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AirAsia Flight Guide
One is likely to think that AirAsia is the same as Air Asia, but in fact the two are distinct. The former is the low-cost airline of Malaysia, and the latter is based out of Taiwan. AirAsia has its main hub in the modern city of Kuala Lumpur.
The airline operates some 132 aircraft to over 100 destinations worldwide. It has been around since 1993. With 7 subsidiaries, the airline is one of the heavy hitters in the region.
Why fly AirAsia?
AirAsia is not a part of any alliance. However, where it lacks alliances and the perks that come with them, it makes up for with its subsidiaries and its young awards program.
AirAsia’s frequent flyer program is called, simply, BIG. The program is actually still in development, but when it goes live, AirAsia customers will be able to accumulate miles and redeem them for such things as free tickets, upgrades and third-party perks.
AirAsia Flight Destinations
AirAsia flies to many destinations in the region and abroad. Among its main destinations are several cities in Australia and Burma, many cities in China and India, and a number of cities in neighbor Indonesia and Japan as well. AirAsia also flies heavily to the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Other destinations include the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Iran, France, Brunei, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, New Zealand, Nepal, Singapore and the Maldives.
These destinations include those served by AirAsia’s subsidiary companies. The airline does not have any codeshare agreements with partner airlines.
On Board AirAsia
AirAsia flights include the basic amenities. The seats are standard and the service as well. Much like other budget airlines, AirAsia offers a program wherein passengers can purchase food and drink on board. AirAsia recognizes the importance of Sharia within Malaysia, and as such many flights do not sell alcoholic beverages. On longer, international flights, wine and beer can be purchased. Pork, however, remains off the menu. In any case, the food is diverse, representing international tastes as well as those culturally linked to Malaysian cuisine.
Business Class Flights
AirAsia is a low-cost airline and therefore does not off First Class seating. However, its “Hot Seats” are at the front of the plane, and offer additional legroom for those who board first. The “Business Class” is called the “Premium FlatBed seats”. The seats can be adjusted to lay completely flat. There’s a dedicated reading lamp, power connections, and a folding table with ample room to work. Those who fly Business receive the added privilege of an in-flight complimentary meal as well as a pillow and blanket. These are not things that passengers in standard seating cannot also purchase.
On AirAsia X flights, the in-flight entertainment system is a Galaxy Tab. These have 10 inches of screen space, a headset, 10 hours of battery life and an HD screen. There will be pre-installed games and movies to enjoy during the flight.
There are no airport lounges in the AirAsia network. Passengers who fly with AirAsia tend to do so because of the price and not to seek perks. However, AirAsia has been consistently rated as one of the best budget airlines not only in the region but in the world.
Their website is www.airasia.com. It is a modern, well-designed website that is easy to navigate. The main focus is on the booking form and special deals, and it would behoove customers to check regularly for such special deals that the airline is likely to post.
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