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[Expired] [Award Alert] ANA Business Class to Tokyo From 35K Points

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Want to try out All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) lauded business class for yourself? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve found a huge amount of last-minute award space from airports all over the U.S. and Canada.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know.

Fare Details

These planes will be flying ANA’s newest business class product, “The Room,” which is both roomy and high-tech. Even more unusually, we’ve found up to 9 seats available on these flights, which is unheard of for such a premium product.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK, EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Vancouver (YVR), and Washington, D.C. to Tokyo (HND)
  • Dates: April and May 2024
  • Rates: As few as 45,500 Virgin Points one-way (or 35,000 with a transfer bonus)

The best way to look for availability is via Seats.aero. Because these flights are fewer than 60 days out, you’ll be able to use the free version to look for award space:

NH Seats.aero award rate
Image Credit: Seats.aero

Once you’ve found flights on Seats.aero, you’ll want to head to United’s website to verify availability:

United ANA flights
Image Credit: United

Best Ways To Book

Your best bet to book these flights is to use Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. While you’ll need to call Virgin to book your flight, an excellent transfer promotion means you’ll be paying as few as 35,000 points one-way for your flight.

After you’ve verified availability on United’s website, call Virgin at 800-365-9500.

The best part about using Virgin Points is that they are very easy to earn. You can transfer Amex Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio. Capital One miles can be transferred 1:1 to Virgin Red, which can then be transferred 1:1 to Virgin Atlantic.

American Express and Capital One both feature a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin. If you depart from the West Coast, your out-of-pocket cost drops to 35,000 points. If you leave from the East Coast, you’ll need to transfer 37,000 points.

Finally, don’t forget to pay your taxes and fees with a credit card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which will qualify you for its complimentary (and excellent) travel insurance.

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Final Thoughts

If the screenshots above didn’t make it obvious, paying just 35,000 points to fly business class across the Pacific is an incredible deal, especially since United would charge you 110,000 miles for the same flights.

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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