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Earlier this morning I posted about a 25% off coupon for Alitalia flights that brings the price of many flights down to great deal territory. Well several TPG readers have reported success using Alitalia’s Japanese promotion to take off 25,000 Yen (~$315) off any Alitalia flight- making some cheaper flights free. The promotion must be booked on Alitalia’s Japan Site and on the final booking screen enter the code PROMOJP. This is for flights booked now through October 26, 2012 (unless Alitalia decides to end this deal early) for travel through March 27, 2013. It is not valid from December 10 to January 6 though.
Using this promo code, the original JFK- Madrid flight we were able to get down to $470 comes to $314! Many intra-European flights come out to $0 with this code so I’d book now, because I don’t think this will last long. For flights under $1,260 it’s better to use the Japanese promo code, but for anything above that the 25% off will likely provide greater value. My best advice is just to play around with this and see what other routes you can find.
As these must be booked on the Japanese site, it is all in Japanese however using Google Translate really helped me complete the booking process so I wouldn’t let the the different language stop you from booking.
Any fare under $315 is completely free. An example of this is Milan-Rome, with the promotion code, it is $0.
Some European flights I was able to book such as Madrid-Rome for only $115 instead of normally $400, while others I was having some trouble, so just play around and since this is available for one-ways also, you can really get some cheap flights.
Also be sure to take a look at Alitalia’s refund policy, as these are non-refundable fares so make sure you can use them, however think fast as this deal is bound to end soon. Since, this will likely be charged as a foreign expense so use a card like Sapphire Preferred to get the 2x bonus on travel with no foreign transaction fees.