Delta – $541: Philadelphia – Bali, Indonesia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Don’t believe we have ever seen Bali on sale for this cheap that is full mileage earning from the US. At least not in the last 3 years since we been up and running.

It is never easy getting to Bali. But once there, worth it. The $730 price is for Monday through Thursday departures ($740 on ITA, but Orbitz will price it at $730 based on our checks). Friday through Sunday departures are about $60 more ($790).

Update 10/14/2014 @ 11:00AM Eastern – if you stay more than 14 days, the fare is $541. It is $760 for stays under 14 days. Thanks to Robert for this.

Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia - Photo: William Cho via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia – Photo: William Cho via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Old: November 17th – 25th
  • New: November 17th – December 2nd

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel for travel until November 30th and mid-January, 2015 – April, 2015. Must purchase at least 3 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:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: PHL
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: atl,msp,dtw,jfk nrt tpe
    • Destination:  DPS
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: nrt tpe dtw,atl,msp,jfk
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For travel after February, 2015 — on the Advanced Routing Codes, use “f? dl f?” without quotes instead)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “12-19” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
    • You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

How the ITA screen should look like:

First set of ITA codes

First set of ITA codes

2nd set of codes

2nd set of codes

Fare Class:

  • V

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • Old: $633.20
  • New: 435.20


  • Old: PHL – DTW (Detroit) – NRT (Tokyo) – TPE (Taipei) – DPS (Bali – Denpasar) – TPE – NRT – JFK (New York) – PHL. Some segments will be operated by China Airlines under Delta flight numbers
  • New: PHL – DTW (Detroit) – NRT (Tokyo) – TPE (Taipei) – DPS (Bali – Denpasar) – TPE – NRT – DTW – PHL. Some segments will be operated by China Airlines under Delta flight numbers



Delta will be revenue based mileage earning starting January 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 13 for Diamond level members who purchase with a Delta co-branded American Express credit card. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all Delta fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of Delta flyers.


  • 2014: 20,830 miles or 3.5 cents per mile.
  • 2015: 3,166 miles or a difference of 17,664 miles.


  • 2014: 21,110 miles or 2.6 cents per mile.
  • 2015: 2,176 miles or a difference of 18,924 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Delta. If the flight options resulted back by ITA are not all Delta flight numbers but include flights on Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air or China Air, then add that carrier on Airline 2 on the “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” with Delta being Airline 1.





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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) – $1USD = 11,455 IDR

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32 Responses to "Delta – $541: Philadelphia – Bali, Indonesia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. Robert says:

    I received an even better price. I am traveling Feb 5-19 for the price of $566.84!

  2. John - Necessary Indulgences says:

    Just a reminder that the China Airlines segments will only earn 50% MQM and 50% RDM and no Medallion bonus miles. 19,520 MQMs is possible at $730 for 3.74cpm, but 3.4 or 3.5cpm is not possible with these CI segments.

  3. Candice says:

    I followed the instructions and ITA is saying there are no flights at all! Any ideas what might be happening?

    • The Flight Deal says:


      It resulted fine for us — on the advanced routing codes, did you enter:

      Outbound: atl,jfk,msp,dtw nrt tpe
      Return: tpe nrt atl,jfk,msp,dtw

      Outbound: f? dl f?
      Return: f? dl f?

      We tried both variations and it resulted fares fine.

      • Candice says:

        Thanks, I tried a different browser and reloaded a bunch of times – sometimes it worked and sometimes it came out with $10,000 flights. Must be an issue at ITA.

  4. Keeks says:

    @The Flight Deal
    Using the exact entries you provided there are no fares available, for both you provided. Any other suggestions?

  5. Ray says:

    Can I credit this flights to AS?

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @Ray – yes, but the flights in Asia will be non-mileage earning with AS as they are DL codeshares. The flights from US to first Asia port will earn mileage with AS.

  6. Jason says:

    I have spent the past several hours trying to book, but haven’t had any success. I found plenty of flights on the ITA matrix, but, despite my best efforts, haven’t been able to get one to price out on orbitz or hipmunk.

    I would love to spend a few weeks in Bali! To those who have been able to book the flight, do you have any suggestions/secrets?

    • Robert says:

      Jason, goto and search the fares using the “flexible” search option. The fares are still there.

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @Jason – we tried a bunch of dates and were able to book on Orbitz fine. Did you explicitly specific Delta as the airline as per the booking instructions?

      • Jason says:

        Thanks for your help guys. I was trying to book for 30+ days leaving this month, which was showing up all over ITA as available, but nowhere on Orbitz, even with Delta or Delta and China Airlines selected. I assumed that maybe the fare had disappeared. BUT, after your replies, I shortened my stay and was able to find fares that would book. I was even able to route using Delta metal the whole way into singapore, so that I could credit the 20,000+ miles from that portion to my Alaska account. (The original China Airlines portion, even though DL coded, would not credit to AK because the flight number is not within the permitted ones)

        I really appreciate your taking the time to reply. If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t be backpacking around Bali for a few weeks. Thanks again!

  7. scott/joe says:

    best price i can find on delta is 617. not bad, but these are LONG flights. instead of usual 30 hours, these flights are 50 hours. also 13 hour layovers. this is so tempting, i can’t stand it. i wonder how long these fares will be available.

  8. James says:

    I found 532 — how can I add a stopover in BKK.. I am having trouble getting that to work with dates Feb 2-Mar 26?

  9. James says:

    Can you show me? I am confused adding Seoul.

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @James – its really manual. read our stopover guide and see if it helps. but we cannot help you on building a stopover. sometimes it takes a minute, and sometimes it takes hours to find. just not scalable for us to handle that type of particular request. sorry.

  10. Lisa says:

    Are Seoul and Taipei the only Asian stopover options? That’s fine, I just wanted to confirm! And with this fare, you get 1 for free, so it shouldn’t make the price go up when you enter it into multi-city? (Haven’t tried yet, but wanted to confirm in advance.) Thanks! 🙂

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @Lisa – free stopovers means the base fare won’t increase. you will pay additional taxes and fees (like immigration fees etc) for entering a new country (depending on the country, it can be a few dollars to hundreds of dollars). the taxes in asia are usually very reasonable — but if its the UK for example, can be hundreds of dollars.

  11. James says:

    Whenever I tried to do the stopover, the rate shot up to above $800. On ITA the two dates showed as the same rate, so technically it should only charged me added taxes, right?

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @James – plug those dates into ITA with the stopover and see how its pricing it. with the stopover in Seoul or Taipei, should be around $600 vs 800.

  12. M says:

    Just booked this as of this post and its still live! $538. stop over in korea for a day was only $30 more and that changed the icn to dps flight to korea air instead of GA


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