ANA, one of Japan’s two major international airlines, has announced decreased fuel surcharges on International fares, in line with what JAL announced last month. The fuel rates can be found at this link. Like JAL, the ANA fuel surcharge will drop to US $173 on flights between Japan and many long-distance destinations such as North America, Europe and Oceania. This fuel surcharge will not take effect, however, until February 1st. Fares on ANA ticketed/purchased BEFORE February 1st will still be subjected to the higher US $259 fuel surcharge on the routes listed above.
It pays to wait, especially if you are considering ANA’s new Houston-Tokyo route launching later this year.