Bali & Indonesia: €1,523 / £1,308 Business Class from London with Garuda Indonesia

Ulun Danu Temple, Bali, Indonesia

Skyteam member Garuda Indonesia offers some astonishingly low fares for business class roundtrips between London-Heathrow and Indonesia starting in August 2019. Garuda’s nonstop service to Medan starts at €1,523 (~£1,367) – a business class connection flight to Denpasar, Bali is basically free in this fare! All roundtrips have to be booked before November 30, 2019.

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Great flight times and five star board service from London to Indonesia.

A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-200 serves London thrice weekly from Medan. These airplanes are equipped with fully reclinable lie flat seats. Their premium cabin is arrangend in a 2-2-2 seating pattern. Therefore, window seats do not feature direct aisle access. The three hour ride to Bali features the same plane. Flight to Jakarta are shorter and operated by Boeing 737-800. You will find 2-2 seating up front.

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According to the fare rules, these fares are offered until November 30, 2019. Your have to leave London before March 31, 2020 to get these prices. You may stay a maximum of one month in Indonesia, while a minimum stay does not apply.

Google Flights shows you when fares a lowest. Enter the dates you’ve in our flight search to see if online travel agenices offer even lower fare, which they usually do. We still recommend to book directly with the carrier.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Mileage

Garuda Indonesia issues these tickets in booking class I. You will gain 125% of your travel distance in award mileage on most Skyteam frequent flyer programs. A noteable expection is Delta SkyMiles, crediting just 100%. A trip to Bali should yield the following award mileage:

  • 31,514 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 28,992 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 23,498 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 23,498 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 23,498 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 19,582 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 19,582 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 19,582 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 19,582 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 19,582 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 19,582 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 19,582 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 19,582 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 19,580 Award Miles + 84 XP on FlyingBlue
  • 15,664 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
  • 15,664 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 3,528 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Thanks to our source YHBU!

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  1. Yhlu says:

    Wow, posting a post now which YHBU posted already on September 6th. Quite fast your blog 🙂

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