Our 90% Off Miles Redemption For Garuda First Class, Business Class and Economy Class Tickets, Confirmed!

Happy 2017!! 

A week back, we saw a great travelling deal, which was marketed by Garuda Airlines, many travel bloggers and travelling sites as the "Best Deal Of The Year" with unbelievable mileage redemption for their tickets. In fact, many were discussing if the airline would really honor this deal. We have the answer to all those speculations...

GARUDA AIRLINE OFFERED 90% OFF MILES REDEMPTION FOR ALL THEIR TICKETS ON 22 DEC 2016....


AND ITS FULLY REDEEMED BY 24 DEC 2016!


Marketing Gimmick and Unbelievable? Guess what?
Mr and Mrs OOPS got 2 of those tickets!


What tickets did we get?

Ticket Number 1:

One Way First Class (R class) Tickets From Singapore (SIN) to Amsterdam (AMS) direct flight
Original mileage required: 190,000 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 19,000 miles + taxes and surcharges

One Way First Class (R class) Ticket from London (LHR) to Jakarta (CGK)
Original mileage required: 190,000 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 19,000 miles + taxes and surcharges

One Way Economy (X class) Ticket from Jakarta (CGK) to Singapore (SIN)
Original mileage required: 12500 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 1250 miles + taxes and surcharges

Ticket Number 2:

One Way Business Class (O class) Tickets From Singapore (SIN) to Amsterdam (AMS) direct flight
Original mileage required: 90,000 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 9,000 miles + taxes and surcharges

One Way Business Class (O class) Ticket from London (LHR) to Jakarta (CGK)
Original mileage required: 90,000 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 9,000 miles + taxes and surcharges

One Way  Business ( class) Ticket from Jakarta (CGK) to Singapore (SIN)
Original mileage required: 22500 miles + tax and surcharges
We got it for: 2250 miles + taxes and surcharges


Total nett value worth of both tickets: approximately SGD$19,000
Total nett value we paid for both tickets: 59,500 GFF miles + SGD$1925


Considerations we face before we secure these tickets:

1) Is it a SCAM?
We cannot deny that this is our first thought because sometimes when something is too good to be true, it usually is. So fact proven, it's not a scam.

2) There can only be ONE First Class ticket redemption and ONE Business Class ticket redemption per flight sector.
Which means, as a couple we can't sit side by side and we will have to go to different lounges in accordance to our ticket class. It is not a bad idea because besides good savings, we get to experience the airline in various classes.

3) We need sufficient Garuda Frequent Flyer (GFF) miles in order to claim the deal.
-The only credit cards with a mileage program that allows us to convert our points to GFF miles is Citibank. The suggested waiting period on Citibank website for points to be converted to our GFF account is 14 days. We did the transfer on 25th December 2016 and the points were in our system on 27th December 2016. (thankfully)
-We did not have sufficient GFF miles after adding up the conversion of points from our credit card spending and the 1000 free miles for new sign up for Garuda members, We needed another 3000 miles. Miles could be purchased from Garuda at US$30 per 1000 miles.

4) We have to go down personally to Garuda Airline's head office in Singapore ( located at United Square ) to complete the transaction by 30th December 2016 to secure the deal.
And its was closed on public holidays and open during office hours.

5) Redeeming premium cabin (first or business class seats) will maximize the value of our mileage claim.
Besides just looking into redeeming a good offer, we look at the type of plane, number of hours on flight, prices of original flight and the incentives that come with the flight. The long haul flight from Singapore to Amsterdam and from London back to Jakarta will allow us a full experience of the airline's service.

Fare comparison for the flights we have chosen


Why Fly Garuda Airlines ?

So just like every other Kia-Si Singaporeans out there, we were skeptical about the safety of Garuda Airlines. This airline was once blacklisted by many as the airline who was banned to fly in the European Union. This is also the airline which had history of air crashes. However, the airlines had made numerous efforts to buff up its notorious branding. In the Singapore Airshow 2016, Garuda Indonesia was announced as a 5 star Airline by Skytrax. This is their second consecutive year attaining this award. Skytrax is an independent global airline rating agency which ranks airlines, airports, lounges and airplanes on a scale to help travellers make informed choices. Check out Garuda Indonesia's statistics on Skytrax website. These statistics are comparable to Singapore Airlines.



What are we expecting on the flight?

We have been reading first hand reviews of travellers who have been onboard this flight route. So far, the reviews are complimenting the highly-raved service by the service crew. We are also looking forward to visiting the different lounges at the various airports. 

Economy Class (Boeing 737-800)

Image grabbed from Garuda Airlines

Business Class (Boeing 777-300ER):


Image grabbed from Garuda Airlines


First Class (Boeing 777-300ER):

Image grabbed from Garuda Airlines 


The review of this flight experience is definitely top on our bucket list for year 2017. We are now currently in the midst of planning out where we will be visiting in between Amsterdam and London. We look forward to any suggestions from our readers. Meanwhile, do follow us to get information of our upcoming trip and more information about this flight experience.

Note: Information are accurate as of 2016 and may be subjected to changes within the country. All photos are credited to Mr and Mrs OOPS. Follow @mrandmrsoops and @djoops on Instagram for more instant updates. Not sponsored or affiliated.


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