Through August 31 — less than two weeks left! — ANA’s co-brand credit card a whopping 10,000 bonus miles for signing up.

Now, ANA has a pretty good frequent flyer program. It’s distance-based. Chicago-Tokyo roundtrip, for instance, is just 90,000 miles in business class. New York – London roundtrip is 63,000 miles roundtrip in business. They do add fuel surcharges to most awards.

Here’s the thing. Just to get 10,000 miles has to be the most convoluted process I’ve seen. It involves signing up for a TV subscription. And you have to submit your first bill to get credit.

It’s so complicated, in fact, that they’ve developed an infographic to try to make sense out of it.

Personally I think you’d be better off churning DirecTV subscriptions across different members of your household.

But I guess if you were going to get this anyway…


  1. Kevin said,

    I would have guessed that graphic was cribbed from MMS, but alas, no red circles or arrows! ;-)

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