I'm looking at options to get back to SFO to resume a DONE4 next year. My preferred option would have been to use Virgin Atlantic points on NZ, SYD-AKL-SFO. However, availability looks tight as I'd expect. One other option is Asiana from Tokyo. The VS points needed aren't too bad, even when added to the QF points I'll need to get to NRT from CNS, and as best I can tell, availability in J cabin looks ok. The VS points needed are less than needed for other partners such as SQ. Maybe this is telling me something but Skytrax rates them 5 star. I see from their website they have just upgraded business class. Even F is not out of the question from a points perspective. However, does any one have any recent experience of long haul Asiana in F or J?