Should I fly Air Asia?
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2013 12:19 AM Last Post By: Groo
Jan 13, 2013 10:37 PM
Should I fly Air Asia?Hi There,
I will be travelling to SEA this year and I have noticed that Air Asia seem to have the cheapest flights by far.
Would it be wise in your opinion to fly Air Asia? My main concerns are safety and reliabilty. I don't mind travelling 'no frills'
If you have any experience or advice with or about flying Air Asia I would greatly appreciate it. I have read a few reviews and they seem to be okay.
Jan 13, 2013 11:16 PM
1I regularly travel with AirAsia and haven't struck any problems. Their safety and reliability seem to be improving to a point of respectability. Hopefully they won't start increasing their cheap airfares as they gain more respectibilty. Keep in mind, generally the earlier you book with AirAsia, the cheaper the tickets.
Jan 13, 2013 11:20 PM
Jan 14, 2013 12:22 AM
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Jan 14, 2013 3:34 AM
5If you are used to other budget airlines ( Ryanair or Easyjet in Europe for example) you will find AirAsia a very pleasant surprise!
Jan 14, 2013 9:50 AM
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Jan 14, 2013 1:31 PM
8I've flown 'em a bunch; rarely on time, but really it's just the luck of the draw.
Three flights were delayed a total of thirty hours, but that was eight years ago. To be fair, when one of the delays was at KUL, they provided accommodations (if they still do that today, I'm not sure).
You have the option to pay for a specific seat, and to get something of a red carpet treatment (literally, it is a red carpet; literally, you're still on an LCC), but otherwise, they'll get you to where you're going.
Jan 14, 2013 6:10 PM
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Oct 17, 2013 4:28 PM
12I have the same concerns regarding safety. I've tried to research the airline on the international board that rates the safety of international carriers, and I can't find any listing for Air Asia. I have a short flight with them from Singapore to Bangkok, mainly booked because I coudn't find any other carriers that flew that route on the date I needed.
Honest feedback, please? I might be able to book with Malaysian Airlines- are they safer?
Oct 17, 2013 10:32 PM
13What is 'honest feedback'? On safety?
You want to know how many times they have crashed? How many passengers they have killed? ;-)
AFAIK they have had no major crashes and no deaths either...you can google it easily enough.I'm sure they have had some minor incidents,like all airlines.The Indonesian part of the operation had a bad reputation some years ago (like all airlines in Indonesia) but the old fleet have all been replaced by modern planes.
I know its a cliche,but really....don't worry about it.You are far more likely to die in many other ways than you are on a plane.....
Oct 17, 2013 10:42 PM
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