Overview of ANA Award Taxes and Fees: Part 3

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This is part 3 of my series calculating the cost of award tickets using ANA miles. In Part 1 I priced out itineraries on Air Canada, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore, SWISS, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways. In Part 2, I looked at Adria, Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Austria, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa and Virgin Atlantic. In this part, I’ve found the taxes and surcharges on partners: Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, SAS, Shenzhen, South African Airways, TAM and TAP.

ANA is a Japanese carrier that is a member of Star Alliance and its award search engine is one of the best ways to find Star Alliance availability. ANA is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards (transfers usually take about 48 hours) – which you earn on cards like the Premier Rewards Gold and the Platinum – and Starwood Preferred Guest (transfers can take up to a couple weeks), which makes it a very versatile program to maximize when it comes time to redeem some of those points for an award on a Star Alliance carrier or its other partners such as Virgin Atlantic.

ANA is a transfer partner of Membership Rewards and SPG.
ANA is a transfer partner of Membership Rewards and SPG.

However, ANA levies sometimes huge fuel surcharges on many of its partners. To even search for award availability, you need ANA miles in your account, and in order to actually see the fees and taxes on tickets, though, you have to have the miles necessary to book an award in your account, which makes transferring miles in from one of the partner programs a bit of a gamble. I have the miles in my ANA account already, though, so I wanted to do a series going through awards on each of ANA’s airline partners and looking at the taxes and fees associated with each.

To get a good cross-section from which to extrapolate, I looked at award availability for specific segments – both international and regional – so that I could find how much the taxes and fees would be for various routes on ANA’s partners in both economy and business classes. The fee structure is similar on many of these awards whether you’re flying from Los Angeles or New York to Frankfurt, for example, so this is really just a cross-section from which to estimate what your taxes and fees will be on each particular carrier. By choosing which partner you fly carefully, you can save hundreds of dollars in taxes and fees.

Once I find all these redemptions on ANA’s Star Alliance and other partners, I’ll put together a comprehensive spreadsheet with estimates of taxes and fees to help you plot out your next award. For now, here is the next round of airlines.

CROATIA AIRLINES

INTRA-EUROPEAN
Route: Zagreb – Amsterdam
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $172.40 USD

Croatia Airlines Zagreb-Amsterdam Economy Award
Croatia Airlines Zagreb-Amsterdam Economy Award

Route: Zagreb – Amsterdam
Class: Business
Miles Required: 38,000
Taxes and Fees: $172.40 USD

Croatia Airlines Zagreb-Amsterdam Business Award
Croatia Airlines Zagreb-Amsterdam Business Award

EGYPTAIR

TRANSATLANTIC
Route: Cairo – New York (JFK)
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 60,000
Taxes and Fees: $682.70 USD

EgyptAir New York-Cairo Economy Award
EgyptAir Cairo-New York Economy Award

Route: Cairo – New York (JFK)
Class: Business
Miles Required: 90,000
Taxes and Fees: $687.70 USD

EgyptAir Cairo-New York Business Award
EgyptAir Cairo-New York Business Award

EUROPEAN
Route: Cairo – Paris (CDG)
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 22,000
Taxes and Fees: $370.50 USD

EgyptAir Cairo-Paris Economy Award
EgyptAir Cairo-Paris Economy Award

Route: Cairo – Paris (CDG)
Class: Business
Miles Required: 43,000
Taxes and Fees: $417.40 USD

EgyptAir Cairo-Paris Business Award
EgyptAir Cairo-Paris Business Award
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

INTERNATIONAL
Route: Addis Ababa – Washington, D.C. (IAD)
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 65,000
Taxes and Fees: $458.02 USD

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Washington (Dulles) Economy Award
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Washington (Dulles) Economy Award

Route: Addis Ababa – Washington, D.C. (IAD)
Class: Business
Miles Required: 105,000
Taxes and Fees: $458.02 USD

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Washington (Dulles) Business Award
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Washington (Dulles) Business Award

REGIONAL
Route: Addis Ababa – Dire Dawa
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $42.20 USD

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Dire Dawa Economy Award
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Dire Dawa Economy Award

LOT POLISH AIRLINES

TRANSATLANTIC
Route: Chicago – Warsaw
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 55,000
Taxes and Fees: $453.80 USD

LOT Chicago-Warsaw Economy Award
LOT Chicago-Warsaw Economy Award
Route: Chicago – Warsaw
Class: Business
Miles Required: 85,000
Taxes and Fees: $453.80 USD
LOT Chicago-Warsaw Business Award
LOT Chicago-Warsaw Business Award
INTRA-EUROPEAN
Route: Warsaw – Barcelona
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 22,000
Taxes and Fees: $122.60 USD
LOT Warsaw-Barcelona Economy Award
LOT Warsaw-Barcelona Economy Award
Route: Warsaw – Barcelona
Class: Business
Miles Required: 43,000
Taxes and Fees: $122.60 USD
LOT Warsaw-Barcelona Business Award
LOT Warsaw-Barcelona Business Award
SAS
TRANSATLANTIC
Route: Chicago-Stockholm
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 43,000
Taxes and Fees: $575.00 USD

SAS Chicago- Stockholm Economy Award
SAS Chicago- Stockholm Economy Award
Route: Chicago-Stockholm
Class: Business
Miles Required: 68,000
Taxes and Fees: $885.00 USD
SAS Chicago- Stockholm Business Award
SAS Chicago- Stockholm Business Award

INTRA-EUROPEAN
Route: Stockholm-Amsterdam
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $162.80 USD

SAS Stockholm-Amsterdam Economy Award
SAS Stockholm-Amsterdam Economy Award

Route: Stockholm-Amsterdam
Class: Business
Miles Required: 38,000
Taxes and Fees: $162.80 USD

SAS Stockholm-Amsterdam Business Award
SAS Stockholm-Amsterdam Business Award
SHENZHEN AIRLINES

DOMESTIC
Route: Guangzhou – Chengdu
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $58.20 USD

Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou-Chengdu Economy Award
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou-Chengdu Economy Award

Route: Guangzhou – Chengdu
Class: First
Miles Required: 60,000
Taxes and Fees: $58.20 USD

Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou-Chengdu First Award
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou-Chengdu First Award

 

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

TRANS-ATLANTIC
Route: Washington (Dulles) – Johannesburg
Class: Economy
Miles: 65,000
Taxes and Fees: $502.00 USD

South African Airways IAD-JNB Economy Award
South African Airways IAD-JNB Economy Award

Route: Washington (Dulles) – Johannesburg
Class: Business
Miles: 105,000
Taxes and Fees: $596.00 USD

South African Airways IAD-JNB Business Award
South African Airways IAD-JNB Business Award

REGIONAL
Route: Johannesburg – Accra
Class: Economy
Miles: 38,000
Taxes and Fees: 341.60 USD

South African Airways JNB-ACC Economy Award
South African Airways JNB-ACC Economy Award

Route: Johannesburg – Accra
Class: Business
Miles: 63,000
Taxes and Fees: 421.60 USD

South African Airways JNB-ACC Business Award
South African Airways JNB-ACC Business Award

DOMESTIC
Route: Johannesburg – Capetown
Class: Economy
Miles: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $124.60 USD (had to call to price out fees)

South African Airways JNB-CPT Economy Award
South African Airways JNB-CPT Economy Award
TAM AIRLINES
SOUTH AMERICA
Route: Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 22,000
Taxes and Fees: $93.78 USD
TAM Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires in Economy
TAM Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Economy Award
Route: Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires
Class: Business
Miles Required: 43,000
Taxes and Fees: $93.78 USD
TAM Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Business Award
TAM Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Business Award
TAP PORTUGAL
INTERNATIONAL
Route: Lisbon – Newark
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 38,000
Taxes and Fees: $598 USD
TAP Portugal Lisbon-Newark Economy Award
TAP Portugal Lisbon-Newark Economy Award

Route: Lisbon – Newark
Class: Business
Miles Required: 63,000
Taxes and Fees: $938.90 USD

TAP Portugal Lisbon-Newark Business Award
TAP Portugal Lisbon-Newark Business Award

INTRA-EUROPEAN
Route: Lisbon – Madrid
Class: Economy
Miles Required: 20,000
Taxes and Fees: $154.40 USD

TAP Portugal Lisbon-Madrid Economy Award
TAP Portugal Lisbon-Madrid Economy Award

Route: Lisbon – Madrid
Class: Business
Miles Required: 38,000
Taxes and Fees: $154.40 USD

TAP Portugal Lisbon-Madrid Business Award
TAP Portugal Lisbon-Madrid Business Award

Stay tuned for the next installment where I’ll be looking at non-Star Alliance travel partners including Etihad, EVA, Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways.

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