Friday, October 8, 2010

How to Get Cheap Airline Tickets from Garuda Indonesia Airways

Garuda Indonesia Logo
As national flag carrier with first class services, Garuda Indonesia offer ticket that more expensive than other Indonesian airlines. To compete with other cheap airlines, Garuda Indonesia have subsidiary called Citilink. But, from my experience, there is a way to obtain cheap airline ticket from Garuda Indonesia.

Garuda Indonesia have economy and business class. I will not review about business class. My first and last seat in business class was on December 2008 from Jayapura to Jakarta, and the price was hurting my pocket! For economy class, Garuda Indonesia have fare class H, V, B, Q, N, K, L, M, and Y. Fare class H is cheapest and class Y is most expensive.

There are few tricks to booking cheap ticket from Garuda Indonesia:

1. Do booking long time before departure date.
Book for about 3-4 weeks before departure to get seat available. But, sometimes, you can go online and do booking in before departure at 4 AM (GMT+7), because they sometimes open promo tickets in that hour, but it too risky. You even can't get a seat if in peak season.

2. Booking via internet
After open Internet booking service, Garuda Indonesia provide promo class H and V only on Internet booking. Always check best deals on the Garusa Indonesia's website, and if you have a lucky day, you can get cheap ticket. The requirement is you should have credit card that allow online payment. But, friend of mine don't have a credit card, then he book it on the website, get booking code, then call the Garuda Indonesia call center 0804 1 807807 or +62 21 2351 9999.

3. Direct booking in the local branch
Sometimes local branch can issue a cheap ticket, but it's very rare. Once again, if you have lucky day, you can get promo ticket from the branch. But, too often check fare in branch is embarassing, so to check good price anytime, check via their website. The exception, if you have relative or friend in Garuda Indonesia company, you may ask them for a cheap tickets.

Happy booking and have a nice flight!

10 comments:

pertamax said...

So the point is WAIT FOR YOUR LUCKY DAY before you buy the ticket!!!!!

Wahyu said...

@pertamax: haha, you got it! Garuda bagaimanapun juga lebih mahal booo...

Indra said...

Hari ini Garuda buka Travel Fair di JCC. Banyak tiket murah diobral tuh...
Webnya: http://gatf2010.com

Saatnya liburan seru....:-)

hendra said...

garuda emang maham harganya..tapi klo pas ada promo,jadi pilihan utama gue.

Rueben Arunachalam said...

Thankyou for this compelling post. I look forward more of your writing on this topic in the future. Cheers again

Aprianto said...

Trims buat infonya mas wahyu..

gondez said...

emang lw g ada kartu kredit bisa booking bro?? gmn carane??

David said...

I agree it is important to book your flights as soon as possible. The closer you get to the departure time, the more you will pay for yor ticket.

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MrGooterzik Putra said...

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