I’ve written in the past about great uses of ANA miles, especially for flights on Virgin Atlantic. Since many people have tons of American Express Membership Rewards points, I still think ANA is one of the best programs to transfer those miles to.
Since ANA’s award chart is distance based, you can use as few as 63,000 miles for an Upper Class award from JFK to LHR, or 85,000 miles for an Upper Class award from LAX to LHR. The icing on the cake is that ANA doesn’t charge fuel surcharges on these awards, so taxes are less than $200 per ticket.
Well, here’s another great opportunity I just discovered: JFK-LHR-DXB-LHR-JFK with a stopover in London is a mere 90,000 miles in Upper Class, and the taxes are under $150! That’s an incredible value, and a great use of ANA/AMEX points. I’ve always wanted to visit Dubai and London, so I think this might be my next award.