As any international traveler can tell you, the difference between sitting in economy and business class can be huge. The first time I flew business class to Europe I thought I was in heaven. Then I was kicking myself for missing out on the luxuries of business class during my previous international trips when I had the miles to use.
Well, if you are traveling to Japan anytime soon, don't miss out on this upgrade offer. ANA (All Nippon Airways) is offering their Mileage Club Members a discount on an upgrade for trips from the U.S. to Japan. Half the miles are now required. A 50% discount!
Upgrade from Economy to Business Class on ANA:
- 12,500 miles from Los Angeles or San Francisco (normally 25,000 miles required)
- 14,000 miles from Chicago, New York or Washington DC (normally 28,000 miles required)
For a round-trip ticket, Japan Airlines (JAL) requires 50,000 miles for a similar upgrade while United requires 30,000 miles and Delta can cost between 25,000-50,000 miles depending on your purchased fare.
Boarding Period for this offer is June 15th to September 30, 2009. Boarding for Narita-New York begins July 1st. An upgrade can be requested up until the day prior to your departure. Valid for all ANA international routes except for Narita-Honolulu. All upgrades must be completed online.
To upgrade your existing ticket, login to your Mileage Club account to book your award reservation/upgrade.