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Is Japan the Only Country in the World Where You Can "Buy" a Status with All Three Major Alliances?

Is Japan the Only Country Where You Can “Buy” a Status with All Three of the Major Airline Alliances?

Regardless of the country you live in, chances are high that there is some sort of credit card that allows collecting airline miles or points that can be converted to miles. There are also plenty of credit cards that offer free access to airport lounges – whether directly or through a complimentary Priority Pass membership. Similarly, …

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ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

Thanks to high-speed “Shinkansen” trains traversing the country from Hakodate in the north all the way to Kagoshima in the south and more than ten airlines connecting dozens and dozens of airports in a dense network of domestic flights, there is probably no country that is easier to get around than Japan. On top of …

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Flight Review: ANA 737-800 Economy Class from Sapporo to Naha Okinawa

Flight Review: ANA 737-800 Economy Class from Sapporo to Naha Okinawa

For quite some time, I wanted to fly on the longest domestic flight in Japan from Sapporo on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido to Naha on the southernmost main island of Okinawa. The ANA flight is operated by a Boeing 737-800 and covers a distance of 1,392 miles – oftentimes clocking in at more …

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Lounge Review: ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

Lounge Review: ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

Both JAL Sakura Lounge and ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose airport went through a renewal process in the last couple of years. While the JAL Lounge reopened in 2016, the ANA Lounge reopened in September 2017. I visited and reviewed the JAL Lounge in the past (see the review here), and I finally I had …

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Flight Review: ANA 777-300ER Business Class from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda

Flight Review: ANA 777-300ER Business Class from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda

Flight Information Date: March 22, 2018 Flight No.: NH962 Route: Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda Airline: ANA All Nippon Airways Type: Boeing 777-300ER Registration: JA735A After trying out Asiana Airlines and Thai Airways business class, and spotting in Phuket and Beijing, it was time to take the final flight of the spotting trip. The flight took me …

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ANA Unveils Details of New Honolulu Lounge That It Plans to Open in Spring 2019

ANA Unveils Details of New Honolulu Lounge That It Plans to Open in Spring 2019

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the details of the three A380s that ANA has on order. Besides the aircraft’s seats featuring some minor enhancements compared to ANA’s existing aircraft, the most interesting part about the A380s is that each of the three will be in a different livery and that the aircraft …

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Lounge Review: ANA Lounge Terminal 1 Satellite 4 at Tokyo Narita

Lounge Review: ANA Lounge Terminal 1 Satellite 4 at Tokyo Narita

After spending some time in the United Club at Tokyo Narita before departing on a spotting trip to Phuket, I switched over to ANA Lounge in the terminal’s Satellite 4. Hirofumi reviewed this lounge before, so make sure to check his review as well. The lounge is located near gates 41 to 47, one floor …

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ANA Now Offering "Bid My Price" Upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy

ANA Now Offering “Bid My Price” Upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy

Starting on April 17, 2018, ANA All Nippon Airways launched “Bid My Price,” a system that lets selected paid economy class passengers bid for upgrades into premium economy class, using the Plusgrade platform. “Bid My Price” is available for paid economy class itineraries starting in Japan, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand, and only routes between …

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ANA Cargo Confirms an Order of Two Boeing 777-200 Freighters to Be Delivered in 2019

ANA Cargo Confirms an Order of Two Boeing 777-200 Freighters to Be Delivered in 2019

Several weeks ago, I wrote about ANA planning to introduce two freighters with roughly twice the capacity of its current Boeing 767-300F aircraft. Now, it has become clear what the aircraft type will be and when the two planes will be delivered. ANA Cargo to Receive Two Boeing 777F in 2019 At the time I …

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