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[Expired] [Award Alert] ANA Business Class to Tokyo From 85,000 Miles Round-Trip

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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 decent award availability on ANA’s nonstop route between Mexico City (MEX) and Tokyo (NRT).

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

Fare Details

It’s too early to know whether these planes will be flying ANA’s newest business class product, “The Room,” but even if you’re in ANA’s “old” business class, you’ll be more than comfortable.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Mexico City (MEX) to Toyko (HND), round-trip
  • Dates: June 2024 to August 2024
  • Rates: As few as 85,000 miles round-trip

Even if you’re in the older business class, paying 90,000 miles for nearly 30 hours of flying is an excellent deal.

The best way to look for availability is via, whose premium plan allows you to find flights up to a year in advance:

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The cheapest way you’ll be able to book these flights is via ANA itself, which will charge you 90,000 miles round-trip:

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Best Ways To Book

To book these, you’ll want to look to either ANA Mileage Club or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

As an ANA-operated flight, you’ll pay just 90,000 ANA Mileage Club miles round-trip to book this ticket (which is priced during the standard season of travel).

If you need more ANA miles, you can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards at a 1:1 ratio. This can take a few business days, but ANA will usually allow you to hold your awards while waiting for your miles to post.

You can also opt to use Virgin Points to book these flights. You’ll pay 95,000 points round-trip or 47,500 points one way.

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

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Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

Even if you end up on ANA’s older business class product, this is an absolute steal for flights. Pay using either your ANA miles or your Virgin Points and enjoy your 30 hours in the air!

About Carissa Rawson

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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Eugene Mironets

July 08, 2023

I would say as a disclaimer, when you book using points through Ana, you don’t get issued a ticket, you get waitlisted and have to wait until two weeks prior to your departure date to know if you are getting a ticket or not. The deal sounds better than it is in reality. Make sure to book tickets in low/off season for travel to Tokyo.


July 11, 2023

Thank you very much for the heads up. I like to redeem an award seat for my daughter but don’t want to set up an ANA family account … is there any restriction in either ANA or Virgin Atlantic to redeem a ticket for my kid? In addition, is there any additional cost to call & make an award redemption with a reservation agent with either ANA or Virgin Atlantic? Thank you in advance.

Jarrod West

July 11, 2023

Hi Simon,

You can make a mileage booking for anyone you’d like!


September 09, 2023

Any ideas to book in April? Looking for flights from Japan to anywhere on east coast around April 7th. This looked like an exciting possibility before I looked more carefully at the date range.


September 09, 2023

Carissa, good article as usual. But can you please not publicize

Yes it’s a great site but soon all awards will be gone soon.

If you think I am lying, try to find Etihad or ANA far out with Aeroplan.

Let people look for themselves on United, LM, ANA, etc.

This just speeds up award space disappearing.


Kirk Benson

September 10, 2023

ANA taxes and fuel charges are quite high, and this article doesn’t mention them. You also find the cheapest fares in summer, but Japan is very hot and humid in those months.

LifeMiles are better for avoiding the high taxes and charges than using ANA points.

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