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ANA, American Express to launch co-branded credit cards in Japan

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All Nippon Airways Co and and American Express International Inc have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to launch three co-branded credit cards – the ANA American Express Card, the ANA American Express Gold Card and the ANA American Express Super Flyers Gold Card. This is the first time that American Express is issuing cards through a partnership with a Japanese airline. Member applications for the new cards began on Wednesday.

ANA has an extensive customer base in Japan and manages the popular frequent flyer program, ANA Mileage Club (AMC). By using the ANA American Express Card for a wide range of activities, from daily shopping to international travel, cardmembers can collect points that can be transferred to AMC miles more quickly, while also enjoying a wide array of exclusive privileges and world class services.

Special campaigns to mark the launch of the ANA American Express Card, include a chance to win a pair of round-trip business class tickets to one of 16 of the world’s major cities, and ANA American Express Membership Rewards bonus points campaigns for new ANA American Express card members.

Features of ANA American Express cards

Each time card members use the ANA American Express cards to make a purchase, points are collected at a rate of 1 point for every 100 yen spent (with some exceptions). The points can then be transferred into ANA miles in units of 1,000 points (equivalent to 1,000 miles). To collect miles even more efficiently, ANA American Express card members receive 1.5 times the points, (2 times the points for ANA American Express Gold and ANA American Express Super Flyer Gold Card members) when using the card to purchase tickets and merchandise from ANA Group, including flights purchased through ANA Sky Web, ANA Sky Mobile, ANA Domestic and International Reservations Centers, and ANA counters.

In addition to exchanging them for ANA miles, points may also be used to redeem over 300 attractive items offered in the Membership Rewards program. Points have no expiration period. There is no expiration period for points collected with the ANA American Express Gold Card and ANA American Express Super Flyers Gold Card. In the case of the ANA American Express Card, collected points have no expiration period after payment of transfer program annual fee of 5,250 Yen.

For campaign details, visit ana-amex.jp

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Why anyone would pay 5250 yen for a credit card is beyond me. Japanese have too much money. Stupid shoppers.

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so in order to get 1000 miles,which is about 1/20th of what you need for a honolulu trip you have to spend 100000 yen...or, you could just go buy a ticket to hawaii for 60000

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Do not know how to travel and where to go by Japanese? They have big purse same time they do not how to relax just make new credit card.

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The one nice thing about these cards is that purchases on the card keep your airline miles current. No worry if you don't fly on the same carrier in the next 12 months or whenever else your miles would expire.

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Suzu1, this is an island country. You need to fly to go any where. Who is stuck here for 18 months at a time. Sad if you are. Most if not 99% of us get out of the zoo at least once a year.

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ANA and AMEX. Hmmm, Hope that doesn't mean ANA's service is going to be more in-line with AMEX's.

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Hmmm.... naaah, I think I'll stick with my ANA Visa card instead....

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