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Ana does not let you search for star alliance partner award avail. if you have no miles in your ana account. I guess most people dont have any miles in their account. Here is a way around it, at the moment it works, I cant promise for how long

1) Click on "ANA International Flight Awards"
2) Enter any (valid) city pairs and any (valid) dates ( HAS TO BE A FLIGHT SERVED BY ANA, LIKE JFK TO TOKYO)
3) Click "Next", NOT of Flight Search
4) Scroll all the way to the bottom
5) You should see "Use Star Alliance Member Airlines" button, click this to search *A availability.
6) You will be redirected to the star alliance search page, from there it works without miles in the account

Have fun

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would searching work if you have 1 mile in your accoumt or do you have to have enough for the flight you are searching for?

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didnt try it, but it does not say, that you need enough to fly. I guess they made it, since to many people have an account without ever using it. When you fly a small flight on star alliance or stay at a partner hotel credit it to them and you will be fine

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works thanx.  BTW how can i search tlv-lga and ewr-tlv on ANA?

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Usually when you search EWR it will also check JFK and LGA, but if you want to be sure, just use the "flight search" button, there you can put in multiple segments and specify the dep. and dest. airports.

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Usually when you search EWR it will also check JFK and LGA, but if you want to be sure, just use the "flight search" button, there you can put in multiple segments and specify the dep. and dest. airports.

it does search all three.

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works thanx.  BTW how can i search tlv-lga and ewr-tlv on ANA?
In general ANA wont give you all the options. It will try looking for a direct route and if it can't find that then it will tell you what it considers the best route.
The best way to search is segment by segment.
When travelling through Europe good connecting airports to start with are FRA, MUC, ZRH.

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In general ANA wont give you all the options. It will try looking for a direct route and if it can't find that then it will tell you what it considers the best route.
The best way to search is segment by segment.
When travelling through Europe good connecting airports to start with are FRA, MUC, ZRH.

followed by VIE, WAW, BRU, (IST I'd skip).

Via the USA I'd look from EWR, or via PHL or YYZ

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(IST I'd skip).
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Funny, thats the route it often suggests.

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Funny, thats the route it often suggests.

Here a question for you: just for aussie: How I get from Tel Aviv to Damascus with *A ?


Kol hakavod BTW how you learned the drill so fast.

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Here a question for you: just for aussie: How I get from Tel Aviv to Damascus with *A ?


Kol hakavod BTW how you learned the drill so fast.
What dates?

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What dates?

Slow and bad response  ;-)

you choose.

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Egypt air should for sure fly there, as far as i remember Aua as well. Turkish has a few daily flights

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Here a question for you: just for aussie: How I get from Tel Aviv to Damascus with *A ?


Kol hakavod BTW how you learned the drill so fast.

As I wrote: just for aussie

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They'll probably close the loophole as well.

Any SPG Plats going to transfer 1 mile into ANA to see if that does it?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.