As of April 2015 ANA Star Alliance redemption rates are calculated based on zones (previously the calculation was distance based). Some of the zones are quite large (all of Africa and the Middle East are in one zone). The rates stay the same year round and one-way redemptions are not possible.

For itineraries starting or ending in Japan there are two different possible calculations. If there is a transfer on the itinerary and the transfer is in Japan, Zone 1A applies. If there is a transfer outside Japan then Zone 1B applies.