Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Air Asia Amazingly Cheap Flights

One of the best things about living in Malaysia is Air Asia. The flights are cheap and I recently purchased some tickets for travel in the fall. Well, I always see on the Air Asia website these amazing deals, but when I key in the dates and destinations of my travel the prices are never as cheap as the promotion. Although they are cheap enough.

Yesterday morning I received a newletter in my email inbox from Air Asia stating "The Big Sale in On Again". So I went on to the site to see what they were offering because 10 sen flights (about 3 US cents) seems unbelievably low.

First I searched Kuching, Malaysia because R and I want to go there. It is in Sarawak. The price for two round trip tickets (duration 4 nights in February 2012) was a total of 30.40 RM (about $10 USD) meaning that each of our round trip tickets were only about $5 USD amazing!

The Air Asia site was so busy, it put me in "the Waiting Room" where it counted down my wait and noticed me that I had only 10 minutes or so to search when my search began. Now I know why the prices were higher when I searched in the past, I think it is because everyone on their email mailing list gets noticed and then these customers get all the good deals.

So I searched Jakarta, Indonesia just to see (duration 7 nights in February 2012) and the total for 2 round trip tickets was 50 RM (under $20 USD for both!). When have you last heard of a flight out of the country, roundtrip no less, for less than $10 USD?

I checked one more desination Mumbai, India and the price came back 524 RM (for duration 2 weeks in February 2012). It seems Air Asia wasn't letting any flights to Mumbai go both for 10 sen so they had one leg of the flight at 125 RM and that with the taxes made it up to 524 RM. But 524 RM is about $175 USD meaning that each round trip ticket to India was about $87.50 USD! Unbelievable.

What is unbelievable is that I had to close out of the site not ordering any tickets because R and I don't have our travel plans set for 2012 as we plan to visit the US. It pained me not to book anything. I can only hope that Air Asia stays in business (at these prices how can they?) long enough for R and I to really enjoy visiting more countries in Asia.

10 comments:

  1. Hi, where in Malaysia do you live? I've been living in Kuantan for 5 years now, originally from England.

    Pop over to my blog about life in Kuantan:
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  2. Duncan

    We are based in Seremban. I've checked out your blogs and especially like the nature one.

    Best to you!

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