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  1. SAN Greg
    SAN Greg 21 November 2012 at 12:38 pm |

    Great example of paralysis by analysis. Obviously not big believers in the KISS principle over there in Japan.

  2. Carl
    Carl 21 November 2012 at 12:53 pm |

    Wow is that stuff complicated

  3. Copa
    Copa 21 November 2012 at 2:46 pm |

    They’re Japanese…they couldn’t find a TQM or a Kaizen person to simplify this?

  4. Jeff
    Jeff 21 November 2012 at 2:59 pm |

    ^ lol agreed!

  5. Moody
    Moody 21 November 2012 at 5:33 pm |

    I wonder if this will affect their Star Alliance partners’ mileage accrual. I live in Japan but avoid Japanese mileage programs due to their overcomplicated rules (as highlighted above) and their stinginess with miles.

    I’m hopping they’ll keep their current agreements with MileagePlus as fly ANA regularly in Asia and get more miles per segment than an ANA Mileage Club member flying the same route.

  6. Bits ‘n Pieces for November 21, 2012 - View from the Wing

    [...] Aramean outlines changes to earning rates and upgrades in the ANA Mileage Club program. Not an issue for most folks [...]

  7. Kris Ziel
    Kris Ziel 23 November 2012 at 5:37 pm |

    Time for a new Wandering Aramean Travel Tool.

  8. My Week in Points November 18-24: disappointing hotel redemption - Rapid Travel Chai

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    [...] an FYI – note the following changes coming to ANA earning rates: http://blog.wandr.me/thewan…-club-program/ As of now, it seems UA still offers 150% EQM on NH P fares: [...]

  10. m
    m 11 July 2013 at 9:22 pm |

    the big issue with the new rules is the miserable luggage allowance now for economy passengers, whether you have a mileageclub card or not.

    basically, with any mileageclub card, the allowance in economy has gone from
    3 x 32 kgs -> 2 x 23 kgs.

    divided by 2!

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