Our flight with Air Asia left on time and was realtively smooth. Seats are comfortable with good leg room. Don't expect any extras though and we had to pay $10.00 each for our bags. carry on is only up to 7kg. Drinks and snacks are for sale. No freebies.
We had a scary landing ,something went wrong on our approach and just before we touched down we had to pull up . ...we made it eventually though.
I booked the tickets online before leaving home.
Be prepared to pay $25.00 departure tax .They take Visa or $$.
For those who didn't know: There are two terminals at Kuala Lumpur Airport. The KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), which is the main terminal building and where most of the airlines fly to. The LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) is on the same airport, but can be considered as an airport of its own which just shares the runway with KLIA. This building is used by the low cost carriers, mainly Air Asia. The most important thing first: KLIA and LCCT are more than 20 kilometres away from each other!
There is a shuttle bus service between the LCCT and the KLIA. However, do not believe what they tell you about frequency and travel time. The information I got was that the bus runs every 15 minutes and takes 20 minutes. The f***ing thing runs IRREGULARLY and takes HALF AN HOUR! By irregularly I mean that we had to wait a full hour for the next bus to come which brought me close to a heart attack. We arrived at our gate only eight minutes before departure of our flight from KL (LCCT) to London/Stansted. Don't put your health at risk – plan a lot of time, if you need to travel between those terminals. Or get a taxi from one of the counters in either of the arrival halls.
Kuala Lumpur is well connected with the major cities of the world. Many of the larger airlines serve this place and it is probably also Southeast Asia's most important hub with connection to many large cities in the region.
If you are travelling from Europe, it is worth checking AirAsia.com. Low-cost airline AirAsia X (the long-haul branch of AirAsia) operates daily flights from London/Stansted to Kuala Lumpur, sometimes as low as 180.00 GBP return incl. taxes. A similar connection exists to Paris/Orly as well. They are operated similar to short-range no-frills flight. That means: Pay extra for baggage, meals, inflight entertainment, credit card usage and some other extras. Compared to other carriers, prices are fair (RM 2 - 0,50 EUR for a soft drink).
Domestic flights as well as flights to neighbouring asian countries are operated by AirAsia and AirAsiaX as well. Here, the fare can be compared to intra-european flights of carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet, starting from just a couple of RM. If you are looking for a short trip from KL, a flight and hotel - combo booked on the AirAsia website can save you even more money.
Wether you chose them or any other airline, please make sure that you know where you are arriving. AirAsia and AirAsia X use the same airport as the traditional airlines like Malaysia Airlines or Emirates. However, they use different terminals which are 20 kms apart from each other. Please read my tips bout Kuala Lumpur International Airport as well as the onw about the huttle between those terminals.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one airport consisting of two terminals. This is nothing unusual, but these terminals are located 20 kilometers away from each other.
KLIA: When you mention the name of Kuala Lumour International Airport without further information, you will mean KLIA, the terminal which is used by the traditional airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa etc. This terminal has won several prices such as from Skytrax.
LCCT: Low-cost airlines use the Low-cost carrier terminal, called LCCT. That includes Air Asia and its subsidiaries, but also other regional low-cost airlines such as Lion Air.
Again, both are the same airport and both use the airport designator KUL. But they are far away from each other and the shuttle service (see separate tip) is NOT recommended. Please make sure that you know in which of those terminals you are arriving or departing.
Air Asia is the main budget airline in Asia and is situated in Kuala Lumpur.
They have flights to most parts of Asia and even to Europe and New zealand too.
It´s a budget airline but their standards are well above most budget airlines and i really like flying them.
The chairman of Air Asia is a malaysian guy called Tony Fernandes who has previously worked for Virgin and you can see that Branson touch there and i think that is cool.
We got a good deal with Air Malaysia and decided to fly with them. It was our first time with Malaysian Air and if you have the choice due to a good travel deal then I would highly recommend them. The service was fantastic, food and wine good and inflight shopping great as well :o)
It was amazing to see such a huge airport upon landing in KL :o) .....It was also our first experience on an airport train. Fancy that?....utilising a train because the airport is so big!! :o)
The only fault with KLIA is that on the way back.....remember to do all your duty free shopping before actually going through the customs check in. We made that mistake.....and once checked in there are not many duty free shops. Perth is the other way around......the major duty free shops are 'after' you pass the customs check in.
It was my 1st time to board Air Asia & I can say I am very satisfied with it considering the cheap fare. It costed P600+ for a one-way trip to Kuala Lumpur from Clark, Philippines. Clark is about 2-hr bus ride from Manila, the Phil. capital. It's very cheap considering the almost 4-hr plane ride. It's also very prompt. I also booked the Skybus from their website for a ride from the LCCT airport to KL Sentral costing RM9. Just book early & be alert of their promos to get cheap fares.
I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon a great deal by Malaysian Airlines online. I flew from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and only paid $49 SGD (inc taxes). That's almost equivalent to taking a luxury coach from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, minus the 5 hours ride! But of course, it was an early morning flight, 6.50am. But i don't mind waking up early...earlier...though I nearly missed my flight. heh!
first june 2009....i was travel with my brotherusing air asia in second flight at 09.40AM.....but they delay until 13.30PM.....it's really boring...i been waiting there almost 4 hours.....my others friend using firefly in 11AM, they arrive first then me.... if u wanna use air asia airlines ,prepare yourself with air asia delay time....
While i have tons of respect for Tony Fernandes of Air Asia who has done wonders to Intra-Asia tourism, I am sort of loyal to Malaysian Airlines. I like their service and i also like the fact that they dont nickel and dime and charge for every little thing.
On this flight from Rangoon to Kuala Lumpur, one could have nasi lemak and two glasses of wine.. you could say, you can buy nasi lemak on air asia for 10 ringgit but it is not just the same...
whenever MH is available I will fly them, even if air asia is available..
for example on my next trip to asia.. I will do domestic as well as flfhts to cambodia and rangoon on MH..
It was very pleasant indeed to note that Malaysian citizens can enter Cuba without a visa for a period of 90 days.. what a wonderful gift indeed.. somehow Malaysia has worked good relationships into its foreign policy with african and latin american countries.. the citizens of malaysia can travel to so many countries without visa..
I am rather fond of Malaysian Airlines and whenever I have chance I fly with them.. especially within Asia.. In the last few months, I have flown MH to Burma, Cambodia, India and Australia.
The service is good, they win awards for the services and the food is not bad considering they try to serve you a meal on short flights.
on a recent flight KUL to RGN, meals were served and i was able to enjoy a couple of glasses of red wine too..
Check out Air Asia's web site for details of flights into KL. AirAsia now fly direct to KL from Australia including Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast. Flights arrive at eh Low cost Carrier Terminal LCCTand you can buy a Sky bus ticket on the flight which will take you to KL Sentral. From there you can get a cab to your hotel.
Having been to KLIA a fair number of times during the year 2008, I cant praise enough this airport. Very convenient, service oriented and it is a pleasure. One of the reasons I dont fly Air Asia unless I have to, is the difference in ambience between KLIA and LCCT. A nice coffee shop, a book store, there is a lounge inside the departure area, iinternet and wireless access and all in all a good place.. so KLIA is where i would like to fly into and MH is my preferred airline..
Last visit to KLIA 27th december MH to Madras.
Next visit to KLIA Ojala, Pronto.. but i have a ticket booked on 2nd May 2009. Hope i can go there earlier..
11 hours flight, smooth over europe, middle east and asia landing at KLIA where the immigration and customs take just a few minutes.
the flight was KLM 089 747 400 combi, very spacious, the seat allocated to me 1A. very private and didnt even as much as look at the fellow passengers. Missed having french fellow fliers since it was obvious from the way they were dressed that they were not french, but businessmen from UK and Holland.
very attentive staff, mostly dutch indonesian mix.
the food was good, especial creation of jeune chef european, from SOLO restaurant.. i chose to have the lamb .. french with north african influence..
champagne of course and a nice french white to complement.. will write the details of the meal somewhere else