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! The distance based chart allowed for a few sweet redemption opportunities including cheap flights to the Caribbean (w/ multiple stops) and super low pricing to Tel Aviv from the US (if you could find availability…more likely for just one passenger). The current chart is listed below and the new chart is already live on ANA’s site.
- Pro Tip – Using AMEX MR to the Caribbean – Extremely Low Award Pricing and Multiple Island Stops Allowed!
- Pro Tip – Using AMEX MR for Tel Aviv – Super Low Award Pricing!
Now, unfortunately if you didn’t heed our earlier warnings, today’s reminder is really only for readers who already have ANA points in their accounts as transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to ANA are NOT instantaneous!