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Schedules, fares and redemptions for ANA’s A380 Hawaii flights

First Class Suites awards from Japan to Hawaii are available from 62,500 miles on ANA's new A380 flights

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We recently covered the rollout of All Nippon Airways’ first of three Airbus A380s in its special turtle livery, including details of the new cabin products set to be installed on these jets which will enter service in May this year.

Flight schedules and award tickets went online yesterday, with some special offers too, and here’s how it looks.

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The schedule

This is the current ANA flight schedule between Tokyo and Honolulu, with two Boeing 787-9s flying the route on a daily basis from Narita airport and an additional 787-9 flying from Haneda.

Current schedule (until 23rd May 2019)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
NH184 NRT2020 – HNL0840 789 Daily
NH182 NRT2135 – HNL0955 789 Daily
NH186 HND2200 – HNL1020 789 Daily
NH183 HNL1130 – NRT1500* 789 Daily
NH181 HNL1230 – NRT1600* 789 Daily
NH185 HNL1345 – HND1725* 789 Daily

* Next day

First A380 in service (24th May 2019 – 30th June 2019)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
NH184 NRT2020 – HNL0840 789 1·34·6·
NH184 NRT2020 – HNL0840 388 ·2··5·7
NH182 NRT2135 – HNL0955 789 Daily
NH186 HND2200 – HNL1020 789 Daily
NH183 HNL1130 – NRT1500* 789 1·34·6·
NH183 HNL1130 – NRT1500* 388 ·2··5·7
NH181 HNL1230 – NRT1600* 789 Daily
NH185 HNL1345 – HND1725* 789 Daily

* Next day

Second A380 in service (From 1st July 2019)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
NH184 NRT2020 – HNL0840 388 Daily
NH182 NRT2135 – HNL0955 789 1·34·6·
NH182 NRT2135 – HNL0955 388 ·2··5·7
NH186 HND2200 – HNL1020 789 Daily
NH183 HNL1130 – NRT1500* 388 Daily
NH181 HNL1230 – NRT1600* 789 1·34·6·
NH181 HNL1230 – NRT1600* 388 ·2··5·7
NH185 HNL1345 – HND1725* 789 Daily

* Next day

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A fleet of three Airbus A380s will join ANA for these Hawaii flights in 2019. (Image: ANA Holdings Inc)

It hasn’t been announced which flights the third and final A380 to join the ANA fleet will operate, though it seems logical that the NH182 / NH181 pairing will then operate with an A380 on a daily basis, switching the entire Narita to Honolulu operation to the superjumbo year-round.

This would then leave the sole daily Tokyo Haneda flight operated by ANA using the Boeing 787-9 from that time.

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(Image: ANA Holdings Inc)
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First Class fares and award availability

First Class promises to be a treat on these aircraft, with eight suites on the upper deck in dark grey / black tones, with closing doors and 32″ IFE screen. Special amenity kits will be provided, as will catering from “Noe” an award-winning Italian Restaurant located at the five star luxury Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, as we highlighted in our recent article.

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ANA A380 First Class Suites. (Photo: ANA Holdings Inc)

ANA has published some promotional First Class fares for these Airbus A380 flights, announcing that return fares from Tokyo to Honolulu will be available from ¥ 350,000, around S$4,400, plus taxes and fees.

We did find this fare on a few dates, mostly in early July, however on other dates it costs much more.

Star Award availability (seats for redemption for those using miles from other Star Alliance programs like KrisFlyer and Lifemiles) is non-existent in Business Class so far on these flights, and very sparse indeed in Economy Class. This is not the case if you book using your ANA Mileage Plan miles, see later in the article for details on that.

First Class Star award availability starts off similarly, but it does pick up in July however once two daily flights are operating on certain days of the week (and a daily A380 is the norm), and award seats really become much more plentiful in August.

July

  • 13 First Class seats NRT-HNL; 7 First Class seats HNL-NRT
  • Max seats on same day: 4 (NRT-HNL); 2 (HNL-NRT)
  • Max seats on same flight: 2 (NRT-HNL); 1 (HNL-NRT)

August

  • 22 First Class seats NRT-HNL; 25 First Class seats HNL-NRT
  • Max seats on same day: 3 (NRT-HNL); 4 (HNL-NRT)
  • Max seats on same flight: 2 (NRT-HNL); 2 (HNL-NRT)

ANA has never offered First Class on its Honolulu route before, so this new 8-seat cabin at the front of the A380’s upper deck, featuring two rows of enclosed suites in a 1-2-1 configuration, is a true enhancement on the route.

With upwards of 16 seats per day flying on the city pair by July, and cash fares very much on the high side, we think First Class award availability will improve even more as the launch date for these flights approaches.

We found the same award space well replicated via the KrisFlyer portal:

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(Image: singaporeair.com)

at United.com:

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(Image: united.com)

and through Lifemiles:

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(Image: lifemiles.com)

You’ll certainly want to be redeeming Lifemiles or United MileagePlus miles on this route over KrisFlyer miles, which are a very expensive option in comparison. Other good options include Aegean Miles+Bonus and Lufthansa Miles & More. Which brings us on to…

Redemption rates

Here are the miles redemption options for these Hawaii flights. Firstly, all the way from Singapore to Honolulu via Tokyo.

ANA redemption Singapore – Honolulu via Tokyo Narita
FFP used Economy Business First
KFtrans 55,000 97,500 135,000
ANtrans 30,000* 50,000* 90,000*
MMtrans 30,000 52,000 85,000
MBtrans.png 40,000 55,000 75,000
UAtrans 35,000 65,000 80,000
LMtrans 30,000 51,000 75,000
EVtrans 55,000 97,500 145,000

* ANA Mileage Club requires all redemption flights to be return journeys, the mileage shown here is half the total for a return trip for proper comparison with other FFPs, but there is no option to actually book one-way under ANA Mileage Club. Slightly lower rates apply for low and regular season (high season rates shown for ANA).

Secondly if you just want to redeem from Tokyo to Honolulu.

ANA redemption Tokyo – Honolulu
FFP used Economy Business First
KFtrans 54,000 105,000 125,000
ANtrans 20,000* 32,500* 64,500*
MMtrans 20,000 35,000 62,500
MBtrans.png 40,000 55,000 75,000
UAtrans 27,500 55,000 85,000
LMtrans 27,500 48,000 66,000
EVtrans 50,000 92,500 145,000

* ANA Mileage Club requires all redemption flights to be return journeys, the mileage shown here is half the total for a return trip for proper comparison with other FFPs, but there is no option to actually book one-way under ANA Mileage Club. Slightly lower rates apply for low and regular season (high season rates shown for ANA).

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