£590.75 STANSTED TO MELBOURNE THIS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 07/12/09 - 03/01/10 @ AirAsia (2 NIGHTS IN KUALA LUMPUR) - HotUKDeals
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£590.75 STANSTED TO MELBOURNE THIS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 07/12/09 - 03/01/10 @ AirAsia (2 NIGHTS IN KUALA LUMPUR)

£590.75 @ Air Asia
Please dont vote cold because of the Connections: This is a fantastic deal if you want to have Christmas and New Year in the Aussie Land. I paid £960 to Melbourne last year from Nov 11 to Dec 03! …
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Please dont vote cold because of the Connections:

This is a fantastic deal if you want to have Christmas and New Year in the Aussie Land. I paid £960 to Melbourne last year from Nov 11 to Dec 03!

Please try to play around the dates but I think this one may suit more people.

DEP 07 DEC 09 STN 2305 KUL 2030 (+1)£283.00
RTN 04 JAN 10 KUL 1535 STN 2200

DEP 09 DEC 09 KUL 1320 MEL 0010 (+1)£307.75
RTN 03 JAN 10 MEL 1005 KUL 1515


Your 2 nights stay for the connection flights should be really cheap as GBP:MYR = 5.27 and most hotels are cheap as is. However the location is tropical and if you hate raining you will definitely hate my deal.

Good luck!

My next return will be 2010, so unfortunately have to give this fantastic deal a miss.
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#1
If Air Asia is still in business next year I will definitely use this deal!
#2
Having done the trip to Aus a few times, the stop overs are a great idea. 24 hours flying in one stint is mind numbing! You will welcome the sleep in a real bed too.
#3
[LEFT]AIR ASIA IS NOT ATOL PROTECTED
[/LEFT]
[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=27< search for yourself

Now, order a credit card, if it all goes fubar, you have protection, get decent travel insurance, more protection, however, if they do go bust/bankrupt there is no industry level protection.

The choice, is yours...
[/INDENT]
#4
schizoboy
[LEFT]AIR ASIA IS NOT ATOL PROTECTED
[/LEFT]
[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=27< search for yourself

Now, order a credit card, if it all goes fubar, you have protection, get decent travel insurance, more protection, however, if they do go bust/bankrupt there is no industry level protection.

The choice, is yours...
[/INDENT]


No ATOL protection is good enough reason to vote this cold.
#5
schizoboy
[LEFT]AIR ASIA IS NOT ATOL PROTECTED
[/LEFT]
[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=27< search for yourself

Now, order a credit card, if it all goes fubar, you have protection, get decent travel insurance, more protection, however, if they do go bust/bankrupt there is no industry level protection.

The choice, is yours...
[/INDENT]


I'd class section 75 of the credit act as industry level protection, but obviously only applies if you use your credit card.
#6
SimbaK2K;5007128
I'd class section 75 of the credit act as industry level protection, but obviously only applies if you use your credit card.


Tourism Industry i meant, but I take your point, which is why those really interested in this really must use at the very least a credit card.
#7
schizoboy
[LEFT]AIR ASIA IS NOT ATOL PROTECTED
[/LEFT]
[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=27< search for yourself

Now, order a credit card, if it all goes fubar, you have protection, get decent travel insurance, more protection, however, if they do go bust/bankrupt there is no industry level protection.

The choice, is yours...
[/INDENT]


Talk about FUD!

NO AIRLINE IS ATOL PROTECTED schizoboy, so why single out Air Asia?

Civil AviationAuthority
Airlines are not included within the ATOL Scheme, so if you booked direct with an airline that has ceased trading you will not be covered

[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=125&pagetype=90&pageid=9522< look for yourself
#8
I assumed, wrongly it seems :) that because it included a stop over/2nights stay it was classed as a tour operator and therefore could qualify under ATOL.

Shame really. That kind of money I'd want protection.
#9
gizmouk
No ATOL protection is good enough reason to vote this cold.
ATOL is a protection for tour operators not airlines.
#10
schizoboy
Shame really. That kind of money I'd want protection.


I totally agree with you there, especially in the current airline environment. For any airline tickets over £100 always pay with a credit card. :thumbsup:
#12
schizoboy
I assumed, wrongly it seems :) that because it included a stop over/2nights stay it was classed as a tour operator and therefore could qualify under ATOL.

Shame really. That kind of money I'd want protection.

Huh ?
Your travel insurance and credit card already give you all the protection you need :thinking:
#13
Even though Air Asia is a terrible airline, for the dates required this is a good price. I'm guessing it would be at least double this price with any other airline.
#14
or triple!!! around £1500 during Christmas + NY time, and you dont even get flights half the time.
#15
these flights quoted involve a 17hr stop over there
... and a 23 hr stopover back!
so accommodation prob needed!!
25kg luggage is £80 and meals £22

so unless you wanna holiday in KL, not really worth it IMO
#16
cf-
opodo offer: £853 all in (includes entertainment!)
Depart – Mon 7 Dec 2009
This flight leaves on Monday and arrives on Wednesday.
Cathay Pacific
Flights 254
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 22:10
Heathrow (LHR) Arrives: 18:00
Hong Kong Intl (HKG)
Coach | Boeing 747-400 (Wide-body Jet) | 11h 50m
Stopover in Hong Kong, HK, China (HKG) for 5h 40m
Cathay Pacific
Flights 105
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 23:40
Hong Kong Intl (HKG) Arrives: 14:05
Tullamarine (MEL)
Coach | 11h 25m

Return – Mon 4 Jan 2010
Cathay Pacific
Flights 168
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 01:20
Tullamarine (MEL) Arrives: 07:30
Hong Kong Intl (HKG)
Coach | Airbus A330-300 (Wide-body Jet) | 9h 10m
Stopover in Hong Kong, HK, China (HKG) for 7h 25m
Cathay Pacific
Flights 253
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 14:55
Hong Kong Intl (HKG) Arrives: 20:15
Heathrow (LHR)
Coach | Boeing 747-400 (Wide-body Jet) | 13h 20m
#17
balluji;5010788
these flights quoted involve a 17hr stop over there
... and a 23 hr stopover back!
so accommodation prob needed!!
25kg luggage is £80 and meals £22

so unless you wanna holiday in KL, not really worth it IMO

I am not going to defend my own deal, the reason my deal is good because 1) you get a chance to experience a bit of night life in Kuala Lumpur, It will probably cost you £20 for the whole night since it is so cheap. You get to try out stuff they eat (I never tried Stingray and grouper until I arrived there last November).
I paid £1960.00 for 2 people travelling together to Sydney, with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, now this deal would only have cost me £1181.50, hence would have saved me £800.00 and I always call myself a bit of a bargain hunter.
I did say you need 2 nights of accomodation in KUL?
#18
balluji
cf-
opodo offer: £853 all in (includes entertainment!)
Depart – Mon 7 Dec 2009
This flight leaves on Monday and arrives on Wednesday.
Cathay Pacific
Flights 254
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 22:10
Heathrow (LHR) Arrives: 18:00
Hong Kong Intl (HKG)
Coach | Boeing 747-400 (Wide-body Jet) | 11h 50m
Stopover in Hong Kong, HK, China (HKG) for 5h 40m
Cathay Pacific
Flights 105
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 23:40
Hong Kong Intl (HKG) Arrives: 14:05
Tullamarine (MEL)
Coach | 11h 25m

Return – Mon 4 Jan 2010
Cathay Pacific
Flights 168
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 01:20
Tullamarine (MEL) Arrives: 07:30
Hong Kong Intl (HKG)
Coach | Airbus A330-300 (Wide-body Jet) | 9h 10m
Stopover in Hong Kong, HK, China (HKG) for 7h 25m
Cathay Pacific
Flights 253
Operated by Cathay Pacific Departs: 14:55
Hong Kong Intl (HKG) Arrives: 20:15
Heathrow (LHR)
Coach | Boeing 747-400 (Wide-body Jet) | 13h 20m



I believe Cathay are also one of the few 5 star rated airlines, top bargain for time of year.
#19
eSimple
I am not going to defend my own deal, the reason my deal is good because 1) you get a chance to experience a bit of night life in Kuala Lumpur, It will probably cost you £20 for the whole night since it is so cheap. You get to try out stuff they eat (I never tried Stingray and grouper until I arrived there last November).
I paid £1960.00 for 2 people travelling together to Sydney, with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, now this deal would only have cost me £1181.50, hence would have saved me £800.00 and I always call myself a bit of a bargain hunter.
I did say you need 2 nights of accomodation in KUL?


Drinking in KL isn't cheap

Eating is very cheap though
#20
KL is a great city, and the food is fantastic (as throughout Malaysia) -- if I was heading for Australia I'd definitely be up for a stopover there.
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eSimple
I am not going to defend my own deal, the reason my deal is good because 1) you get a chance to experience a bit of night life in Kuala Lumpur, It will probably cost you £20 for the whole night since it is so cheap. You get to try out stuff they eat (I never tried Stingray and grouper until I arrived there last November).
I paid £1960.00 for 2 people travelling together to Sydney, with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, now this deal would only have cost me £1181.50, hence would have saved me £800.00 and I always call myself a bit of a bargain hunter.
I did say you need 2 nights of accomodation in KUL?


I dont think you have to defend the deal. It is a great deal! What people dont understand is that it is a cheap airline after all. Like all cheap airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet etc), you can get a cheap flight from A to B but service may be poor. It is all the same.

You can pick a different, more well established airline to fly with and sure you get a pretty damn service but you pay for it. Essentially you get what you pay for.
#22
hmm as said they could go bust.. but excellent deal
#23
Just come back from 2 weeks in Malaysia with AirAsia from Stansted. Got the £199 return tickets. The aircraft was an ex Air Canada A340-300 and was very comfortable - leg room was incredible in the economy cabin. Pre-booked food was pretty dire - meal in a foil tray and bottle of water only, no salad or pudding or tea/coffe but was expected as this is a low-cost operator like Ryanair. Choice of drinks and snacks was excellent and prices were Malaysian rather than UK so very reasonable - can of coke 80p, Hotdog £1 etc... I'd advise you to take your own food on board. Flight attendants were stunning and incredibly attentive throughout the flight. Individual video player was £7 for the full flight which I thought was very reasonable and the selection of films and tv on it was excellent. The airlines own CEO Tony Fernandes was onboard and made a point of talking to everyone on board which was a pleasant surprise.
My only complaint, although not strictly AirAsia's fault, checkin at Stansted was chaos as the computers were down. Consequently the seats were double booked on the aircraft from the manual paperwork that had to be done although this was sorted by the efficient crew. This caused an hour delay which meant we missed our connecting AirAsia flight to Langkawi and they stuck to their guns about being a 'point to point' carrier and we had to pay for another flight later in the day.
My advice is don't book connections unless you give yourself at least 4 hours just in case of any delay as you will not get a refund or alternate flights if you miss your connection even if it's with AIrAsia.
If staying in KL try Tune Hotels, [url]www.tunehotels.com[/url] the brainchild of the CEO of AirAsia. 5 star sleeping at a 1 star price. Very comfortable and incredibly cheap! The partner bus service from the Airport to city centre is excellent value for 9MYR, about £1.80 for an hours drive.
#24
balluji;5010788
these flights quoted involve a 17hr stop over there
... and a 23 hr stopover back!
so accommodation prob needed!!
25kg luggage is £80 and meals £22

so unless you wanna holiday in KL, not really worth it IMO


Having lived in New Zealand for a year and tried these very long routes, I would highly recommend a stop-over of, at least, 15 hours between the two flights.

On my way from Wellington to London via Los Angeles I only stopped for a couple of hours in LA between the two 14 hours flights - that was OVERKILL!, I slept for two days afterwards.
#25
I second the comments about making a stopover on a Oz/Nz flght.

If you fly non stop (ie more than 24 hours) You'll find you end up sleeping for at least 24 hours afterwards. and then feel rotten for 2 days more.

having a stopover breaks it up plus you can enjoy a new city for a day or two.

I'd also second that KL is a great city.
#26
Why wont this airline let me book a flight with a return date later than the end of Jan 2010? The 330 day rule used by most airlines says I should be able to book upto mid march?
#27
why so defensive?
as i said only worth it if holidaying in kl.

long way to go in ryanair conditions!
#28
matth5182
Just come back from 2 weeks in Malaysia with AirAsia from Stansted. Got the £199 return tickets. The aircraft was an ex Air Canada A340-300 and was very comfortable - leg room was incredible in the economy cabin. Pre-booked food was pretty dire - meal in a foil tray and bottle of water only, no salad or pudding or tea/coffe but was expected as this is a low-cost operator like Ryanair. Choice of drinks and snacks was excellent and prices were Malaysian rather than UK so very reasonable - can of coke 80p, Hotdog £1 etc... I'd advise you to take your own food on board. Flight attendants were stunning and incredibly attentive throughout the flight. Individual video player was £7 for the full flight which I thought was very reasonable and the selection of films and tv on it was excellent. The airlines own CEO Tony Fernandes was onboard and made a point of talking to everyone on board which was a pleasant surprise.
My only complaint, although not strictly AirAsia's fault, checkin at Stansted was chaos as the computers were down. Consequently the seats were double booked on the aircraft from the manual paperwork that had to be done although this was sorted by the efficient crew. This caused an hour delay which meant we missed our connecting AirAsia flight to Langkawi and they stuck to their guns about being a 'point to point' carrier and we had to pay for another flight later in the day.
My advice is don't book connections unless you give yourself at least 4 hours just in case of any delay as you will not get a refund or alternate flights if you miss your connection even if it's with AIrAsia.
If staying in KL try Tune Hotels, [url]www.tunehotels.com[/url] the brainchild of the CEO of AirAsia. 5 star sleeping at a 1 star price. Very comfortable and incredibly cheap! The partner bus service from the Airport to city centre is excellent value for 9MYR, about £1.80 for an hours drive.


thanks for the info.
i am flying to kl this june frm stansted. All inc. meal + luggage £257
train ticket frm cardiff to stansted (inc. great western £5 voucher), £24 pound return
#29
Cheap deal for this time of year.

Having just returned from melb 2 days ago I'd have to say that jet lag to the UK was non existant mainly because of the time of the flight, leaving at 11pm meant that you were sufficiently tired to sleep as long as the 3 kids slept as well, which they did on the first leg. Jetlag to oz is always horrible and have yet to come up with a strategy to combat it. I always prefer not stop over as it uses to much time that could be better spent with my family at home and when you only go home every 2/3 years you want all the time you can get.
#30
Obiwan
Jetlag to oz is always horrible and have yet to come up with a strategy to combat it.

Simply book a flight that arrives in Oz late-afternoon.
By the time you get where you're going, it'll be early evening. At this point you're completely knackered - so go to bed. Wake up 12 hours later in the morning, and voila ! You're now in sync, and nicely refreshed after your 12 hour marathon sleep.
#31
I booked a flight with airasia 2 days ago. The website timed out when booking, and I have recieved no email confirmation, though the money has gone out of my credit card account. Can I still arrive at the airport with my passport, and hopefully they should have the details already right? What else do I need? I know most airlines give a booking number which I didn't receive due to the timing out, but is it essential? I've tried ringing the helpline but its in a call centre in malaysia and the line is terrible and I was unable to hear a thing due to echoes. Anyone know what I should do, or can tell me what they took with them when checking in?
#32
SF-02
I booked a flight with airasia 2 days ago. The website timed out when booking, and I have recieved no email confirmation, though the money has gone out of my credit card account. Can I still arrive at the airport with my passport, and hopefully they should have the details already right? What else do I need? I know most airlines give a booking number which I didn't receive due to the timing out, but is it essential? I've tried ringing the helpline but its in a call centre in malaysia and the line is terrible and I was unable to hear a thing due to echoes. Anyone know what I should do, or can tell me what they took with them when checking in?


Give them an email with your flight info, your name (as on ticket) your last 4 digits of your card number and the approx time you ordered and state you haven't received you conformation but payment has been taken to [email protected]">[email protected]
#34
[QUOTE=schizoboy][LEFT]AIR ASIA IS NOT ATOL PROTECTED
[/LEFT]
[INDENT]http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=27< search for yourself

Now, order a credit card, if it all goes fubar, you have protection, get decent travel insurance, more protection, however, if they do go bust/bankrupt there is no industry level protection.

The choice, is yours...
[/INDENT][/QUOTE
thought you were only atol protected if booked though agent this looks to be direct booking with airline

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