Update, 1:05am: This deal is now dead.
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You can save 25,000 Japanese Yen, currently $315.18, on any tickets booked on Alitalia Japan.
The site is in Japanese but you can just open the page using Google’s Chrome browser and it will translate the page to English. You can also have the english version of Alitalia.com open in a different browser to help you as the sites are very similar.
Use the following “E-Coupon” code on the Alitalia Japan site after selecting your flights: PROMOJP
Travel must be booked by 10/26 and begin between 11/05/12 and 03/27/13.
Blackout dates are 12/20/12-01/06/13.
Beware that this can be pulled at any time and Alitalia can always attempt to cancel people’s tickets.
This will be a better deal than the 25% off code for any tickets that are under $1,260.
If you want just one short stop you can save $315.
All Alitalia flights from the US go through Rome or Milan.
-For example searching for JFK-Tel Aviv on 12/02-12/10 the regular Alitalia site prices the ticket out at $1,018.40. With 25% off it is $763.80.
The Japanese site prices it at ¥80,980 which is currently $1,020.93. With ¥25,000 off it is ¥55,980 which is currently $705.74.
Here is a sample valid itinerary for $705:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) – Sun, Dec 2 Dep: 5:55PM-Arr: 8:10AM
Rome (FCO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) – Mon, Dec 3 Dep: 11:45AM-Arr: 4:05PM
Tel Aviv (TLV) to Rome (FCO) – Mon, Dec 10 Dep: 5:30AM-Arr: 8:20AM
Rome (FCO) to New York (JFK) – Mon, Dec 10 Dep: 10:10AM-Arr: 2:00PM
-Miami-Tel Aviv on 12/03-12/09 for example is ¥52,380 with the ¥25,000 discount or $660 round-trip with tax.
Of course with a $315 discount per ticket booked you can book 2 separate tickets to save $630. This will mean 3 total stops.
-Ticket #1: JFK to Madrid from 11/21-11/29 is ¥24,340 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $306.86 round-trip with tax.
-Ticket #2: Madrid to Tel Aviv from 11/22-11/28 is ¥7,320 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $92.28 round-trip with tax.
Or even cheaper:
-JFK to Madrid from 01/27-02/07 is ¥22,540 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $284.16 round-trip with tax.
-Madrid to Tel Aviv from 01/28-02/06 is ¥7,320 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $92.28 round-trip with tax.
The total from JFK to Tel Aviv would thus be $376 round-trip with tax. I’m sure there are other places besides Madrid to play this game with and such a flight would mean flying from JFK-Rome-Madrid-Rome-Tel Aviv-Rome-Madrid-Rome-JFK. Hardly ideal, but doable I suppose.
There are connections available for the flights to Tel Aviv but on the return you would have to spend at least a night (well, technically) 6 hours in Madrid, though of course you could also stay longer.
Here is a sample valid itinerary for $376:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) – Sun, Jan 27, Dep: 5:55PM-Arr: 8:10AM
Rome (FCO) to Madrid (MAD) – Mon, Jan 28, Dep: 8:55AM-Arr: 11:30AM
Madrid (MAD) to Rome (FCO) – Mon, Jan 28, Dep: 5:45PM-Arr: 8:15PM
Rome (FCO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) – Mon, Jan 28 Dep: 10:15PM-Arr: 2:35AM
Tel Aviv (TLV) to Rome (FCO) – Wed, Feb 6 Dep: 2:50PM-Arr: 5:40PM
Rome (FCO) to Madrid (MAD) – Wed, Feb 6 Dep: 9:15PM-Arr: 11:50PM
Madrid (MAD) to Rome (FCO) – Thu, Feb 7 Dep: 6:00AM-Arr: 8:25AM
Rome (FCO) to New York (JFK) – Thu, Feb 7 Dep: 10:10AM-Arr: 2:00PM
Find a better method of booking multiple tickets from the US to Tel Aviv? Hit the comments!
On the bright side that $376 round-trip ticket to Israel would earn you 14,705 redeemable and elite qualifying miles on partner Skyteam airlines like Delta or Flying Blue!
Other sample flights with the coupon:
-London to Venice from 03/03-03/10 is free after ¥25,000 discount.
-Tel Aviv to Rome from 12/03-12/10 is ¥16,650 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $209.91 round-trip with tax.
-Rome to Venice from 12/05-12/10 is ¥610 after the ¥25,000 discount or just $7.69 round-trip with tax.
Use a card like Sapphire Preferred to earn 2.14 miles per dollar and pay no foreign exchange fees. Or you may want to use Freedom even though it has a 3% foreign exchange fee because this quarter you earn over 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar on airfare (up to $1,500).
Want to find cheap flights with flexible dates? You can even search for flights from your closest departure airports to anywhere in Europe! Just type in an airport and use the nearby airports functionality and increase the default mileage range and then select all of them! You will want to uncheck “allow airport changes” if you don’t want it to search for flights that arrive in one city and leave from another.
Post a comment with deals you find!
Read about using ITA Software here and use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to only Alitalia flights: AZ+
Remember to use the code in both the departure and return fields.
Once you find a deal on ITA just plugin those dates onto the Alitalia site.
HT: hocker and Gary