ANA first class is one of the better products in the skies. The airline’s fleet is equipped with large, spacious suites, and flyers are treated to top-shelf liquor like Hibiki 17 and Johnny Walker King George V, spectacular western and Japanese food, and excellent service. The only downside of ANA first class is the cost: non-stop service between Europe and Tokyo runs between $9k and $15k roundtrip.
But here’s a great way to experience ANA first class service roundtrip between Europe and Tokyo for a fraction of the price. This itinerary takes advantage of a codeshare with Lufthansa and requires repositioning to Oslo, Norway (OSL) and a stopover in Germany. Tickets for this route comes out to $4,452, a significant discount compared to normal rates.
The OSL to Germany (either FRA or MUC) leg is on Lufthansa’s unspectacular A320 business class, which is essentially an economy seat with the middle seat blocked. But the Germany to Tokyo (HND) leg is service by ANA’s 777-300ER, where you’ll get to experience the airline’s first class product. Unfortunately, this is not ANA’s newest “The Suite” first class hard product, but the airline’s older first class suite is still a very competitive product.
Availability with this pricing starts in November 2020 and extends through June 2021. There is no maximum stopover in Tokyo, so you can turn this itinerary into two trips in the same year. A sample itinerary is below. You must book with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia to get this pricing; don’t book directly with either Lufthansa or ANA.