A good sale to Jakarta with stopover information in Tokyo.

If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can buy this for cheaper via American Express Travel. Pricing is as follows:

  • New York [JFK] – $2,645 ($1,858 after American Express Travel discount or $1,968 with stopover in Tokyo)

Currently Indonesia is open to those who are fully vaccinated. No quarantine is required.

This is an American Express MemberWeek extra discount, valid until October 14th. Normally, this would’ve been a little over $2,000 with the normal American Express Travel discount. But this week, it is under $2K. For those with American Express Business Platinum, you can get this for 120K or so Membership Rewards points after the 35% rebate.

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on October 12th, 2022 at 4:05PM Eastern)

Jakarta, Indonesia – Photo: Trekity via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 6th – 13th, 2023
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from late January 2023 – April 2023 or August 2023. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Try Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability if you are having issues with Google Flights.  Matrix by ITA Software month long view of availability is better than Google Flights. Your search screen should look like this:


Fare Class:

  • I

Seat Type:

  • Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • Yes


  • JFK – BOS (Boston) – NRT (Tokyo – Narita) – CGK (Jakarta) – NRT – BOS – JFK



Japan Airlines is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning is as follows

  • Miles Flown: 20,994 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 26,242 miles
  • Loyalty Points (General Member): 26,242 points
  • Cents per Loyalty Point (Lower the better): 7.1 cents
    • This will be lower depending on your elite status level.

How to Buy:

  • Book on American Express Travel. with dates found on Google Flights or Matrix by ITA Software
    • If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can save about $785 booking via them versus booking directly on Japan Airlines.


To Book the Stopover

1) We used Google Flights multi-city search like this:


2) On AMEXTravel, we used the multi-city search entered it as 4 segments like this:

  • Segment 1: JFK – HND (must be explicit with using HND vs Tokyo or NRT) – we showing stopover in Japan first
  • Segment 2: NRT – CGK (Must be explicit on using NRT)
  • Segment 3: CGK – NRT
  • Segment 4: NRT – JFK


3) It priced at $1,968



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