA Award Chart Devaluation Pending! Here’s What to Book Before the Changes Occur…

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ANA will transition from a distance based award chart to a regionally based program in just a few hours. While the transition was scheduled for April 12th, I’ve confirmed with an ANA reservations supervisor that customers outside of Japan will have until 6AM Tokyo time to make reservations using the old chart…that’s 5PM EST today!…

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Trip Report & Review – ANA Business Class Tokyo to Taipei


With higher demand and a larger market in general, many Asian carriers fly wide body jets on regional routes. As a result, you don’t see the small “First Class” cabins you find on domestic US routes or the middle-seat-blocked-off intra-Europe business class. Instead, you’re likely to get a pretty big cabin, with seats that have slightly better legroom…

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