$840 Business Class to Bali and Get AAdvantage Platinum Status

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First posted on YVR Deals today, this is awesome deal for a round-trip fare from Vancouver to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on business class the whole way. What makes this even better? 4 of the 6 segments (40+ hours!) are in JAL’s Sky Suite II on Boeing 767s. The suites are in 1-2-1 configuration, providing aisle access from every seat.

This is a published discount fare; it is unlikely to be an error fare. And appears to be good for travel from Summer months until April next year. Christmas excluded. And it is bookable on JAL’s website:

Dates are wide open

As you can see this prices out to $840 USD or $1,178 CAD.

Japan Airlines' Sky Suite II

The best part of this trip? You get to fly 12+ hours from Vancouver (YVR) to Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and 8+ hours from NRT to Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) on JAL’s Sky Suite II. Which is an amazing product with lie flat seats and direct aisle access from every seat. That is a total of 40+ hours!

Get American Airlines Platinum Status in One Trip!

But wait, there’s more! With this trip, you can also instantly gain AAdvantage Platinum status on American Airlines (AA), which is also OneWorld Sapphire status.

As this books into classes C, D, and X on JAL, you get 2x Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) and 25% Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQD) on each mile flown.

Round trip YVR-NRT-CGK alone is 16,588 miles, which nets you 33,176 EQM and 4,147 EQD.

Lowered elite status qualification for 2020

Due to COVID-19, AA requires only 4,000 EQDs and 30,000 EQMs to reach Platinum status, which is reachable with this one trip!

With the pandemic ongoing, no one knows what travel will be like in the future. Hopefully things will be better by next year. But if not – buyer beware – this has a $500 cancellation fee.

Kevin