ANA Star Pass Japan thingy

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  1. sendaiben
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    Okay, so if I am reading this right, I can fly to Seoul, then buy a Seoul-Haneda return ticket, then fly Haneda-Okinawa-Haneda-Okinawa-Osaka-Haneda for just 55,000 yen, then go home via Seoul?

    Anyone care to work out how many PPs this is worth? [​IMG]
     
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    If you are MR'ing NEVER fly like this.....

    OKA-ITM gets 739 base
    ITM-HND gets 280 base
    OKA-HND gets 984 base...
     
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    Okay, so the website says they require proof of residence... is that strictly enforced?

    I am a PR in Japan, and that is in my passport...
     
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    As I said before....If you hold a passport other than a Japanese one. You automatically qualify. (reason being you are automatically a resident of your home country.

    I am a PR in Japan also, but I have used both Star Japan and Yokoso (JAL) and it works fine!

    JAL just this week also!
     
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    Excellent. Good to hear... foreigner = non-resident mindset working in my favour for once! [​IMG]
     
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    That depends on NH. You can't just assume JAL let you do it so NH will. Better be safe than sorry, I suggest you confirm that with the NH office you plan to ticket with
     
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    JALPak....... I used the Japan Star Pass also.....works the same....I did ITM-HND-OKA-SDJ-ITM routing for that ticket...
     
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    Ah I forgot you have done that too :p Told you I am getting old
     
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    Yes, it is about the only thing that works in the favor of foreigner=non-resident ! Just don't expect it to happen with JR[​IMG] ....
     
  11. I'm pretty sure I had to fax something to NH London office (through where I booked my ANA Star Alliance Pass) to prove/say that I was not a Japanese resident, but I just cannot remember what I had to fax.

    I regretted using Star Alliance pass though because at the time I booked, there were premium class seats available but on the day the flights were completely full, so I was not able to upgrade them. I wished I booked Premium class outright instead of buying *A pass and hope to upgrade on the day.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  13. I might book them again (since they are much quieter routes this time) and if I do, I'll let you know what documents they ask for.
     
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    That would be even better to know, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    When I booked my Star Pass...I physically went to the NH Shanghai office. They saw my passport and my itinerary online and booked it without questioning anything else.
     
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    What address were you using for your NH account? Mine has my Japanese address, and my ANA Gold card is also registered...

    it just seems a bit unlikely that they are not going to notice that I live in Japan! [​IMG]
     
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    My address is and has always been registered in Japan!

    Don't worry so much. As long as you have a return ticket from xxx-Japan-xxx plus any foriegn passport (not Japanese only) you can buy the Star Pass.

    FYI: I also paid with my JAL creditcard at the NH Shanghai office LOL!!! (I had no NH creditcard at the time) :p
     
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    From a efficiency standpoint, you should be doing 2 HND-OKA-HND flights and pay 7000 on departure day to sit up front.
    6K PP per RT.
     
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