Reservations Are Now Open for ANA A380 Service to Honolulu

Booking for All Nippon Airways’ A380 service betweenHonolulu
(HNL) and Tokyo’s Narita airport (NRT) just opened on
Thursday.

Starting May 24, ANA will launch the highly anticipated route.
Its new A380s will feature a first-class cabin and business class,
as well as ANA COUCHii in Economy class, a product similar to
Air
New Zealand’s Sky Couch
.

ANA has been widely promoting the new A380 service. The
route’s aircraft will even be decked out in special liveries. The
first of the planes to operate the route rolled out of the paint
booth just a few weeks ago in its Honu
livery
. There will eventually be a total of three A380s, each
featuring a different version of the Honu livery; Hawaiian Sky
(Blue), Hawaiian Ocean (Green) and Hawaiian Sunset (Orange).

Flight Schedules

Departing Narita

May 24-June 30: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday departing at
8:10pm

July 1: Daily flight with two flights on Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday departing at 8:10pm and 9:35pm

Departing Honolulu

May 24-June 30: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday departing at
11:20am

July 1: Daily flights with two flights on Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday departing at 11:20am and 12:45pm

Classes of Service

The double-decker plane will feature four classes of service to
carry a total of 520 passengers. For the first time, ANA will be
offering a first-class cabin on its service to HNL, with room for
eight passengers in the front of the upper deck. The lie-flat seats
will be in a 1-2-1 configuration and feature a raisable partition
between passengers and a sliding door on the aisle side. Each seat
will feature 32 inch LCD screens with plenty of power outlets and
storage for passengers.

First Class SuitesFirst
Class Suites Image by ANA

Business class will feature 56 fully lie-flat seats on the upper
deck, also in a 1-2-1 configuration, so business class flyers will
have direct aisle access as well. Center seats will offer a
raisable partition between the paired seats. Passengers will have
access to power outlets as well as an 18-inch touch screen
monitor.

Premium economy will feature a total of 73 reclining seats in a
2-3-2 layout in the back of the upper deck. Passengers will have
access to a 15.6-inch touch screen monitor and power outlets. The
reclining seats feature 38 inches of pitch, leg and foot rests as
well as a six-way adjustable headrest.

The remaining 383 seats will be economy class, which will fill
the whole lower deck in a 3-4-3 configuration. The last six rows on
the lower deck will be available for passengers to book the new ANA
COUCHii. This allows passengers to turn their row of seats into a
couch or bed by converting the seats.

Launch Promotions for ANA Mileage Club
Members

ANA is offering a few deals for passengers to promote the launch
of the new A380 service.

  • Award availability for Premium and Economy for flights
    departing May 24 — July 11. Booking award seats is available
    between Jan. 10 and July 7.
  • Win Your Miles Back: ANA will refund 100% of miles used on
    award tickets to one out of every 100 award tickets. The offer is
    good for award flights flown between May 24 and July 11. Passengers
    must first register to be eligible. You can
    register here
    .

Star Alliance Award Options

If your not a member of ANA’s Milage Club but still want to
book award travel onboard ANA’s new A380 we were able to find
some sporadic availability with United ranging from 27.5K for
Economy up to 85K for First Class for one way travel. Options were
a bit more plentiful after the July 1 date when the second A380 is
set to join the route, and the ANA Milage Club promotions have
ended.

NRT to HNL

HNL to NRT

With the the A380
seemingly on it’s death bed
 with many other carriers, it
will be interesting to see if ANA can make the route work with the
beleaguered super jumbo. ANA has put a lot of time and capital into
this new service. Only time will tellI if that was a wise
investment on ANA’s part.

Featured Image by ANA.

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Reservations Are Now Open for ANA A380 Service to Honolulu