The Mileage Club is the frequent flyer program for All Nippon Airways or ANA, which is a Japanese airline in the Star Alliance. You will find that the Star Alliance includes North American carriers United and Air Canada. Those who sign up for this rewards program will be able to take advantage of free flights, cabin upgrades, hotel bookings, and more with the points/miles they accrue. Those who frequently fly with All Nippon Airways will definitely want to make a point of looking into this rewards program because of everything it has to offer. You will be able to accrue miles/points as a Mileage Club member by flying with ANA or one of their partner airlines. The best redemptions are typically found on ANA-operated flights, though there are quite a few partner airlines that you can fly with to earn miles as well. This program makes it very easy for members to earn miles, so you will be able to get your free award flight or cabin upgrade in no time. Thousands of people are always members of the Mileage Club program, and you will want to look into it closely as well before making a final decision.

General Information

Star Alliance™
+1 (800) 235-9262

Pros

  • Booking tool is easy to use
  • Up to 12 segments are available
  • Good number of partner airlines
  • Most airlines can be booked online

Cons

  • Stopover restrictions ❶
  • One way awards are not allowed
  • Most airlines impose fuel surcharge ❷

Fees & Charges

  • Cancellation fee
    $30
  • Phone booking fee
    $25

Additional Information

Expiration: Miles expire 36 months since last activity.
For some programs, an activity is any accrual of miles, crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles. For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.
❶ Only one stopover in Japan permitted if itinerary originates overseas.
❶ No stopovers in Japan permitted for tickets originating in Japan.
❷ ANA offers lower fuel surcharges than its partner airlines on flights to Asia

Transfer Partners

1,000
Amex points
1 : 1
1,000
miles
4 days
1,000
Amex points
1 : 1
1,000
miles
4 days
1,000
Starwood points
1 : 1
+5,000 BONUS
1,000
miles
5 days
1,000
Starwood points
1 : 1
+5,000 BONUS
1,000
miles
5 days
1,000
Hyatt points
2.5 : 1
400
miles
56 days
1,000
Hyatt points
2.5 : 1
400
miles
56 days
1,000
Marriott points
4 : 1
250
miles
42 days
1,000
Marriott points
4 : 1
250
miles
42 days
1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
Hilton points
10 : 1
100
miles
4 days
1,000
Hilton points
10 : 1
100
miles
4 days

The ratio is the number of flexible reward points it would take to transfer to Mileage Club.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Airlines And Fuel Surcharge

This table will show you the partner airlines can be booked online and those which impose fuel surcharge.

Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Air Dolomiti Air Dolomiti
No alliance
Air Japan Air Japan
No alliance
Avianca Avianca
Star Alliance™
CommutAir CommutAir
No alliance
Copa Airlines Copa Airlines
Star Alliance™
Mesa Airlines Mesa Airlines
No alliance
United Airlines United Airlines
Star Alliance™
Adria Airways Adria Airways
Star Alliance™
Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines
Star Alliance™
Air Canada Air Canada
Star Alliance™
Air China Air China
Star Alliance™
Air India Air India
Star Alliance™
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand
Star Alliance™
ANA ANA
Star Alliance™
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines
Star Alliance™
Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines
Star Alliance™
Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines
Star Alliance™
Croatia Airlines Croatia Airlines
Star Alliance™
EgyptAir EgyptAir
Star Alliance™
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines
Star Alliance™
EVA Air EVA Air
Star Alliance™
Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines
Star Alliance™
Lufthansa Lufthansa
Star Alliance™
Scandinavian Airlines Scandinavian Airlines
Star Alliance™
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines
Star Alliance™
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
Star Alliance™
South African Airways South African Airways
Star Alliance™
SWISS SWISS
Star Alliance™
TAP Portugal TAP Portugal
Star Alliance™
Thai Airways Thai Airways
Star Alliance™
Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines
Star Alliance™
Air Macau Air Macau
No alliance
Eurowings Eurowings
No alliance
Germanwings Germanwings
No alliance
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
No alliance
Vanilla Air Vanilla Air
No alliance
Etihad Airways Etihad Airways
No alliance
Garuda Indonesia Garuda Indonesia
SkyTeam
Jet Airways Jet Airways
No alliance
Philippine Airlines Philippine Airlines
No alliance
Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic
No alliance

Program Review

All Nippon Airways, which is also known as Zenniku or ANA, is the largest airline in Japan. It has its headquarters in Shiodome City in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to both domestic and international destinations. This airline had more than 20,000 employees as of March 2016. In May of 2010, ANA’s total passenger traffic was up year-on-year by 7.8%, and its international services grew to 22%. ANA has a frequent flyer program called Mileage Club, which offers those who fly with this airline the opportunity to earn points/miles that can be redeemed for award flights, cabin upgrades, hotel bookings, and other things. This program is free to join, though it does have numerous Elite levels that members can work their way up to after earning enough points.

 

Mileage Club Program

The Mileage Club program from All Nippon Airways offers people who fly with ANA and their partners a relatively easy way to earn points that can be used to reserve free award flights and many other things. This rewards program currently has thousands of members all over the world, and it’s important that you take the time to look into it. You will quickly discover that this program is a great option for those who fly with this airline often.

 

Earning Mileage Club Points

To properly leverage the ANA Mileage Club program, you’ll want to take advantage of earning miles from paid flights, hotel stays, and credit card spending to maximize your Mileage Club balance.
Paid Flights: Whenever you fly on ANA flights, be sure to enter you Mileage Club number to earn mileage credit. Miles accrued vary based on booking class. To check the mileage you may earn on ANA flights, please refer to this link.
Partner Flights: ANA is a member of the Star Alliance, as well as a partner with many other non-Star Alliance airlines. The number of miles you earn from each partner varies, so it’s best to reference ANA’s site to understand what mileage you stand to earn from your upcoming flight. To earn mileage on a partner flight, just enter in your ANA Mileage Club number on your boarding pass and then check your account post-flight to ensure the mileage credits were properly posted to your account.
Credit Card Spending: For Japan residents, there are numerous credit offerings that allow card members the ability to earn additional ANA miles. They are also a transfer partner with SPG, which also has some credit card offerings for US residents. Refer to the latest offers in the section below.
Travel Partners: ANA has partnered with major hotel chains to provide Mileage Club members with the opportunity to earn miles whenever they avail of the various services of partner hotels. To see the list, please refer to this link. More earning opportunities are available to those who are in Japan, from car rentals to fuel purchases to playing golf to entertainment tickets. You may see the complete travel partners in this site.
Dining and Shopping: ANA’s Mileage Club has a Mileage Mall that offers a wide array of products and services that will allow members with the opportunity to earn points. However, certain conditions may apply based on geographic areas. Please read the Mileage Mall page for details. For members located in the Northern America, they can check the participating vendors through this link.
Promotions: ANA occasionally offers promotions that provide members the ability to earn additional mileage, however, these tend to be targeted to certain members or geographical regions. As such, be sure to stay up-to-date by checking ANA’s website.

 

Redeeming Mileage Points

ANA establishes a set of particular standards for redemption of Japanese flights, which will not be discussed in this post. ANA divides its own flights into three periods, including Low, Regular and High periods which require different mileages.The time division definition about Sino-Japanese, Japanese- American, and Japanese-European flying courses is posted as following. Redemption of round-trip tickets of the economy and business classes between China and America requires 60/95 respectively, while the redemption of Star Alliance flights requires 70/160 in UA, 75/159 in AC, 70/115 in AA, and 70/140 in DL. ANA redemption of round-trip tickets of the first class between China and America requires 180k, which ranks after AS and AA and is the same as AV. Actually this adaption has no effect on round-trip flight tickets between China and America. What’s more, the price of flight tickets between China and Europe drops from 65/100/195 to 58/93/174. And a little drop also occurs in the price of flight tickets between China and Australia. We should praise ANA’s price cuts in popular flight courses these years.

 

Routing Rules

ANA strictly controls the number of connections permitted for most awards. Typically two connections (or “transfers”) are permitted on each roundtrip award, which means one in each direction. An example for an international partner award would be Newark to San Francisco to Hong Kong and back on United Airlines.

 

Booking Fees & Charges

There are some fees that you might encounter with ANA, such as the $86 fee for reinstating award tickets. You will find that there is no penalty at all for booking within 24 hours of making your reservation.

 

Redeem on Upgrades

Mileage Club members will be able to redeem the points they have earned for cabin upgrades, but the number of points required for award redemption depends on a number of factors. Awards can be redeemed starting from 4 points (1 sector, one-way).

 

Elite Levels

The different Elite levels in the Mileage Club program include:
Bronze: A Bronze status is earned after collecting 30k Premium Points, including 15k from ANA Group operated flights, in one year. Bronze members are given priority on seat reservations, airport standby, 40% to 50% flight bonus miles, and so much more.
Platinum: One can upgrade to Platinum status after satisfying the 50k Premium Points, 25k of which is from ANA Group operated flights, requirement in one year. This status offers the advantages of Bronze status, plus upgrades to Premium Economy, early reservations for domestic flights, priority baggage claim, parking privileges, 90% to 95% flight bonus miles, and many others.
Diamond: Diamond status is achieved when 100k Premium Points, which includes 50k from ANA Group operated flights, is accumulated in one year. On top of the advantages of a Platinum member, those in the Diamond tier also enjoy concierge service, waived international flight service charges, 115% to 120% flight bonus miles, extended mileage expiration date, and a lot more.

 

Benefits of ANA Mileage Club Program

There are a lot of different benefits associated with ANA’s Mileage Club program, including the fact that the round-the-world awards are available for very reasonable prices. The peak season prices are only marginally higher than off-peak prices, making them very affordable. Round-trip North America - Japan business class awards start at just 75k miles, which is very impressive. You will quickly discover that there are many different ways to go about earning points through this program, so you shouldn’t have any difficult with doing so. There are also lots of partner airlines that you can fly with to earn points.