Do you feel like grabbing the deal? Airasia has just opened flights booking for the first half of year 2016 with Free Seats promotion last Sunday! As usual, the pre-sale started a day earlier for all Big Shot members. A total of 3 Million promo seats are being offered for all Airasia domestic and international flights, as well as Airasia-X long haul flights.
This Airasia Free Seat promotion 2016 started since last Sunday midnight, 22nd June 2015, and will end by this Sunday midnight, 28th June 2015. Booking is for flights departing in between 15th February 2016 to 31st August 2016, spanning through a 6 months period. No exception, fares are not available during embargo period and airport and duty taxes are still payable.
The good news is the lift of petrol charges brought down the fares slightly for this round if compared with the last.
This year, we see slower response from the public. Beside holidays seasons such as school holidays, promo fares are still widely available until today. Reasons behind include the weak Malaysian currency, introduction of GST (VAT for other countries) locally that cautioned general public’s spending habit, various aviation tragedies happened over last year, and the recent contagious and deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in Korea.
That said, travel addicts seem not to be hindered by those negative elements and this Free Seats promotion is still attractive to most of them.
However, one fact we all should be aware of, before jumping onto the ship, is those Airasia Free Seats are not actually free. Even though many (not actually all) flights are offered zero (0) base fare, we still need to pay for other fees such as airport tax, GST, and others, which constitute the major chunk of your air ticket price! Additionally, we need to fork out more money for all other services, some are mandatory, such as checked-in baggage, on board meals and travel insurances.
Again, the good news is you can opt for Premium Flex tickets that include 2x Free change of date/time, 20kg baggage allowance, Xpress booking, Free Premium Seat selection, 1 complimentary meal, and Xpress boarding, for far less money if you need them all.
What are you waiting for? Log on to Airasia website to find out the deal!
Hang on! Haven’t had any plan for travel next year? Read this piece of advice.
There are still other Airasia promotions available along the way during this year and earlier next year. So you don’t have to book 6 to 12 months in advance just to save some pennies. Unless it is a highly popular destination but unfamiliar with you, and you need 6 months to study the nation, check for travel tips, plan your itinerary, book hotels in advance for festive seasons, or even book domestic transportation such as flights or cruise. I did that for my previous travels to Europe, Japan and Korea where there is language barrier. 🙂 – Travel Feeder, your travel photo blog