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Award Redemption 4 business class seats on ANA on Virgin Atlantic Award

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Michaela, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Michaela

    Michaela New Member

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    I am planning to take a family trip to Japan. We are a family of 4.
    I would like to take ANA Business class from LAX to Narita using Virgin Atlantic Miles.

    I just started really planning.
    I think we will have enough points (360,000) to book 4 business class seats in about a year.
    My concern is there might not be 4 business class awards seats on one plane.

    Can anybody tell me if this is a realistic option?

    If not, I would like Premium Economy but I did not see Premium Economy award points for ANA through Virgin Atlantic.

    Can I do better than just Economy class?

    Thank you,
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    I don't have personal experience with ANA but 4 business seats on most airlines is not the norm - though it does happen. But, ANA has 3 flights per day to Tokyo, at least during the summer: 2 to Haneda and one to Narita. If you're staying in Tokyo itself, Haneda is much more convenient. Could you split up with a parent and a child on two different flights?
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  3. Clem

    Clem Active Member

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    ANA is extremely stingy with premium awards, 4 tickets is definitely going to be a stretch. You may have better luck leaving from a less popular airport like ORD but even then, it's going to be tricky.
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  4. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    I feel like ANA award space can vary. If you can split up the party, it definitely helps.

    My friends found (and booked) 3 ANA F seats HND-JFK for late 2020.