For years the ANA tool, which has been available to all members of ANA’s Mileage Club, has shown award availability on all Star Alliance partners. Well, given how much it was used by people that never had the intention of redeeming ANA miles, they’ve added a bit of a restriction. At the bottom of the log-in page there’s now a message that reads:
The Partner Flight Award search function is not available for passengers who do not have any mileage balance.
Can’t say I blame them! Nonetheless there are several easy workarounds here, like transferring 1,000 Membership Rewards points to ANA or crediting some partner activity to them, like a hotel stay.
Update: Via Brandon in the comments section, there’s a workaround for the time being (though I wouldn’t be surprised if they fix the loophole soon enough):
1.go to ANA International Flight Awards
2.Enter an ANA operated route
4.at the bottom click on Use Star Alliance Members Airline (2nd blue button from the bottom)
5.in the near future credit something small to ANA to avoid having to do 1-4