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Air Asia-Online Booking in Largest Asian Low Cost Flights

Updated on October 20, 2015
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Air Asia is a Malaysia based low-cost airlines that are operating over 100 destinations of Asia, Europe and Australia. In 2010, they own the award of the best “Low-Cost Airlines” of Skytrax. Their air service is being offered with their state-of-the-art air fleets: Airbus-320-200, 330-300,340-300 and Boeing 737-300. They are the first airliner in the Asian region in implementing ticket-less travel. Air Asia’s base terminal is at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and has hubs at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand and another hub is located at Soekarno-Hatta international Airport, Indonesia.

Air Asia Online Booking & Flight Search

Outside Asian countries, Air Asia operates in UK and Australian cities. If you are trying to know if air Asia operate in you city, then you can confirm that by visiting their website. For details about their flights and services, you can check out their “flight search” option from “Booking” menu in the Air Asia Website.

To book your seat click on the “Booking” menu, then click on “search for flight”. Select your departure and destination and the journey date. Now click on the “Search” button. If the online booking for your particular date and flight is available, then you have to click the check box to accept the terms of Air Asia and then click continue button to confirm your booking. If your chosen flight is not available for online booking then you will not see the “continue” button at the bottom of your booking page, and you will be informed that flights that depart within 12 hours are not eligible for online booking.

Apart from individual booking, they also offer group booking, or even you can charter a flight with them.

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Destinations Covered By Air Asia

At present, you can start your journey from the following destinations:

  1. Australia
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Brunei
  4. Cambodia
  5. China
  6. Hong Kong
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Iran
  10. Japan
  11. Laos
  12. Macau
  13. Malaysia
  14. Myanmar
  15. Philippines
  16. Singapore
  17. South Korea
  18. Sri Lanka
  19. Taiwan
  20. Thailand
  21. Vietnam
  22. United Kingdom

Air Asia Flight Charter

Air Asia offer low-cost charter service to business travelers intending to join a meeting or exhibition or even for holidays. In their charter service, you can book either 737-300 or Airbus 320. The maximum charter flight time is 4 hour and available only from Kuala Lumpur Airport. The capacity of Being 737-300 is 148 people and it is 180 people for Airbus 320. For international route chartering, you need to contact them 3 months prior to your flight schedule and in case domestic flights; the notice time is one month.

In flight services

This is one the fascinating part of Air Asia. While you are on flight they take every attempt to give you the feel of both excitement and fun. If you are meticulous about the meal, then you can pre-book your meal online-by choosing the kind of meal you prefer the most, let it be vegetarian, local or international foods, snacks or beverages. For experiencing on-flight shopping experience you can use their gift items form Air Asia merchandise service or can go for their duty free shops, where you can expect to find electronic accessories, watches, beauty care products or even chocolates. As an on-board entertainment, they have a great collection of songs, latest movies and games.

Pick a Seat

You can choose the location of your seat either at airport before an hour of your flight or pre-book a sea.

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How about refund?

In case you want to cancel your journey and want a refund that is not possible with Air Asia. I guess this is one of the main problems with almost all the low cost air liners. Once, I have to change my flight booking date, though I did not have to cancel the flight, and I did that with a booking date changing penalty

Why the Fares of Air Asia is so Cheap?

All the low-cost airlines operate by following a few cost saving methods like cutting the overhead of free extra foods, using the airports with cheaper landing fees, using same type of aircraft in order to minimize the maintenance, repair and crew training cost, lower the marketing cost by providing electronic ticket with no agent commissions, using dynamic ticket pricing-the long ahead you book your ticker before the journey, the much cheaper it becomes.

How Safe is it Flying with Budget Airlines?

I was also once wondering about how safe it is to fly with low-cost airlines. Most of the budget airlines came into the business only a decade back, so most of them have brand new aircraft from the most famous aircraft producers of the world like Being and Airbus, equipped with cutting-edge safety mechanism. Since, the traditional belief among normal people the low-cost airlines are not safer, so get rid of this kind of negative image, all the budget airliners make their best effort to keep their safety record as clean as possible. Moreover, no airliner wants to lose their aircraft due to reputation and financial reasons. So, as a matter of fact cheap air flight operators are extra caring about the safety issue about their aircraft and their safety measures are equally comparable with any normal air service provider. So, it can be said that it is absolutely safe traveling with cheap air flights. Finally, let me give you an example of safety track record of low cost airliners. The Southwest Airline is the world’s old budget airline and they have so far successfully operation 12 million flights over the 40 years of operation, without any crash record.


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      Steve LePoidevin 6 years ago from Thailand

      Great article! I have flown Air Asia many times since I moved to China a few years ago. Just be aware that they accept cash only for any in-flight purchases. The first time we flew with them, we had not pre-ordered our meal and only had credit cards. Hence, no food until we arrived at our destination. Also, it is nice to have the option to pre-purchase bus tickets online from the airport to the nearest city center at the same time as you book your flight. This can save a lot of hassles when you arrive at an unfamiliar airport.

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      Kiwiwi 6 years ago

      Great info!Although now day i think Asian airlines are quite pricey.At least that is what i think.But good article voted up!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts.Surely I will compare Air Asia with United Airlines :)

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      Khandeaver 6 years ago from Aurora, Colorado

      I never have flown air asia. My uncle was a pilot for United Airlines.Try them and compare.

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @TravelinAisa-Thank you so much for your useful feedback.This type of feedback will certainly help air travelers to a fall victim to hidden charges.Thanks a lot.

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      TravelinAsia 6 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia

      I fly Air Asia all the time, they are great as long as you read the fine print. They screw you for extra fees any chance they get.. so be careful to check on luggage restrictions etc.

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      DavidLivingston 7 years ago

      Good information, very useful for me. Thank you.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Elena, they operate in London.So, if you have a plan to travel asia, you can consider air asia.I think they will open their operation in Africa too :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this info Andromida. It's nice that you listed the destinations covered, especially for people like me who would think they fly through Africa. lol.

      Best Wishes.