All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the Japanese carrier flagship and is a member of the Star Alliance. Its frequent flyer miles program is known as the ANA Mileage Club

Recently, the points community has reported that ANA has significantly reduced fuel surcharges on ANA operated flights for award travels to as low as $1. So in wake of that awesome news, let's look at some best ways to use ANA miles that can be transferred from either the American Express Membership Rewards Points or Marriott Bonvoy Points

Best Ways to Redeem All Nippon Airways (ANA) Miles
Photo Credit: Points Life - ANA First Class

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    Best Ways To Use All Nippon Airways (ANA) Miles for First and Business Class

    Please note that ANA's award chart for its own metals also has seasonality charts based on low, regular and high season dates and redemption must be a round-trip ticket. Stopover is also permitted. 


    Fly Business Class With ANA Between North America and Japan Starting at 75,000 Miles Round-Trip 

    • ANA award chart has seasonality charts also that include Low, Regular and High seasons. 
    • Low season only requires 75,000 ANA miles round-trip in ANA Business Class between North America and Japan. 
    • Regular season requires 85,000 miles and high season requires 90,000 miles. 
    • Hawaii is not in the same zone as North America. 
    • Low season dates:
      • 2020: January 6-February 29, April 1-23, December 1-24
      • 2021: January 5-February 28, April 1-27 December 1-24

    Fly First Class With ANA Between North America and Japan Starting at 150,000 Miles Round-Trip 

    • ANA award chart has seasonality charts also that include Low, Regular and High seasons. 
    • Low season and Regular season require 150,000 ANA miles round-trip in ANA First Class between North America and Japan.
    • High season requires 165,000 miles. 
    • Hawaii is not in the same zone as North America. 
    • Low season dates:
      • 2020: January 6-February 29, April 1-23, December 1-24
      • 2021: January 5-February 28, April 1-27 December 1-24

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    Fly Business Class With ANA Between North America and Asia Starting at 80,000 Miles Round-Trip 


    • ANA defines Asia in 2 zones excluding Japan:
      • Asia Zone 1 includes China, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and The Philippines.
      • Asia Zone 2 includes India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Asia Zone 2 also includes Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan.
    • ANA award chart has seasonality charts also that include Low, Regular and High seasons. 
    • Low season requires 80,000 miles round-trip in business class between North America and Asia Zone 1.
    • Low season requires 100,000 miles round-trip in business class between North America and Asia Zone 2.
    • Hawaii is not in the same zone as North America. 
    • Low season dates:
      • 2020: January 6-February 29, April 1-23, December 1-24
      • 2021: January 5-February 28, April 1-27 December 1-24

    Fly Business Class With ANA Between North America and Australia/New Zealand Starting at 105,000 Miles Round-Trip

    • ANA award chart has seasonality charts also that include Low, Regular and High seasons. 
    • Low season and Regular season require 105,000 ANA miles round-trip in ANA Business Class between North America and Australia or New Zealand.
    • ANA does not operate First Class on this route. 
    • Hawaii is not in the same zone as North America. 
    • Low season dates:
      • 2020: January 6-February 29, April 1-23, December 1-24
      • 2021: January 5-February 28, April 1-27 December 1-24

    Fly Business & First Class With Star Alliance Partner Airlines Between North American and Europe Starting at 88,000 Miles Round-Trip

    • No seasonality charts.
    • High fuel surcharges with some Star Alliance airlines such Lufthansa and Swiss.
    • Round-trip business class ticket requires 88,000 ANA miles between North America and Europe on Star Alliance airlines. 
    • First class ticket requires 165,000 miles between North America and Europe on Star Alliance airlines if you can find availability. 

    Fly Business Class With Star Alliance Partner Airlines Between North America and South America For 88,000 Round-Trip 

    • No seasonality charts.
    • Low fuel surcharges.
    • Round-trip business class ticket requires 88,000 ANA miles between North America and South America on Star Alliance airlines. 

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