Garuda Award Sale
Garuda Indonesia is offering a simply amazing deal. At first it seemed to good to be true, however the airline has confirmed that they are offering 90% off award tickets. Let’s take a look.
- Book awards between 12/22 – 12/31/16 for travel between February 1 and May 31, 2017 and receive 90% off.
Need to Know
Update: According to Point me to the Plane you may need to actually go to one of their offices to get the award fully ticketed.
- Several people have confirmed this offer with the airline.
- You can view the offer online, however you may need to translate it.
- Awards must be booked by calling the airline’s Indonesia Call Center at +62 21 2351 9999.
- The phone will disconnect if you are on hold for two minutes or more. As you might expect their call center is busy.
- The airline does not allow award holds.
The Points Guy has more info on calling and booking this offer.
- London to Jakarta – 9K each way in business or 19K in first class.
- Tokyo to Jakarta – 6,300 each way in business or 9K in first class.
- Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi – 6,300 each way in business or 9K in first class.
Citi ThankYou is a transfer partner of Garuda Indonesia. (You need a ThankYou Premier or Prestige card to unlock transfers.) According to reports transfers take 2 or more days, so you are going to have to have some faith that award space will still be there when those miles hit your account.
I am really torn about whether or not to transfer points to Garuda for this promotion, because I feel there is a good chance they could revoke the promo or shut down award space. With that said, 9-19K one-way first class redemptions are a carrot I am having a hard time resisting. Are you going to transfer points? What are your thoughts?