As we reflect on the bounty that is 150% PQM and PQS from Japan’s ANA on United it got me thinking of what the best strategy for Gold for next year. I give you my breakdown:
|Destination||PQM on United||Seg Needed||Total Cost|
|Iwakuni (From Tokyo)||686||73||$6,376.09|
If you fly Naha to Sapporo once a month you can get Star Alliance gold for a mere $2086.83 giving you an extra bag, priority baggage and the sweet short line on all *A carriers (EVA, Asiana, Singapore Air) not to mention actual lounge access with free food and beer. So a better bet is flying to Tokyo for the many activities there, or a hub to other cities. More to come on why Peach is not worth flying and why you should fly ANA exclusively to Osaka (saving yourself a lot of time and money) or rather the LCC fallacy.