Sunday, June 22, 2008

Malaysian Airlines vs Air Asia

I have just booked my ticket back to Malaysia in Jan next year, need to go back for Chinese New Year so that my parents will not be too lonely. Since I moved to Perth, I have missed KL CNY twice, and my mom hated celebrating CNY without me. So now, I always try my best to arrange my annual leave around CNY.

Anyway... so Air Asia started to fly to Perth and I have heard good and bad reviews about them. I am pretty skeptical to be honest because my parents and sister had terrible experience with Air Asia when they went to Macau early this year. However, Karen assured me that Air Asia is fine.

I did some research, MAS is going to charge me $1250.00 for a economy return flight while Air Asia is only charging $583. So, Air Asia fare is definitely a lot lower and I decided to give me a shot.

To be on the safe side, I booked the 'business' class, which cost me $740. I just want to make sure that I don't suffer freaking 5 hours on the plane. I wouldn't mind being uncomfortable for 1 hour, but 5 hours is difinitely a NO NO. So this is the 'business' class seats, lookds pretty good, hope they are as good as they look.

Then, I saw an ad on the web 'Fly from KL to Brisbane from RM149'. I got excited! I thought, hey maybe I can fly to Brisbane from KL for a short holiday there then fly back to Perth. So I went to check it out, I got even more excited when I saw similar offer to fly from KL to Perth!!!!

So that means my parents can come to visit me at very very low fare, and I can pay for them if that's the case. So..... there you go, i did a quick search and tada!

WTH...... RM149 + RM149 + fucking tax = RM1507.00.

OK, it is not that expensive if I convert it to Aust currency but to someone who is earning normal wage in RM, it is still a significant amount.

I seriously thought it would be something like RM700 per return ticket ><. Guess I was too naive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes, there is always some hidden charges isnt there? Shame it isnt so transparent.