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Trying to use ANA to Europe RT in Business

Trying to use ANA to Europe RT in Business

  1. JFA

    Want to go Chicago to Athens- can i have a stopover on the way?

    How about on the way back?

    Also can i open jaw this roundtrip?

    Say Chicago – Budapest-Athens out

    Istanbul-Stockholm -Chicago back

    Thanks for any help- spent a lot of time trying to research this but failed to get any clarity on this

  2. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=722]@JFA[/USER] – doesn’t look like there are a whole lot of good resources out there for ANA. I did find a couple from last year.

    [URL=’http://travelisfree.com/2014/12/04/list-of-airline-stopover-routing-rules/’]Travel Is Free had a post in December[/URL] with a chart of routing rules with a little more detail below it. It would appear that unless your itinerary departs from Japan, you don’t get a stopover.

    [URL=’http://milenomics.com/2014/01/free-domestic-flights-exploit-double/’]This post from Milenomics[/URL] in January 2014 points out that awards are distance-based and you’ll pay higher fuel surcharges on ANA’s own planes (though that may not be an issue with the routes you’re considering).

    [USER=4]@Lucky[/USER] [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] – maybe there’s a blog post here to help fill in the information gap on this topic?

  3. Anonymous

    [USER=722]@JFA[/USER] — Welcome! I guess my first question is do you already [I]have[/I] ANA miles? If you’re transferring from American Express, I’d just book this through Aeroplan, in which case you can have a stopover in each direction, or a stopover and an open-jaw. It’s a few more miles, but the fuel surcharges are potentially much lower.

    ANA now allows one stopover on a roundtrip (unless you’re originating in Japan), and you can have an open-jaw within the same region.

    [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] — It’s on the list, it’s just a [I]very[/I] complicated program now, and a post like that takes a bajillion hours. Hopefully soon!

  4. JFA

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 6927, member: 184″][USER=722]@JFA[/USER] – doesn’t look like there are a whole lot of good resources out there for ANA. I did find a couple from last year.

    [URL=’http://travelisfree.com/2014/12/04/list-of-airline-stopover-routing-rules/’]Travel Is Free had a post in December[/URL] with a chart of routing rules with a little more detail below it. It would appear that unless your itinerary departs from Japan, you don’t get a stopover.

    [URL=’http://milenomics.com/2014/01/free-domestic-flights-exploit-double/’]This post from Milenomics[/URL] in January 2014 points out that awards are distance-based and you’ll pay higher fuel surcharges on ANA’s own planes (though that may not be an issue with the routes you’re considering).

    [USER=4]@Lucky[/USER] [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] – maybe there’s a blog post here to help fill in the information gap on this topic?[/QUOTE]

  5. JFA

    Thank you for reply

  6. JFA

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 6939, member: 7″][USER=722]@JFA[/USER] — Welcome! I guess my first question is do you already [I]have[/I] ANA miles? If you’re transferring from American Express, I’d just book this through Aeroplan, in which case you can have a stopover in each direction, or a stopover and an open-jaw. It’s a few more miles, but the fuel surcharges are potentially much lower.

    ANA now allows one stopover on a roundtrip (unless you’re originating in Japan), and you can have an open-jaw within the same region.

    [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] — It’s on the list, it’s just a [I]very[/I] complicated program now, and a post like that takes a bajillion hours. Hopefully soon![/QUOTE]

  7. JFA

    Thank you for the very useful reply- will check out Aeroplan
    Do not have ANA miles but a ton of AMEX

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