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AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

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AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Hi! I need to book round trip from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and I've read Air Asia isn't quite reliable with schedules AND they don't add baggage or other similar fees into their initial fee.

Can I still go ahead with Air Asia? If not can you please tell me about another reliable airline. I don't mind paying extra for baggage etc but I prefer a flight where I've already paid for it all instead of paying at the airport.

Thanks!

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1. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

You can also look at Firefly or Malindo.

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2. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

AirAsia is a multi award winning low cost airline. All their fees and optional extras are available at the time of booking. No hidden fees at the airport unless you go over your luggage allowance. Sometimes they, like any airline, might change their schedule, but they do run something like 10-12 flights daily to/ from Langkawi. Just don't book the last flight of the day.

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3. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Do a 'dummy' booking as far as payment to see the total cost for your requirements.

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4. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Have you actually even had a look on air Asia's website OP? It's all detailed right there.

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5. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Do you know that if you buy a ticket with a full service airline that has so called complimentary check-in luggage included, the price has actually already been built-in into the ticket price. So even if you travel with only cabin luggage, you have actually paid for check-in luggage unnecesarily.

With Air Asia, if you need check-in luggage you pay for it. If you don't, you don't. So if anything it is actually more "transparent" as you can see what you are paying for and what you don't need.

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6. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

AirAsia is a very good airliner and as said you pay for what you need.

However, Malaysia Airlines has about the same prices as AirAsia on this route and then all is included. They have many daily flights to Langkawi from KL.

Firefly is mentioned above, but notice that they are operating from Subang Airport, not KLIA.

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7. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

If you have luggage ,then Malindo is good

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8. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Never had issues with Air Asia and found them very "transparent" You just pay for what you need.

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9. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

Air Asia is your best bet for Langkawi trip from Kuala Lumpur. You can pre-book your baggage and meal if you want. There are not much options with other airlines and there fares are 3 times more than air asia

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10. Re: AirAsia or better more transparent flight?

risingstyle,

This is not true.

As said, Malaysia Airlines has about the same price with everything incl as AirAsia. It's easy to check.

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