In December, Garuda Indonesia set the miles and points world on fire with a 90% off award sale. Initially, I thought this must have been a translation mistake and that Garuda Indonesia meant to discount award by 10% but, in fact, they really did mean 90% off.
The one caveat, you had to book in-person or over the phone. With exactly zero Garuda offices in the US that could confirm the booking and issue my ticket, my only shot was over the phone. Many bloggers reported that it had to be done in-person and even had other people visit a Garuda Indonesia office on their behalf.
I even wrote all about my efforts to prove them all wrong and get a ticket issued over the phone. Just 45 or so phone calls to make it happen.