GarudaMiles Tourbillon

Old Jan 26, 19, 12:45 pm
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GarudaMiles Tourbillon

In the Indonesian news today and Garuda's Instagram account, in time for its 70th anniversary, along with introducing retro flights to Osaka, Denpasar and Yogyakarta, and a new Signature Dish, Garuda appears to be introducing a new, elite tier for GarudaMiles, named 'Tourbillon'. It features a card design different from the rest. There aren't yet any news on its benefits, although it is rumoured that free helicopter transfers between Jakarta and Soekarno Hatta Airport will be one of its main benefits.

If so, then it would suggest being a super elite tier, perhaps to the likes of Lufthansa HON Circle, or Singapore Airlines' PPS Solitaire, or EK IO, or even something more exclusive, who knows?
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Old Jan 27, 19, 9:41 pm
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the curious thing is, the dummy cardboard on the tourbillion (what a strange name) is more like credit card number (12 digits) rather than your usual GA membership number (9 digits). I think the concept will be: "the more you spend on GA, the higher membership you got". or something like that.

free helicopter ride is rather over the top, me thinks! afterall this is a public company with pretty poor financial condition.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 9:17 pm
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According to a local source:

Garuda Tourbillon Benefits:
  • Free helicopter transfer from Jakarta airport to city
  • Personal assistant to escort you from pick up point all the way to airport lounge (IMO, why not until aircraft door?)
  • 24-hour reservation service via Account Manager
  • Guaranteed seat on fully booked flights
  • Access to Garuda F Lounge without having to fly F
  • Private room inside airport lounge
  • Special in flight service (?)
  • Extra baggage allowance of 30 Kg
  • GarudaMiles bonus 100%
Apparently the membership is only limited to 100 people, and in order to become a member one would have to top up IDR 500million (~USD 35K) into their Tourbillon account. The fund then could be used for purchasing tickets.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mendousjeff View Post
According to a local source:

Garuda Tourbillon Benefits:
  • Free helicopter transfer from Jakarta airport to city
  • Personal assistant to escort you from pick up point all the way to airport lounge (IMO, why not until aircraft door?)
  • 24-hour reservation service via Account Manager
  • Guaranteed seat on fully booked flights
  • Access to Garuda F Lounge without having to fly F
  • Private room inside airport lounge
  • Special in flight service (?)
  • Extra baggage allowance of 30 Kg
  • GarudaMiles bonus 100%
Apparently the membership is only limited to 100 people, and in order to become a member one would have to top up IDR 500million (~USD 35K) into their Tourbillon account. The fund then could be used for purchasing tickets.
yup, just saw it in pinterpoin.com
still think the helicopter ride is over the top lol
the cost of maintaining program could also easily offset the revenue from membership!
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