The aviation industry is developing very well since the last decade. Flying is getting cheaper and cheaper with budget airlines mushrooming the industry. It makes me ponder; can I still fly if the prices were still as expensive as before? I still remembered, tickets to UK in 1998 cost about RM2500 one way for an economy seat with Malaysia Airlines (MAS). Thank goodness the government had it all sponsored. Now, you can get a return ticket with less than RM2500. My tickets to UK back in 2009 cost me less than RM2000 per return ticket.
|Farah n Faris on the way to|
Langkawi with our 0 fare tix .
|Acu, momie n the kids sending us to|
LCC for our flight to Jakarta
Cheap tickets make me so tempted to book and travel. Tickets that cost you a fortune once upon a time, are only a few hundreds now. Who wouldn’t want t o fly? I never book my tickets unless it is a promo fare. My tickets to Tianjin was booked under promo fare (RM350 return), tickets to Bali cost me RM150 return , Gold Coast (RM645 return) and tickets to Langkawi cost me only RM60 return. All the prices were inclusive of tax and other expenses. I even flew from Basel to Gatwick with Easyjet with promo tickets that cost me 9.99 euro per person.
NOT SO CHEAP TICKETS
|Papa n Faris on the Red Bus @ Perth.|
|On our way back from HK. Lapar gilosss! Papa paid RM150|
for extra food, even though I had ordered pre-booked meals.
WHAT’S THE SECRET?
|Farah n I @ Pine Resort, Kundasang. We got our 0 fare tix|
buy purchasing them a year in advanced.
I don't know about other cards, but I pay with AA Citibank Cr Card (mcm promotion la plak...). You'll get vouchers by collecting points. I'd got my AA vouchers, nearly RM1k with AA citibank.
COMFY VS PRICE?
COMFY VS PRICE?
Which one is more important to u? Some people want the coziness of travelling. Well, that’s just not me! Even if I had the extra money, why bother paying for the tickets? Air Asia X has bigger leg room than Air Asia. Unless you are born 6 feet and above, then you will have problems with AAX seats. Malaysians are born small in size. We are not like the Americans or Europeans. To me, AAX leg room is more than adequate.
Better service? I don’t know about others. I’d been flying with MAS and AAX for long haul travels and I can say that they are similar. AAX flight crews are very very nice and approachable. My last trip to Tianjin, for instance, the flight attendances were so nice and even helped us find empty seats to sit. We didn’t buy the seatings, so we need to rely on empty seats in order to sit together. They were also very friendly with the kids. Overall, I have no problems with AAX staff.
|At Basel Airport: waiting for my flight to Gatwick. You|
get free rides on all the buses and trams if you stay in
any of the hotels here.
Difficult to contact? Do not call them. It's a suicide! U end up paying hundreds waiting on the line. If it is not urgent, just email them. You can even contact them thru FB. If it's urgent and interactive matters, you can tweet or live chat with them. It will not cost u even a cent for those.
Countries that are far away are now within our reach. It makes me feel more determined to plan and plan ahead. Well, GC next year and also planning for umrah at the end of 2012. I ‘m still waiting for AAX to launch its Jeddah's route. Definitely tickets for umrah will be much lesser with AAX..:) Hope so…
I am a person who loves to plan ahead. I already have my plan for 2013. I might be going to Seoul (with AAX of course!). Have hinted Uva about the Seoul trip. Might ask other friends if they wanna join. I’m also waiting for AAX to launch its flight to Istanbul (my dream city). And, may be to Europe again after Faris finishes his UPSR. Well, can go to Istanbul too if we do go to Europe again. I even dream of going to Orlando and New York. That’s a lil bit of suicide plan, though! Well, where there is a will, there is a way, I’ll work it out someday. Been eyeing Air Lingus for the flight to US via Dublin… I guess, I need to manage expenditure well for all these trips...:)