ANA is finally releasing some saver award space to Star Alliance partners for its new A380 service between Honolulu and Tokyo Narita.
It was always only a matter for time. From the start, the airline said that it would, in due time, make award space available. As the A380 becomes a daily fixture on the route and a second A380 is now operating three days per week (talk about a lot of capacity), ANA has finally loosened up a bit on the award space.
I noticed first class space available earlier this week (as well as business class). I’ve been tracking this space for quite some time and July 3rd was the first flight I’ve noticed space on. I also notice that Sunday’s flight still has business class space at this time.
When I saw the space, a trip immediately began to swirl in my mind…and I mean a crazy, crazy trip. Stay tuned for that.
BTW, best to use United miles for this. In fact, it is best to think beyond Japan, even if you stay in Japan…another trick I’ll discuss in detail in a future post (search between Honolulu and SE Asia and watch what happens to the price…).
ANA’s A380 features only eight first class seats and 56 business class seats. Meanwhile, this leisure-heavy aircraft features 73 seats in premium economy and 383 seats in economy class. The A380 will run exclusively between Honolulu and Tokyo.
With as many as two A380s running each day, it is only a matter of time before more award space opens. But now we’ve seen a crack and that’s great news if you’re interested in flying this beautiful new “Flying Honu” A380.
Are you interest in flying ANA’s new A380?