Thanks to One Mile at a Time for the tip, GarudaMiles is offering a 50% discount for award redemptions made online, including First Class.
You will have to redeem for 2 persons in one PNR, book on 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 July (weekends), for travel from now until 15 Dec 2018. In addition, you will have to use the promo code GO2MILES when completing your booking. The promotion is valid on all routes (except the Middle East), and is subject to availability.
Garuda had a previous 90% sale, which was the best ever. However, while this current promotion pales in comparison to the previous one, it still represents excellent value for long-haul redemptions. For example, a usual First Class award will cost you 190000 miles per way between Jakarta and Europe. With the 50% discount, it will cost you only 95000, which is far more reasonable.
Garuda has an excellent long-haul First Class product. In addition, Skytrax has ranked the airline as the 9th best, with the First Class seat ranked 4th overall.
For those based in Singapore, if you’ve managed to make loads of miles from the ongoing Citibank Apple Pay promotion , you can convert your points into GarudaMiles, and take advantage of this current promotion.