June 28, 2011

Air Asia Experience



I’ve been receiving emails from Air Asia for the past few years about their upcoming promo but I did not book any flights because the location of the airport hinders me. But their P100 promo last year changed my mind, so I eagerly booked our flight from Clark – Kota Kinabalu – Clark; total airfare is P2145 for 3 people. P715 per person, it is really a steal.
Air Asia is a low-cost airline so meals and baggage allowances are not included. Two weeks before our flight, I’ve pre-booked baggage allowance and meals for additional P1,623.46, so I can save more. I ordered Chicken Satay Combo and Roast Chicken Combo. The roast chicken is too spicy for me so I did not enjoy it. Chicken Satay is just ok and not too spicy.  


Chicken Satay Combo
Roast Chicken Combo
If you want to be seated together, you need to avail their “pick a seat” because even I have a two year old son, we are not seated together and fortunately they have no seatmate so I just moved. It also happened on our way back to Clark, we are not seated together but a Chinese guy is kind enough and he said we could exchange seats.  


I did not order any meals on our way back; I will just use my excess ringgit because I am sure that money changer will not accept smaller bills. I have remaining RM28, so I ordered Tuna Sandwich, coke in can and Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice, total is RM28. Lol. But it is really better to pre-book your meals because it is cheaper and it will be served first. Choices are limited and sometimes it is not available on your flight.
Uncle Chin's Chicken Rice RM13, Coke in can RM6, Tuna Sandwich RM9
We enjoyed our overall experience in Air Asia and if there is another promo, I will not hesitate to fly with Air Asia.

Read: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore via Air Asia
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30 comments:

  1. The promo is inviting. It's good. Enjoy its goodwill given to you. Keep on blogging for other promos.

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  2. Wow. It was a cheap travel. And good to hear that you enjoyed your trip with your family. I must say you did a great decision, traveling cheap without compromising the fun.

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  3. Napaisip ako dun ha .... never tried them and since I want to travel with my son, this would be a good thing ... ayaw ko lang na you can't be seated together basta

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  4. kay - i've read some reviews before na they were not seated together pero feeling ko since may bata ko kasama and 3 lang kami magkakatabi kami like sa other airlines. pero hindi sa airasia.

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  5. we have not yet tried Air Asia, i only go for one airline kasi nag-iipon ako ng mileage for future discounts ahihi

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  6. joy - mabuhay miles ba yan. =)

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  7. Wow! never tried flying with AirAsia :) I will consider this air company in my next flight...so if there are promo please extend the graces and share it to me :)

    never had the chance of going to Kota Kinabalu....i hope one day I can!

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  8. u haven't heard of air asia.. thanks for sharing..

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  9. lexxus - you can just subscribe on their promo alert so you can be updated. good thing about air asia, they send promo alert days before the actual date of sale. =)

    krystle - no problem. happy to share. =)

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  10. Ailine promos are much awaited by Filipinos. it really is a big help on our budget . i never tried any promo yet from airlines . i wish ,they have that here from US to Philippines(2 WAY) for only $200.

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  11. I have been receiving emails from them too, but going out of the country if you're from iligan is quiet expensive that I need to really bank on a good budget first before deciding to fly.

    I wish to go to Kota Kinabalu soon.

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  12. Wow!! I have been eying to get a flight on this plane.. Ive seen the bio of the company owner at Bio and it was really amazing, a rags to riches life story.

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  13. For a budget fare, the meals on board Air Asia are fine by me. I really appreciate co-passengers who are kind enough to be willing to exchange seats with parents seated apart from their kids.

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  14. yes, the airport is not so convenient especially for us who will come from the provinces in the Visayas. But the promo is tempting. Might try Air Asia soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Air Asia has boomed since they sponsored the ABL. I wanna try riding that plane.

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  16. We always fly via air asia whenever we visit Malaysia. It is very convenient and the staff were very friendly! We even bought pens that are shaped like the stewardess and steward of air asia. Kulang kang yun water na sinasama nila na 100 ml. pero last time na mag fly kami naka bote na binigay sa amin,baka marami nagrereklamo doon sa nasa cup na 100 ml. lang.

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  17. tess - PAL ang alam ko nagsale ng US trip pero not all states kasi sineserve ng PAL.

    xy - hirap pag walang direct flight, mas magastos.

    herbert - thanks for the trivia.

    ivan - go, ok naman experience ko. =)

    cha - good to know na nag-improve yun water nila. bitin talaga. hehe!

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  18. never tried Air Asia before but I've heard of their low cost fares...will check their avail flights...thanks for the share!

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  19. Thank you, I'm only familiar with two of our airlines so when we went to Singapore we paid more than what Air asia and other airlines could have offered...haaays, sayang but thanks again for the info.

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  20. :)thanks for the notes on prebooking meals and seating! will check on this again if in case I would book a flight with them

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  21. Wow, I want something like this in the Philippines. Cheap yet high-class flight service.

    Someone might make it possible. haha

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  22. hmm.. i will be traveling via air asia with my daughter on Jan. I didn't get the pick a seat thingy. Hope I could still be seated beside her..

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  23. Very enticing promo..First time to hear Air Asia..Now I know where to book if in case I'll have my own Passport na and decided to travel :)

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  24. haven't ride pa sa airplane pero ha ang bongga ng food unlike sa mga ME plane na puro fruits lang ang food

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  25. Air Asia is special to me, since it was the airline I experienced flying for the first time back in 2007.

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  26. Aww whatever it is, I hope you can pass through your problems, especially on your love life. Just take it as God's way of protecting you from getting hurt.

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  27. This is a nice review. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

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  28. Haha! When I saw the first photo, I remember what my friend call the airplane of this airline. He call it, "The Flying Coca-cola."

    You have a nice post. Keep it up.
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    How To Take Good Photos from The Creativity Window

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  29. Inviting nga yan! I guess I have to take care of our passports muna so pag may mga ganyang opportunities tapos may kita sa blogging, go lang ng go! :)

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  30. I have not tried Air Asia yet since we are not aware of it. Usually we chose Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. But who knows, we might try Air Asia someday if they have lower fares hehe

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