What is the value of ANA Miles?

2019-03-03

What is the value of ANA Miles?

This blog often recommends you to to save airaline miles.

Today this blog would like to consider why Miles is profitable once.

This time this blog thinks about ANA mile which is most easy to save in Japan and has many routes.

JAL mile also has nearly the same value.

Other airlines have reputed mileage of Avios recently, but this time it will not be considered because it is worth different from ANA mileage and JAL mileage.

Please refer to the following article on how to save ANA mileage.

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What is an airline mileage?

This is an acronym for “Airline Mileage Service”, which is an airline’s point service.

Every time you board an airplane, you can earn points according to the distance you got on the plane.

Once points are accumulated, you can exchange for award tickets and electronic money.

This point is called “Mile”.

What is Mile Usage?

The main uses are as follows.

  • Use in ANA related shops
  • ANA ticket
  • ANA Selection benefits
  • Exchange to electronic money
  • ANA domestic flight award ticket
  • ANA International Award Tickets
  • ANA International Upgrade Award
  • Partner Airline Award Ticket
  • Vanilla Air award tickets
  • ANA SKY coin

This blog will explain in order.

Use in ANA related shops / ANA tickets / ANA Selection benefits

In ANA related shops, 1 mile can be used as worth equivalent to 1 yen.

Likewise, as an ANA ticket, 1 mile can be exchanged for 1 yen cash voucher.

ANA Selection is almost the same as department store gift catalog. This is equivalent to 1 mile for 1 mile.

There are other uses for miles, so it will be an option only if miles are about to expire.

Exchange to electronic money

One mile can be exchanged for one yen equivalent of electronic money.

Electronic money corresponds to the following types.

  • Edy
  • nanaco
  • Suica
  • Rakuten Points
  • T-point

Various points are very easy to use in everyday life.

It will be an option only if miles are about to expire.

ANA domestic flight award ticket

ANA domestic flight award tickets differ in point number depending on the season and distance.

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Distance chart of ANA domestic flight award ticket

Consider two usage examples to confirm the value.

This blog will look at the Naha Airport in Okinawa Prefecture where there are opportunities to use it for traveling in Saturdays and Sundays (regular season) in March.

This blog will also think about Hagi・Iwami Airport in Shimane prefecture called Lonely Island on another Saturdays-and-Sundays (low season) in early April.

case 1) Tokyo <-> Naha (regular season)

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The round-trip total is 74,580 yen.

If you use miles, it is 18,000 miles round trip.

The value of one mile will be 4.14 yen.

case 2) Tokyo <-> Hagi Iwami (Low Season)

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The round-trip total is 62,180 yen.

If you use miles, it is 12,000 miles round trip.

The value of one mile will be 5.181 yen.

ANA International Award Tickets

The number of points differs according to the season and the area of ??ANA international award ticket.

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Consider two usage examples to confirm the value.

This blog will think about the location of Chinese (regular season) by four holidays in May.

As an example of a long vacation, this blog will consider North America (high season) a little far away at the Bon Festival.

As the prices searched in early March, if the time is near, the price will be higher.

case 1) Tokyo <-> Hong Kong (Economy, regular season)

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The round-trip total is 506 USD(55,660 yen) for economy class(Only fare)

If you use miles in economy class it is 20,000 miles round trip.

In the case of economy class, the value of 1 mile will be 0.0253 USD(2.53 yen).

case 2) Tokyo <-> Hong Kong (Business, regular season)

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The round-trip total is 1,315 USD(144,650 yen) for? Buisiness class(Only fare).

If miles is used in business class it is 40,000 miles round trip.

In the business class case, the value of 1 mile will be 0.0329 USD(3.616 yen).

case 3) Tokyo <-> Los Angeles (Economy, high season)

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The round-trip total is 2,322 USD (255,420 yen) for economy class.

If you use miles for economy class, it is 55,000 round trip.

In the economy class case, the value of 1 mile will be 0.0421 USD (4.63 yen).

case 4) Tokyo <-> Los Angeles (Business, high season)

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The round-trip total is 6,087 USD (669,570 yen) for business class.

If you used miles for business classes it is 90,000 miles round trip.

In the business class case, the value of 1 mile will be 0.0676 USD (7.44 yen).

case 5) Tokyo <-> Los Angeles (First, high season)

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The round-trip total is 9,725 USD (1,069,750 yen) for first class.

If you use miles for first class, it is 165,000 miles round trip.

In the first class case, the value of 1 mile will be 0.0589 USD (6.48 yen).

In this case the value of the first class cheaper than the business class, but usually the first class will be more valuable.

ANA International Upgrade Award

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  • Most of China and less than 2,000 are Korea, Taiwan.
  • 2,001 – 3,500 is most of Southeast Asia.
  • 3,501 – 4,500 are Hawaii, India.
  • 4,501 – 5,500 are Sydney, North America West Coast.
  • More than 5,501 is North East Coast, Europe.

This value is high in the sense that you can use business class.

However, if you have enough miles, it is more efficient to use the business class of award tickets.

Depending on the original type of air ticket, it is not covered, and the condition is also high.

It is difficult to simply convert money, so we omit calculating the value here.

Partner Airline Award Ticket

ANA Miles can be exchanged for award tickets of ANA affiliated airlines.

However, the required mileage may be doubled.

There are a lot of target airlines, it is limited to those who can afford a considerable mile, so this blog will not introduce this time.

Vanilla Air award tickets

Since only Vanilla Air is exceptional among ANA affiliated airlines, this blog will introduce it.

There is a considerable reduction in required mileage from boarding on March 31, 2019, and it will be as follows.

There is no increase or decrease in the number of points due to the time, and it is about 20% cheaper than the required mileage of ANA in the low season.

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case 1) Tokyo <-> Naha (regular season)

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The round-trip total is 45,760 yen.

If you use miles, it is 9,600 miles round trip.

The value of one mile will be 4.766 yen.

case 2) Tokyo <-> Hong Kong (low season)

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The round-trip total is 37,060 yen.

If you use miles, it is 13,600 miles round trip.

The value of one mile will be 2.75 yen.

ANA SKY coin

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ANA SKY coin can be used for purchasing air tickets and paying for travel fee.

Those who are interested in miles are likely to own ANA cards and ANA gold cards.

As you can see from the table, exchange rates of 1.5 times to 1.7 times will be at exchange with more than 50,000 miles.

The award ticket is more valuable when viewed alone.

However, the ANA SKY coin has another value.

  • Even if there is no frame of award ticket, if there is vacancy as cash equivalent it is possible to acquire air tickets (air tickets are easy to take even in the popular section)
  • Fuel surcharge fee can be paid. (In the case of an award ticket, payment is required separately)
  • Flying miles and premium points also accumulate as usual (not with award tickets)
  • You can evacuate when miles expires. (Can be used for 1 year as SKY coin)

It is a recommended method for those who are aiming to acquire SFC members.

If the trip schedule is decided fairly soon and the ticket uses the economy class, the value of SKY coin may be higher than the mile when traveling on a package.

(In many cases, it is worth to earn award tickets with miles.)

Summary

This blog looked at the value of ANA mile based on the use case.

The recommended replacement destinations and the value of miles are as follows.

  • International award ticket (first class): 1 mile -> about 6 to 15 yen
  • International award ticket (business class): 1 mile -> about 4 to 8 yen
  • International award ticket (Economy Class): 1 mile -> about 3 to 6 yen
  • Domestic award ticket: 1 mile -> about 1.5 ~ 5 yen
  • Vanilla Air Award Tickets: 1 mile -> about 2.5 – 5 yen
  • Sky Coin: 1 mile -> 1.5 yen ~ 1.7yen

Since this blog did not mention the disadvantage this time, this blog will explain one last.

International award ticket is very valuable, but the frame is very few.

In the schedule of consecutive holidays of popular routes such as Hawaii, the frame may be lost immediately after the reservation starts.

When considering the use of international award tickets of popular routes, it is necessary to shift vacation with people, or raise ANA’s member rank.

Please be assured that domestic flight award tickets are relatively easy to take.

Also, this did not explain this time, but on domestic flights it is also a service called “mileage together”.

If it is a domestic flight two people can make a round trip everywhere with 10,000 miles and cash 26,000 yen.