The All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight change policy allows you to make changes to your flight tickets if your flight falls under a COVID-19 travel waiver (applicable till October 31, 2022), or the fare rules of your ticket permit flight changes. Some tickets cannot be changed, while others attract a handling fee. 

You’re allowed to change your ANA flight date and/or time for free if:

  • Your travel date is on or before October 31, 2022
    (you can make unlimited changes to your flight but you must pay the fare difference).
  • Your flight to/from the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil:
    • Is delayed by more than 31 minutes, or
    • Departs earlier by more than 16 minutes 
  • Your flight is cancelled and the alternative flight offered to you does not suit you.
  • The fare rules of your ticket allow you to change your flight (with or without a fee).
  • You or the passenger accompanying you falls ill or gets injured and this prevents you from catching your flight, as long as you produce a valid medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner.
  • Your co-passenger or an immediate family member dies, subject to your submitting a death certificate. 

Note

  • You can change your flight route as long as you pay the applicable difference in fares, taxes, etc.
  • The no change fee policy will no longer apply from November 1, 2022.

How to Change ANA Flight Date/Time?

How do I change the flight date on ANA Airlines?

You can make changes to your ANA Airlines flight date/time/destination: 

  1. By phone (call the local ANA office in your city/country)
  2. Online if you purchased your ticket online from ANA’s website
  3. Through the travel agent you purchased your ticket from

ANA Flight Change Policy for Involuntary Changes Due to Reasons Beyond ANA’s Control

Involuntary schedule changes refer to flight changes made by ANA for reasons beyond its control—such as bad weather, traffic situations, etc.—or reasons within its control—such as maintenance issues, equipment malfunction, etc. 

Involuntary schedule changes for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil also include:

  • A flight delay of more than 31 minutes 
  • An earlier flight departure by more than 16 minutes 
  • A change of another airline’s flight due to cancellation, delay, or some other reason beyond the passenger’s control

If your flight has been subjected to an involuntary schedule change for any of the reasons mentioned above, you have 2 options:

  1. Get rebooked on the next available ANA Group flight at no additional cost. ANA Group flights include ANA and Air Japan-operated flights on international routes, flights operated by ANA, ANA Wings, and codeshare-operated flights by IBEX Airlines, AIR DO, Solaseed Air, Air Oriental Air Bridge, and Star Flyer on domestic routes within Japan.
  2. Cancel your flight and receive a refund

ANA Flight Change Policy Due to Voluntary Changes 

Voluntary changes refer to flight changes made by a passenger and not the airline. 

  • If the fare conditions of your ticket permit flight changes, you can change your flight date and/or time either free of charge or for a fee, depending on your ticket’s fare rules. 
  • If the fare rules of your ticket do not permit flight changes, you cannot make changes to your flight. 


If you have any questions or need assistance, call your local ANA office. A travel expert will verify your ticket details and inform you whether any handling fee and fare or tax differences will apply. 

If you have purchased your ticket: 

  • Directly from ANA’s website, you can make changes to your flight online via the website.
  • From a travel agent, contact the travel agent to process your request. 
  • Through ANA’s sales office/call center, you must call ANA to process your request.

ANA Flight Change Policy Due to Passenger’s Illness/Injury

If you want to change your flight date due to illness or injury (i.e., of the passenger or an accompanying passenger), you must submit a medical certificate to ANA’s Sales Support Desk by:

  • Phone 1-800-262-2250 (Monday – Friday: 6.00am- 5.30pm Pacific Time)
  • Email salessupport@fly-ana.com 

Eligibility Conditions. Per ANA’s regulations: 

  • Flight changes relating to illness or injury:
    • Apply only to ANA flights, i.e., NH 205 tickets.
    • Must relate to the passenger or an accompanying passenger, and do not include immediate family members not accompanying the passenger.
    • Are treated as involuntary ticketing procedures.
  • The medical certificate must be issued by a medical practitioner and must include information relating to the duration of the illness or injury till the passenger is fit to travel again. 

ANA Airways Flight Change Policy Due to Death of a Passenger’s Immediate Family Member, etc.

ANA allows you to change or reroute your flight without being charged a flight change fee if: 

  • Your co-passenger dies 
  • An immediate family member dies
    (An immediate family member can include a spouse, children/step-children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law).

In both cases, the passenger must submit a valid copy of the death certificate to ANA’s Sales Support Desk by Email (salessupport@fly-ana.com) or fax. For assistance, call 1-800-262-2250 (Monday – Friday: 6.00am- 5.30pm Pacific Time).

ANA Flight Change Fee

What is the ANA flight change fee like?

The ANA change flight fee is as follows:

  • Nil for flights qualifying under the COVID-19 travel waivers, effective till October 31, 2022.
  • Nil for a one-time change to a fully unused Flex fare (all classes).
  • Up to USD 500 per standard ticket not mentioned above, depending on the fare conditions of your ticket and route (for the exact flight change fee, refer to your ticket’s terms and conditions). 

How to Make Changes to Your ANA Flight Reservation? 

You can reschedule your flight if the fare conditions of your flight ticket allow you to. For some tickets, a handling fee may apply, whereas for other tickets such as promotional tickets and heavily discounted tickets, flight changes are generally not permitted. 

For more information: 

  • Read the fare conditions of your ticket
  • Call your local ANA office 
  • Ask ANA’s airport/city office

You can make changes to your flight ticket:

  1. On phone by calling the local ANA office in your city/country
  2. Online if you purchased your ticket online from ANA’s website
  3. Through the travel agent you purchased your ticket from

How to Change the Flight Date on ANA Online?

How can I change the flight date on ANA Airline online?

If you purchased your ticket online from ANA’s website, you can make changes to your flight booking online (date, time, and/or route) as explained below:

A snapshot of the Search Reservation page on ANA’s website 
  1. Go to the Search Reservation page
  2. Enter your:
    1. 6-digit reservation number, or
      (Select and) enter your 13-digit e-Ticket number 
    2. First and last name 
  3. Click on the Search button
  4. Select the Change Reservation button below your itinerary
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to change your flight date, time, and/or route
  6. Pay the applicable fare and tax difference, if any

If you’re making the changes by phone, ANA will process the flight changes after verifying your ticket details. ANA will inform you if any fare, fee, tax differences, and/or handling fee will apply to your new flight ticket before making the necessary changes. 

When can I make changes to my ANA flight booking online? 

You can make changes to your flight booking online (through ANA’s website) if:

  • You booked your flight through ANA’s website.
  • Your flight is for a simple round trip, a one-way trip, or an open-jaw trip.
  • Your flight must include a changeable fare on ANA’s website.
  • You haven’t already made any changes to your ticket by phone. 

Note

  • If you’ve already purchased a flight ticket, you’re allowed to change your flight online via ANA’s website up to 24 hours before your original flight’s departure or up to 6 hours before the new flight’s departure (i.e., the flight you want to change to), whichever is earlier.
  • You will not be able to make online changes to your flight via ANA’s website if:
    • Your flight booking includes an upgraded flight (however, you can make changes by cancelling the upgrade).
    • You booked or changed your ticket by phone.
    • Your itinerary involves multiple-city stays.
    • The traveler classification on your flight booking will change if you change your boarding date. 
    • You booked your ticket through a travel agency.
    • Your itinerary includes flights with multiple boarding classes.
  • If you’re making flight changes online, you will not be charged a reissue service fee.
  • If you’re making flight ticket changes on phone through ANA, you may be charged a service fee on a per-passenger basis. 
  • You will not be charged a handling fee if you don’t incur a difference in the fare, tax, or other fees, and you don’t make any route change. 
  • If you’re making any changes to your Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) you will only incur an exchange/reissue service charge (ESC) if you’re extending the validity period to carry out the exchange or reissue. 

Ticketing Service Charge and Exchange/Reissue Service Charge (ESC)

ANA charges a processing fee, known as Ticketing Service Charge, when issuing an international flight ticket. If you’re making a route change to your ticket, or when a flight change requires an amount adjustment (increase/decrease), you’ll be charged a handling fee, known as Exchange/Reissue Service Charge (ESC). These fees will be charged in addition to the difference in fares and taxes, if any.

The service charges for both are shown in the tables below.

ANA Ticketing Service Charges
Ticket Purchase LocationTicketing Service Charge
ANA’s websiteFree
ANA Call Center—Japan RegionJPY 5,500 (incl. tax)
ANA Airport Counter—Japan RegionJPY 5,500 (incl. tax)
ANA Call Centers—North AmericaUSD 25
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counters—North AmericaUSD 25
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Airport Counters—CanadaCAD 25
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center for European RegionEUR 40/GBP 30
EURO 15/GBP 10 for flights within Japan/European Region
ANA City Counter—European RegionEUR 40/GBP 30
EURO 15/GBP 10 for flights within Japan/European Region
ANA Airport Counters—European RegionEUR 60/GBP 45
EURO 35/GBP 25 for flights within Japan/European Region
ANA City Counter—GenevaCHF 60
CHF 20 for flights within Japan/European Region
ANA Call Centers—Russia RegionEUR 40
EUR 15 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA City Counters—RussiaEUR 40
EUR 15 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Airport Counters—Russia RegionEUR 60
EUR 35 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Call Center—StockholmSEK 420
SEK 160 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA City Counter—StockholmSEK 420
SEK 160 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Airport Counter—StockholmSEK 640
SEK 370 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Call Center—IstanbulUSD 40
USD 40 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA City Counter—IstanbulUSD 40
USD 40 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Airport Counter—IstanbuUSD 65
USD 40 for flights within Japan/Europe
ANA Call Center—SingaporeSGD 80
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counter—SingaporeSGD 80
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—Kuala LumpurMYR 80
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Airport/City Counter—Kuala LumpurMYR 80
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—Vietnam RegionVND 600,000
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—ManilaUSD 100
ANA City/Airport Counter—ManilaUSD 100
ANA Call Center—China RegionCNY 150
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counter—China RegionCNY 150
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA Call Center—TaiwanTWD 780
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counter—TaiwanTWD 780
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA Call Center—BangkokTHB 1500
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA City Counter—BangkokTHB 1500
incl. for flights tickets within Japan
ANA Call Center—Jakarta OfficeIDR 700,000
IDR 400,000 for flights within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counter—JakartaIDR 700,000
IDR 400,000 for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—Australia OfficeUSD 50
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA City/Airport Counter AustraliaUSD 50
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—Phnom PenhUSD 50
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA City Office—Phnom PenhUSD 50
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Call Center—Seoul, South KoreaKRW 30,000
incl. for flights within Japan
ANA Airport Counter—South KoreaKRW 30,000
incl. for flights within Japan
The above charges do not apply to:
• Tickets purchased:
◦ Online through ANA’s website
◦ With ANA travel vouchers
◦ ANA gift cards at ANA’s airport counters
• Children below 12
• Primary Diamond Service members
• Passengers accompanying a Diamond Service primary member on an award ticket (only) on the same booking
Exchange/Reissue Service Charges (ESC)
Request LocationESC
ANA websiteFree
ANA Call Center/Counter—Japan RegionJPY 2,200 (incl. tax)
ANA Call Center/Counter—China RegionCNY 150
ANA Call Center/Counter—Hong Kong RegionHKD 200
ANA Call Center/Counter—Philippines RegionUSD 20
ANA Call Center/Counter—Thailand RegionTHB 500
ANA Call Center/Counter—Indonesia RegionIDR 700,000
ANA Call Center/Counter—Australia RegionAUD 50
ANA Call Center/Counter—Cambodia RegionUSD 15
ANA Call Center/Counter—Vietnam RegionVND 400,000
ANA Call Center/Airport Counter—South KoreaKRW 30,000
The above charges do not apply in the following cases: 
◦ Children below 12
◦ Changes made through ANA’s website
◦ If the change fee is more than the ESC
◦ If the change is made for other than voluntary reasons
◦ If you change the date but the fare remains unchanged 
◦ If you’re a Diamond Service primary member
• The Exchange/Reissue Service Charge is non-refundable in case of voluntary refunds.
• If you make changes over the phone by calling an ANA customer representative or at ANA’s international airport counter in Japan, you will incur a service charge per ticket. 
• You will not incur any handling fee if you don’t incur any fare, tax, or fee difference and if you don’t make any route changes. 
• You will incur an exchange/reissue service charge if you extend the validity period of your ticket to exchange or reissue your ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions on ANA Flight Change Policy

Can I change my flight due to coronavirus?

If your ticket number starts with 205 and your flight was affected by COVID-19, you’re allowed to change your flight or ask for a refund. Eligible tickets include tickets purchased from ANA that fulfill the following conditions: 

1- Your itinerary includes a flight to/from/via an airport in Japan 
2- Your ticket was issued by June 10
3- Your travel date is between February 26, and October 31

If your ticket was issued by another airline or a travel agent, you must contact the airline or travel agency directly. 

Can I change my flight before it is officially cancelled due to extreme weather conditions?

You can request a change of flight due to bad weather only after ANA cancels your flight, and not before. To check the latest information relating to your flight, click on the Flight Status tab appearing on the ANA’s website and enter your flight details. Alternatively, ANA will inform you of your flight’s status by email and/or phone (via SMS) registered by you at the time of booking.

Will I be reimbursed for any expenses I incur if my flight is cancelled or delayed due to reasons within ANA’s control?

Yes, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to reasons within ANA’s control, such as equipment problems, etc., ANA will reimburse you for ground transportation and hotel accommodation within reasonable limits. For more information or assistance, call or your local ANA office. 

Will I have to pay for a seat reservation due to a change of aircraft if wasn’t charged for it initially?

No, you will not be charged for seat reservation since the change of seat was carried out by ANA.

Can I change the travel date for domestic ANA Flight Awards?

You can change the travel date for a domestic ANA Flight Award ticket: 

1- Up to 24 hours before your new flight’s departure date, and 
2- Before your original flight’s departure time 

However, you are not allowed to: 

1- Change to a flight that departs earlier on the same sector after arriving at the airport on the day of travel. 
2- Change your ticket to a Blackout Date.

If your date change impacts an award ticket’s seasonality, ANA will adjust your mileage per rules.

How do I change my flight if it is delayed or cancelled due to maintenance issues or bad weather?

If your flight is delayed or cancelled due to maintenance issues or bad weather, you can call ANA and request them to change your flight or ask for a refund. You will not be charged for it. 

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