ANA to Begin Flying A380s Between Japan and Hawaii

Dec 31, 2015

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Big news for Airbus! The super-jumbo manufacturer has struggled recently to find buyers for its flagship plane, but according to Nikkei, ANA just shared plans to purchase three A380s in a deal worth nearly $1.25 billion. ANA will reportedly operate its new planes on high-density leisure routes, including flights to Hawaii — according to the report, roughly 1.5 million people travel from Japan to Hawaii each year, with planes currently operating near capacity.

ANA’s A380 will likely focus on packing in extra economy seats.

While we’d love to see ANA’s A380 one-up Etihad’s own plane, the aircraft will most likely be configured with a focus on fitting as many passengers as possible, such as what Emirates has achieved with its 615-seat giant. While that could mean more award seats, particularly in coach, it’s not necessarily going to be something you’ll want to fly out of the way to experience.

Details are still incredibly thin at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll hear more as we approach the proposed launch date in 2018.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No delivery fees for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with a DashPass subscription from DoorDash -over a $100 value. Activate with your Chase Sapphire card by December 31, 2021.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.49% - 24.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.