TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DUFL, the incredibly popular startup that is changing the way the world travels, today announced that the company has partnered with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline, to enable millions of ANA Mileage Club members to earn miles when they use DUFL. ANA Mileage Club members can earn a mile for every $2 spent with DUFL and then use their miles for domestic or international flights, rental cars or for shopping at a wide range of stores, restaurants, hotels and much more worldwide.
DUFL is a premium travel service that functions as a personal valet; packing, cleaning and storing business attire and then shipping it to the user's specified destination. When customers are gearing up for a business trip, they can use the DUFL app to select which clothes they want to bring from their virtual DUFL closet, enter a destination and arrival date and their professionally packed DUFL suitcase will be waiting at the hotel when the customer arrives. When it's time to go home, customers simply schedule a pickup via the app and leave the bag at the hotel's front desk, traveling home bag-free. DUFL picks the bag up and delivers it to their secure warehouse, where the customer's clothes will be inventoried, photographed, cleaned and stored in the customer's virtual closet until they are ready for their next trip.
ANA is the only airline in Japan that has SKYTRAX's highest 5-star rating and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and innovation. ANA is a member of the Star Alliance global airline network, which means that members can earn miles when flying with any of the 27 member airlines. ANA Mileage Club members can start earning additional miles with DUFL by accessing the DUFL partner site. Once connected, when ANA Mileage Club members use DUFL services, they automatically accrue miles for dollars they spend using DUFL, miles that can be redeemed for a wide variety of rewards. To get started, click here.
"ANA is a top global airline that is committed to delivering an exceptional experience to millions of business travelers worldwide, so the partnership with DUFL is a natural fit," says Shinji Tsukamoto, co-founder and President of DUFL International, who is based in Japan. "DUFL takes care of packing and managing baggage transit so travelers can focus on taking care of business. Users can be more productive on the road while gaining back personal time spent preparing for a trip and now those same travelers can earn miles with their favorite loyalty program."
"DUFL is making life easier for business travelers with a disruptive new service, so we're excited about introducing ANA Mileage Club members to this new option with an alliance that lets them earn valuable miles when using DUFL," says Takeshi Inada, Vice President Loyalty Marketing of ANA. "We're sure our frequent business travelers will enjoy having a virtual closet they can pack via an app or online and a virtual valet to handle their baggage. This is just the beginning of our alliance with DUFL, and we look forward to working with them to deliver additional benefits to our members."
ANA Mileage Club members can start using DUFL today by activating their membership. Learn more about DUFL at www.dufl.com.
DUFL is changing the rules of travel – rules like getting to the airport an hour early, paying extra to check a bag, having to wait at the baggage claim carousel, or having to worry about a bag at all. The DUFL app gives frequent travelers the freedom to roam untethered. Our secure, sophisticated platform delivers your bag where and when you need it. With each use your clothing is cleaned how you like it and prepared for your next trip. Get started by downloading the free DUFL app and creating an account or learn more at www.dufl.com.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 73 international routes and 120 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of 242 aircraft. In FY2014, it carried 50.4 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.71 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999, and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes, and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the third consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.