ANA is increasing is baggage allowance on international flights in economy back to 2 bags that can each weight up to 23 kilos.
This change is effective for tickets issues on or after January 8, 2015.
You can access ANA’s announcement of this change here.
Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines both recently upped their economy bag allowance to better compete with the Middle Eastern airlines with generous allowances.
ANA must have felt the heat from them or domestic competitor JAL and changed the allowance back to what it was in 2013.
Why wouldn’t they just increase the allowance immediately and for tickets already issued? Now some may wait until January 8, 2015, to purchase their ANA tickets that would then allow 2 free checked bags.