All Nippon Airways offers one of the very best long-haul first class products in the world. Certainly their food is the very best. Their seat and entertainment system are nice. Their service is outstanding. The only real area for improvement is ground service, they excel in the air but really aren’t special pre-departure or on arrival.
One doesn’t hear about their first class product nearly as often as Singapore’s. But then ANA flies only a handful of routes that offer first class, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC to Tokyo.
Ever since their flights were all upgraded to new first class seats, first class awards have become next to impossible to get. One seat is exceptionally rare, outside of a couple days to departure.
And so it’s strange that I’m seating flights showing up with two first class award seats together. Now is a real opportunity for securing those awards!
I haven’t done any particularly deep searches, but did notice that Washington DC to Tokyo is available for two award seats in first class March 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8. Lots of opportunities around those dates out of Chicago as well.
Folks with Star Alliance miles, this is just a wonderful opportunity. Fly to Tokyo, perhaps pick up first class onward seats to Bangkok on Thai Airways or Asiana to Seoul… a stopover is permitted, fly a bit of Singapore first intra-Asia. Or just go wherever you wish. But act quickly, surely this ANA generosity can not last.