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ANA SFC Mileage Run Part 1: A Leisurely Itinerary with Four Flights in One Day

ANA SFC Mileage Run Part 1: A Leisurely Itinerary with Four Flights in One Day

As described in the introduction to this series, I decided to do an ANA mileage run to earn Platinum status which will allow me to then apply for ANA Super Flyers credit card that comes with a quasi-lifetime Star Alliance Gold status. The mileage run was split into two parts – one day with four …

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ANA SFC Mileage Run Introduction: Earning a Semi-Lifetime Star Alliance Gold Status

ANA SFC Mileage Run Introduction: Earning a Semi-Lifetime Star Alliance Gold Status

ANA Mileage Club Platinum status holders can apply for ANA Super Flyers credit cards which come with semi-lifetime Star Alliance Gold status. For a long time, I wanted to do a mileage run to earn the status and subsequently get the credit card. I finally decided to do so in November 2022. This is the …

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JAL A350 at Haneda

2022 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

As I’m finishing writing this article, my daughter just turned 19 days old. What a year it has been! From visiting my family in Slovakia with my wife for a month at the beginning of the year all the way to my first child being born last week, it was a – in a good …

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ANA Demon Slayer Jets

ANA’s Demon Slayer Jets: All You Need to Know & Flying on the Third Jet’s Inaugural

Unlike Pokemon which I used to watch as a kid and am still a fan of and Star Wars where I can at least recognize the characters, I have never seen an episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. That said, as an aviation enthusiast living in Tokyo, I definitely took note of ANA introducing …

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ANA A380 Charter Arrival

Flying Honu Joyride: Trying Out ANA A380’s Premium Economy in a Fun Way

ANA dedicated its three “Flying Honu” A380s to one purpose – flying between Tokyo and Honolulu. Unfortunately, the demand on the route dropped to near zero when Japan closed its borders at the beginning of the pandemic. As a result, the A380s were grounded. Unlike other airlines which simply sent their A380s to storage, however, …

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Skymark Pikachu Jet BC2 in Okinawa

Skymark’s Pikachu Jets: All You Need to Know & Flying on BC2’s Inaugural

Having grown up watching and playing Pokemon, ANA’s now-gone Pokemon Jets are my all-time favorite special liveries. With Peace Jet’s retirement in 2016 and the introduction of ANA Star Wars Jets, however, it became clear the era of ANA Pokemon Jets has come to an end (for the time being). Still, I was hoping that they would …

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ANA BB-8 Jet Last Flight Photo Session

Goodbye, BB-8 ANA Jet! (A Dramatic Last Day and a Great Last Flight)

Aviation enthusiasts in Japan and around the world got great news in mid-2015 when ANA announced a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to launch the ANA Star Wars Project which would include painting aircraft in special liveries. Eventually, four aircraft – Star Wars ANA Jet, R2D2 ANA Jet, BB-8 ANA Jet, and C3PO ANA …

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Bear Do Hokkaido Jet

2021 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my room in APA Hotel & Resort Ryogoku where I’ve been put into quarantine after arriving back in Japan from Slovakia. While last year has still been far from normal, personally, I am more than happy with how it turned out. I got married, I visited my family …

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Bear Do Hokkaido Jet Last Flight

Farewell, Bear Do Hokkaido Jet! (& All About Air Do’s Bear Do Jets)

Whether it is Pokemon or Mickey Mouse-themed aircraft, Japan is well-known for colorful special liveries. Perhaps the lesser-known of those were the Bear Do aircraft operated by Air Do. While none of the Bear Do aircraft is in operation anymore (Air Do now operates the Rokon Jet), there were three generations of the livery between …

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