Connecting between International AirAsia flights
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 23, 2013 11:39 PM Last Post By: naugastyle
Jan 26, 2012 2:46 AM
Connecting between International AirAsia flightsHi all and AirAsia experts,
Here is what I am pondering about, one more of ''connecting flights'' question :
I have an AirAsia flight from Surabaya leaving at 18:20 arriving at KL at 21:55. (long ago I got a really cheap promo flight, last flight of the day)
Then an AirAsia connection to Japan leaving KL at 1:00am.
My evaluation is that I have ample time for connection, since these two flights arrive/depart at 3 hours interval at/from the same LCCT terminal.
However, any comment regarding tendencies to delay for AirAsia flights departing from Surabaya in particular?
If there is a 2 hours delay in Surabaya, I might miss the connection... In case there is such a delay and unfortunate miss, will AirAsia grant me a ticket for a connecting flight to Japan the next day if available without charging me? (I paid the AirAsia travel insurance add-on fee, wonder if this might help in that case?).
I know that strictly speaking AirAsia flights are strictly point-to-point flights with no responsibility for connections, but well, is AirAsia cool enough to help in such a case (especially considering that, according to the normal schedule, there is a 3 hours + 5 minutes interval for connection between the flights), or not at all?
Thanks in advance for comments !
Edited by: duchoux
Edited by: duchoux
Jan 26, 2012 5:01 AM
Jan 26, 2012 4:26 PM
2Don't know about Surabaya but IAA flights out of Jakarta are frequently late. I used to allow at least 5 hours in KL to cover the possibility of a late departure out of Indonesia. Remember also that there are no transit facilities at the LCCT, meaning you have to go through immigration and customs twice.
Jan 26, 2012 9:29 PM
Jan 26, 2012 11:08 PM
4Go back on line and change your flight to the 1210 departure ex Surabaya.
Will cost a little extra, but better than missing the Air Asia X Japan flight.
Click on "Manage my booking" and follow the prompts.
Edited by: VillianChaser
Jan 27, 2012 8:22 AM
5I have flown Air Asia about 75 times since 2005.
All flights except 2 were on time. I must be lucky or the sceptics very unlucky.
The 2 flights which departed late were Indonesia Air Asia flights from Indonesia; Jakarta to Johore Bahru, the other to Kuala Lumpur.
I would risk a 3 hr turnaround (IF I HAVE NO CHECK BAGGAGE) and travelling from places other than Indonesia.
So I agree with #4 and suggest OP changes to an earlier flight to reduce stress levels.
Hey at the LCCT, I found the 'nasi lemak' and noodles very tasty at the restaurant named 'Taste of Asia' or something, although I have to head for the dunny after every meal, maybe I ate too much!
Apr 23, 2013 11:39 PM
6Just want to make sure I understand: if I have a flight entering KL and a flight departing KL, both on Air Asia, this is not a "connection" and thus I have to pick up my luggage, go through immigration, and re-check-in at the arrivals side of the airport for the 2nd flight?
I've only ever done Air Asia as a one-stop flight, so I wasn't sure how it worked. There's definitely a connection available with enough time (Banda Aceh - KL, KL - Bangkok), but if it were a "normal" airline I would go for the shorter connecting time.
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