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ANA Devalues Its Award Chart: Rates Increasing by up to 33%

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Loyalty program devaluations are inevitable. ANA has now decided to follow up with a major change of its own — and it’s a big one.

Here is a full look at the changes being made to ANA’s Mileage Club award chart coming in April.

ANA Mileage Club Award Chart Changes: April 2024

For starters, the upcoming changes won’t start until April 18, 2024, so award travelers have roughly 7 weeks to book ANA and partner awards at the current rate.

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One of our favorite ways to get to Europe will now cost 100,000 miles round-trip. Image Credit: Vikkie Walker

You can view the full list of changes being made to the award chart on ANA’s website, but here are the biggest changes that will impact U.S.-based flyers:

  • ANA round-trip business class awards between the U.S. and Japan are increasing from 75,000, 85,000, and 90,000 miles (pricing for low, regular, and high season), to 100,000, 105,000, and 110,000 miles. This is a 33%, 23.5%, and 22% increase.
  • ANA round-trip first class awards between the U.S. and Japan are increasing from 150,000 miles (regular season) and 165,000 miles (high season) to 170,000 and 200,000 miles. This is a 13% and 21% increase.
  • Star Alliance partner awards between the U.S. and Japan in business class are increasing from 90,000 miles to 117,000 miles, a 30% increase.
  • Star Alliance partner awards between the U.S. and Europe in business class are increasing from 88,000 miles to 100,000 miles, a 13.6% increase.
  • Star Alliance partner awards between the U.S. and New Zealand in business class are increasing from 120,000 miles to 145,000 miles, a 20.8% increase.
  • Star Alliance partner awards between the U.S. and the Middle East/South Africa in business class are increasing from 104,000 miles to 130,000 miles, a 25% increase.

While these are some steep increases, you’ll notice that, for the most part, these rates are still quite reasonable for round-trip business class flights compared to other carriers.

That said, before you run off to start booking award tickets, there are a handful of cons to the ANA Mileage Club program that you should be aware of.

Namely, the program passes on rather high taxes and fees (with the exception of select Star Alliance partners like Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Avianca, United, and more). Furthermore, you can only book round-trip award tickets, nor can you cannot place award tickets on hold.

Hot Tip:

ANA miles can be easy to earn for those with a large stash of Amex Membership Rewards points. However, transfers from American Express usually take 2-3 days, meaning the award space could disappear before you have the chance to complete the booking.

Final Thoughts

Not wanting to be outdone by the news of yesterday’s Hyatt devaluation, ANA is the latest to raise award rates.

Devaluation aside, the ANA award chart can still offer some pretty excellent value to award travelers, albeit with some quirks that you need to look out for. Fortunately, you still have until April 18, 2024, before these price changes take place.

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